REMEMBER Cindy Jr? Here’s everything we know about the absent daughter, after Michelle Collins teased a possible reunion.
Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins) makes her epic return to Walford this week, alongside ex husband Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and son Peter Beale (Thomas Law).
Cindy will finally come face to face with her ex husband George Knight (Colin Salmon) who she married when she was in witness protection under another name, Rose.
She will also be reunited with her daughters Anna (Mollie Rainford) and Gina (Francesca Henry).
However, Cindy has another daughter some viewers may have forgotten about, Cindy Junior.
After it was believed that Cindy died in labour, her newborn daughter Cindy Jr was raised by her aunt and grandmother.
Cindy Jr was last seen on screen in 2015 when Mimi Keene departed the soap and hasn’t been mentioned since until tonight’s episode.
Cindy asked Kathy if she has had any contact from Cindy Jr and she explained that she sent Christmas cards to Cindy Jr. but she knows from Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen) that she is living happily in Germany.
So, Cindy Jr. has no idea that her namesake mother is alive.
Cindy Williams Jr. is the daughter of Cindy Beale and Nick Holland (Dominic Taylor).
When Cindy appeared to die in prison off-screen in 1998, it had supposedly been in childbirth as she delivered her baby daughter that she had conceived with her former partner Nick.
The man abandoned her to her fate in prison after she was convicted for conspiring to murder her ex-husband.
After Cindy’s ‘death’, that same ex-husband Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) named the baby Cindy after her mother, being named Cindy Williams Jr.
The infant went to live with Cindy’s sister Gina Williams (Nicola Cowper) in Devon but came to live in Walford with her half-siblings Lucy (Hetti Bywater) and Peter Beale (then played by Ben Hardy) in 2013.
Then Cindy went on to get pregnant by school friend TJ Spraggan (George Sargeant) and gave birth to her baby Beth Williams.
Meanwhile, the actress Mimi Keene who played Cindy Jr, has gone on to play popular girl Ruby in Netflix hit Sex Education.
But Michelle has teased the prospect of a whole family reunion, including Cindy Jr in the near future.
She said: “I have mentioned her, obviously. I can’t really tell you too much about her.
“But I know she is alive. That’s about all I know. But possibly, who knows?
“A lot has happened to her [Cindy Sr]. She’s been through a lot and she’s almost got PTSD.
“She is a bit traumatised, but still a very strong character. I think these shows write really well for women and I was really happy with particularly that week and the progression of the script.”