Charlie Brooks to return to Albert Square

Monday April 8, 2013

Charlie Brooks is returning to EastEnders to reprise her role as Janine Butcher.

The manipulative businesswoman is back in Walford, looking gorgeous and meaning business after the actress, 31, took a six-month break for some "breathing space".

Janine's return comes at a bad time for her estranged husband Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd), who finds himself in a compromising position with Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks).

Having had a crush on the older businessman for a while, she is delighted when he buys her a gift to say thank you for helping out with his child Scarlett. But Alice reads the signals wrong and thinking Michael is flirting with her, she makes a move on him.

The episode will transmit on the BBC soap on April 18.

Image: © Getty

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