Rita Simons just made her feelings about EastEnders very clear following her departure from the show
Ohh, not a fan then.
Rita Simons played the iconic Roxy Mitchell on EastEnders for ten years. Her partner in crime was her on screen sister Ronnie played by Samantha Womack.
Viewers of the show were shocked and heartbroken this month when the duo were killed off in very questionable circumstances.
The desperation of the fans seems to have failed to translate to Walford where no one seems overly concerned about the sisters’ passing.
Simons took to Twitter to make her feelings clear.
Don't watch Enders anymore so forgive me if I'm misinformed. But from what I hear..is ANYONE mourning Roxy on the square? Poor cow 😭
— Rita Simons (@OfficialRita) January 10, 2017
Loyal fans quickly responded to the actress and revealed the harsh reality that her passing has had little effect on the residents of the East End.
— Josh Booth (@JoshPBooth) January 10, 2017
— bday tot (@romavxlentina) January 10, 2017
@OfficialRita they seemed to have forgotten 😫 don't worry I'm still mourning her
— EastEnders News (@eespoileralert) January 10, 2017
@OfficialRita Phil hasn't even mentioned Ronnie or Roxy since he found out about them dying in hospital!!! The show has become a joke.
— GossipEnders (@GossipEnders) January 10, 2017
@OfficialRita everyone is just carrying on as usual as though nothing has happened...really surprised me 🙁😓
— ellieღ (@Maslen_Dyer) January 10, 2017
@OfficialRita mate i'm mourning her enough for everyone on the square
— abi (@abimaclean) January 10, 2017
@OfficialRita I think Donna was sad for a couple of minutes.
— ally (@SaucySilasFans) January 10, 2017
@OfficialRita Don't feel disheartened - your hard work has left a legacy amongst fans, doesn't matter what the script of the TV show says x
— Rita Simons World (@RitaSimonsWorld) January 10, 2017
But of course, some pointed out that the star appears to have no loyalty to the soap.
@OfficialRita you work there for years and now stopped watching it! That's loyalty!
— Darren Ruback (@Darren_Ruback) January 10, 2017
Prior to her departure from the show, Simons said the decision was mutual.
Speaking to the Herts & Essex Observer the actress opened up about her exit saying:
"It was mutual, for a start, so you know, I wanted to go. A new boss came in, he wanted us to go, which we were all happy with.
"I had to get out of there, it was weird. I knew I had to get out of there because as an actor I needed to spread my wings."
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