That’s right – she’s back.
Janine Butcher is set for an explosive return after seven years away from Walford.
The iconic villain, played by Charlie Brooks, left Albert Square back in 2014 after first playing Janine 22 years ago.
Now, Charlie is gearing up to get back on set for a major comeback as part of a huge story airing later this year.
Murderous Janine, who is the daughter of Frank and stepdaughter of Pat, was last seen in St Pancras as she boarded a train to go to Paris, where she joined daughter Scarlett and Diane.
A source told The Sun: “Bosses have a huge story planned for Charlie’s return.”
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They added: “They are keeping tight-lipped about whether Janine will come back as a reformed character after all the chaos she has caused.
“But she certainly has a lot of history in Albert Square so whether she will be welcomed back with open arms or not remains to be seen.”
EastEnders declined to comment when approached for comment.
Soap legend Janine is most definitely the black widow of Albert Square following the untimely deaths of three of her four husbands.
The most famous of Janine’s husbands has to be Barry Evans, played by Shaun Williamson, who she married for his money before murdering him with a shove down a hill on their honeymoon.
Janine also attempted to kill her second husband, Ryan Malloy, and attempted to frame Stacey Slater for the insidious act.
She did also manage to kill her fourth husband, Michael Moon, but got away with it after a jury found her not guilty.
Janine briefly returned to Walford after being exonerated, but she was shunned by the rest of the locals and was forced to pack up her bags and leave.
Later, viewers watched as she appeared at St Pancras and seemed to be planning to con a couple who had just won the lottery.
Janine was mentioned again in December 2019 when it was revealed that she had sold her house to Kheerat Panesar, which left the Slaters homeless.
*EastEnders airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One