This winter, a very special episode will be broadcast in which Dot's loved ones gather to bid farewell during her funeral. Despite the fact that the character is now living in Ireland, Dot's funeral will be held in Walford, the town she always considered her own. Dot is one of the Squares' most beloved characters, and her loved ones will make sure she receives the send-off she so deserves.
June Brown, OBE, MBE passed away in April 2022. June played the iconic Dot Branning since 1985 and through her portrayal of Dot, she created one of the most loved and notable characters on television.
Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer, says: "Everyone at EastEnders was truly heartbroken when June passed away earlier this year and, for quite a while, no-one could even think about saying goodbye to Dot; an iconic character who will go down in television history and be cherished forever. June was always adamant that she never wanted Dot's time to end while she was still with us, but she also knew that EastEnders would rightly say their farewells to Dot when the time was right. Sadly that time has come and we are determined to give the audience, who treasured Dot for so many years, the fitting tribute that she so deeply deserves. So whilst it will be a very, very sad day in Walford, we will be giving Dot the send-off that she and June would want and rightly deserve."
The episode will air towards the end of this year.