Earlier at this time it was introduced EastEnders legend June Brown has died aged 95.
June famously performed chain-smoking knicker-washer Dot Cotton on the BBC cleaning soap for a powerful 35 years, changing into a nationwide treasure within the course of.
Since the information of June’s tragic passing was introduced, lots of her buddies and former co-stars have paid tribute to the enduring actress – together with Denise Van Outen.
Denise, who performed Karin Smart within the BBC cleaning soap, paid a tribute throughout her look on Steph’s Packed Lunch.
“There’s a bit of sad, breaking news that has just been announced,” Steph McGovern started.
“June Brown. the actress who played Dot Cotton on EastEnders has died at the age of 95.”
As Steph learn out an announcement from the BBC about June’s loss of life, she stated to Denise: “You worked with June, didn’t you?”
Denise replied: “Yeah, I labored along with her a few instances in theatre tasks.
“Honestly, she was the nicest lady and so professional and so incredibly talented as well.
“Because she performed Dot Cotton for thus a few years, folks truly thought she was that character.
“But she could play any character, she was fantastic, a brilliant actress and so nice.”
Recalling the recommendation June gave to her throughout her stint on EastEnders, the West End star continued: “She said to me because I always try to take away some advice from an actress I really respect.
“She stated, ‘The major factor is at all times to know your traces, if you do not know your traces, you at all times must be skilled’.
“I will always remember that, lovely lady, sadly missed.”
As a picture of June popped up on the display, Steph proceeded to pay her personal tribute to the actress.
The information of June’s loss of life was introduced by the official BBC EastEnders Twitter web page.
In a prolonged tribute to June, they wrote: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved June Brown, OBE, MBE sadly passed away last night.”
The assertion continued: “There are not enough words to describe how much June was loved and adored by everyone at EastEnders, her loving warmth, wit and great humour will never be forgotten.”
“June created one of the most iconic characters in Dot Cotton,” the tribute continued. “Not just in soap but in British television, and having appeared in 2884 episodes, June’s remarkable performances created some of EastEnders finest moments.
“We send all our love and deepest sympathies to June’s family and friends.
“A very bright light has gone out at EastEnders today – we shall all be raising a sweet sherry in June’s memory. Rest in peace, our dearest June. You will never be forgotten.”
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4.
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