Commercial Break: Peggy's gone but Bingo Babs is here!
If you’re an Eastenders fan, you’ll be mourning the disappearance from Albert Square of Peggy Mitchell, the peroxide goblin of Albert Square, who like so many others in that weird little part of London, walked off into the sunset without so much as a suitcase of clean pants last week.
Her pub had burned down, her son had turned into TV’s most spectacular crack addict of all time, and, oh yes, her pub had burned down, torched by her son, TV’s most spectacular crack addict of all time. Or so we gleaned.
But do not mourn no longer. She has not gone. Within an hour of Peggy Mitchell leaving Eastenders, Barbara Windsor was BACK ON OUR SCREENS, as the Bingo Queen for Jackpot Joy.
It’s a radical departure for the veteran star – all it needs is for her bra to fly off, Carry On-style. Um, perhaps not.