Bye bye Queen Vic – Barbara Windsor quits 'Enders'

Wednesday October 28, 2009

She's almost as iconic as the Queen Vic pub, but Barbara Windsor is to bow out of EastEnders next year.

The 72-year-old Albert Square matriarch has been playing her character Peggy Mitchell since 1994.

Barbara said would "be so sad to leave Peggy behind" but it was time to spend more time at home with 47-year-old husband Scott Mitchell.

"I'm looking forward to the future and I suppose when all's said and done, I should spend a bit more time with my old man, as he's not getting any younger."

High points on the soap for the actress included showing the Queen around the set and acting opposite London mayor Boris Johnson.

Photo: © BBC

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