EastEnders’ most loyal fans will remember Yolande Truman, who was married to soap favourite Patrick Truman before they split up in 2009.
Beloved EastEnders character Patrick Truman (played by Rudolph Walker) has graced the Square with his presence since 2001, having remained on the soap with an evolving family and household over the years. He currently lives with Kim Fox (Tameka Empson) and acts as a father figure to her and Denise Fox (Diane Parish). Upcoming scenes of the BBC soap will see Patrick missing his ex-wife Yolande (Angela Wynter), who hasn’t been seen since 2017 when the character made a brief return. Could the couple reunite and lead to a permanent comeback for Yolande?
The soap has seen several classic characters come back to Walford after years away from the Square.
Official EastEnders spoilers suggest Yolande could be the next to join the club.
In episodes yet to air, Patrick finds himself remembering the good times with his former wife and missing her.
In honour of Yolande’s 70th birthday, he puts a bet on a horse called Little Prayer because it was the song played at their wedding.
They had a happy marriage for years but unfortunately, their love story came to an end.
Despite being one of Walford’s most beloved couples, the pair separated after Yolande decided to leave in 2009.
It may seem a surprise for Patrick to want Yolande back after all these years, but there have been a few clues lately.
Yolande was mentioned in the soap for the first time in years in 2022.
It came as Minute Mart employee Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal) phoned her to talk about renewing the lease for the corner shop.
Furthermore, Patrick recently seemed to show his romantic side once again after years of being single.
As a favour to schoolboy Denzel, he pretended to be his grandfather and husband of Vi Highway (Gwen Taylor).
The pair had to speak to a local reporter about their epic love story, and they both enjoyed playing the part.
Patrick seemed dismayed to learn Vi was leaving the Square, and may have hoped for a real-life romantic connection with her.
It could be the incident has made Patrick realises how much he misses having a partner, and his feelings for Yolande could have resurfaced.
With several characters returning to the soap each year, and Patrick now off to win back his ex, it’s safe to assume Yolande could be back on screens soon.
Will she return Patrick’s feelings after such a long time apart though?
EastEnders continues on Monday at 7.30pm on BBC One.