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Wednesday 11th December 2019

EastEnders SPOILERS: Louise is having a girl called Peggy!

Paying tribute to soap baby's legendary great-great grandmother

Louise Mitchell is going to have a girl named Peggy in EastEnders, it has been reported.

Soap bosses have decided to pay tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor's character Peggy Mitchell by naming her great-granddaughter after her.

Actress Barbara has retired after developing Alzheimer's Disease, but her husband Scott has told how her face lit up when he told her about baby Peggy.

He told The Sun: "She thought what a lovely thing it is Peggy Mitchell will live on in a family member. What a lovely tribute.

Louise and Sharon are both expecting Keanu's babies (Credit: BBC)

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"It made her quite emotional and I have been reminding her each time we watch the show every night.

"Each time her whole face lights up."

What a lovely tribute.

Barbara last played Peggy in 2016 after telling then-boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins that she wanted to say a final goodbye to the legendary character.

In the show Peggy was facing a slow death by cancer but decided to take her own life to end her suffering.

The baby will follow in the footsteps of her legendary great grandmother (Credit: BBC)

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It brought to an end one of the most dramatic characters in soap history and her new namesake is also starting as she means to go on.

Teen Louise is pregnant with boyfriend Keanu Taylor's baby, unaware that he is also the father of her step-mum Sharon's baby.

Sharon has gone to extreme lengths to hide the secret, but it's all set to explode at Christmas.

- EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One

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