EastEnders fans convinced Janine Butcher is shacked up with Ian Beale away from Albert Square

EASTENDERS fans are convinced Janine Butcher is secretly shacked up with Ian Beale after the soap finally confirmed her comeback.

The Sun exclusively revealed how actress Charlie Brooks is making her return as superbitch Janine after seven years away back in April and now the BBC have confirmed it.

Charlie has returned to EastEnders after seven years away


Charlie has returned to EastEnders after seven years awayCredit: BBC

Soap bosses have released pictures of Charlie back on set where she has begun filming Janine’s iconic return.

Janine was last seen heading to Paris in 2014 to pick up her daughter Scarlett but her whereabouts have been unknown since then. 

However fans are sure that her reappearance will have something to do with Ian Beale.

They have a theory that he has been living with Janine since fleeing Walford earlier this year.

One wrote: “I have this theory that Ian’s going to come back and have Janine as his new business partner/wife and she’s going to help him get all his businesses back in exchange for the Vic. #Eastenders”

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Janine is set for a comeback later this year - but will Ian come with her?


Janine is set for a comeback later this year – but will Ian come with her?Credit: BBC

A second said: “I think when Janine comes back, she’s going to have Ian Beale with her. #Eastenders @bbceastenders”

Another added: “Why do I have a feeling Janine and Ian will return together, married, to take on the Square/Sharon? #Eastenders”

It can also be confirmed that her daughter Scarlett will return with her.

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.

Actress Charlie Brooks can't wait to return to EastEnders


Actress Charlie Brooks can’t wait to return to EastEndersCredit: BBC

Charlie said: “I am 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.”

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Executive producer 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…”


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