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Kacey Ainsworth teases potential EastEnders return

Kacey Ainsworth has teased fans that she could be reprising her role as Little Mo in EastEnders at some point in the future.

Kacey Ainsworth won't return to EastEnders unless she's given a good story to tell.

The 47-year-old actress starred as the long-suffering Little Mo Slater in the BBC soap from 2000 to 2006, during which she was involved in some dramatic storylines including being a victim of domestic abuse and also being raped.

She left the show on good terms, when her character moved to Barnstaple, and there has recently been speculation that Kacey might be reprising her role.

However, the star explains that while she's not against a return to the soap, it would have to be for a brilliant plot.

"She's not dead so there's always that possibility," Kacey said on Good Morning Britain on Monday (18Apr16) when asked if she would go back to the show. "I've always felt like that whole story was fantastic but it was a story and it was complete, and I always think unless there is something new to tell then there shouldn't be a reason to go back.

"But the Slaters had such a big impact that there possibly would be things for them in the future, but you just don't know."

Until then, Kacey is certainly being kept busy with her other projects. She can currently be seen playing Cathy Keating in hit period drama Grantchester - the wife of Robson Green's character Geordie.

She did have a break from the small screen though, which she insists was a good thing when it came to her future as an actress.

"People tend to kind of... they need to forget you a little bit," she said. "And I also think, you can't continually be on television all the time, you do have to do other things and I think people get bored of you otherwise... So it's nice to come back in a different guise in a different way, and you have to be very picky. I'm very picky about what I do."

Grantchester was one vehicle Kacey chose, and is currently being broadcast in America - looking set to follow in the footsteps of British show Downton Abbey's success Stateside.

"It's a great thing that it's over there and also the episodes in the States are slightly longer, so there's more of Cathy and Geordie over there than there is over here, where they have to be slightly shorter," Kacey explained. "So I do get a lot of reaction from the States, which is just brilliant."

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