EastEnders star hints one character will be brought back from the dead

Actor Jack Ryder has said it could be time to bring his EastEnders character Jamie Mitchell back from the dead, 21 years after he was dramatically killed off.

Jack, 41, appeared on EastEnders from 1998 until 2002 as Jamie, who arrived in Walford following the death of his father and was taken in by Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden). Jamie's time on Albert Square was cut short however after he was accidentally run over outside the tube station by Martin Fowler, played by James Alexandrou at the time.

Now, Jack thinks it could be the right time for Jack to follow in the footsteps of Cindy Beale and come back from the dead, ahead of Kat Slater and Phil's wedding day.

Cindy (Michelle Collins) was recently revealed to be alive after being 'killed off' in 1998 off-screen. She had actually been in witness protection after having made a deal in prison to give information against her inmate Jackie Ford.

Former soap star Ryan spotted this week's TV Choice magazine cover while out shopping, which features Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Phil on the cover, alongside Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) with the title 'Don't marry him!'

Sharing a snap of the cover to his Instagram Stories, Jack jokingly told his followers: "I nearly dropped my shopping bag seeing this this morning. Might be time for Jamie to climb out of his grave…!"

Kat and Phil's second attempt at tying the knot is set to air over the coming days, with it yet to be revealed if they make it down the aisle. Kat's ex Alfie has made no secret of his feelings for her, while Phil was recently unfaithful to Kat with Emma (Patsy Kensit) but it remains to be seen if she will find out about his infidelity.

Since leaving EastEnders in 2002 when his character was killed on Christmas Day, Jack has branched out and began pursuing other careers alongside acting.

The star, who was once married to Coronation Street's Kym Marsh, still describes himself as an actor, but he is also a children's author, acting coach and director of talent agency Intertalent group. Jack also became a dad in 2020, welcoming a baby girl named Marnie with his girlfriend Ella.

He previously reflected on his young fame on EastEnders, where he was labelled a soap heartthrob, admitting in 2021 that it's impossible to prepare for that limelight.

He explained: "No one can prepare you for it, at that time, it was before Facebook, Instagram and the social media world. It was the last golden era of TV… my last episode, I think it got something like 25million viewers! Yeah, it was a big time.

"But I loved the work, the fame side was tough to cope with at that age, I had a great family and great friends, so I just sort of kept my head down and got on with everything."

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