After a lot of gossip and speculation it's official - Natalie Cassidy is coming back to EastEnders. *Plays imaginary trumpet in celebration*
Nat Cass will return as Sonia Fowler (well, obvs) to be part of a major plotline involving the women in the Butcher household.
The last time we saw Sonia in Albert Square was in during a guest appearance in January 2011, but now Sonia will be back on our screens full time from January 2014, and she'll be accompanied by her daughter Rebecca.
"After seven years being out of the show, apart from the odd episode, I am extremely excited and honoured to be making a full-time return.
"I feel so lucky as an actress to get back to my roots.With Dominic [Treadwell-Collins] as Executive Producer – it’s such an exciting time for the show. I cannot wait to work with Patsy and Lindsey again. Bring it on," says Natalie of her return to the BBC soap.
Are you soap fans excited that Sonia is back?