‘Enders Dot’s Days Numbered

July 30, 2009 by  
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Eastenders legend June Brown has expressed concern that Beeb bosses may drop her Dot Cotton character to save money.

She told The Sun that they would turn her character into a hate figure before killing her off, after 24 years on the Square.

She said: “The public always equate the character to the actor – and then everyone says, ‘Oh I don’t like him at all – I’ll be glad to when he’s gone’. They ease it in. You’re in the hands of the Gods”.

Brown is one of the highest paid stars on Eastenders, taking £370,000 a year for playing Dot. But this is paid pro rata, and depends on how many episodes she appears in.

The 82-year-old is currently on a break from the soap, appearing nude in West End play Calendar Girls. Props to June.