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EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders is bringing back Jada Lennox as part of the show’s Christmas episodes.
Brand new pictures show Sharon turning up at the Carter family’s Christmas meal, with Jada in tow.
Kelsey Calladine-Smith has reprised her role as Jada, who departed Walford under a cloud back in August, having made a dangerous alliance with Janine.
Janine blackmailed Jada into planting evidence that nearly cost Linda custody of baby Annie.
Jada subsequently confessed to Sharon what she’d done, leaving them both in a difficult situation since social services had already temporarily placed Annie into foster care.
Despite coming clean, Jada didn’t tell Sharon who was actually behind her out-of-character actions, meaning Janine got away with her devious scheming once again.
Upcoming scenes will see Linda be furious when she hears from Zack that Jada has offered bring Alyssa to Sharon’s for Christmas Day.
With Linda clearly unhappy, Zack reminds her of how much Sharon misses her granddaughter.
Given the bad blood between her and Jada, Linda angrily says she’ll make herself scarce.
As Christmas Day arrives, Jada turns up in Walford as planned, and drops a bombshell on Sharon, Martin, and Zack.
Horrified, Sharon knows what she has to do and they are soon making their way over to the Carters, but what will happen when they get there?
That remains to be seen, with Janine’s story set to implode over the festive season, it’s seeming like Jada’s return could play a part in that as well.
It was announced back in June that Kelsey would be one of several cast members written out of the soap, alongside Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway), Dayle Hudson (Peter Beale) and Barbara Smith (Dana Monroe).
EastEnders airs on Mondays-Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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