Since Aidan Maguire (played by Patrick Bergin) rocked up in Albert Square, EastEnders has been a woeful time for Mick (Danny Dyer) and Linda (Kellie Bright).
Their son Johnny (Ted Reilly) left Walford, they’re in danger of losing the Queen Vic, and there’s no sign that things will get any better for the couple.
And now, Annette has suggested that Aunt Babe has left her mark on the Carters.
Babe was last seen hurling abuse at her family after they checked her out on the street for serving alcohol with breakfast in the pub, handing over a £20,000 fine and the arrest of Mick and Shirley Carter (Linda Henry).
“I curse you. I curse the lot of you. I hope you lose everything and your precious pub,” she cried, screeching at the top of her lungs in the pouring rain.
“Aunt Babe’s curse seems to have worked though, doesn’t it?” Annette told OK! Online.
“Yes, yes. She’s working her magic.”
After fans called for Babe’s return in their droves on Twitter, Annette insisted there’s plenty of juicy storylines for her to get her teeth stuck into.
“Maybe it’s time for her to return,” she agreed. “Bring Babe back!”
The latest comes after Michelle Fowler actress Jenna Russell confirmed her departure from the BBC soap today.
Following reporting that she’s been axed, Jenna hit back in a candid Twitter post.
“Just for clarity, I wasn’t ‘axed’ just fancied doing something else. Nothing else. Have a great day x #actorslife,” she wrote.
An EastEnders spokesperson explained: “Jenna is a terrific actress who has loved her time on the show playing Michelle and it was a mutual decision to write the character out.
“We wish Jenna all the best for the future.”
During Jenna’s stint, the character has had several gripping storylines, including a forbidden romance with her student, as well as becoming a stalking victim.
EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One.