Eastenders legend Patsy Palmer is set to reprise her role as Bianca for the first time in five years for a reunion with her on-screen daughter Tiffany Butcher.

According to The Sun, Palmer will return to the popular soap later this year, and will be back with a bang in a "blistering storyline that will grip fans".

"When I joined the show in January, bringing Bianca Jackson back to the Square was high on my wish list," executive producer Jon Sen said.

"I'm thrilled to announce that Patsy's agreed to return to reprise her iconic creation in a blistering storyline that will grip fans this autumn.

"There is no-one more excited than me to see her step back into Albert Square again. I simply cannot wait."

Palmer originally joined the cast of the hit show in 1993 for her first of several stints in Albert Square. Along the way, the character became iconic for her volatile relationship with Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen).

She was last seen on-screen in EastEnders in the autumn of 2014, having since moved with her family to Los Angeles, where she pursued a new career as a DJ.

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