EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins has revealed that viewers are about see more of Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), ahead of her full-time return later this year.
Treadwell-Collins told Radio Times: “We’ve storylined her return properly. You’ll see a flash of Kathy again fairly soon and then boom! She’s already filmed her next little tease”
Kathy Beale made a shocking return to EastEnders during the soap’s historic ‘Live Week’ back in February, almost a decade after she was believed to have died in a car crash.
Kathy’s return scene saw the iconic character stepping out of a black cab to meet her ex-flame Phil Mitchell, before leaving again. However, it was revealed she would be making a permanent return later in the year.
“I still feel edgy about it all. We were very careful about doing it. I would only have done it if we had a proper storyline to bring her back. I wouldn’t have done it just for the sake of that week.”
Treadwell-Collins also revealed Adam Woodyatt is yet to film a reunion scene with his on-screen-mother, Kathy.
“That’s what you’re waiting for! We know that there was a Gavin that she went off with. It’s a big, big story with a lot of twists and turns, as you’ve come to expect from us. There’s Gavin, Kathy and there’s a lot of Phil involved.
“It’s going to draw in lots of different families from around the Square and it’s not going to be easy for her to come back.”