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When Does Peggy Mitchell Die? ‘EastEnders’ Spoilers About Barbara Windsor's Final Storyline

It's going to be emotional...

04/05/2016 12:56 | Updated 10 May 2016

Last year, ‘EastEnders’ delivered the stunning live week episodes and for 2016, they’re pulling out all the stops again, with the return of Peggy Mitchell.

Actress Barbara Windsor is reprising her role for one final time, and the emotional storyline will see her character killed off.

In order to give Peggy the send-off she deserves, bosses have lined up a number of other comebacks, as the Mitchells unite to say goodbye to Soapland’s most memorable pub landlady.

But when do the episodes air? And who’s reprising which roles? Here’s everything you need to know about the hotly-anticipated episodes…

  • When does Peggy die?
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    Having returned to the Square on Monday 9 May, the much-loved character will make her last ever appearance on Tuesday 17 May, in what is bound to be some of the soap's most emotional scenes ever.
  • What's the storyline?
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    For those of you who need a refresher, here's what's happening: Peggy made a brief appearance in January, revealing that her cancer is back. 

    This month, viewers will see her decide to decline treatment, opting to enjoy the time she has left with her family. Though as you can imagine, this decision does not go down well with Phil.
  • Is Ross Kemp also returning?
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    YES! You didn't think Grant would miss the chance to say a final goodbye to his mum, surely? 
  • Who else is back?
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    Danniella Westbrook is also reprising her role as Sam Mitchell. 
  • Will it be emotional?
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    Without a doubt. Soap boss Dominic Treadwell Collins has said:  Barbara gives the performance of her lifetime. Her last episode will break your heart. It genuinely, genuinely will break your heart." Tissues at the ready... 
  • Will there be any surprises?
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    Bosses are obviously remaining tight-lipped on the exact details of how things will develop, but we reckon they're bound to have a few secrets up their sleeves. 

    Anyone in doubt need only cast their minds back to live week's Kathy Beale reveal.

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