June Brown's 300k EastEnders deal

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June Brown as Dot Branning

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June Brown has signed a new contract with 'EastEnders', which will keep her in the soap until she is 90.

June Brown has signed a new £300,000 deal with 'EastEnders'.

The 88-year-old actress' lucrative contract will keep her on the show - in which she plays Dot Branning - until she's 90 and reportedly makes her the second highest-paid 'EastEnders' star, after Steve McFadden.

A source told The Sun: "This is great news for June, great news for the bosses and great news for 'EastEnders' fans. Both the top brass and obviously June herself are aware that she is not getting any younger but she is still very agile for her age and simply wants to go on as long as possible.

"The bosses are delighted she has no intention of giving up work just yet. She loves playing Dot and the fans love her playing Dot. 'EastEnders' would not be the same without June or Dot.

"Though her current deal doesn't run out until March the bosses like to get people they want to keep tied up earlier than that so they have time to negotiate new deals."

June has played the chain-smoking laundrette worker since 1985 and previously revealed she wants to be involved in more storylines as it helps to keep her mind active.

She said: "I potter in and out and do a scene now and again.

"It's been very hard not to open my big mouth. I would like to do more, my mind needs occupying all the time. If it isn't, it goes all over the place."

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