EastEnders original cast member Doctor Harold Legg is coming back to Walford – aged 92!
The hugely popular character will be seen returning to Albert Square in the autumn, when Leonard Fenton reprises his role as the iconic medic.
Long-time viewers of the BBC soap will remember that Dr Legg appeared in the very first episode of EastEnders over 30 years ago, serving as Walford’s local GP until 1997.
His very first scene was delivering the news to Pauline and Arthur Fowler that they were expecting a third child (Martin).
The kind-hearted doc’s best patient was Dot Cotton, with her notorious hypochondria, her endless ailments, questions and woes…
The pair struck up a very close bond over the years, so it’s no surprise that Dr Legg will be returning for scenes involving Dot – who hasn’t been seen on the Square for some time.
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On his return, Leonard said: “I am very happy to be back at EastEnders and am looking forward to working with June and the rest of the cast and crew again.”
John Yorke, Executive Consultant added: “It’s a huge honour to have Leonard back in the show and to see him and June working together again for an exciting and emotional story.”
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On working with Leonard again, June Brown MBE – who plays beloved Dot – said: “It’s been 11 years since Dot last visited her favourite doctor, Doctor Legg, and it’s an utter delight to be working with Leonard Fenton again in 2018.”
EastEnders bigwigs have told us that Leonard has already returned to filming and will be on screen this autumn.
After leaving Walford 21 years ago, Dr Legg returned for Ethel Skinner’s funeral in 2000, and Mark Fowler’s in 2004.
He briefly returned to Walford back in 2007 when Dot turned to her old confidante after finding an abandoned baby boy on the doorsteps of the local church.
While the exact storyline is currently being kept under wraps, fans are already speculating about his return, with one tweeting: “As comebacks go, this one is huge.”
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