EastEnders legend Doctor Harold Legg, played by 92-year-old actor Leonard Fenton, is set to return to Walford this autumn.
Last seen on the BBC soap briefly in 2007 when he returned to help longtime friend Dot Branning, Dr Legg hasn’t had a permanent role on the show since he left in 1997.
Leonard played Walford’s resident Doctor from the very first ever episode of EastEnders in 1985 up to 1997, and has reappeared a few times over the years for several character funerals.
During his time on the BBC soap, Dr Legg had a long withstanding bond with Dot Cotton. From humouring her hypochondriac ways to offering wise words of advice during her various personal dilemmas – Dot will surely be thrilled at his return.
Leonard Fenton said of his role reprisal: “I am very happy to be back at EastEnders and am looking forward to working with June and the rest of the cast and crew again.”
While, June Brown MBE, who’s played Dot Branning since the soap’s inaugural year 1985 said: “It’s been eleven years since Dot last visited her favourite doctor, Doctor Legg, and it’s an utter delight to be working with Leonard Fenton again in 2018.”
John Yorke, EastEnders Executive Consultant added: “It’s a huge honour to have Leonard back in the show and to see him and June working together again for an exciting and emotional story.”
EastEnders fans have already expressed their surprise and delight at Dr. Legg’s return: