12/01/2017 08:35 GMT | Updated 12/01/2017 12:08 GMT

‘EastEnders’ Spoilers: Michelle Fowler Actress Jenna Russell Teases Huge Secret Reveal

She'll tell all to her pal Sharon Mitchell.

‘EastEnders’ viewers will finally get to find out Michelle Fowler’s real reason for returning to Walford on Thursday (12 January) night, and actress Jenna Russell has teased the big reveal.

Michelle’s surprise arrival delighted her family and friends over Christmas, but in the weeks since it’s become clear that she has an ulterior motive.

BBC Pictures
Will Sharon be able to help her friend?

Jenna explains: “Things have happened in America and she needed to come back. The only place she felt she could go was home, back to Walford.”

While her secret is being kept under wraps for now, viewers will find out what it is when she tells all to her close pal Sharon Mitchell tonight.

The soap’s executive producer Sean O’Connor adds: “Michelle has come back to Walford with a big secret that she feels she can’t share.

BBC Pictures
Jenna joined the soap in late 2016 

“Somehow or other there’s a reason she wants to be there with her best friend, Sharon, because she’s got something to say and is terrified about saying it.”

It’s been a big week for Sharon, who made another discovery this week when she found out that Phil Mitchell is the father of Denise Fox’s baby.

Letitia Dean was praised for the scenes, which saw her character find out the news by overhearing a conversation between Denise and Shirley Carter.

‘EastEnders’ continues at 7.30pm on Thursday 12 January. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.

Photo gallery EastEnders: Where Are They Now? See Gallery