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Ruby arrived on the Square back in 2005 as the daughter of notorious gangster Johnny Allen (Billy Murray).
But after her father’s death, Ruby left in the back of a black taxi in 2006 and never returned.
So what will Ruby’s return storyline be if she hasn’t got any relatives left?
However, during her time on the soap, Ruby was a close friend of Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner), so it could be that the pair will rekindle their friendship.
Speaking about her return to the BBC soap, executive consultant John Yorke, said: “Louisa is a fantastic actress and I am delighted that she is returning to EastEnders.
“Now twelve years older, viewers will see a much more mature and confident Ruby who is set to be involved in one of our biggest storylines later this year.”
During her time on the show, she also had a turbulent relationship with Stacey’s brother Sean Slater (Robert Kazinsky).
There was speculation she would return last year after Woody Woodward actor Lee Ryan said he wanted her on the show.
Louisa, 29, told BANG Showbiz: “Lee texted me a while ago saying ‘I’m in talks with EastEnders, what do you think?’
“I said ‘Yeah, it’d be great for you.’ And yeah, he did mention about bringing my character back as his girlfriend.”
Last year, Louisa also spoke out about a possible return in an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine.
She said: “I’m not dead, I left in the back of a taxi.
“I could go back, but here are no family members so that could be an issue.”
Earlier in 2018, Louisa divulged exclusively to Express.co.uk that she hadn’t watched the show since she made her departure.
She spilled: “I don’t really know what’s happening in it.
“I’ve not watched it probably since I left,” she continued. “I just don’t think anyone does though.
“The moment you’ve been in a show like that, or any kind of show, it’s then strange to go back and watch because you can’t watch it as a viewer anymore.
“You know exactly how it works, what the set looks like, so it’s weird to then watch it as a show.”
After her soap exit, Louisa went on to become a Strictly Come Dancing contestant in the 2006 series, eventually placing fourth.
She then continued to act, starring in The Bill, as well as a guest role in hospital drama Casualty.
EastEnders continues tomorrow at 7.30pm on BBC One.