EastEnders' Peggy to make ghostly return

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Peggy and Phil Mitchell

Peggy and Phil Mitchell

EastEnders' Peggy Mitchell is to return to Albert Square as a ghost, should Dame Barbara Windsor get her way.

Dame Barbara Windsor is to enter talks with 'EastEnders' bosses about Peggy Mitchell returning as a ghost.

The 79-year-old star's character took her own life in May to end her battle with breast cancer in heartbreaking scenes, but the actress is keen to reprise her role in the soap and is planning to approach producers to work out a way of making her comeback a reality.

She said: "I would love Peggy to come back on as a ghost -- I'd definitely be up for it.

"I'd love that as I'd have been able to have had a rest for a little bit.

"I'm going to have to talk to the producers so they can find a way of doing that. I'm still in touch with them all so it would be easy."

The ghost of Pat Butcher - played by Pam St. Clement - was with Peggy for her emotional final scenes.

Shortly beforehand, Peggy made her peace with Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner), who killed her husband Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb) in 2009, and Barbara sees a bright future for Lacey on the soap.

She said: "She's one that is going to go all the way and become a new 'EastEnders' legend."

Barbara is also keen to return to the set so she can help out the younger members of the cast.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "I want to go back to help those young actors -- sometimes they need someone to really show them what to do.

"In my day we were taught about respect and how to behave."

Peggy would've been proud of her sons Grant and Phil Mitchell (Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden) in last night's (06.09.16) episode as they shared a rare emotional moment as Phil lay in hospital.

Moments earlier, the returning Grant was back at his action-packed best by saving Phil's son Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) from a group of murderers.

Phil returned the favour by telling Grant that Mark Fowler Jr. (Ned Porteous) is his son in a dramatic climax to the episode.

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