In celebration of June Brown’s 90th birthday, EastEnders viewers were offered some light relief in the form of a beautifully uneventful Dot storyline.
The soap stalwart has been a long-standing resident of Albert Square and the writers of the programme marked her milestone birthday tonight by featuring her in plenty of scenes.
Dot had been taking care of three small kids while Jack got back on his feet after Ronnie’s death, which viewers felt was unfair.
There was also the small matter of her taking in what seemed like the whole of Walford’s washing, despite having left the launderette, and being paid in Belgian buns.
But the real drama was still to come when Dot’s cat Dave went missing – only to be found mere minutes later, right outside of her house. Phew.
Some lovely scenes with Dot and Dave the cat. June Brown is amazing for 90. #eastenders— Ita Bloyce (@Ita99) February 16, 2017
Dot with her cat on Eastenders is the best 😻— Georgiee (@Georgia_Barratt) February 16, 2017
#eastenders At least the scriptwriters got it right with dot and the cat back together 👍— nat (@cindydog123) February 16, 2017
Everyone had happy birthday wishes to pass on to June.
Can't believe June Brown is 90 today! I can't imagine EastEnders without Dot. Absolute legend.— Greg Lee (@greglee91) February 16, 2017
Dot is like the nation's grandma, and June Brown is a national treasure. Happy 90th birthday to her. #EastEnders— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) February 16, 2017
Dot for me makes eastenders💕 love the woman— SophieMcinnes🐬🍉 (@jb11drew) February 16, 2017
What a woman – have fun celebrating, June.