Barbara Windsor returning for EastEnders 30th anniversary

Peggy returns for soap’s 30th

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Barbara Windsor is to reprise her role as Peggy Mitchell for one episode as part of EastEnders’ special 30th anniversary week.

Viewers last saw former landlady Peggy in September when she made a surprise return to the show from her villa in Portugal.

Speaking of her return to EastEnders, Barbara said “I am absolutely thrilled that Peggy has been included in the celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of EastEnders. What an incredible achievement for all the production, cast and crew, past and present”.

Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer adds “Barbara and Peggy are intrinsically linked with EastEnders and when we planned our explosive anniversary episodes, Peggy was the first name on our list of hoped-for returns. Barbara has not only created one of EastEnders’ most iconic characters but she’s also hugely loved and missed by everyone here. We couldn’t celebrate thirty years of EastEnders without Barbara Windsor”.

EastEnders will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a 30 minute live episode with a nod to the past and welcome the future, as well as a series of live elements in all the episodes that week.

The EastEnders Live week will start on Monday 16th February 2015.