Soap & Spoilers EastEnders EastEnders star Rita Simons’ new role spookily echoes Phillip Schofield scandal

EastEnders star Rita Simons’ new role spookily echoes Phillip Schofield scandal

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On social media, Rita Simons talked about her next endeavour and made comparisons to the This Morning affair. (Image credit: ITV/REX)

Rita Simons, a star of EastEnders, has finished a new endeavour that resembles the Phillip Schofield This Morning debacle.

Last week, Schofield, 61, left the ITV daytime show before confessing to having an affair with a much younger male coworker. She left the network with “immediate affect.”

As a consequence, the Dancing On Ice presenter’s 35-year agency fired him, and he will no longer host the British Soap Awards, which would have been his final public appearance.

He is no longer an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.

Rita Simons, who is best known in the UK for playing Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, said on social media that the project she is working on is uncannily similar to what has been making headlines about This Morning.

She tweeted, “Just shot this film,” while posting a photo of herself with the actors and crew. “About a television host…a national treasure…whose life and work all of a sudden merge into a monstrously massive calamity.

“This weekend has made me wonder,” I said, “because I thought I was filming ‘fiction’.”

Last week, Phillip announced his “immediate” departure from ITV (Image: ITV / REX / Shutterstock).

The actress, 46, recently pleased viewers with her return to EastEnders, portraying Roxy for just one episode as a creation of her daughter Amy.

As fans are aware, Roxy and her sister Ronnie (Samantha Womack) were murdered off in one of the most divisive soap opera plots ever in 2017.

Fans were angry that both characters were murdered off, and various campaigns to bring the legendary couple back were begun by fans, even though the sisters were officially no longer alive.

However, despite seeing Roxy’s body on television, we didn’t really see Ronnie’s. Rita later said that she had refused to record such sequences in the hopes that Roxy may someday make a comeback.

You won’t see much of me if you go back and watch it online, she told The Sun.

Rita portrayed Roxy once more (Image: BBC).

I likewise declined to do the coffin scene. I was asked square in the face, and I politely declined.

Rita reiterated that all she did was hold her breath and remain “absolutely still,” and she also declined to jump into the pool or have footage of her drowning captured on camera.

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