EASTENDERS

Carry On legend Barbara Windsor has ruled out a return to EastEnders.

The 76-year-old actress portrayed the role of Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One serial between 1994 and 2010 before returning for a single episode last year.

“At the moment I am very happy. I do Radio 2 which is great, I am doing a one-off about the film studios at Elstree and I quite like that. I can be Barbara, just talking about the films. I quite like being me. I don’t want to start learning lines again. I am 76 and I think that’s it. I had no life with Scott when I was doing EastEnders.” – Windsor speaking to The Sun

She added “EastEnders is doing well anyway – they’re doing fantastic.”

Peggy has been at the centre of some of the soap’s most memorable plots over the years including her iconic slapping session with love rival Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement) in 1998, her tumultuous relationships with Frank Butcher (Mike Reid) and Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb), and her battle with breast cancer for which Windsor won a best actress award in 1999.

Peggy swapped Walford for Portugal in 2010 following a devastating fire at her beloved Queen Vic pub but made a brief return to Walford last year to visit her son Phil (Steve McFadden) in hospital following his car crash. Peggy also used the fleeting visit to pay her respects to Pat.

Windsor previously expressed an interest in returning to EastEnders “part time” ahead of her one off appearance last year.

Watch a montage of some of Peggy’s best bits below:

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