EastEnders character Lisa Fowler has returned to Albert Square on a night of high drama which saw daughter Louise rushed to hospital with third-degree burns.

Thursday's much-hyped prom episode had seen Louise's dream debs become a nightmare when she was pushed onto a candle-filled table by bully Madison.

Prom Night became a night of terror

In the aftermath on Friday night, Louise underwent emergency surgery with Madison and sidekick Alexandra arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm.

While Louise's family and friends tried to come to terms with the news that she would need multiple operations, the traumatised teenager broke down in tears when prom date Travis came to visit her.

Louise has suffered third-degree burns

As Louise's stepmother Sharon and best friend Bex tried to get to the bottom of what happened at the prom, there was a knock on the door of the hospital room, with Lisa then making her return in one of the soap's time-honoured cliffhanger comebacks.

Lisa has been at the centre of some of the biggest EastEnders storylines over the years including 'Who Shot Phil' which saw her love-hate relationship with Walford hardman Phil Mitchell - Louise's father - become one of the most iconic whodunits in the show's history. Apart from an episode in 2010, Lisa has been out of EastEnders since 2003.

"Viewers will have to wait and see how her return will go down with the Mitchell family, but after removing herself from Louise's life; it's safe to say the reception will be anything but welcoming," said the BBC.

EastEnders continues on RTÉ One and BBC One on Monday at 8pm.

Speaking about her return to Albert Square after many years, Lucy Benjamin, who plays Lisa, said: "I loved being back [on set] in Elstree for the few weeks I was there, seeing old friends again and working with really talented people. I loved every minute of it."

Lucy Benjamin - "It was great to be back as it has been such a long time since I had been there"

Here's a taste of what the fans have been saying: