'EastEnders' Actress June Brown Hints At Dot Branning Exit, Despite Signing New Contract With Soap

Say it ain't so!

EastEnders’ legend June Brown has hinted at her departure from the soap - just days after signing a new contract.


The actress, who plays Albert Square’s Dot Branning, has admitted that her new 12-month deal could be the last one she signs, not wanting to “end her life on a soap”.

June Brown as EastEnders' Dot Branning
June Brown as EastEnders' Dot Branning
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June only signed a new contract last week
June only signed a new contract last week

June added that she counted herself lucky that bosses still wanted to keep her character on the show, and reiterated her previous confession that she’d actually like to star in more scenes than she currently does.

She told ‘Loose Women’ last year: “I potter in and out with an odd scene here and there.

“I would like to do more. Personally my mind needs occupying. If it isn't, it goes all over the place.”

June has been blighted by health problems in recent times, as last year, she revealed she is losing her sight, making learning lines for ‘EastEnders’ difficult.

She told Radio 4: “I see things in my eyes now. My eyes are not very good. In the left occasionally I do get this small circle with what looks like cross-wires.

"I do pray about my sight – maybe it will return.”

Months later, she revealed that she had lost some of her hearing after taking a flight to Glasgow for a charity event, and it hadn’t returned.

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