She's far from giggly in her role as grumpy Dot Cotton in EastEnders. But June Brown was all smiles at the University of East London this week.
The actress, a resident of Albert Square since 1985, was awarded an honorary Master of Arts certificate.
And although she looked the part, the soap star seemed to be having a few difficulties with the sleeves of her royal blue gown.
Sharing the ceremony with June and also being awarded a degree was British West End actor Kwame Kwei-Armah, and poet Onyine Oyedele.
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