Barbara Windsor is coming back to Eastenders as Peggy Mitchell!

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Barbara Windsor will be returning to Eastenders later this year it has been confirmed by BBC bosses.

The legendary Carry On actress left the soap in 2010 after revealing that she wanted to spend more quality time with her husband and family, however she will make a brief return to the popular soap in just a few month’s time.

Of course, only a family emergency could bring Peggy swooping back in and it’s been revealed that Mitchell returns to help her son Phil when she finds out he’s in trouble.

She told The Mirror: “It’s no secret how much I have always loved EastEnders and Peggy Mitchell, and by the number of times I’m constantly stopped by the great British public and asked either ‘when are you coming back’ or please say ‘get out of my pub’, it seems they have too. It may only be a short visit, but it’s a family matter and as Peggy always said ‘It’s all about family’.

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Executive Producer, Lorraine Newman, added: “We’re delighted to announce Barbara’s return for a very special episode. Peggy’s surprise visit is a wonderful treat for our fans, as well as the cast and crew here on EastEnders. It’s great to welcome her home.”

An insider said: “The ­Mitchells are going to be on a roller coaster the next few months. It’s a good job Peggy’s on hand to sort them all out.”

“It’s a family matter and as Peggy always says, ‘It’s all about family’.”

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There more drama for the ­Mitchell family when Samantha Womack also returns to Albert Square as Ronnie, causing trouble and heartbreak for her ex husband Jack Branning. Her sister Roxy will also start planning her wedding to Alfie Moon, as his ex Kat watches on in devastation!

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