NANCY Carter returns as Mick hugs Frankie Lewis like his daughter next week in EastEnders.
Nancy – who is played by actress Maddy Hill – left Albert Square in 2016 to start a career and start a married life with her husband Tamwar in New Zealand.
But next week, Nancy will be jubilantly in Queen Vic and ruin Mick’s other daughter’s Frankie birthday party.
Viewers will see Frankie turn down Zack’s attention as he tries to chat with her.
When Sharon announced that Zack was her half-brother, it made Mick think and decide to be honest about Frankie’s identity.
But when he told everyone Frankie was his daughter, Mick was stunned to see who had just walked through The Vic door and heard his speech – Nancy Carter.
EastEnders has been teasing a fight between the two sisters over the coming weeks when Nancy learns Frankie has been allowed into her room in Vic.
“They were thrown together in the worst of circumstances,” said actress Rose Ayling-Ellis – who played Frankie – said.
“I think Frankie would expect some kind of hostility from Nancy.
“I think they’ll be great in the long term, both are frank and I think that being active will be fun playing as sisters.”
Viewers Nancy first arrived at Walford with Carters in 2014 and took part in the Square drama as her family took over the pub’s reins.
But Mick finally kicked Nancy out after Ollie was caught in her row clash with Lee – and accidentally knocked out of his stroller.
In 2019, Mick and Linda received a call announcing that Nancy and Tanwar were engaged in Australia and were planning to settle in New Zealand.
Talking about her comeback, Maddy Hill said: “I’m thrilled to be back and reconnecting with all the fun, warm, talented cast and crew and meeting some new faces. lovely.
“I really love playing the role of Nancy and often wonder what she’s up to, so I’m thankful to be able to rediscover her in 5 years!”
Jon Sen, the soap’s executive producer, said: “We’re thrilled to have Maddy back and I can’t wait to see what Nancy has to offer.
“There’s a lot of mystery surrounding her comeback and she’s coming back with a family that has been through a very tough year – things are definitely not like Nancy left them.”
He added: “Maddy is a great actor and we feel very lucky to have her back in Walford.”