June Brown signs new deal to continue playing Dot Cotton

Dot Cotton will be staying around on EastEnders for the foreseeable future.


June Brown, who plays the legendary soap character, has signed a new contract with the BBC.

It’ll see June, who turns 92 next year, play Dot until at least 2019.

“BBC bosses know that June has a huge fanbase and she’s a big draw for older viewers,” a source said today. “She’s a real character and the rest of the cast and crew love her too.”

The insider added to The Sun newspaper: “They want her to be on the show as long as she feels comfortable acting so are delighted that she’s agreed to renew her contract.

“June finds working regularly keeps her feeling young at heart and enjoys the job immensely.”

June said: “I’m delighted that EastEnders have allowed me to keep playing Dot whilst also accommodating me to take on other work opportunities.”

Dot Cotton first made her appearance in EastEnders in 1985 and has since gone on to appear in hundreds of episodes of the BBC One soap.


Last year it was reported that June was being paid £300,000 a year to play the role.

She appeared in a special documentary in 2017 after celebrating her 90th birthday. June Brown At 90 – A Walford Legend aired on BBC One in February.

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