'EastEnders' Fans Distraught At Devastating Peggy Mitchell Revelation

We can only imagine how emotional her actual death will be.

There wasn't a dry eye in the house following Tuesday's 'EastEnders', when cancer-stricken Peggy Mitchell was given some devastating news.

Fans of the BBC soap had trouble handling their emotions after the Walford matriarch was told her cancer had spread to her brain, with doctors explaining her treatment had failed to work.

Barbara Windsor's performance won praise from 'EastEnders' fans
Barbara Windsor's performance won praise from 'EastEnders' fans

Many viewers praised Barbara Windsor's understated performance, which really tugged at the heartstrings.

Despite being given months to live by medics, Peggy will actually make her last appearance next Tuesday (17 May).

Her death will pave the way for returns from Ross Kemp and Danniella Westbrook as her children Grant and Sam.

Bosses have promised Peggy's final scenes will be some of EastEnders' most emotional ever, with executive producer Dominic Treadwell Collins claiming it is "the performance of Barbara's lifetime".

Speaking to showbiz correspondent Richard Arnold, she said: “They were hard but - sorry I’m going to get upset - I did my crying afterwards, I had to.

“I had to give this performance and she’s quite tough and I hope people accept the way I played her with cancer because I have to tell all the viewers that everybody’s different.”

Find out everything you need to know about Peggy’s final storyline here.

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