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Life could be very busy for the EastEnders icon! (Photos: REX/ITV/BBC) Anita Dobson, who performed...
Anita Dobson as Angie Watts in EastEnders
Life could be very busy for the EastEnders icon! (Photos: REX/ITV/BBC)

Anita Dobson, who performed iconic character Angie Watts in EastEnders from 1985 to 1988, has revealed that she doesn’t watch the present any extra.

That is no reflection on the standard of the present – it’s merely that, at 73, Anita is ‘too busy.’ She advised the Daily Star, ‘I haven’t seen EastEnders for fairly a very long time. I don’t watch TV a lot. I don’t have time – I’m too busy.’

Anita’s character Angie Watts was married to Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) and the couple have been adoptive dad and mom of Sharon (Letitia Dean). Den and Angie’s famously tempestuous marriage reached a climax within the Christmas Day 1986 episode when Den served Angie divorce papers as a Christmas current, after alcoholic Angie had tried to maintain Den from straying by pretending to be terminally sick. Greater than 30 million viewers tuned in for the episode.

Anita left Walford in 1988, and in 2002 her character was killed off from alcohol-related sicknesses whereas residing in America.

Whereas Anita could not have time to observe the present any extra, on account of her different work on stage and display screen, she nonetheless retains up with previous EastEnders pals.

Final month she offered Letitia Dean with her Outstanding Achievement Awards at the British Soap Awards. Earlier than presenting the award, Anita mentioned, ‘The recipient of this award, I’ve recognized for a really very long time.

Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Kieron McCarron/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (12982440af) Letitia Dean of Eastenders, arrives on stage to accept the Outstanding Achievement Award from Anita Dobson British Soap Awards, Inside, Hackney Empire, London, UK - 11 Jun 2022
Letitia gained the award for her portrayal of Sharon Watts (Image: REX)

‘I first met her when she was 16 years previous! She’s been in over 2,000 episodes, she’s had 237 duff duffs, she’s additionally been landlady of the Queen Vic – 6 instances! Superb storylines, and the revelation of her affair with Phil Mitchell – which introduced in 23.5 million viewers! Not dangerous hey? She’s quirky, humorous, proficient, wonderful, glamorous, an icon.’

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Anita is most definitely an icon herself and after the identical awards ceremony she proved she’s each bit as feisty because the character she used to play. Pushing again on feedback that the gown she wore for the ceremony was too brief for a lady of her years, Anita mentioned, ‘My legs are nonetheless right here. I don’t actually take heed to what the critics say — it’s a must to be sturdy sufficient to put on what fits you.

‘In case you really feel joyful and comfy, that’s it. There’s all the time going to be somebody that loves you and somebody that knocks you for it.’

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