EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks films huge blaze as Janine Butcher returns to Walford

Charlie Brooks has filmed an explosive return to EastEnders that sees Walford get hit by a blaze.

The actress. 40, is reprising her role as evil Janine Butcher on the soap.

And bosses are making sure her comeback will have a big impact with a high-octane stunt.

We can reveal Janine will be involved in a big fire soon after returning.

A show insider said: "Janine’s arrival back in Walford won’t be a quiet one. She is going to be involved in a major fire.

"It is going to be one of those episodes that everyone remembers for years to come."

The dramatic scenes were shot at the show’s set in Elstree, Herts, last month.

Residents living close by noticed large amounts of smoke and noise while the filming was happening.

Producers are keeping details about the storyline top secret.

Our insider added: "Everything is very hush hush. The rumour Janine may be involved in an arson attack."

Bosses have convinced Charlie to return to the BBC soap after seven years away.

The star is known for playing one of the show’s most iconic villains ever so they are hoping her comeback will be ratings dynamite.

In the past Janine has killed people including Barry Evans, played by Shaun Williamson, in 2004.

Charlie has admitted she is thrilled to be back.

She 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!

"Janine is such a fun character to play. I miss her. The biggest question would be, has she changed her ways?

"My answer would be, 'You’re just going to have to wait and see'.”

The scenes will air later this year.

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EastEnders bosses recently confirmed that they will continue to release new episodes of the serial drama on BBC iPlayer during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The long-running serial drama have been dropping new instalments on the BBC streaming service each and every Monday since Euro 2020 commenced, and since then it has been streamed over 20million times.

Viewers can continue to get their Walford fix whenever best suits them as episodes will, for the time being, continue to premiere on iPlayer, until the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

EastEnders continues on BBC One on Monday at 8.05pm

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