Is Phil Mitchell about to be reunited with screen mum Peggy and brother Grant?
Speaking following recent rumours that Ross Kemp could be returning EastEnders, actress Barbara Windsor has now said: “I did hear the rumour about Ross going back, but who knows? It would obviously be a great storyline to have Peggy reunited with her boys. Never say never. It could happen.”
Windsor’s comments come following executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins’s declaration at the Radio Times festival that he would like to see Grant make a comeback to Walford.
“The fact that you’ve got Phil, Kathy, Sharon – there’s a person missing, isn’t there?” said the soap boss. “Actually, to get all four on screen at the same time is a dream. As an EastEnders fan, you want to watch that. I want to watch that.”
Treadwell-Collins’s words were quickly followed by a hint from current Albert Square regular Annette Badland that her character Babe would be sure to make a beeline for Grant:
“Perhaps Babe is out there looking for him now. You never know. But who am I to say? I never tell lies!” Badland told Good Morning Britain.
Barbara Windsor – who was last seen as Peggy during EastEnders’s 30th anniversary in February – also told The Daily Star that she was a big fan of Kathy Beale’s recent resurrection:
“I’m loving Gillian [Taylforth] being back. Gillian is the best. She doesn’t look any different from when she left. I think it’s great for her and great for the show. She is a true EastEnders star.”
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