Charlie Brooks Janine Butcher Eastenders

Charlie Brooks back as Janine after seven years away from the Square

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Charlie Brooks is back in Walford as she prepares to reprise her role as Janine Butcher

As though you need a reminder, the BBC tells us…

Janine has been at the centre of some of EastEnders most unforgettable storylines. Known for her scheming, tumultuous relationships and explosive feuds with nearly everyone that crosses her path, she will stop at nothing one to get what she wants, most memorably pushing her husband Barry Evans (Shaun Williamson) off a cliff to his death on New Year’s Day 2004. There has been no limit to the scandalous stunts Janine has pulled over the years, cementing her as one the most iconic characters to have passed through E20.

All we know of her new storyline is:

Janine was last seen heading to Paris in 2014 to pick up her daughter Scarlett but her whereabouts have been unknown since then. With Scarlett also set to return, Janine’s sudden reappearance will likely send shockwaves around Walford and with enemies to boot around every corner, trouble will no doubt follow her back to E20…

There’s no word as to who will play Scarlett Moon, who is nine years old — plenty of time for her to become a mainstay of the show for decades to come! You can read the full announcement for more details.