Actress June Brown thinks she will die “fairly soon” – so she will not give up drinking Guinness or puffing on cigarettes.
The 92-year-old EastEnders star – who has played soap legend Dot Cotton since the show’s debut in 1985 – doesn’t see the point of counting the number of cigs she has a day, and still insists on chowing down on dark chocolate, despite being allergic to the sweet treat.
She said: “I’m going to die of something fairly soon, so why not enjoy myself … [I] love red wine and also dark chocolate, even though I’m allergic to it and it makes me sneeze.
“And the Guinness helps me keep a bit of weight on. So I don’t need to be careful about what I eat or drink. What’s the point of counting how many cigarettes I smoke a day? I’ve been on them for over 70 years.”
Despite her seven-decade cigarette habit, June did attempt to move onto electronic cigs, but they were too “heavy”.
She said: “I did try one of those new electronic cigarettes, but it was so heavy it kept falling out of my mouth – so that went in the bin.”
June isn’t a massive fan of modern technology, but knows her way around a TV and regularly tunes into ITV’s Loose Women as well as News At Ten to catch up on her current affairs.
She added to Radio Times magazine: “I watch News At Ten and Loose Women and that gives me all I need to know.”
Earlier this month, June admitted she struggles to “go out socially” because of her “very poor” eyesight.
She said: “I’ve got very poor sight. I’ve got extra lenses inside my eyes to try and help me read better.
“They help with my peripheral vision, but I’ve got no central vision at all. I haven’t driven for years and I can’t really go out socially due to my eyesight.”
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