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20/02/2015 10:25 GMT | Updated 18/08/2015 10:59 BST

‘EastEnders': Kathy Beale Returns To Walford! Here's Everything You Need To Know About Gillian Taylforth's Character (PICS)

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Gillian Taylforth

After months of lurking in the background, and clandestine meetings with Phil Mitchell, Kathy Beale is finally back in Walford.

The ‘EastEnders’ character's return was one of the biggest live week shocks back in February, and when Kathy emerged from a car in a shady East London car park, Twitter went into overdrive.

Sadly, since then, Gillian Taylforth's character hasn't been on our screens much, but now, she's back for good - and boy is this going to shock the Square.

At present, Phil's the only person who knows Kathy is still alive, let alone in E20, but it surely won't be long before the secret's out.

Kathy was last spotted in Walford back in 2000, and in 2006, she was "killed off" off-screen, so while long-term viewers of the show and soap fact fans will need no reminding who she is, you can be forgiven for not being sure what all the fuss is about.

Thankfully, Phil and Kathy's conversations have served as a catch-up, but there's still plenty of background knowledge worth brushing up on.

Here’s everything you need to know about the legend that is Kathy Beale…

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