Emer Kenny: I miss EastEnders’ Zsa Zsa

Former EastEnders actress Emer Kenny has admitted that she misses her Walford alter-ego Zsa Zsa – and added she would not rule out a return to the soap in the future.

The 22-year-old played the blue-haired troublemaker in both EastEnders and the spin-off E20 for a year – but said that while she loved the character the time was right for her to leave.

“It was wicked. I do miss her character, I really do. She was really fun, but I played her for almost a year and that was enough for me,” she said.

Emer, who went through the BBC’s New Writers Summer School and has written her first full-length episode of EastEnders, added that she loved having the chance to play a character she helped create.

“I knew her inside out so it felt really natural. She got to say some cool lines and put her middle finger up at the world quite a lot, which is unlike me,” the actress explained.

“I’m not a rebel in any way so it was nice to put the blue extensions in and just feel different.”

And although she is currently busy with a second series of the BBC Three comedy Pramface as well as E4’s Beaver Falls – to say nothing of penning episodes of Holby City and Doctors – an EastEnders comeback is not entirely out of the question.

“I’m going to say never say never because it is really fun working on that show,” Emer said.

“But I don’t have any plans to at the moment. I think we’re still waiting to hear if there’s going to be another series of E20.”