EastEnders star Samantha Womack has revealed she expected viewers to hate Ronnie Mitchell.

“With child abduction and murder on her record, she should be public enemy number one!” said Samantha, referring to Ronnie’s prison time for taking Kat Moon’s baby and her murder of Carl White.

“It’s a weird thing – people forgive Ronnie for a lot more than they would other characters.

“Everyone has seen her trauma – with her daughter Danielle, and baby James and her dad Archie – so they’re all kind of rooting for her. The audience tries to understand why she does what she does, and they’re with her every step of the way. They always see her as a victim.”

The actress is not sure if Ronnie can get away with murdering Carl.

“She’s taken another human life so it’s only a matter of time before that ticking time-bomb will go off!”