Peggy never returning to EastEnders
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 September 2010
'EastEnders' actress Barbara Windsor has confirmed she will ''never'' be returning to the BBC One soap, despite her pleasing with the show's producers not to kill off her character
'EastEnders' star Barbara Windsor has confirmed she will "never" return to the BBC One soap.
The legendary actress - who played the Queen Vic's loudmouth landlady Peggy Mitchell for 16 years - admitted it was "selfish" of her to refuse to allow her character to be killed off, but she liked to think of Peggy moving on after the pub burnt down.
She said: "It was a bit selfish of me but I didn't want to be killed off. I am never going to go back but I like to think that she's still out there somewhere.
The 73-year-old star - who shot to fame starring in 'Carry On' films in the '60s - explained while she misses the camaraderie on the soap, she made the decision to leave when her husband Scott Mitchell told her it was taking over her life.
Speaking on ITV1's 'Piers Morgan's Life Stories', she added: "It was so hard, we were all great friends. I love that show, and I miss the camaraderie. Scott said I wasn't switching off. I was Peggy 24 hours a day. It was taking over my life."