A scene referencing Italy’s win over England will be inserted into the latest episode of the BBC soap.
And that included digging out old scripts which they would re-enact together...
The Wham! star was a huge fan of the BBC soap.
The actor and presenter appeared on the BBC soap in 2015.
From EastEnders' Simon Wicks to Michael Barrymore's Strike It Lucky.
"She was so sharp, she knew the audience, and kept actors young and old in check."
This week in entertainment we get all festive, as the Christmas specials roll out and the battle for Christmas number one heats up. Will Mariah Carey finally get a Christmas number one or will Justin Bieber’s collaboration with NHS choir pip her to the post? We also take a look at the Christmas films being released and Ash gives his prediction for Eastenders’ Christmas shock.
"She was properly sick and then she turned it on – that's the pro she was."
The Pat Butcher actor paid tribute to her former EastEnders co-star.
Having launched in 1985, 'EastEnders' remains one of the most popular soaps on TV, alongside rivals 'Coronation Street', 'Emmerdale' and 'Hollyoaks'. Over the years, the show has introduced us to characters such as Dot Branning, Phil and Grant Mitchell, Mick Carter, Ian Beale, Sharon Watts, Stacey Slater, Kat and Alfie Moon, Pat Butcher and, of course, Peggy Mitchell, who was killed off in an emotional suicide storyline in 2016. It focuses on the lives, loves and loses of the residents of Albert Square in the fictional London district of Walford, which is also home to the iconic Queen Victoria pub. Among the present cast are Danny Dyer, Shane Richie, Jessie Wallace, Kellie Bright, Jake Wood, Jacqueline Jossa, June Brown, Lacey Turner and Richard Blackwood. On this page you will find all the latest 'EastEnders' news, spoilers, storyline details, casting announcements and pictures from your favourite soap.