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Barbara Windsor rules out EastEnders return

1 of 1 Barbara Windsor has no intention of returning to EastEnders
Barbara Windsor has no intention of returning to EastEnders

Former EastEnders star Barbara Windsor has ruled out any imminent return to the BBC One soap opera.

The 76-year-old actress, who played the matriarchal Peggy Mitchell on-and-off since 1994, briefly returned to the role last year for a special episode.

But despite previously admitting that she was tempted to make a more permanent return to the soap, Windsor is now insisting that she is happy with her post-EastEnders’ life.

Speaking to UK tabloid The Sun, she said: “At the moment I am very happy. I do Radio 2 which is great, I am doing a one-off about the film studios at Elstree and I quite like that.

“I can be Barbara, just talking about the films. I quite like being me. I don't want to start learning lines again. I am 76 and I think that's it. I had no life with [husband] Scott when I was doing EastEnders.”

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