Bianca’s comeback is every bit as chaotic as we hoped it would be (Picture: ISO Images)
Bianca Butcher’s (Patsy Palmer) long-awaited EastEnders comeback will be packed full of drama if these new filming pictures are anything to go by, with a police showdown and an arrest set to take place.
Cast and crew members of the BBC One soap, including Patsy Palmer, Shona McGarty and James Farrar – who play Bianca, Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson respectively – were spotted shooting scenes on-location.
As for the storyline itself, well much of it is currently being kept under wraps but, in typical EastEnders fashion, fans can expect chaos aplenty, with a police presence and showdown, which will inevitably see our mainstays facing some sort of danger – and one arrest is even made.
Whitney’s time on the Square is running out after actress Shona decided to leave EastEnders after 15 years, with Bianca’s return set to play a pivotal role in her departure.
The narrative has already started to play out on screen, with Whit deciding to take a trip to Milton Keynes to visit stepmum Bianca during the latest offering of the long-running serial with partner Zack by her side.
Bianca, the legend herself, will shortly be back on our screens (Picture: ISO Images)
Last we saw Bianca, she returned in 2019 for Whitney’s wedding to Callum Highway (Tony Clay), which didn’t go ahead after the bride discovered her husband-to-be had been sleeping with Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden).
Ben and Callum are now happily married.
Discussing her upcoming return, Patsy said: ‘I’m so excited to be reprising the role of Bianca. EastEnders holds such a special place in my heart so it’s always a pleasure to be back.’
Patsy was seem filming with Shona McGarty, who plays Whitney (Picture: ISO Images)
A tense showdown took place between the two, but just what is happening and what is being discussed? (Picture: ISO Images)
Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer added: ‘I’m thrilled to welcome the fabulous Patsy back to the iconic role of Bianca Jackson.
‘Although the character was last seen on-screen in 2019, Bianca still remains a fan favourite.
The stars all caught up for a chat in-between filming (Picture: ISO Images)
The police are involved in the upcoming dramatic scenes (Picture: ISO Images)
‘We know our audiences will be thrilled at her return as she is thrust into the heart of the drama alongside step-daughter Whitney.’
Bianca’s return will premiere in a special episode focusing on Whitney and the drama she faces amid her and Zack’s visit to Milton Keynes.
An arrest is even made! (Picture: ISO Images)
Will Bianca find herself in trouble with the law? (Picture: ISO Images)
The details of the storyline are yet to be revealed, but EastEnders has gone as far to confirm that chaos will ensue, which is further backed-up by the aforementioned pictures.
Off the back of a sensational Christmas and a dramatic start to the New Year, it’s an exciting time to be an EastEnders fan!
EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One, with episodes first dropping at 6am on BBC iPlayer.
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In typical EastEnders fashion, fans can expect chaos aplenty when Bianca stages her return.