Peggy Mitchell bids farewell to EastEnders
Did you manage to catch EastEnders last night?
If you didn’t, you missed a milestone episode with former Queen Vic landlady Peggy Mitchell bowing out of Albert Square in emotional suicide scenes.
Don’t worry though as UKMums.TV has this quick overview.
Peggy, played by Dame Barbara Windsor, had returned to Walford having learned her cancer had returned and was terminal. In her poignant last scenes she was seen hallucinating that her late pal Pat Evans was back with her, and the Mitchell matriarch vowed she couldn’t take any more.
Pat, played by Pam St Clement, listened as Peggy poured out her heart in her bedroom, as the Mirror reports, saying: “Will they ever forgive me, the kids?
“Am I going to break their hearts? I just can’t wait. I’m being eaten alive and it hurts. I don’t want that to be me, to be that old lady in the bed being looked after.
“No, no, no, I will go as I lived. Straight back, head high, like a queen.”
“Thank you” were her last words.
Peggy’s been at the heart of some of the soap’s most memorable scenes, from pub brawls to family bust-ups.