EastEnders spoilers: Linda’s return confirmed as she turns up to family funeral drunk

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Kellie Bright has returned to EastEnders, Silver Screen Beat can reveal.

The actress, 45, was back filming as troubled Linda Carter last Tuesday after finishing her maternity leave.

Our exclusive snaps show her shooting scenes for the funeral of Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White).

They show Linda screaming at Nancy, played by Maddy Hill.

And in another shot she is seen necking booze in the graveyard as she continues to battle alcohol addiction.

An onlooker said: “After Tina’s body is found, her funeral is held and all her loved ones gather to pay their respects.

“And Linda is at the centre of the drama, as always.



Kellie Bright has returned to EastEnders
Kellie Bright has returned to EastEnders, Silver Screen Beat can reveal

“She has a blazing row and swigs from a bottle of booze. It’s just what you’d expect from an EastEnders funeral!”

Show star Kellie, who gave birth to third child Rudy last July, is expected to stay long-term now she’s back.

The funeral was filmed on location in north London away from the soap’s set in Elstree, Herts.

Danny Dyer, who plays Linda’s hubby Mick Carter, and Charlie Brooks, who plays scheming Janine Butcher, were also spotted.



Linda Carter EastEnders
The actress was back filming as troubled Linda Carter last Tuesday after finishing her maternity leave

Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis, who plays Frankie Lewis, is also back after an extended break.

The scenes are due to air on the BBC soap this spring. ends

Kellie welcomed her third child using IVF with husband Paul Stocker last year.

She confirmed the news to OK! as she said: “We’re thrilled to announce the safe arrival of the latest addition to our family. Mum and baby are doing well.”



Danny Dyer and Charlie Brooks
Danny Dyer, who plays Linda’s hubby Mick Carter, and Charlie Brooks, who plays scheming Janine Butcher, were also spotted

The actress also shared a photo of her newborn with a snap of their hand gripped tightly around Kellie’s finger in a heart-warming photo.

She previously told the publication how she was left in floods of tears and couldn’t stop crying after finding out that she was pregnant with their third child.

They had struggled in the lead-up to the pregnancy and in the early days, but once she found out she was pregnant she said she “couldn’t believe” what she was seeing.



Tina EastEnders
Tina’s funeral was filmed recently

Kelly revealed it was her last chance to try, after previously revealing that she stored three extra embryos after giving birth to Gene, but the first two were unsuccessful.

At the time, Kelly said she felt like she wasn’t “done” with having children, adding: “I always had an itch, a desire to have more. My husband and I went round in circles for a couple of years deciding whether or not to just go for third.”

She confessed that she grew attached to the other embryos, adding that she “couldn’t let it go”, which ultimately saw the pair try for their third child.

EastEnders airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC

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