Limited mourners will be able to attend the service in London on Friday 8th January due to lockdown restrictions.
The TV hardman was left with a painful, swollen face after disturbing a wasp nest in his loft and being attacked by the stinging insects.
Dame Barbara Windsor is recovering after undergoing heart surgery to have a pacemaker fitted following complications with her medication for Alzheimer's.
52-year-old Ross Kemp, who plays Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap, has opened up about his triumphant return to Albert Square to film the scenes surrounding cancer-stricken Walford matriarch Peggy Mitchell’s death. “I was very nervous going back,” the actor told Good Morning Britain presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway.
We’re not going to lie, EastEnders have had their fair share of far-fetched storylines in its time, but last night’s may have been a step too far for the BBC soap’s dedicated viewers.
Fans of EastEnders hardman, Grant Mitchell, have already had a tiny taste of him back on screens when Ross made a brief appearance for Peggy’s #lastorders, last month.
Barbara Windsor broke down in tears as she described her final scenes as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders.
EastEnders fans are rejoicing this week as original Walford bad boy Grant Mitchell, played by Ross Kemp, is set to return to Albert Square. Unfortunately his return does not bring good tidings, with the entire Mitchell clan actually getting together to bid farewell to onscreen matriarch Peggy Mitchell, who is set to die from cancer in emotional upcoming scenes.
As a nation of mourning viewers prepares itself to say a final ‘Get out of my pub’ to the icon that is Peggy Mitchell, BBC1′s The One Show will air a special edition live from Albert Square. Not only that, but viewers will also see Barbara introduce her last ever episode as the much loved Mitchell mum. The One Show presenter, Alex Jones said: “It was wonderful to meet my all-time favourite EastEnders character.
It’s something that die-hard EastEnders fans have been looking forward to since January. This week we finally see Walford legend Grant Mitchell back on our screens. As most people know, actor Ross Kemp agreed to reprise his iconic role for the his on-screen mum’s final storyline.
Peggy Mitchell makes her very final return to Albert Square next week (sob) and EastEnders have released a spooky new trailer. It features Walford legend Peggy (Dame Barbara Windsor, of course) roaming around her old stomping ground, in an almost ghost-like state. Could it be that Peggy is happy that troubled Stacey, who murdered her evil ex-husband, Archie, has settled down and found happiness?
Babs, 78, has returned to the award winning soap one last time as Peggy will join Pat and Frank Butcher in the big pub in the sky, when she’s killed off later this year. The cancer she so bravely fought previously, has returned and now Peggy is terminally ill. Speaking in January about the decision to kill Peggy off, Barbara said: “Everyone knows I love EastEnders and that will never change.
Sending fans into a literal frenzy last night, the actor – who’ll be returning to our screens as East End hardman Grant Mitchell later this year – posted this snap, which confirmed that work is already underway for Ross’ return to E20. It comes after the actor hinted that his EastEnders’ persona, Grant Mitchell, might end up having a bit of a showdown with lovable Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer. The 51-year-old hardman is returning to the BBC soap to bid farewell to his onscreen mother, Peggy Mitchell [Barbara Windsor], and has admitted that he’s keen to utilise his time on Albert Square as much as possible.