EastEnders paid a special tribute to June Brown during last night's episode of the British soap.
Yesterday marked 37 years since EastEnders fans were introduced to June Brown's character Dot Cotton on 4 July 1985. The show paid a special tribute in her honour.
The show recreated Brown's first ever scene on the soap, which saw Sonia Fowler played by June's close friend Natalie Cassidy read almost the exact same script lines that June read out during her first ever scene on Albert Square.
Sonia also wore a coat which was similar to that worn by Dot Cotton in that scene, where she walked into a cafe and asked Kathy Beale, "Give us a tea Kath, and a glass of water so I can take a paracetamol".
This was similar to Dot's opening line, which read "Give us a tea Lofty, and a glass of water so I can take a paracetamol".
Fans were quick to notice this moment, with one writing "This is really sweet! I love June Brown and Dorothy Cotton! Both legends. She will be missed".
Another added, "Lovely tribute to Dot’s first ever scene in tonight’s first episode".
June Brown passed away two months ago aged 95, with another fan paying trbute to her, writing that she was "gone but not forgotten".
Today marks 37 years since June Brown’s first appearance as Dot Cotton in #EastEnders. We caught up with @Nat_Cassidy on set to find out how this special anniversary was celebrated on screen. pic.twitter.com/4BkTPUTtXS— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) July 4, 2022