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Life's never boring when Roxy's around. She's impulsive, flirtatious and can smell an opportunity for mischief from ten paces.
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|First appearance:||24th July 2007|
|Address:||46 Albert Square (The Queen Vic)|
|Occupation:||Manager and Landlady of The Queen Vic|
Being a Mitchell, Roxy's not afraid to speak her mind and when she sees something she wants, nothing will stop her… not even if the object of her affections is her sister's man, Jack Branning - with whom she had a baby.
Oh come on, just one more drink!Roxy Mitchell
- Distinguishing features: Tattoo on upper right arm
- Hobbies: Clubbing
- Criminal record: Arrested but let off with a warning after public row with sister Ronnie
- Dislikes: Wedding cake as it's too rich
- Favourite films: Pretty Woman
Roxy's flirtations with cocaine, whilst she was with hubby Sean Slater, are a distant memory. But, of course, her life remains complicated. She's even managed to inherit and lose millions in true Mitchell style, after her dad died.
With a young daughter, Amy, Roxy's got responsibilities now. It's not just about fun and games with best pal Christian anymore... especially now that he's gone off to America with Syed, and her partner in crime, sister Ronnie, is behind bars.
Roxy has always been looking for Mr Right, and it seems that Alfie is preparing himself to step into that role after the breakdown of his marriage with Kat. But is it too soon for this new couple? And is Roxy prepared to have Kat as enemy number one?
- Rita has previously appeared in Mile High and Dream Team.
- She met Samantha Womack (Ronnie) for the first time at their auditions and they instantly bonded: "We just spark off each other so well."
- Rita's a massive EastEnders fan: "I’ve always watched it and it has always been my dream job. I walk around now touching wood because I can't believe I’m here."
- She loves playing Roxy: "She’s fun and for all her faults, she’s warm. She’s quirky and amusing and not all that bright all the time."
- She's won countless awards for playing Roxy, including Best Newcomer at the Inside Soap Awards 2008 and Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards 2008.
- She has twin daughters, Jaimee and Maiya. She made a BBC One documentary about daughter Maiya's hearing problems in 2012.
- Rita's uncle is Sir Alan Sugar.