‘Enders Dot’s Days Numbered
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.