“Everywhere she turns, Sam feels like she’s getting it wrong and it’s not the right fit for her.”

Kim Medcalf has revealed she has hope for her character Sam Mitchell and her relationship with brother Phil in EastEnders.

The blonde bombshell departed the BBC One soap once again in sad scenes on Thursday (18th January 2024) and these have been confirmed to be Sam’s final scenes.

During her final storyline, Sam returns to Walford needing Phil’s help bailing her out of a debt to a drug lord and later works for him for free to pay off her debt and be close to her son Ricky Branning (Frankie Day).

However, sick of being verbally bullied by Phil and then learning he cut her out of her inheritance from their late Aunt Sal Martin (the late Anna Karen), Sam was furious.

When she learned from Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) that Phil had cheated on his now-wife Kat (Jessie Wallace) with Lola’s mum Emma Harding (Patsy Kensit), Sam blackmailed Phil for her money or she’d tell Kat.

Despite Phil paying up, a further fight saw Sam publicly expose her brother’s infidelity to a crowded Queen Vic and end his marriage.

In the aftermath, the Mitchells turned their back on Sam and she was warned to leave Walford – and she did after a tearful farewell to son Ricky.

In a new exit interview shared with RadioTimes.com and other press, actress Kim Medcalf has discussed waving goodbye to Sam Mitchell once more.

Kim Medcalf as Sam Mitchell behind a sparkly microphone and in front of a glittering curtain for EastEnders.
Kim Medcalf as Sam Mitchell in EastEnders. BBC

We’ve just seen Sam leave Walford in dramatic fashion. What’s this stint on the show been like for you?

“It’s been brilliant, as always! It was perfect timing for me and worked really well that Sam was coming back for another short stint. That’s the beauty of this character – I love that she comes in, disrupts things, and then leaves the debris behind her.

“This time, she’s been chucked out the back of a van, taken £100k from Phil to pay back a drug dealer and then blown up his marriage to Kat!

“There’s a lot of drama with Sam, and it’s never plain sailing. Hopefully, she’ll be back again some time for another stint of causing chaos.”


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