A sensational line-up of former stars reunite for the funeral of EastEnders favorite Dot Cotton.
Lofty Holloway, Mary “The Punk”, Disa O’Brien and gay couple Colin and Barry bid farewell to veteran actress June Brown after she died in April at the age of 95.
A TV insider said:
“Fans will be thrilled when they recall the original story of the 80s. Dot You will be able to collect such nostalgic roll calls.
This special episode, which is currently being taped, will air this winter and will give viewers an update on what the characters have been up to since their departure. Walford.
They will also hear them share their memories Dotappeared on the soap from 1985 to 1993 and again from 1997 to 2020.
The Sun revealed last week that Jacqueline Jossa is back as Lauren Branning and was in the studio preparing for an emotional scene.
A horse-drawn hearse with Dot’s name written in honor of the flower was also seen brought into the studio.
When June left the soap in 2020, her character left Walford to live with her grandson Charlie in Ireland.
However, when residents Albert Square Upon learning of her death, a grand funeral was held in traditional East End style. TV editor Rod McPhee sees some of those who have returned to participate
Her huge storyline saw her fall in love with her cousin Joey, become an alcoholic, and move to America. new zealand with my lover Peter BealeBut it wasn’t long before she came back heavily pregnant for her father Max Branningmurder trial.
He was accused of killing Peter’s twin sister Lucy.Little did Lauren know the identity of the real killer bobby beerbut she didn’t allow it, as she was intent on seeing her evil dad sent to prison.
When Max learned that Lauren knew of her innocence, he disowned her and urged her to return to New Zealand. Stephen Beale.
Her life took a different turn when her sister Abi became pregnant after an affair with Stephen and died in a fire.After almost dying on the way Christmas In a 2017 episode, Lauren returned to New Zealand to patch up with Peter.
In 2019, Jacqueline’s career boomed after winning the series that year. i am famous and secured many useful endorsements. Mother of 2 children, 29 years old, bad relationship with ex-husband Twee Star Dan Osbornethe 31-year-old has assured that she will never be out of the headlines.
About her next appearance, she said: It was a lot of fun, but of course it was bittersweet. “
Disa from Wearside arrived at Square in 1990, with RUNAWAY Dot under her wing. Diane Butcher while they sleep rough.
After giving birth on the street, she left the baby in a cardboard box on the butcher’s doorstep, but was eventually found and reunited with the baby. helped take care of the baby.
The child’s father later turns out to be Disa’s own abusive stepfather. She eventually left Walford with her baby in 1991 and was reunited with her menstruation doctor.
Disa’s return will no doubt affect Diane’s sister-in-law, the scheming Janine Butcher.
rear EastEnders, January 57, starred opposite Jimmy Nail in the Spender and ITV series Heartbeat, and also appeared in stints in the hospital drama Casualty and the comedy Benidorm.She also played a prostitute in 2005 Ray Winston Appeared in the movies “Everything” and “Blood Brothers on the West End”.
“June was an inspiration, a wonderful actress to work with and a beautiful heart who became a lifelong friend.”
doormat George “Lofty” Holloway Was one of the nice guys in Albert Square.
Queen Vic bartender acting Tom Wattgot together with Michelle in 1985 while she was pregnant with Den’s secret lover.
They married in secret after Michelle shook him at the altar.
Heartbroken, Lofty left Walford in 1988 to become a caretaker at an orphanage in Bedfordshire.
Dot grew close to Lofty because of his wayward friendship with his son Nick, and was a close ally of Lofty’s. He has revealed that he owns a chain of pubs.
An Arsenal fan, Tom, 66, left EastEnders to become a sports broadcaster and documentary producer, working for radio and television for networks such as talkSPORT, Radio 5 Live and BT Sport.
He was also the ghostwriter for David Beckham2002 autobiography My Side.
One married father is friends with Gunners legend Tony Adams, Strictly A favorite of his Sporting Life charity.
he said: She fully integrated into the character, grew up with her, suffered with her, and faced the problems of her life. “
WALFORD’S original punk, Mary One of EastEnders’ most iconic characters.
She arrived in Albert Square in 1985 and lived in Reg Cox’s old public apartment after being murdered by Nick Cotton.
Mary had quit the band after her pregnancy, but as soon as baby Annie was born, it quickly became clear that she wasn’t ready to become a mother, as social services frequently called attention to her.
Cue Dot, a friendly neighbor who has offered parenting help and words of wisdom.
But Dot couldn’t stop Mary from becoming a stripper and later turning to prostitution.
She eventually settled with hard-hearted worker Rod Norman, but her old ways came back again when she struggled with drug addiction. , tried to force her to head north.
But tired of their interference, she eventually jumped on a bus and left the plaza of unknown destination in 1988.
Mary played Linda Davidsonjoined Lofty to return to Walford in 2019 for Dr. Legg’s funeral.
Drama graduate Linda, 58, has appeared in First of the Summer Wine, the sequel to the comedy classic Last of the Summer Wine, Casualty, and The Bill.
She also landed a role in the West End revival of the 1990 Rocky Horror Show.
However, her writing skills allowed her to contribute to the BBC show Tomorrow’s World before later being responsible for the BBC drama website, including one for EastEnders.
On her return to Walford she said: The days are mentally difficult. But the script is excellent, a joyful tribute to the legend of East Her End.
“We’ve been close friends for 37 years, so we have quite a memory bank to choose from.”
Colin and Barry
COLIN and Barry became Thorpe’s first gay couple in a groundbreaking story.
Just a year after the cameras started rolling, he played middle-class yuppy Colin Sir Michael Cashmanfell in love with the wheelbarrow boy Barry.
And the pair’s first kiss in 1987 caused a great deal of controversy at the time, even though it was just a poke on the forehead.
The Coupe last appeared together in 1989, the year after they split, when Barry, who played Gary Hales, returned from his stint as a DJ on a cruise ship to mark Colin’s first Walford breakup. became a part.
Colin returned in 2016 and invited her to the wedding, in a storyline that challenges Dot’s beliefs about same-sex marriage. I made a day
In 1999 Sir Michael became the MEP of Labor for the West Midlands. He is also known as a founding member of the gay rights movement organization Stonewall.
June’s best friend Michael, 71, says he “couldn’t have imagined” not returning for Dot’s funeral.
Meanwhile, Gary, 56, continued acting, earning credits in The Bill, Casualty, and Luther. He also boasts of appearing as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
On his return to Walford he said: EastEnders has always been a big part of my life, so I was nervous about getting the chance to come back, but that quickly turned into excitement.
“June was an incredibly sincere person on and off screen who really cared and cared about people. That’s one thing I will never forget.”
We could both have been killed…but we’re here
Former EastEnders trio Todd Carty, Adam Woodyatt and John Altman reunite in Dublin
Todd, 59, played Mark Fowler, who died of AIDS in 2004, while John, 70, appeared as Dot’s son Nick, who died in 2015.
Both are currently performing in The Mousetrap at The Gaiety Theater in the Irish capital.
The 54-year-old Adam, who played Ian Beale, was performing in My Fair Lady near the Bode Geiss Energy Theater.
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