EastEnders fans are predicting a return is on the cards for Cindy Williams, the daughter of Cindy Beale, after major hints on the show recently.
Her boyfriend Liam Butcher, who left Walford with her in 2015, is back in the Square, and it’s clear he is in big trouble.
Liam recently confirmed he owed money to some men, and that they were now after him – so he began doing dodgy dealings and even stealing from loved ones, in a bid to raise some cash.
Cindy recently contacted her brother Peter Beale in tears, claiming Liam was messing her around and wasn’t giving her any money after he fled to Walford.
But things have escalated, and during Thursday’s episode it was revealed Cindy was in danger and could have been harmed.
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Liam appears to be keeping his dark secrets from her, with her not knowing about the men or the fact he is in debt.
When Cindy called, she revealed she was scared as someone had thrown a brick through the window of their home.
Liam lied that it was probably kids but that she should stay with a friend just in a case, while he knew full well who was behind the attack.
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He also lied to her about their money situation, claiming they were fine but he was just saving up to buy her the earrings and handbag she wanted.
Liam did confirm they were still together by ending the call with: “I love ya,” as he told her everything was going to be alright.
But he later told his aunt Janine the truth, before fearing that if he did not find the money soon, Cindy would get hurt and would end up leaving him.
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Now, fans are hoping this will see the return of Ian Beale’s stepdaughter, played by Sex Education actress Mimi Keene.
Some fans think she will be back imminently after all the mentions of her recently, and the fact Liam was in Walford.
Taking to Twitter, one hopeful viewer wrote: “So many Cindy mentions pls come back.”
Another tweeted: “I think Cindy JR might be heading to Walford very soon. But what’s the situation with his dad, Ricky or is he on his way back to Walford too?”
A third said: “BRING DAME CINDY BACK,” as another agreed: “Cindy Jnr to come back.”
EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.