Patsy Kensit is set to make an emotional return to EastEnders to say goodbye to on-screen daughter Lola Pearce.
Lola, played by Danielle Harold, died of most cancers last month as part of a heartbreaking plot in the BBC cleaning soap opera.
In emotional scenes to be shown next week, the people of Albert Square will gather to say goodbye to Lexi’s beloved mum and wife of Jay Brown.
Patsy made her debut in the BBC One cleaning soap opera as Emma Harding, Lola’s estranged mum, but finally left in March when her daughter’s terminal prognosis became too much for her to bear.
EastEnders character she’s banished by each Lola and companion Jay, performed by Jamie Borthwick, yet she’s inspired in new scenes to return to pay her last respects.
Sad: Patty Kensit is set to make an emotional return to EastEnders to say goodbye to her late daughter Lola Pearce.
Pictures released by EastEnders show Patty’s character nervous as she arrives at the church.
She carries a huge bunch of flowers and nervously appears earlier than Emma Barton’s Honey in the crowd.
Honey then urges him to arrange a cremation service for her estranged daughter, but the grieving mom’s feelings run high and he or she panics.
It remains to be seen if she will be able to gather her emotions to say goodbye to the remaining goodbyes.
Last month, viewers said goodbye to Lola Pearce as the beloved character was tragically passed on after a battle with most cancers.
In June 2022, it was revealed that Danielle could be leaving EastEnders as her character could be written out in the tragic storyline.
At the time, the supplier claimed Danielle was left ‘in pieces’ with the information, leaving her with no choice but to return because of the tragic ending.
A TV insider told The Sun about the timing: “She didn’t expect the blow because her character is very popular with the audience. She will be removed from registration and has no chance to return.
Tragic: Lola, played by Danielle Harold, died of cancer last month as part of a heartbreaking storyline in the BBC soap.
Devastating: Pictures released by EastEnders show Patty’s character nervous as she arrives at church
Drama: Patsy made her BBC One soap opera debut as Emma Harding, Lola’s estranged mother, but eventually left in March when her daughter’s terminal prognosis became too much for her.
Since then, Danielle has openly shared her anger at leaving her character after almost 14 years.
On leaving the role, Danielle said: “(It’s been) almost 14 years, she becomes a little part of you. I’m going to be so sad to say goodbye to her.
She added: “It was very important to keep to yourself – that’s what I heard from the girls (when researching), it can be portrayed very harshly, but not always.
EastEnders executive producer Chris Clanshaw also recently revealed why they chose Lola for the soap’s tragic cancer storyline.
According to Chris, the character had to be “loved” to achieve current bosses’ aim of raising awareness of the disease.
At the press screening for Lola’s latest episode, he mentioned mentioned the great thought that was in their determination.
He revealed: “The end of one of our biggest storylines of the last year and almost everyone on the show is extremely proud of the story. It’s also an extremely sad time for us as we say goodbye to the incredible Danielle Harold.
He continued: “When we first came up with the idea of telling the story, we debated for a long time and it was certainly not a decision we took lightly.
“The story was so powerful and we know from previous stories like this that when EastEnders tackles an issue or raises awareness of it the impact can be huge and we all felt this was one of those stories that needed to be told .
“With the support of Brain Tumor Research and Macmillan Cancer Support, whose help and support has been invaluable to us and to all the families and especially those who are really going through Lola’s, our awareness of this issue grew and we knew exactly how important this a problem. that we told this story.
Sad: It was revealed in June 2022 that Danielle will be leaving EastEnders as her character is written into the tragic storyline
“And I can tell you that Danielle poured her heart and soul from the beginning, not only into the execution, but also into the detailed research.”
He added: “I find it incredibly difficult. None of us want to say goodbye to the character and none of us want to say goodbye to Danielle, but I think that’s exactly the character Danielle created.
“She is so loved and a story like this can only be told with a character who is so loved. We all know how talented Daniela is. But from the beginning of this plot, she surprised everyone.