EastEnders cast praise Barbara Windsor – rewatch Peggy’s final scene here

Danny Dyer, Ross Kemp and Kellie Bright were among those commending last night's episode

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EastEnders cast members including Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright have praised Barbara Windsor’s performance following Peggy’s death in Tuesday’s episode of the BBC1 soap.

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The Walford stars took to Twitter after the Mitchell matriarch was seen taking her life in poignant scenes.

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Kellie Bright, who plays current Queen Vic landlady Linda Carter, congratulated both Windsor and the episode’s writer Sarah Phelps.

Jessie Wallace, currently filming in EastEnders spin-off Redwater, also commended Phelps for penning what she considered to be the greatest episode in the show’s 31-year history.

Ross Kemp, who was seen making a return as Grant Mitchell, championed his screen mum as well as co-stars Steve McFadden and Letitia Dean.

And Danny Dyer said that Peggy had been “beautifully wonderful” in her final scenes before going on to share a photo of himself and Windsor taken last year during the soap’s 30th anniversary.

You can watch Peggy’s final scene below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all next week’s drama on EastEnders.

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