Dame Barbara Windsor to leave EastEnders for good
16 January 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Peggy’s final scenes will be broadcast in the spring
EastEnders actress Dame Barbara Windsor says she is leaving the show for good as it is revealed her famous character, Peggy Mitchell, will be killed off.
Viewers saw Peggy make an appearance in Friday night’s episode when she told her son Phil her cancer had returned.
Dame Barbara, 78, said she had thought “long and hard about it” but it was now time to say goodbye to the character.
She joined the soap in 1994 and played the character full-time until 2010. She has since made occasional returns.
“Peggy is a character close to my heart but I made the decision a while ago that I need to say goodbye to her once and for all, as otherwise she will …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment