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EastEnders fans celebrate return of Dot Cotton

Viewers were delighted to see the character, played by June Brown, back on their screens.

EastEnders fans have celebrated the return of Dot Cotton after a three-month absence from the soap.

Viewers were delighted to see the character, played by June Brown, back on their screens as the pensioner struck up a friendship with Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley).

The soap stalwart left Albert Square in October for a break by the coast.

Fans celebrated her return on Twitter, with one saying: “Dot back in the launderette is reassuringly familiar.”

Another wrote: “My mum told me I would have a ‘woohoo,’ moment when I seen who was back and she wasn’t wrong! Dot is back!”, as another said: “Best thing to happen in #EastEnders is my main girl Dot coming back!!”

Others revelled in Dot’s new friendship with Karen, with one fan saying: “I love it when Dot strikes up one of those unlikely friendships. They’re the best!”

Another said: “There’s going to be a great friendship between Karen and Dot and I’m loving it already!!”

EastEnders continues on BBC One on Thursday at 7.30pm.

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