EastEnders: Peggy Mitchell’s funeral – see the first-look pictures

Danniella Westbrook and Rita Simons were among those filming the emotional scenes


The cast of EastEnders has been out in force on location today filming the funeral of Mitchell matriarch Peggy. 


Actors including Scott Maslen, Rita Simons and Danniella Wesbrook – who is returning as Sam Mitchell, presumably with screen son Richard – were among those shooting the emotional send-off for Barbara Windsor’s character. 

Viewers have already seen Peggy being given the news by her doctor that she cancer from which she is suffering has spread to her brain.


Next week’s episodes will see Ross Kemp make a comeback as Peggy’s son Grant as Windsor’s final appearance on the BBC1 soap is screened.

Speaking recently about the drama that lies ahead, Barbara Windsor said: “It’s such a special week and there’s lots of surprises. The episodes are something fans won’t want to miss. They did me proud. It’s a perfect ending for Peggy.”

Talking to Radio Times about the death of Peggy, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collns added: “We’re not doing it because I’m going or to be sensationalist or to get viewers.

“I love and respect Barbara and I want to give Peggy Mitchell the exit she deserves. Because she’s one of the best TV matriarchs of all time.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.


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