'EastEnders' Spoiler: Barbara Windsor Teases Final Peggy Mitchell Scenes

'There were lots of tears from everyone.'

Barbara Windsor has teased her upcoming exit from 'EastEnders', revealing her final scenes as Peggy Mitchell are "sad but perfect".

The iconic Walford matriarch will be killed off in the coming weeks, after Peggy returns to the Square to say her final goodbyes to her family.

<strong>Peggy Mitchell arrives back in Walford next week</strong>
Peggy Mitchell arrives back in Walford next week
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Fans saw her reveal her terminal cancer diagnosis in a shock episode of the BBC soap earlier this year, after Barbara made the decision to leave the character behind once and for all.

Speaking about filming her last ever episode, she told The Mirror that the cast and crew had "done her proud".

<strong>Barbara has played Peggy on-and-off since 1994</strong>
Barbara has played Peggy on-and-off since 1994
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In the weeks before her death, Peggy will be reunited with sons Phil (Steve McFadden) and Grant (Ross Kemp), the latter of which is returning to the soap especially for the storyline.

Danniella Westbrook has also confirmed she will be returning as Peggy's daughter Sam for a handful of episodes.

<strong>Peggy will be reunited with sons Grant and Phil before her death</strong>
Peggy will be reunited with sons Grant and Phil before her death

Barbara, who was made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List, announced her departure from 'EastEnders' in January, explaining she felt it was the right time to “shut the door” on the character.

She said at the time: “Everyone knows I love ‘EastEnders’ and that will never change. Peggy is a character close to my heart but I made the decision a while ago that I need to say goodbye to Peggy once and for all as otherwise she will always be there, urging me to go back and that is something I need to shut the door on.

“After thinking long and hard about it, I realised that it is time for me and the audience to say our final farewells to the lady who I have loved for many years and I thought that whilst the guvnor [executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins], who I adore, is still in charge, I want him to be the one to oversee it."

Peggy's return to Walford airs on Monday 9 May at 8pm on BBC One.

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