"She was so sharp, she knew the audience, and kept actors young and old in check."
"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.
There’s also heartbreak ahead for Mick and Linda Carter and a blast from the past for Denise Fox.
Laura Shaw has insisted: "We've got the research, this is based on real life, and I think people will see that."
And she'll be reuniting with a former Coronation Street cast mate.
Chelsea Fox is about to return to Walford, with actor Zaraah Abrahams taking over from Tiana Benjamin.
Danny Dyer’s character faces coming to terms with the abuse he suffered when he was in the care system.