Shane Richie says he wants Barbara Windsor back in EastEnders.

The 76-year-old actress played matriarch and pub landlady Peggy Mitchell for 17 years until 2010, and made a brief return to the BBC soap last September.

According to Metro, Shane, who plays Alfie Moon on EastEnders, praised current executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins for bringing back old characters including Stacey Branning, Sonia Fowler and Jane Beale, and added he would like to see more.

Shane said: “There’s a real buzz here now. Dominic Treadwell-Collins wants to tap into characters with history, so you might be seeing some old faces.

“That’s good for me because when I walk down the corridor at work, I’m the only one I recognise. I’m hoping Babs [Barbara Windsor], who played Peggy Mitchell, will come back.”

It was recently confirmed that Denise Fox’s daughter Libby Fox, played by Belinda Owusu, will be returning to EastEnders.

 

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