Dot Cotton star June Brown can no longer watch 'EastEnders' due to deteriorating eyesight
June Brown's deteriorating eyesight means she can no longer watch EastEnders, the soap she starred in as Dot Cotton for 35 years.
The 93-year-old who left the show earlier this year has explained that she is able to do “very little” due to her poor vision but can still read.
She told The Mirror: "I haven’t been watching it as I find it difficult to see the television very clearly.
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"If your sight is poor, there’s very little you can do. I read my Kindle instead. I can see where everything is around the house but nothing’s clear.”
Brown first revealed her eyesight problems last year as she shared her experiences of age-related macular degeneration which left her struggling to leave the house to socialise.
It comes as the soap veteran quit her role as Dot Cotton back in February after 35 years playing the God-fearing East Ender.
She said: “I don’t want a retainer for EastEnders, I’ve left. I’ve left for good. I’ve sent her off to Ireland and that’s where she’ll stay.
"I’ve left EastEnders. I did make up a limerick. It’s a bit dirty. I went back to do a good story. Alas and alack, when I got back it had gone up in smoke.
“Well that is no joke. I got a small part, a very small part. And that ended up as a big wet fart. Alas and alack, I will never go back.”
An EastEnders spokesperson said at the time that the "door remains open" if the actor ever wished to return.
Brown joined the long-running programme shortly after it began in 1985 before taking a break between 1993 and 1997, and remained a regular upon her return.