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‘EastEnders': Barbara Windsor Makes Surprise Return As Peggy Mitchell

26/09/2014 08:36 BST | Updated 26/09/2014 08:59 BST

‘EastEnders’ fans were left delighted after Thursday’s episode of the soap, which saw Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, making a surprise return.

The pub landlady hasn’t been seen on the soap since last year, when she briefly reappeared when Phil was left critically injured by a car crash.

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Barbara Windsor

Now, ahead of her son’s wedding to Sharon, Peggy is back to share some words of wisdom, which mainly involves attempting to stop Phil from getting hitched.

Barbara’s scenes, filmed in Portugal, saw her character vowing to make sure the wedding ceremony doesn’t take place, before sending Ronnie back to Walford to talk some sense into Phil.

Speaking of her return, Barbara tells Radio Times: “Peggy just couldn't resist putting her oar in when it comes to Sharon, who she has never forgiven for breaking up her precious boys, Phil and Grant!

“The scenes are typical Peggy and it was great to play her kicking off again and, of course, working with the lovely Sam Womack as Ronnie. I hope it was a nice surprise for the ‘EastEnders’ fans."

Peggy’s return is just one of the show’s many recent surprises, following the return of Rainie and numerous shock developments in the Lucy Beale murder case.

‘EastEnders’ will also welcome two new cast members later this year when Shirley’s mother and a rival for Phil arrive separately in the Square.

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