EastEnders shuts down rumours Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis will quit the show

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21 Dec 2021, 14:47

Credit: BBC

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Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the soap confirms Rose’s character Frankie Lewis will return to Albert Square.

Rumours started to fly about Rose’s future on the show following her big win on Strictly Come Dancing, with some saying she could be looking to move on soon, despite it being confirmed she would be making a comeback after Saturday’s finale. 

Now we have an answer straight from the soap itself, with a spokesperson confirming to Digital Spy that Rose isn’t going anywhere. 

They told the publication: "There is no truth in this. Rose has no intention to quit EastEnders and is very much looking forward to filming again in the New Year."

It’s easy to see why rumours of Rose’s time on the soap coming to an end started to swirl. Earlier this week, she was tipped to earn a whopping £1 million in 2022.

Agent Barry Tomes, who has a 50-year career in the entertainment industry, told the Daily Star: “The world is at her feet. She could earn over £1million in 2022.”

“With a calm agent who isn’t in it for a quick buck, she will easily earn that and she’ll deserve every single penny of it, there is already talk of her doing movies – I’ve heard roles are being offered to her.”

Rose’s final scenes aired on Tuesday 9th November, which saw Frankie make the big decision to leave Walford and allow dad Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, some time with her sister Nancy, played by Maddy Hill.

Tensions reached boiling point after a hit-and-run incident involving Frankie and Nancy, and Nancy retaliated by locking Frankie in the boot of her car. 

Deciding it was best to leave Albert Square, Frankie said a tearful goodbye to Mick and Nancy before waving from the back of a cab. 

EastEnders fans might’ve missed her in Walford but a huge number of people kept up with her Strictly Come Dancing journey, with over 11 million people watching her lift up the glitterball trophy on Saturday night. 

After their historic win, Rose took to Instagram to thank dance partner Giovanni Pernice for ‘all the work and effort to make me become the dancer that I am today.’

She added: “Winning the Glitterball is the best gift I could ever give to Giovanni because he really deserves it. I am beyond proud of us. I never thought I would leave Strictly with a best friend for life.”