Enders’ June Brown speaks out about Windsor exit

BBC soap star talks about Barbara Windsors’ exit.

EastEnders actress June Brown, fan favourite Dot Branning in the soap, has spoken out about the planned exit of co-star Barbara Windsor.

Speaking to The People, Brown said:

“It really feels like a death in the family. When Bar told me, we both broke into tears and gave each other a big hug. I really can’t face life on the show without her. There will still be a few months with Bar around, but when she finally leaves it will be a very sad day for us all.”

Windsor joined the cast of the East London set soap in 1994 but announced her intention to step down from her role as Peggy Mitchell on Wednesday much to the shock of fans. She will leave the show next year.

“She was more like a sister than a colleague. It will be strange walking into the Queen Vic and not seeing her beaming smile behind the bar.” Brown added.

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One.