“My real mother said she looked more like my mother than she did," June's former on-screen son said.
John Altman pays emotional tribute to June Brown
The unlikely coming together of two showbiz legends served up a piece of TV gold.
The EastEnders legend died at her home on Sunday at the age of 95.
We're remembering the cheeky star behind one of soap's biggest icons.
"There are not enough words to describe how much June was loved and adored by everyone at EastEnders," the BBC said.
"She was so sharp, she knew the audience, and kept actors young and old in check."
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The 93-year-old actress has played Dot on the BBC soap since 1985.
"I’m going to die of something fairly soon so why not enjoy myself?"
The actress underwent pioneering eye surgery two years ago, but her vision has deteriorated again.