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EastEnders legend Zoë Lucker returns to screens after eight years away


Zoe Lucker in EastEnders

Zoë played Vanessa in EastEnders (Picture: BBC)

Former EastEnders and Hollyoaks star Zoë Lucker made a surprise appearance in the Dancing On Ice audience on Sunday. 

The actress, known for her roles as Vanessa Gold and Reenie McQueen in the aforementioned soaps was seen supporting dancers on the ITV talent show. 

Despite being well-remembered for playing businesswoman Vanessa, Max Branning’s glamorous lover in the BBC soap, she made less than 100 appearances during her stint. 

Zoë is probably best-known for her role as Tanya Turner in ITV drama Footballer’s Wives.

Zoë was sat with The Traitors winner Harry Clark (Picture: ITV)

Her best known role was as Tanya Turner (Picture: Shed Productions)

Bowing out of Hollyoaks village in 2016, she quietly took an extended break from acting, telling Attitude Magazine last month: ‘I’ve been in a space the last few years where I’ve taken a step back from it all.’

‘I’m not saying I’m not ever going to act again, but I don’t look at myself in roles at the minute.’

However, fans were overjoyed to see her pop up in the audience of Dancing On Ice last week to cheer on former co-star Ricky Norwood and DJ Adele Roberts.

Guest judge and professional skater Johnny Weir expressed his delight to see her in the studio, exclaiming: ‘Zoë I love you so much – thank you for Tanya!’

It seems Johnny wasn’t alone in the Zoë love, with many viewers taking to X/Twitter to share their own affection.

Never mind Harry that’s the queen that is Zoe Lucker😍get back on our screens right now queen we miss you x https://t.co/SbiYXdj05W

— Lewis🖤 (@Jenmetcalfeuk) February 11, 2024

Zoe lucker js a queen.. I’m
With Johnny. Tanya was iconic. #DancingOnIce

— Racingfan21 (@Racingfan211) February 11, 2024

One user wrote: ‘That’s the queen that is Zoe Lucker. Get back on our screens right now queen we miss you.’

‘Zoe Lucker is a queen.. I’m with Johnny. Tanya was iconic’ chirped another.

Wow I’ve not seen Zoe Lucker on the TV for ages I remember her on Eastenders but I’m glad she’s looking well and maybe next year you might be on the ice Zoe? 🙂 😊😀❤️🩷🩵💛💙💜🎉🎈🍾🥂❄️⛸️🙏👏👍 #DancingOnIce pic.twitter.com/L4Sn3kQMUM

— Seanie Downard-Quigley (@SeanieQuigley27) February 11, 2024

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One fan wondered whether she would consider taking to the ice herself: ‘Wow I’ve not seen Zoe Lucker on the TV for ages I remember her on Eastenders but I’m glad she’s looking well and maybe next year you might be on the ice Zoe?’

Could this be Zoë’s quiet return to the limelight? We sincerely hope so. But …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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