Tamzin Outhwaite is set to ruffle some feathers when she makes a shock return to EastEnders, nearly 16 years after her character Melanie Owen departed The Square.

EastEnders bosses are currently keeping mum about exactly what brings her back, but we're sure her return will spark some major drama for Walford residents in the New Year.

The news was revealed at the end of Tuesday's episode of the soap, with the EastEnders' press team posting a short clip on Twitter.

Speculation had been rife that a familiar face was returning to the show after a tweet was sent on Monday, telling fans: "We think you might want to keep an eye on our account tomorrow... #EastEnders #BigNews."

It accompanied a seven-second video clip of a deserted Walford East Station, suggesting somebody could be arriving in Albert Square.

Another post teased: "We'll have some more clues tomorrow. It'll be worth the wait!"

Fans of the soap shared their theories on social media, with many suggesting that  Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell, or Kat and Alfie Moon could be making a comeback.

Eastenders continues on October 26 at 7.30pm on RTÉ One and BBC One.

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