Dame Barbara Windsor eyes EastEnders return as Peggy’s ghost

Queen Vic matriarch popped her clogs four months ago

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Just because your character has been killed off, doesn’t mean that it is dead and buried for good.

EastEnders legend Dame Barbara Windsor is looking to make a shock return to Walford

This comes just months after her character Peggy Mitchell bid an emotional farewell as she took her own life while battling terminal cancer.

The only stumbling block in all this is… getting the BBC soap bosses to agree with the plan!

Speaking to The Sun at the 20th annual TV Choice Awards, the legendary actress said: “I would love Peggy to come back on as a ghost…

“I’d definitely be up for it.”

Dame Barbara was honoured at the awards ceremony for her outstanding contribution to television.

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She said that she would approach EastEnders bosses about a return.

Dame Barbara added: “I’m going to have to talk to the producers so they can find a way of doing that.

“I’m still in touch with them all so it would be easy.”

Speaking about winning the prestigious award, Dame Barbara said: “It is such an honour to be recognised by TV Choice and it had not been something I ever expected to receive so I am extremely grateful.

“I have been in the business for over 66 years and I have been fortunate to have been involved in some truly outstanding productions that all mean so much to me.

“So to know that they also mean a lot to the audience is extremely touching.”

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Dame Barbara continued: “Everyone knows how much love I have for EastEnders and that show has played such a pivotal part in my career.

“Without it I may not be receiving this award.

“Although Peggy may no longer be with us, she and the show will never leave my heart.”

Dame Barbara had played Peggy Mitchell since 1994 and the storyline surrounding her death also saw the return of Ross Kemp and Danniella Westbrook, as the Mitchell family gathered.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor

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