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Barbara Windsor hopeful of EastEnders return

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Barbara Windsor hopeful of EastEnders return

Barbara Windsor wants to return to 'EastEnders'.

The 78-year-old star - who has played Peggy Mitchell on and off for the last two decades - would love to see her character reunited with her "boys".

She said: "I did hear the rumour about Ross [Kemp] going back but who knows. It would obviously be a great storyline to have Peggy reunited with her boys. Never say never. It could happen."

The soap star also praised returning actress Gillian Taylforth, who stars as Kathy Beale in the BBC One show.

She is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "Gillian is the best. She doesn't look any different from when she left. I think it's great for her and great for the show. She is a true 'EastEnders' star."

Meanwhile, Barbara recently blasted some of the younger stars of the soap for being late or playing on their phones too much.

She said: "I like things to be right. It's common knowledge I fell out with Jessie [Wallace] because she was late sometimes. But everybody was late or talking on their mobiles.

"I don't like that but it's a generational thing. It's difficult. If they are not taught it, then it's not there. A lot of young stars haven't had to work their way up. June Brown, who plays Dot Cotton, says I should provide a masterclass for those starting out."