03/05/2016 11:54 BST | Updated 03/05/2016 12:18 BST

‘EastEnders’ Spoilers: Peggy Mitchell’s Bold Decision Leaves Her Family In Shock

Barbara Windsor's character arrives in Walford later this month.

Peggy Mitchell is set to leave her family stunned in ‘EastEnders’ next week, when she makes a shock decision shortly after arriving back in Walford.

Barbara Windsor is reprising her role for the final time, and there’ll be plenty of tears when she bows out as the soap icon.

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Peggy learns her prognosis

Next week, we’ll see the former Queen Vic landlady ask her niece Ronnie to accompany her to a hospital appointment, and when they arrive, the doctor delivers some bad news, revealing that Peggy’s cancer has spread.

She then decides that she no longer wants to continue receiving treatment, preferring to spend the time that she has left with her loved ones.

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Phil is also facing his own health issues 

When Phil learns of his mum’s decision, he makes a desperate bid to try to change her mind.

Barbara has already filmed her final scenes as the Albert Square matriarch, and has praised the soap’s team for the way her character has been written out. 

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The family reunion will soon be complete, when Ross Kemp and Danniella Westbrook reprise their roles 

“‘EastEnders’ did me proud, I couldn’t have asked for more,” she said of her final stint on the show. “They gave me great directors, great writers, and the people I love are performing with me.

“It’s sad but perfect. Everyone at ‘EastEnders’ has worked really hard to give Peggy a fitting send-off and I’ll never forget that.”

These ‘EastEnders’ scenes air from Monday 9 May. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.

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