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Charlotte Everett

EastEnders confirms when Sam Mitchell will be returning to Albert Square

EastEnders have confirmed when Sam Mitchell will be returning to the hit soap.

Sam left Walford in early April after actress Kim Medcalf came back to the Square for the first time in 17 years the previous year.

However, it isn't too long until she makes a comeback as the BBC have revealed it could be in a few months time.

They have said that Sam will remain in Spain for "most of the summer", meaning that she won't be seen over the next couple of months.

After a year-long stint on the series, the character left in April.

Sam was determined to support her son Ricky (Frankie Day), who is set to become a dad when Lily Slater (Lillia Turner) gives birth, so she decided to take a job managing a hotel in Spain.

Sam left the show in April (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

However, Ricky didn't take the news very well as he’d enjoyed spending time with his mum and getting to know her properly over the past year.

Sam's final scenes showed the mother and son sharing a heartfelt goodbye and hugging as Sam got a taxi for the airport.

Viewers were gutted over Sam's departure, however it has now been confirmed it wasn't a permanent exit.

Sam will be returning (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

During Monday's episode of the show, Sam's departure was mentioned as Denise Fox (Diane Parish) informed Kim ( Tameka Empson ) that she’d received a call from Sam.

She said: "She’s staying in Spain," as she added that Sam claimed the hotel "desperately" need her.

The conversation ended by Denise saying that Sam would be away in Spain for "most of the summer", however an exact date for her return has not yet been confirmed.

Sam is working in Spain (BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

She then went on to reveal that Jack Branning, played by Scott Maslen, is writing up an ad to rent out flat 5D on Albert Square, which is where Sam was living during her latest stint.

Alfie Moon, who is played by Shane Richie, overheard the revelation which obviously piqued his interest, as he's currently shacked up in the Slater household.

Upcoming scenes see him deciding to move out of number 31 and into 5D instead.

The Mirror have contacted the BBC for comment.

EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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