EastEnders icon June Brown was surprised with an elaborate launderette birthday cake by fellow cast and crew

Beloved EastEnders actress June Brown has celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party thrown by her co-stars.

The cast and crew of the BBC1 soap marked her milestone celebration with a novelty cake made to look like a washing machine, in tribute to her long-running character Dot Cotton who has spent many years as Albert Square’s launderette manager.

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June celebrating her birthday with EastEnders co-stars (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

 

Actors including Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Mitchell, Kim Fox actress Tameka Empson and Laurie Brett, who plays Jane Beale, posed with the veteran Walford resident for photos.

June, who looked thrilled with her cake, also received a bouquet from her colleagues.

Soap fans’ hearts melted to see the photos of one of their favourites having such a lovely day.

June will be the subject of a BBC1 documentary at 8.30pm tonight, June Brown At 90: A Walford Legend, which directly follows this evening’s EastEnders episode.