Soap & Spoilers EastEnders EastEnders icon Tamzin Outhwaite reunited with former co-star and on-screen love rival Deborah Sheridan-Taylor

EastEnders icon Tamzin Outhwaite reunited with former co-star and on-screen love rival Deborah Sheridan-Taylor

A photo of the reunion was posted on social media by Tamzin. (Image via Tamzin Outhwaite’s Instagram)

Tamzin Outhwaite, a star of EastEnders, recently shared a photo on social media with Deborah Sheridan-Taylor, and all of a sudden it feels like the 1990s are back!

The actress, who had two incarnations as Mel Owen in the BBC One serial opera, posted a photo of the reunion with Deborah, who had the role of Mel’s love rival Saskia Duncan, on social media.

Tamzin said, “We worked together many years ago.” The snapshot shows the two actors hugging after “doing fittings” for a photo shoot.

During the late 1990s, Deborah made an appearance in EastEnders. Club owner Steve Owen (Martin Kemp), who was seeing Mel at the time, had a former girlfriend named Saskia.

Saskia stood in the way of Steve and Melanie, but she was shockingly killed by Steve with an ashtray in one of EastEnders’ most memorable scenes.

Tamzin, on the other hand, initially portrayed Mel between 1998 and 2002. A staggering 16 years later, the actress returned to the role, with Mel returning to the Square in 2018 and bringing a kid by the name of Hunter.

In the late 1990s, Deborah played Saskia in EastEnders (Picture: BBC)

After taking several Walford residents captive in the Vic, Hunter was slain, which caused Mel to lose control. She then focused on Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean), extorting her for information about her relationship with Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters).

Sadly, it all came to a tragic end when Mel was killed in a collision. Although she survived the original collision, she was later struck by an approaching lorry as Sharon watched helplessly.

Tamzin said that she was heartbroken when Mel passed away, but she subsequently said that she is now “happy” about the conclusion of it.

She admitted to Inside Soap that while initially grieving Mel’s passing, she had since come to appreciate it as a sign that the matter was resolved.

Tamzin admits that she loved the role she performed, but she was glad that she couldn’t go back.

The unpredictability and not knowing what the next role is are both part of the joy of being an actor, she claimed.

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