June, who has played Dot Cotton for 17 years, is currently taking some time off from the show but recently revealed that she may look at embarking on other projects, the star said “ My contract ended and I want to do something else. As an actress you don’t want to always plod away at the same thing. I don’t know how long I will be out. In fact I have no idea if I will go back — no one is indispensable.” A BBC spokesman hit back at the stars claims saying, ““June is on a break but will be back.”
Viewers will see Dot’s last scenes this week as she leaves the square to visit relatives.
The BizzNiz recently reported that the long running soap is currently reportedly facing a ‘crisis’ with viewing figures continuing to fall and key members of the cast choosing to leave, could our much loved Eastenders be facing the chop?