Eastenders' Rita Simons is supported by her former co-stars at Everybody's ...

Rita Simons is reunited with her EastEnders' co-stars as they support her backstage following Everybody's Talking About Jamie performance

By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline

Published: 01:40 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 01:41 BST, 14 August 2019

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She recently joined the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

And Rita Simons was reunited with her EastEnders co-stars as they turned turned out to support her at the gala performance of the hit West End show on Tuesday.

The actress, 42, who has undertaken the role of Miss Hedge in the musical, was joined by Shane Richie, Matt Di Angelo and James Borthwick.

Happy days! Rita Simons was reunited with her EastEnders co-stars as they turned turned out to support her at the gala performance of the hit West End show on Tuesday

Happy days! Rita Simons was reunited with her EastEnders co-stars as they turned turned out to support her at the gala performance of the hit West End show on Tuesday

The group were all smiles as they posed for snaps backstage following the show, as they proved they had remained firm friends since their soap days.

Matt, who played Dean Wicks in the long-running BBC show, featured in many intense scenes with Rita (Roxy Mitchell) including an attempted rape, which saw him subject jail sentence in 2015 and ultimately leave the show for the second time.

Prior to her relationship with Dean, Rita's character Roxy was engaged to Shane's character (Alfie Moon), however he dumped her after growing close to his estranged wife Kat (Jessie Wallace).

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