EastEnders legend Barbara Windsor is to make a one-off return to the long-running soap as Peggy Mitchell.
Peggy Mitchell will be back on screen in the autumn as part of a story involving her son, Phil Mitchell.
Speaking of her comeback, Windsor commented: “It is no secret how much I have always loved EastEnders and Peggy Mitchell, and by the number of times I’m constantly stopped by the great British public and asked either ‘When are you coming back?’ or ‘Please say, get out of my pub’, it seems they have too . It may only be a short visit, but it’s a family matter and as Peggy always said, ‘It’s all about family’.”
EastEnders’ executive producer Lorraine Newman added: “We’re delighted to announce Barbara’s return for a very special episode. Peggy’s surprise visit is a wonderful treat for our fans, as well as the cast and crew here on EastEnders. It’s great to welcome her home.”
We last saw Peggy on screen in 2010, when she left Walford after realizing it would be the only way that Phil would ever sort his life out. She’s now living in Portugal.