EastEnders star Kellie Bright has revealed her excitement for her character Linda's storylines in the run-up to Christmas.
Earlier this year a special flashforward scene revealed that Linda will be one of six Walford matriarchs - dubbed 'The Six' - who will be involved in the murder of a mystery male character in The Vic on Christmas Day.
A new potential victim was thrown into the mix this week when villain Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo), who raped Linda in 2014, made a shock return to the Square.
"I am excited. For me, when I have a big storyline, I still get a nervous tummy and butterflies," said Bright. "I really want it to be great, and I know I have to deliver.
"I am excited to be working with the other five women and doing some really good, juicy stuff with them. I love the fact that we've had this secret building on the show for the whole year, and it's really clever. I love the fact that I am part of something that hasn't been done before, so I'm really embracing that.
"I feel like I'm at the foot of the mountain, about to set off for the climb, and although I know it'll be magnificent at the top, it's still a climb to get there!"
Talking about Di Angelo's return after almost eight years away, she continued: "Matt is naturally funny and makes me laugh a lot. I have really enjoyed working with him this time, even more than the first time.
"That's probably because we didn't have that much together last time, in a weird way. We had a big story, and we filmed moments together, but it wasn't like we were continuously together.
"There was never a Linda and Dean romantic relationship, and he wasn't part of my immediate family where we would be together day in, day out. So, I didn't have as much with him, but now I have got loads. But I don't know what will happen next!"
EastEnders continues Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and from 6am on iPlayer.