EastEnders have released pictures of Peggy Mitchell’s funeral, which is due to air early next month
EastEnders bosses have promised viewers “an emotional day” when Albert Square says a final farewell to Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor).
Peggy took her own life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in scenes broadcast in May.
The cast for the funeral episode will include Danniella Westbrook as Peggy’s daughter Sam Mitchell.
Danniella, 42, has played the character on and off since 1990.
Fans are also anticipating more screen time for award-winning documentary maker Ross Kemp.
Ross first found fame as Peggy’s son Grant Mitchell in 1990. He left in 1999 and returned in 2005 for a short stint before departing once more in 2006.
After 10 years away, Ross headed back to EastEnders especially for Peggy’s exit storyline.
Excited fans watched last month as Grant made a long-awaited return to Albert Square to be with his family at a time of need.
But he returned to Portugal an angry man who promised to bring a “war” to his brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), who owes him a lot of money.
But Sam will drop a bombshell when she reveals that Grant is not returning for Peggy’s funeral.
On Saturday, Ross posted a message on Twitter to say he had finished filming his scenes for EastEnders.
So, if Grant doesn’t return for his mother’s funeral, will he come back for someone else’s burial?
Peggy’s funeral scenes are due to be seen in EastEnders on BBC1, on Monday, July 4.