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EastEnders fans emotional as soap airs tribute to Dot Cotton on special anniversary
EastEnders fans were left emotional after the BBC One soap aired a sweet nod to Dot Cotton during the latest episode.Dot was one of the best-loved characters to ever hit Albert Square, with actress June Brown passing away two months ago at the age of 95.Monday's episode (July 4) marked 37 years to the date that June first popped up on our screens as the iconic Dot.READ MORE: EastEnders fans all say same thing as Suki and Eve kiss after weeks of sexual tensionWith that in mind, the soap paid a special tribute to her involving Sonia Fowler, played by Natalie Cassidy.Sonia said almost the exact script lines June read in her first soap scene back in 1985, in the very same location - the café.On top of that, but Sonia was also wearing a coat similar to that worn by Dot in the moment that aired over three decades ago.Sonia walked into the café she made a request to Kathy Beale, saying: "Give us a tea Kath, and a glass of water so I can take a paracetamol."This was almost identical to Dot's opening line as she too walked into the café on this very day 37 years ago.Served by Lofty, she said: "Give us a tea Lofty, and a glass of water so I can take a paracetamol."Viewers were quick to pick up on the nod to the character and June, and took to Twitter to praise the moment.One viewer said: "Lovely tribute to Dot’s first ever scene in tonight’s first episode."Another commented: "This is really sweet! I love June Brown and Dorothy Cotton! Both legends. She will be missed."While a third tweeted: "Love the shout out to Dot with Sonia’s line.
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Inside Hollyoaks Saul star's rival soap role as EastEnders Stacey Slater's lover
Hollyoaks but eagle-eyed fans may remember him from his role in BBC soap EastEnders.Chris burst onto our screens as an undercover cop as part of Operation Bluebird last year and thrilled Hollyoaks fans with his efforts to discover who kidnapped his missing friend, Lisa Loveday.After becoming a roommate of Ripley Lennox and landlady Grace Black, Saul, who posed under the name Nate Denby, set up his cover by opening a clothing stall in Cunningham's Grande Bazaar and also began a relationship with Grace.But prior to his dramatic role in Hollyoaks, Chris made his first soap appearance back in 2019 playing Stacey Slater’s beau, Jerome.Fans may remember Stacey departing Walford back in 2019 after hitting Phil Mitchell with a wrench in order to protect Martin Fowler.When Martin visited her in a hotel and informed her that their marriage was over, and that he’d slept with ex Sonia Fowler, Stacey was left fuming.Martin was left in shock when a man named Jerome popped by the Slater’s home to pick up a few items for Stacey.It was revealed that he and Stacey were in a relationship at the time, and Martin was seething, as he evidently knew that his beloved wife had moved on.Jerome revealed that he’d met Stacey on the school run, and that she couldn’t face returning to Albert Square at that particular moment in time.The pair later split after a short tryst, with Stacey deciding not to enter a relationship before going into lockdown.Actor Chris departed the soap after just one episode before taking on his current role in Hollyoaks.Fans have recently watched his character Saul reveal his undercover investigations to beau Grace and eventually discovered that Toby was the one who killed Lisa, after her body turned up in Croxford
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