Brooks, 40, said she is "beyond excited to be slipping back into Janine's shoes" as the character's return to the square is confirmed.
Lovable, yet murderous villain, Jannie Butcher is set to walk the streets of Albert Square, once again, as Charlie Brooks returns to EastEnders. Brooks, 40, is “beyond excited” for her explosive return to Walford, with “so much in store” for the notorious villain.
Charlie, and the BBC have both confirmed rumours the super villain is on her way back to the square. The star confirmed the news by saying she is “beyond excited to be slipping back into Janine's shoes and returning to the square. The time feels right, and I can't wait to find out what she's been up to for the last seven years! She is and always has been SO much fun to play. Feels a bit like coming home. It's good to be back.”
Producer of the long-running show, Jon Sen added: “Janine is one of EastEnders' most iconic characters who is loved, and often despised, in equal measure by viewers and all those in Walford.
“Charlie’s portrayal of Janine over the years has created some of EastEnders' most memorable moments and we are all really excited to see Charlie bring her incredible portrayal of Janine back again. We have lots of drama in store for Janine, in fact it may be wise for some of the residents of Walford to invest in some slip-on shoes…”
Brooks’ character, Janine can be remembered from scenes like; pushing her husband Barry off a cliff just 24 hours after marrying him on New Year’s Eve,, conspiring to defraud the Mitchell family with fellow Walford villain, Archie Mitchell,, and murdering her fourth husband, Michael Moon (second cousin - once removed of Alfie Moon, and a whoooole other juicy storyline of his own) to escape a custody battle.
Janine was last seen heading to Paris to collect her daughter Scarlett in 2014, with no indication of her future whereabouts since. Although Scarlett is also set to return, Janine’s reappearance on the square will surely make some residents feel like they have seen a ghost.
If the unlikely event of someone happy to see her, Janine still has plenty of enemies on the square. This will surely leave fans excited for the upcoming storyline, as they can expect the classic “super-b***h” to pick up where she left off with her many rivalries.
Charlie also announced her big news to fans on Instagram with a video of herself in character as Janine, with the caption; “There’s so much in store... she’s coming home...”. After marrying Barry Evans for 24 hours just to push him off a cliff for a few quid, viewers can count on more drama to come to the square, for sure!