EastEnders legend Peggy Mitchell returns in particular flashback episode – and he or she’s performed by way of large family identify

PEGGY Mitchell is returning to EastEnders six years after she died.

The BBC cleaning soap is bringing again to iconic personality for a distinct flashback episode with actress Jamie Winstone enjoying the position made well-known by way of Dame Barbara Windsor.

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The past due Barbara Windsor performed Peggy between 1994 and 2016Credit: BBC
Jamie Winstone will play Peggy in a special flashback episode of EastEnders

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Jamie Winstone will play Peggy in a distinct flashback episode of EastEndersCredit: BBC

Jamie prior to now performed Barbara in biopic Babs, and can take centre level as Peggy within the particular EastEnders episode that may discover the Mitchells chequered previous in 1979.

She stated: “It’s been such an honour to step into Peggy Mitchell’s sneakers for the primary time, and into Barbara’s sneakers for the second one time. 

“There’s without a doubt a wholesome quantity of drive while you’re taking up such an iconic position – I completely loved it. 

“Playing this role has really cemented my love and admiration for Barbara as I got to bookend my journey by playing Peggy Mitchell – I hope I’ve done her justice and I’ve loved every minute of it, I can’t wait for everyone to see the episode.”

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The episode will even characteristic characters from EastEnders historical past that experience by no means been observed on display earlier than reminiscent of Peggy’s husband Eric (George Russo), Billy Mitchell’s older brother, Charlie (Charlie Heptinstall) and Billy and Charlie’s father, Stephen (Dean Roberts). 

Actor Daniel Delaney will play a tender Phil, Teddy Jay as Grant, Henry Garrett as Archie, Rose Reynolds as Glenda and George Greenland as Billy. 

Viewers will see Peggy as she battles to stay her 3 youngsters protected whilst her marriage to Eric is starting to crack.

It will even mark a go back for Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell when they had been dramatically killed off in 2016.

The more youthful variations of the duo will probably be observed with their folks Glenda and Archie.

Meanwhile within the provide day Phil grapples with rising drive from DCI Keeble as he’s impressed by way of reminiscences of his previous.

EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw stated:  “We’re overjoyed to be welcoming an unbelievable forged of actors to set for this particular flashback episode, together with the luminous Jaime Winstone as a tender Peggy Mitchell. 

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“Focussed at the Mitchell circle of relatives, audiences will embark on a rollercoaster adventure to the East End of London in 1979 the place they’ll delve into the circle of relatives’s previous, seeing much-loved and iconic characters, in addition to assembly characters from the display’s historical past that experience by no means been observed on display earlier than. 

“There are twists, turns and secrets revealed – after all, trouble is never too far away where The Mitchells are concerned!”

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