Struggling to come to terms with the news that his mum is dying, Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) plans a trip to remind her of everything she has to fight for and give her a day to remember in EastEnders.

But Dame Barbara Windsor’s character Peggy Mitchell has – in typical fashion – plans of her own.

New image: Peggy and Phil take a trip together

Peggy and Phil take a trip together (BBC)


The Albert Square matriarch has another idea in mind, deciding to take son Phil on a trip down memory lane – starting with a boat trip on the Thames.

Dame Barbara is making a brief return to the BBC soap for an emotional storyline which will see her say goodbye to Peggy forever.

Thursday’s episode saw Phil begging his mum to change her mind when she broke the news to him that she had decided to stop her gruelling treatment in order to enjoy the time she has left.

EastEnders' Peggy and Phil Mitchell (Jack Barnes/BBC)

EastEnders’ Peggy and Phil Mitchell (Jack Barnes/BBC)


This episode screens on Friday, May 13 at 8pm.