Ronnie (played by Samantha Womack) was tragically killed off EastEnders alongside her sister Roxy (Rita Simmons) on New Year’s Day, 2017.
The double-blow caused uproar from both fans and the cast with millions blasting bosses for booting off the two most popular characters in very questionable scenes.
It’s been over a year since Ronnie and Roxy wreaked havoc in Albert Square, but their legacy lives on.
During the latest instalment of the BBC soap, Jack (Scott Maslen) opened up about his late with to newcomer Hunter Owen (Charlie Winter) at Mel’s (Tamzin Outhwaite) revamped night club, formerly R&R.
“I know what it’s like to lose someone. I lost my mum, I lost my dad. I lost my wife,” he told the youngster, whose father Steve Owen (Martin Kemp) was killed before he was born.
“She used to work in this place.”
Hunter asked: “What was her name?”
“Ronnie,” Jack sighed.
Naturally, just the mention of Ronnie’s name sparked floods of tears from viewers on Twitter.
“Jack talking about Ronnie is ruining me,” sobbed one fan. “It’s been exactly a year and two months and I’m still nowhere near over it.”
Another cried: “Jack mentioned Ronnie.”
“Jack talking about Ronnie ;(,” bawled a third.
And this fan was fuming as they predicted: “Why does @bbceastenders have to put Jack with Mel?? Ronnie @Sam_Womack and Jack @RealScottMaslen were just a perfect match Hate seeing him with anyone else in.”
However, Hunter is already proving to be a major obstacle as he warned Jack to stay away from his mum last night.
What’s more, Mel actress Tamzin has already called for a Max Branning (Jake Wood) and Mel romance instead.
EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm ono BBC One.