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15th Jan 2016

Twitter reacts as EastEnders brings back one of its best-loved characters

Tom Victor

Over the years, EastEnders became well-known for characters returning after lengthy absences.

The likes of Martin Fowler, Ben Mitchell and Kathy Beale all spent several years off screen before coming back to the soap, but Peggy Mitchell is one of few to make multiple returns.

The iconic character, played by Barbara Windsor, shocked many viewers with her comeback.

There was celebration.

Followed by a stunned reaction to a big announcement.

In fact, there was so much chat that Twitter went down. It was probably just a coincidence, but we can’t be sure.