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Monday, February 22, 1999 Published at 12:55 GMT


Frank and Peggy tie the knot

EastEnders fans will have to wait until April to see the wedding

Frank and Peggy are getting married - the EastEnders' characters will tie the knot surrounded by friends and family in an episode to be broadcast in April.

[ image: The wedding is unlikely to be the happiest day of Peggy's (Barbara Windsor) life]
The wedding is unlikely to be the happiest day of Peggy's (Barbara Windsor) life
The soap wedding was filmed in Harrow, London, at the weekend. While few details of the plot are known, these pictures of the day have been released.

However, it appears unlikely the long-suffering couple will get to live happily ever after.

Insiders from the show's production team warn that the wedding will probably be interrupted before the couple get to say 'I do'.

This is becoming a regular feature of the programme: a previous wedding, that of Terry and Eileen, was brought to an abrupt halt when Terry's wife arrived on the scene to reveal he was still married.

[ image: The Mitchell clan plus their new step-brother Ricky]
The Mitchell clan plus their new step-brother Ricky
The reception is due to take place back at the soap's pub, The Queen Vic.

"It is one of the best weddings Walford has ever seen but it is not problem free," said a BBC spokesperson.

"There are a lot of people who do not want to see Frank and Peggy married - Grant being one of them - and it remains to be seen whether they will get through the day without a major upset.

"And as if the wedding is not gripping enough, there are certainly shocking revelations back at the Vic."

Other changes are taking place in Walford too - a new character is set to join the soap set in London's East End.

Romla Walker, 28, daughter of the former Brent Walker tycoon George Walker, will join the cast as the sister of Saskia Duncan, a character murdered on Valentine's Day.

It is Walker's first major break in TV and although she is not a main character, she has signed up to be with the show for about a year.

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