Blast from the past! Tiffany Butcher is returning to EastEnders

Popular Albert Square resident Tiffany Butcher is to return to EastEnders in the new year.

Maisie Smith is set to reprise her role as the daughter of Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer) and Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen).

The 16-year-old first joined the BBC One serial drama in 2008 at the age of six, and was a fan favourite.

Maisie Smith returns to EastEnders as Tiffany Butcher (Ian West/PA & Jack Barnes/BBC)

Tiffany left the show in 2014 with her family when her mother chose to start a new life in Milton Keynes, although she staged a surprise return for the wedding of Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) and Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) in 2016.

But when she makes her permanent comeback in early 2018, fans will see how much the cute and cheeky youngster has grown up to become just like her mother, causing trouble wherever she goes.

Smith has already started shooting scenes as Tiffany, who will instantly cause chaos when she turns up on Whitney’s doorstep out of the blue.

Smith said: “It’s great to be back on the set of EastEnders. It’s been lovely to see some old faces and meet new ones too.

“I can’t wait to show everyone how much Tiffany has changed.”

More in this Section

Oprah Winfrey gets standing ovation as she announces new shows at Apple event

Justin Bieber repairing ‘deep rooted issues… so that I don’t fall apart’

Mandy Moore: From teen pop star to Hollywood Walk Of Famer

Singer Alanis Morissette expecting third child


Five celebrities open up about male anxiety

Out of Africa and into Cork's Live at the Marquee

Sex advice with Suzi Godson: We’re getting divorced — but we’re still having sex

Open your mind to making an entrance

More From The Irish Examiner