When Dennis was stabbed in the heart which caused him to die, Sharon reveals she was pregnant and was going to name her unborn son, Dennis Rickman Jnr. Sharon Rickman returned Albert Square on the 13th of August in 2012 Adopted as a child by Den and Angie Watts, Sharon is raised at The Queen Vic public house in Albert Square, Walford, where her parents are landlord and landlady.

Sharon Anne Mitchell (née Watts, previously Mitchell and Rickman) is the adoptive daughter of Den and Angie Watts and is the mother of Dennis Rickman Jnr.

Sharon is married to Phil Mitchell and acts like a mother to his daughter Louise Mitchell.

While he is in prison, Sharon and Phil reunite and live secretly as a couple.

Neither want to tell Grant, and when he is released, Sharon takes him back, leaving Phil dejected.

In 1987, she seeks refuge from her turbulent homelife from church curate Duncan Boyd; they get engaged, but Sharon tires of him and ends the relationship.

Sharon is torn between her warring parents until their marriage dissolves, and in 1988, Angie emigrates.

Grant makes this happen, and Sharon becomes The Queen Vic's new licensee and landlady in October 1991.

That Boxing Day, Grant springs a surprise wedding on Sharon.

Sharon convinces herself she is happy with Grant and considers having children with him.

Simultaneously, Michelle's boyfriend Geoff Barnes (David Roper) wants to interview Sharon for a book he is writing.

When Grant discovers she is taking the contraceptive pill, he smashes up The Queen Vic and disappears; Sharon is comforted by his brother Phil (Steve Mc Fadden).