EastEnders legend makes dramatic return to save Dot Branning’s life

EastEnders legend Dr Harold Legg has returned to save Dot Branning’s life.

Soap fans feared poor Dot was destined for the grave after confessing to Jack she was DYING.

However, the pensioner looks set to be saved by her old friend, who appeared in the very first episode of the BBC1 soap 33 years ago.

Doting grandson Jack arranged for his step nan to have an appointment with a private GP.

After some initial reluctance Dot agreed to visit the mystery doctor, so got a massive shock when it turned out to be Dr Legg.



Hesitant Dot walked nervously up to the door of a house and rang the bell.

After trying three times, with no response, Dot turned around to leave without getting her check-up.

Just at that moment, the door was answered by lovable Dr Legg, who said: "Hello Dot."

"Dr Legg," replied delighted Dot, while the doctor let out a little laugh.


The return of the old doc, who was Walford’s resident GP until his exit in 1997, could not have come at a better time.

Dot’s saviour should get her back in fighting fit shape after fears she would die.

Dr Legg is in very good shape himself considering he is now a staggering 98-years-old.

original cast member Leonard Fenton, who is only slightly younger than his character at 92, has returned for the first time since June 2007 when he came back to help Dot with a baby.


Ecstatic EastEnders viewers took to Twitter after Dr Legg’s comeback aired.

One viewer said: "So happy to see Dr Legg back on #eastenders what a chap"

"Hello Dr Legg you’re still alive welcome back it must be over 30 years since we last saw you," added another.

A third agreed: "Love that the legendary Dr Legg is back! Can’t wait for all his scenes with Dot!"

*EastEnders continues on Tuesday on BBC One at 8.00pm

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