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Boris makes EastEnders appearance

Mayor of London
Boris Johnson said it was an honour to step inside the Queen Vic

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is to make a guest appearance on the BBC soap EastEnders later this year.

He will appear in a scene set in the show's Queen Vic pub where he has an argument with landlady Peggy Mitchell, who is played by Barbara Windsor.

The scene will be in an episode showing Peggy, who recently became involved in local politics, enduring a frustrating time trying to track him down.

The scene with Mr Johnson was filmed last Friday and will air this autumn.

Mr Johnson said: "It was, of course, a tremendous honour to step inside that most venerable of London landmarks, the Queen Vic, and share a scene with another of the capital's icons, the fabulous Barbara Windsor."

EastEnders executive producer Diederick Santer said: "EastEnders does its best to reflect contemporary London, and we hope that meeting the mayor will help us stay ahead with the latest London stories, policies and developments.

"We couldn't let the visit pass without the mayor entering London's most famous pub, the Queen Vic, and meeting its formidable and politically-active landlady Peggy Mitchell."

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