Louisa Lytton to return to EastEnders
Louisa Lytton is returning to EastEnders after twelve years away.
Lytton first appeared in EastEnders in 2005 as the rich teenage daughter of notorious gangster Johnny Allen. She was unaware of exactly how dodgy her father was and quickly became best friends with the teenage Stacey Fowler (then Slater).
The pair stayed close friends as Ruby became embroiled in her father’s feud with Phil Mitchell, eventually culminating in the death of Johnny.
After her father’s death, Ruby grew close to Stacey’s brother Sean but later realised his intentions were less than amorous. Her relationship with Stacey was shattered as she finally left Albert Square.
Twelve years on from her departure and now a confident and mature adult, Ruby will try to reconnect with Stacey when she returns later this year.
However, her reasons for returning may not be exactly as they seem.
Speaking about her Walford return, Lytton said: “EastEnders was my first acting job out of drama school and opened so many doors for me.
“It’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to come back and explore my character and I’m excited to see what’s in store for Ruby.
“We last saw her twelve years ago as a young girl and now she is returning as a woman with scope for major change and some brilliantly challenging storylines.”
EastEnders exec John Yorke added: “Louisa is a fantastic actress and I am delighted that she is returning to EastEnders.
“Now twelve years older, viewers will see a much more mature and confident Ruby who is set to be involved in one of our biggest storylines later this year.”