Rita Simons

Rita Simons still upset her EastEnders character was killed off

Rita Simons still upset her EastEnders character was killed off

Rita Simmons is still angry that her character Roxy Mitchell was killed off in ‘EastEnders’. The 42-year-old actress and Samantha Womack – who played her on-screen sister Ronnie Mitchell – both left the BBC One soap at the same time when their characters drowned in a swimming pool in a dramatic episode which aired on New Year’s Day in 2017. Although Rita did want to l... »

Sam Womack ‘struggles’ with ‘sensationalist’ storylines

Sam Womack ‘struggles’ with ‘sensationalist’ storylines

Sam Womack "struggled" with "sensationalist" storylines on ‘EastEnders’. The 46-year-old star played out a controversial baby swap storyline on the BBC One soap in 2011, and while the Ronnie Mitchell star admits the plot – in which her character swapped her dead child James Branning with Kat Moon’s (Jessie Wallace) newborn son, Tommy Moon, after the youn... »

Sam Womack and Rita Simons turned down ‘loads’ of joint work post-EastEnders

Sam Womack and Rita Simons turned down ‘loads’ of joint work post-EastEnders

Sam Womack and Rita Simons turned down "a load" of joint work after departing ‘EastEnders’, because they want to "wait for something special". The 46-year-old actress and her fellow former co-star – who played sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell on the BBC One soap from 2007 until their characters’ deaths in 2017 – were inundated with offers after dep... »

Rita Simons opens up about OCD death fear

Rita Simons opens up about OCD death fear

Rita Simons has opened up about suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – admitting she used to fear "everyone is going to die". The former ‘EastEnders’ actress used to perform "rituals" to try to stop her friends and family from suddenly passing away, and would carry her grandparents’ address around in her back pocket "at all times"... »

Rita Simmons and Samantha Womack have held talks for projects away from EastEnders

Rita Simmons and Samantha Womack have held talks for projects away from EastEnders

Rita Simons and Samantha Womack have had "a lot" of discussions about reuniting on screen. The former ‘EastEnders’ co-stars – who played on-screen sisters Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell on the BBC soap – had a surprise reunion on ‘Loose Women’ this week and they revealed they have had talks about possible future projects. Rita – who surprised Sam on th... »

John Barrowman set for This Morning return

John Barrowman set for This Morning return

John Barrowman has hinted he will be presenting ‘This Morning’ again soon. The ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ star stepped in to cover for Phillip Schofield alongside Holly Willoughby on the famous sofa on Monday (21.01.19) and not only did the 51-year-old actor enjoy being pushed out of his "comfort zone", he’s revealed it wasn’t j... »

James McVey will invite all his I’m A Celeb pals to wedding

James McVey will invite all his I’m A Celeb pals to wedding

James McVey is going to invite all his ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ campmates to his wedding. The Vamps star proposed to his girlfriend Kirstie Brittain during a New Year’s break to the Lake District and now she has agreed to be his wife he has revealed that all his jungle pals are invited to the ceremony although he’s not sure all of them will be able... »

Harry Redknapp to make panto debut?

Harry Redknapp to make panto debut?

Harry Redknapp looks set to make his panto debut alongside fellow ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ star Rita Simons. The 71-year-old former football manager may be supporting the 41-year-old actress – who is currently playing Carbosse in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Bournemouth Pavilion – after she hinted the ex-Spurs boss might make a cameo in her ... »

Rita Simons made up for losing a stone in I’m A Celeb jungle

Rita Simons made up for losing a stone in I’m A Celeb jungle

Rita Simons joked that she’d "eaten Brisbane" after losing a stone in the ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle. The former ‘EastEnders’ star was limited to mainly rice and beans in the camp, but she soon made up for it by scoffing everything in sight as she enjoyed a luxury stay in the Australian city before heading home. Before flying b... »

Nick Knowles apologises for budgie smugglers on I’m A Celebrity

Nick Knowles apologises for budgie smugglers on I’m A Celebrity

Nick Knowles has publicly apologised for wearing his red budgie smugglers on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ The 56-year-old television presenter – who is best known for his work on ‘DIY SOS’ and ‘Who Dares Wins’ – has said he’s sorry for walking around the jungle in a pair of revealing red pants, claiming that it was the onl... »

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