EastEnders legend Leonard Fenton to return as Doctor Harold Legg

EastEnders has announced a legend is return to Walford this autumn.


Original cast member Leonard Fenton will be back, reprising his role as Doctor Harold Legg.

Appearing in the very first episode of EastEnders over thirty years ago, Doctor Legg served as Walford’s local GP until 1997. During his time in the Square, there was always one person who was a constant in Doctor Legg’s professional life – Dot.

The pair struck up a very close bond over the years with Doctor Legg entertaining Dot’s hypochondria, her endless ailments, questions and woes, reassuring her every time. Dot held the doctor in high regard and trusted his every piece of advice so will no doubt be thrilled to be back in contact.

On his return, Leonard Fenton said: “I am very happy to be back at EastEnders and am looking forward to working with June and the rest of the cast and crew again.”

John Yorke, EastEnders’ Executive Consultant added: “It’s a huge honour to have Leonard back in the show and to see him and June working together again for an exciting and emotional story.”

On working with Leonard again, June Brown MBE said: “It’s been eleven years since Dot last visited her favourite doctor, Doctor Legg, and it’s an utter delight to be working with Leonard Fenton again in 2018.”

Leonard has returned to filming and will be on screen this autumn.


After leaving Walford, Doctor Legg returned for Mark’s funeral and also Ethel Skinner’s and wreaths from the doctor were also present at further funerals showing that even absent from the Square, the residents are never far from his thoughts.

Doctor Legg also briefly returned to Walford back in 2007 when Dot required his help.

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