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EastEnders star Rita Simons reveals her daughter is huge TV star with her own BBC series


EASTENDERS legend Rita Simons cheered on her daughter today as she appeared on CBBC’s Saturday Mash Up Live!

The 45-year-old actress, best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in the soap, posted her encouragement on Instagram.

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Rita and Theo, seen here in 2017, share twins Maiya and Jaimee[/caption]

Maiya, who is appearing in drama Silverpoint, appeared on CBBC

Maiya Silveston, one of Rita’s twin daughters with hairdresser ex Theo, was on the show to promote her new drama.

The 16-year-old plays Kaz in Silverpoint, a drama about four kids who went missing in the woods in 1997.

The show – set in a wholesome adventure camp that turns sinister – is a major BBC show spanning 13 episodes.

Her character runs away from the base in the middle of the night so the others go after her, only to find something strange in the woods.

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Maiya appeared on Saturday Mash Up Live with co-stars Scarlett and Krish – posting a picture of them at the set in Glasgow.

Rita reposted it telling her followers: “Tune in!”

The soap star spoke about her daughter’s new role on Lorraine last year but explained she couldn’t give any details.

She said: “Maiya is currently away. I can’t say where and I can’t say what she’s doing.

“But it’s gonna be in March it’s coming out and she’s doing a lead role in a drama, in a sci-fi.”

The actress told Christine Lampard, who was standing in for Lorraine Kelly: “I’m very proud of her.

“She’s been gone since the beginning of May and she’s not back until the end of September. I can’t say any more than that.

“She’s only just 15, she’s had to do all the cleaning and cooking, washing for herself. I’m very proud of her.”

Rita and Theo were together for 14 years but split the same year she took part in I’m A Celeb and the pair divorced two years later in 2020.


Silverpoint is a major new drama series for Children’s CBBC[/caption]

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Rita posted her support for the young cast on Instagram today[/caption]

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