EastEnders legend Tamzin Outhwaite reunites with on-screen love rival 24 years after brutal murder scene | The Sun

EASTENDERS legend Tamzin Outhwaite has been spotted reuniting with her on-screen love rival after 24 years.

The soap star – who is best known for playing Mel Owen – was seen alongside Deborah Sheridan-Taylor, who also appeared on the BBC One programme.

Tamzin, 52, took to her Instagram stories to pose for a snap alongside Deborah, 54, two decades after a brutal murder scene which saw her character killed off.

Deborah played Tamzin's character Mel's love rival Saskia Duncan from 1998 to 1999 on the long-running soap.

She played the part of the obsessive ex-girlfriend of club owner Steve Owen, played by Martin Kemp.

Saskia tried to come between Steve and Melanie before Steve killed her by hitting her over the head with an ashtray.

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The actresses were seen reuniting at a clothing fitting as they cosied up for a photograph together.

Taking to her Instagram stories, Tamzin revealed she had been joined by her former co-star at Harvey Nichols.

"We acted together many years ago," Tamzin captioned the snap, as she dressed up in a bright yellow coat.

She wrapped her arms around Deborah, who wrapped up in a long black jacket as they met in the fitting rooms.

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The pair both looked youthful as they smiled wide.

It comes after Tamzin hit back against trolls who had commented on the age gap between her and her partner.

The former EastEnders actress has been in a relationship with Tom Child – who is 20 years her junior – for four years.

The actress, who has children Florence, 14, and Marnie, ten, with ex-husband Tom Ellis, 43, said "who cares" to the haters.

With their 20-year age gap, Tamzin has received plenty of unsolicited opinions on her relationship with film director Tom, who she met in 2017 at a yoga class.

But it is solid, and she says: “We just have a great connection. It’s very difficult to describe, we are both just having a lovely time.

At the beginning of our relationship we were saying it couldn’t work because of the age gap. We thought it was too much, but then we thought, ‘Who cares?’.

“I get the odd strange comment, saying, ‘You look old enough to be his mother’, which makes me want to say, ‘Well, I am old enough to be his mother, but I’m not!

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“Mostly I get women in the same position, saying, ‘We’ve been together, he’s this young, at first we thought it was a bit strange, but if it was the other way around and it was a man, there wouldn’t be any interest at all’.

“The age gap is not a thing in our relationship any more. We use it as comedy to make people laugh but we never have to discuss it.”

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