No more “I Love yous”, no more “Gerrout of my pub”. Peggy Mitchell, Landlord of the fictional Queen Victoria pub in Eastenders left the show last night in an emotional episode.
Peggy is seen talking to her deceased friend, Pat (who had really gone to town with her earrings for the finale) before taking her own life.
The 78 year old had recently found out she had cancer. She tells Pat: “I’m being eaten alive, and it hurts”
“I’ll go out as I have lived; straight back, head high, like a queen”
Before the end of the episode, we see an empty bottle of pills, a glass and a note to her beloved son Phil.
You’ll always be a queen to us, Barbara Windsor!
Here’s some of her classic moments: