Those cheeky scamps over at EastEnders have been spoiling us rotten recently – and now they’ve gone and revealed how cockney matriarch Peggy Mitchell will return to The Square in the coming weeks.
In a video released by the show to promote the upcoming British Soap Awards, Peggy is seen surprising none other than Ronnie Mitchell at her doorstep.
Probably followed by an ‘Aunty Peg?! Wot you doin’ 'ere?!’ and the obligatory duff-duff.
It’ll be Peggy’s final return to Albert Square, after show bosses agreed with Dame Barbara Windsor – who has played the iconic character since 1994 – that it was time to say goodbye.
Viewers found out earlier this year that Peggy’s breast cancer has returned, and this time it’s terminal.
Speaking to The Mirror, Dame Barbara said that she needed to say goodbye to Peggy once and for all:
“Everyone knows I love EastEnders and that will never change.
"Peggy is a character close to my heart but I made the decision a while ago that I need to say goodbye to Peggy once and for all as otherwise she will always be there, urging me to go back and that is something I need to shut the door on.
“After thinking long and hard about it, I realised that it is time for me and the audience to say our final farewells to the lady who I have loved for many years and I thought that whilst the guvnor (Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins), who I adore, is still in charge I want him to be the one to oversee it.”