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EastEnders is a teatime televised opera, particularly popular with old people in retirement homes and the chronically depressed, and is often advertised with the slogan "For Those Who Can't Afford Sky". The show also has a popular theme tune but has its critics who think it sounds like a broken piano on crack. The show holds a lot of evil controversy, especially with people who stare at the screen waiting for someone to say 'bitch' or 'tosser' and have the Ofcom phone number on speed-dial.
Although it was released in the UK in the 1980s, plans for the show go as far back as World War Two. It was the idea to hypnotize everyone through a sad television programme, and today still the typically severity of depression induced through watching one episode equates to 200g of ketamine.
The Creation of Misery
1. In the beginning, God created EastEnders and Albert Square. And darkness fell upon the BBC One schedules.
2. And God said: "Let there be depression". And there was in abundance.
3. And God saw the depression and it was good. The BBC executives saw the ratings and they said depression is good, too.
4. And God called the depression EastEnders; he then created misery, which included rape, murder, binge drinking, market stalls and Phil Mitchell.
5. And God said: "Let there be a pub". And God saw the pub and named it "The Queen Victoria".
6. And God said: "Let the people who populate The Queen Vic be the dregs of society. They must never smile or laugh, he said. And they must endure situations that are true to life, despite never watching their televisions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.
7. And God called his people EastEnders. And God said to the EastEnders: "Thou shalt commit acts of incest, with Mother and Sister being of one, and Z-list actors and "comedians" in guest appearances".
8. And God said: "Bring forth a typical Christmas storyline in which death and misery and the occasional wife-beating must occur."
10. And God said: "Let there be a big storyline once every two annum". And God called the storyline "Who Shot Phil Mitchell?". And the people watching said "Who cares?"
11. And God said: "You are my EastEnders. Deal with it."
12. And God said that all of this sin and sadness could be miraculously cured with a nice cup of tea.
|Jane's brother. Raging homosexual. Once shagged her husband, hard, but all is forgiven. Laughs like a horse. Has a smile so freaky it would make the Joker wince. He seems obsessed with Jack Sparrow. Bloody pervert! But we love 'im. Syed loves 'im too and his bum.
|Man/weasel who runs a chippy, a café and a restaurant and for some reason thinks that made him a entrepreneurial businessman. The most wimpy, girly, feminine heterosexual you will ever see, and also an utter fucking cock. Has god knows how many kids, some of them try to kill him or his family, but the sod still loves them. If EastEnders was real, he'd have been stabbed to death long before now.
|Used to be fat, changed her name to Jane because she's no longer as fat as she used to be. Got shot in the stomach, had her minge amputated.
|Was just about the only interesting character on the show. That's probably why the Teddy Bears found her lying dead in the woods whilst having their picnic. She was also Daddy Beale's favourite child, proclaiming she was "the one" right in front of Peter's face. But of course she was, she worked in a chippy so that naturally made her the new young face of entrepreneurialism. Looked like she'd be a dirty bitch in bed. Lucy died when Bobby the demon child hit Lucy with her own music box. .
|So much like his wimpy father Ian it's uncanny. He aged by 5 years in a week! Dated the Ginger King's daughter. Has basically been in a car crash and been punched by a paedo.
|Terrifying demon child who resembles the boy from The Omen. Murdered his sister by chucking a jewellery box at her skull, went off to a private school, then bludgeoned his step-mum's head in with a hockey stick as soon as he came back to the Square.
|Is a little too close to her guinea pigs for comfort. Had a relationship with Ben Mitchell, where she faked being pregnant so Ben wouldn't go and bum rentboys.
|Ginger. Blushed a LOT. Took a nose-dive off the top of the Vic during his wedding reception back in 2010. Come on, you've done worse things on the booze. Got married to Stacey despite the fact that in real life, she wouldn't have even have been friends with him, let alone sleep with him and his ginger pubes. He was an active member of the campaign team for the political party known as The Ginger Alliance (with cousin Bianca and dad Max.) Was once called the Ginger Ninja, and always looked like he had passed wind when he answered the door.
|Religious chain-smoker who for some unknown reason has not yet succumbed to a fatal lung disease. Speaks in the same tone of voice constantly, and once spent an ENTIRE EPISODE TALKING TO A FUCKING TAPE RECORDER!!
|Murderer. Rapist. Drug addict. Dead. Plotted to kill his old 'Ma' with the help of "Dotty". One of the nicer people on the Square.
|Cockney demon child. See Bobby Beale.
|The secret love-child of Clive Owen and ROBOCOP! Has had sex with almost every woman in the Square, not to mention he impregnated all of the Mitchell women... including Peggy.
|Looked and sounded exactly like a frog. Walford's answer to The Krays as one but a fatter more threatening version. Was also a violent racist thug but since returning from prison, had apparently "changed his ways", despite the fact from bullying almost everyone on the Square since returning. Basically Johnny Allen all over again. Had a heart attack and promptly died.
|Had a stroke. Dot's other half. Dead.
|Alcoholic daughter of Max. Started stuffing socks down her bra aged 7, a living Bratz doll. Tony King saw the inner beauty of her... literally. Somehow was able to put herself into foster care.
|Ugliest womaniser ever? Very nearly became a polygamist. Strongly resembles cross-breed between a goldfish and a scotch egg. Max is de facto leader of The Ginger Triad of Evil, along with Paul Scholes and Mick Hucknall. Could have been spotted playing at Goodison Park and now at Craven Cottage. Yes, you guessed it, he must be Andy Johnson's double. Everyone in Walford hates him.
|Looks like a duck, and likes to shuffle her feet. Was Max's secret wife who re-appeared just a few days before his wedding with Tanya. Pretended to be pregnant so Max would stay with her.
|Looks like the blonde alien from "Mars Attacks". Left her millionaire husband to shack up with Max, who sells crap cars and has about as much charisma as a fungal infection. Used fake tan on her hair.
|Blonde, hot and incredibly dumb. Highly suggestible. Would probably have took her clothes off if she were offered some magic beans.
|Likes zips, and is the inventor of bread hoopla. She has the greatest pair of tits you will ever see! Her husband cheated on her with his son's girlfriend, so she fucked her husband's son's girlfriend's brother and her husband's brother, buried her husband alive, then got him out again... got back together again, split up within seconds. Knows a mysterious person called Adam.
|Frumpy, plastic-faced mother of Tanya and Ava with a face as if she has a permanently smacked arse. Was meant to be the new Peggy in Walford but instead tried having a relationship with Patrick, broke up, got locked in a shed together, got back together, then broke up, deciding to stay friends. See, traits like that really do run in families. She pretends to run the launderette so she can chain-smoke and steal men's underpants from the machines.
|Long lost sister of Tanya who was adopted out of the family as a baby. She was found when Tanya was trying to sign Oscar up for the school she works in. Yeah, as you would. Naturally hates her mother. Her ex-husband abandoned her 20 years ago, but somehow he managed to locate, and start annoying her. Or so you would think - after a few days of constant badgering he was welcomed into the household without anyone so much as raising an eyebrow.
|Son of Ava with an over-egged Jamaican accent and a love of fried chicken. Used to be a hard as nails gang member, but now spends his days playing on arcade machines and challenging his auntie to games of bridge, the pesky hooligan.
|The new Ryan Malloy, found by Lauren while inside the alchie bin. Looks like a combination of Chase and Status. Seems to live in a café.
|Resembles a poodle. Killed Barry Evans, his ex-wife and Michael Moon which are the only good things this bitch ever done. Likes to lick her lips after every sentence to look evil. Is bizarrely obsessed with owning some shite pub in a made-up part of London. Everyone else on the Square does everything in their power to keep her from being a success because she's one of the few clever people in Walford.
|Doesn't like Value brand baked beans. Is related to practically everyone. About as clever as his parents, so doesn't stand much chance in life. Joined a gang of chavs and was subsequently stabbed, something predicted at the point of his conception.
|Fat ex-hooker with horrid looking earrings. Resembled the Honey Monster. Killed someone with her car once, but it didn't stop people asking her for driving lessons. Her earrings were sound radars and she picked up on what everyone was saying, explaining why she was there to answer everyone's problems. One eyebrow was 12 centimeters higher than the other. Once had a "thing" with Patrick... yuk!
|Runs away from almost anyone he comes into contact with. Is the son of the infamous old slag Pat Butcher and the father of ginger nut Bianca Butcher and schizophrenic Joe Wicks so no wonder he left the bloody Square. Returned to Walford to witness his mother die. He then got back together with ex-girlfriend Carol Jackson (even after he left her when she was pregnant with his child). They got back together for about ten minutes after he fucked off and left her again.
|Likes to wear jackets that don't fit him. As thick as pig shite.
|Chelsea Fox, aka Budget Rihanna
|Kind of like Naomi Campbell minus a personality, opinion or brain. Would be attractive if she weren't so pathetic.
|Kind of reminds you of Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest except nastier and more uptight. Seems to have a strange attraction to lunatics. Married a drug-addict then left him for an alcoholic psychopath who treated her like a punchbag then left him and got back with the drug-addict who had given up drugs to become a Bible-bashing serial killer who locked her in a cellar. In between marrying maniacs, she married a nice cockney guy called Kevin who loved her to bits but she hated his guts and forgot about him a week after he died in a car accident.
|Denise's clinically insane sister. Runs a shite B&B infested with mice. Uses charcoal on her face.
|Simon 'Wicksey' Wicks
|Bastard son of Pat Butcher who made his childhood a misery. He also shagged his best mate's wife and didn't feel sorry for it. Resembles a cockney but the soft kind.
|Originally known as Squiggle, but luckily the producers realised just how stupid this sounded. Biggest question is, how did she ever get a boyfriend? Still a virgin. Is now at Oxford University, but never visits her mother despite being 70 miles away.
|Literally the most depressed woman on the Square. Has terrible taste in men, and god knows how many kids - rumour has it she's had more kids than hot dinners. She returned to the Square to experience more depression, where she got cancer, and popped 20 Prozac pills and left Walford on a motorbike.
|RICCKKAAAAYYYYY!!!!! Rough, but not quite as rough as Shirley. Has a voice that could grate cheese. She is an active member of The Ginger Alliance's more hardline militant wing. Her last campaign involved lacing all the shampoo at Booty's with ginger hair dye with the objective of making people understand the suffering that gingers have to endure on a daily basis. Once said her uncle Jack Branning was fit and that she'd happily do her cousin Peter Beale... she'll literally sleep with her own family given the chance. Has now moved to Milton Keynes with "Terry" and his entire brood.
|Only eats chicken nuggets. Apparently the son of two white people despite being black.
|Enjoyed destroying things as a youngster, reminiscent of Stewie Griffin. Grew up to be a direct clone of Bianca.
|Puts her make-up on with a shovel. Is no doubt a bigger slag than her stepmother, so at least she's accomplished something in life. Was sleeping with her mother's boyfriend... hang on, didn't they do that story with Bianca once?
|Local postman. Was Zainab's camp, pompous punchbag, but since then he's swapped her for Carol, happiness's own living incarnation. Broke up with her and now lurks around in nooks and crannies in the Square.
|Walford's answers to Cheryl Cole and Deanna Troi but as one and a creepier, more stalkerish version who drove Zainab out of town. Claimed she could read minds and she knew that Masood "was unhappy with Auntie G" and that "I can feel it and see it in your eyes, you want me"
|A little library gremlin who was clearly the perfect match for Libby Fox. So sad he raped a toothbrush! Got a job in the management of the market and promptly became an even more socially awkward Mr. Lister.
|Fat, violently homophobic, dominatrix-like Muslim ex-postal worker who sold her daughter to a Pakistani. Thinks Christian's a pervert despite the fact that Muhammad was a paedophile. Her most interesting storyline was when she took a dump in Ian Beale's toilet.
|Total cock tease. Goes from "Fuck me Christian!", to "Fuck off I'm Muslim!", within minutes of getting a good hard ramming. Syed is known for his catchphrase "I'm Muslim but I've got a little bit of Christian in me!"
|HOT! Was totally unaware of her fiancé and Christian's erotic Greek love, despite staring right at them when they were holding hands.
|Shirley "Shirl" Carter
|The roughest bird you will ever see walking around the Square, also used to be in Terrahawks. She chews glass, spits it out, chews it again. Has an insult for every occasion but never a comeback.
|Shirley's brother, who she just happened to never mention ever. The cockniest man in the world ever, and that's saying something. Bought a pub and moved in the same day, which just happened to be Christmas. Has an irritating wife that looks like Scouse Bird, and a whiny son who played tonsil tennis with another man right outside his family's pub on one of the busiest evenings of the year. Just what you do when you don't want anyone to know you're gay.
|Looks like a fish wearing lipstick. Lived in the Square for years, even after the rest of his family had found some sense and moved away. Became the father of Heather's baby, George Michael Trott. AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
|Pathetic slag. Has the abortion clinic on speed-dial. Everyone hates her so much, they decided to wait until she was just about to walk down the aisle before they told her that her husband-to-be had been brutally beaten to death. Had an affair with a fat, middle-aged alcoholic who at the time lived with his mother, don't wanna imagine him ramming her skinny arse.
|Ronnie and Roxy's dad. Lived in a mansion on the coast, but decided to move into a overcrowded London pub. As you do. Possibly the meanest, nastiest bastard Walford's ever seen... and that's saying something. When he wasn't wrecking peoples lives, he likes to rape puppies, skin kittens and defile virgins, his personal favourite being his own daughter. Feeling sick? The toilet's that way. Used to watch "You've Been Framed!" just so he could see children trip over and cry. Eventually met his timely end when Stacey Slater bashed his head in with a bust of Queen Victoria. We are very much amused.
|Ben "Milkybar Kid" Mitchell
|Likes Broadway musicals and tap dancing... no wonder he's bisexual. So annoying, even his dad once beat the crap out of him.
Ben was victimised at a young age by Lord Voldemort's meaner cousin, Stella Crawford. His favourite pastime was dancing and singing along to Girls Aloud songs. Somehow the psychopathic sod managed to put a kid in hospital after smacking him across the helmet with a spanner, so he went to jail for months and was naturally placed with the most violent prisoner there. Came back from jail "with an attitude" and promptly bashed in Heather's skull with a picture frame which is the only good thing he's ever done; he was then jailed yet again.
Since being released from jail, he regenerated à la Doctor Who into a clinically depressed version of Arthur Digby from Holby City, found a partner in the form of a curly-topped rentboy, and watched said rentboy being murdered.
|Sharon "Miss Piggy" Watts
|Bears a striking resemblance to Miss Piggy from The Muppets but a fatter, pinker version. Has left and come back countless times. Shagged Jack Branning on the same day of walking out on her fiancé. Uses glue to style her hair.
|Billy Mitchell's granddaughter who spent most of her life in care. Possibly the only decent person currently residing in the Square, yet everybody hates her. Her daughter Lexi was taken away from her after she was reported to Social Services for assault (when she was merely protecting her useless pal Abi). Lucky Lexi was then given to grandfather Phil Mitchell, despite him bringing up a shape-shifting stalker and murderer. Lola then earned Lexi back, and is now shacked up with Peter Beale despite her being a nappy-stealing trackies-wearing teen mum and him being "posh" by EastEnders standards.
|Billy "No Mates" Mitchell
|Sure, he looks like Sherlock Holmes but his family hate him, his wife left him, and she hates him and his daughter is a downy. Poor Billy. Even his sperm is useless. Who hates him? Everybody. No one will give him a job (except maybe as one of Santa's elves) and he doesn't seem to know how to close his mouth when he chews. Yet, he still hasn't committed suicide because is really popular amongst people who watch the show due to his general niceness.
|Honey "Struggling-To-Think-Of-New-Names" Mitchell
|Billy's genius ex-wife. Known for her witty, Oscar Wilde-esque remarks. When asked why people called her Honey, she replied "What is this, the Spanish Armada?". Was supposed to be a comic relief character but after becoming morbidly depressed as a result of her daughter having Down's Syndrome, the producers decided that she was starting to lose her comic value. Left the square in 2008 but came back briefly in 2014 to foist Janet off on Billy and also to make use of Poppy Meadow's wardrobe.
|Billy's daughter. Reasoning that their first child deserved a truly noble, august name, one with the femininity of the Faerie Queens of antiquity, the sort of name one would expect the wind to whisper through the trees, Billy and Honey decided to call their daughter Janet. Suffers from Down's Syndrome, yet she's still one of the most intelligent people on the Square. Is played by a doll in some episodes. This doll's performance has garnered praise from critics who say that it "ignites the screen like it was born there, bringing a truly bombastic performance, reminiscent of a young Jodie Foster to the role of Janet."
|Dolly Parton mixed with a leprechaun: "Get outta moy pab!". Used to be a Carry On Films bird, and was approached to appear topless in 2016 as homage to her previous roles, but her publicist stated that: "Her shoulder boulders are so saggy these days that you wouldn't be able to see them over the bar at the Queen Vic." He also said that strict Health and Safety rules would make such a scene impossible: "Babs is 96 years young now so stripping off could give her pneumonia; or a cameraman could stand on, or trip over her tits. It's a total non starter."
|Likes deflating. Resembles an uncooked sausage in a shirt. A bit like Hagrid in the way he speaks, but has no beard or hair. On certain days, you can see your reflection in his head. 50-odd year old alcoholic with a ailing liver and for some reason everyone's scared of him.
|Likes to cry. Seems to have a fetish for domestic abuse so she returned briefly to relive the terror.
|Phil's tall, thin brother who was in The Matrix. Has left, come back, left come back and at one point came back before leaving. Peggy has heard disturbing rumours that he's changed his name to Ross Kemp and become a lovey. "Tell me it's not true, Grant! Tell me it's not true!" Let's just hope she doesn't see The Matrix!
|Wants to be model and has the talent for it because she's shagged everyone on the Square. Was engaged to her ex-husband a few years ago and made him think that the baby she was carrying was his. She's a real slag and bitch. Was played by God knows how many actresses that the first one that played her got sacked and returned years later but then left again. Rumored to return again because 43rd time's the charm.
|An alien/Michelle Pfeiffer cross-breed who shouts a lot. Her smile rips the universe apart so let's just hope Roxy never fingers her. Had three kids, and they all ended up dying on her.
|Cock-munching slag, perfect guest on the Jeremy Kyle show. Thinks it's a good idea to leave letters with DNA results lying about. Surprisingly has only one child. Thought her father was a saint even though he raped his daughter and 20 year old Stacey Slater who eventually killed him. Couldn't run the Vic for shit.
|Mother of deluded café owner Ian Beale and murdering bum bandit Ben Mitchell. Left the Square to live happily ever after in South Africa, and naturally hitched up with the most psychopathic guy there, forcing her to fake her own death. Returned to the mortal realm nearly ten years later without giving a single thought to anyone else because she thinks the Square is her home.
|Did nothing but sit driving taxis, which explains why he had a heart attack and died after having a brief argument with Kat.
|Tart. Comes with 3 working orifices, can give Bianca a run for her money on hot air alone. She came with a comedian called Alfie who follows her around telling jokes and peeing in the Vic. Once was on the game but after complaints from Pat Evans about being her livelihood, she decided to run off to Spain. Rested for a while with Alfie after being punctured after a fight with 'Well'ard' . The only person on the BBC to need a JCB to slap her make-up on before any scene with the sun on Phil Mitchell's head. Had an affair with Derek Branning and was subsequently kicked out of the Vic, despite it being her name over the door.
|Was also known as James Branning for the first 6 months of his life after being snatched by Ronnie after the real James died for no reason. Was played by well known actor Zapf Creation until some time in 2012 when he was suddenly replaced with a real toddler. Is now the adopted son of Alfie Moon in Ireland, so he needs all the help he can get.
|The replacement for Sean Slater who nearly died after drinking a glass of orange juice. Looks like a wolf with a beard.
|SAUSAGE SURPRISE! Looks like a frog, stutters and shakes a lot and talks a lot of shit. When she entered the scene, you could hear the collective groans of every viewer. Now comes complete with Monkey Nut Wonder, the pudding version of Sausage Surprise.
|Resident crack dealer. Sister of Hollywood star Gary Coleman. Walks around the Square with "Fat Elvis" annoying people.
|She'll screw your daddy! Wanted to be a nun as a youngster, but for some mystifying reason, she was turned down by every convent. Doesn't know how to smile and always SHAHHTS! Now complete with bipolar disorder. Killed Archie Mitchell. Good on you, girl.
|YAH MON! Had a pork pie hat permanently welded onto his head at birth. His wife left him and moved away for a really stupid reason, so at least he has something in common with Billy Mitchell. Used to bobsled in a previous life.
|Professor Trelawny's sister. Apparently old friends with Phil and Minty. Has never been mentioned until she arrived as the teacher of a pottery class that Minty and Charlie randomly went to.
|Was just about the only fit girl on the Square but for some reason got treated like shit by everyone, possibly on account of her aryanness. Was only living with the Slaters for a week before she was considered 'one of the faaamily'. Turned out that she was actually Ronnie's long-lost daughter, and she'd known it all along... and for some stupid reason didn't tell her for months on end. Naturally, Ronnie hated her guts. Eventually, after months of total, total misery Ronnie found out the truth and things started to look up for Danielle... and then she was run over by a car and killed. The only happy moment of her life was when she lay dying. Even I'm depressed now! The Telford village council were rather pleased to hear that Danielle originated from Telford and that the BBC were raising awareness of their historic town. They don't seem to have noticed that Danielle considered returning to Telford a fate worse than death. Cried about 6 times per episode. Everyone seems to have forgotten her already.
|Still stayed in the Square long after his wife left him. Even bigger loser than Billy yet managed to shag Dawn... does not compute! Has a face that looks like it's been squashed with a giant lemon.
|George Michael Trott
|Has fugly parents, so will probably considered a "looker" in the Square when he grows up.
|Heather "'Ev" Trott
|She bent over, and a scene from Independence day came to mind... She ran/waddled everywhere carrying her miniature handbag, and sporting a fluorescent plastic hairband. Probably only had one shag in her entire life. Somehow got married to Minty despite her name not being on the marriage certificate. Seems to mention food at some point during every conversation she has. Likes cheesy Wotsits and kebabs. Thought she was pregnant but was just Oscar who got trapped underneath one of her fat rolls - only then did she find out she was actually pregnant. Met her maker when she was hit over the head with a picture frame by the Milkybar Kid.
|Chav. Moved in with his Grampa Bert, aka the King of Cool. Bert returned back oop norrrth to work down t' mines when Jase showed up and moved in without Social Services raising an eyebrow. After his dad died, moved in with Billy Mitchell because it helps when you're living with someone who is more of a loser than you are. That sad that he couldn't even get a shag off a prozzie.
|Chelsea's dad and Walford's answer to John Doe from Se7en. Former drug-addict, religious sociopath and all round God-bothering nutjob. Murdered his ex-wife, then his new wife's ex-husband and finally a prostitute before locking his wife in a cellar. She'll have forgiven him in a week. To err is human and all that.
|Shirley's excessively pouting daughter. Very petite and innocent looking, but more than makes up for that by shouting everything she says. She wonders why her mother abandoned her.
|Fat guy with a hole in his chin. Started off as a unlikable letch, then turned into a decent, lovable guy a few weeks later. Probably one of the few likable and reasonably happy characters in the entire show, which is probably why he left.
|Liked to wear old man hats. Resembled a neanderthal but everybody seemed to consider him a genius. Well, it is Walford.
|Dr. Al Jenkins
|The local doctor. Went on a date with Tanya and hasn't been seen since, that's what happens when you try to date Max, leader of The Ginger Triad of Evil's wife.
|Tracy the Barmaid
|She's a mute. Works 43 hours a day, 13 days a week, since 1985, surely she suffers from exhaustion? Famous lines: "What can I get you?" and "Weren't you in The Bill?". Often nods and looks after the Vic. Waiting to be given an actual role. Spoke to Sean Slater in 2008. Will probably snap one day and kill everyone in Walford due to the pressures of east London life. Her first words were "What are you doing here?"
In March 2016, the BBC announced that the show was to be axed, due to Mick Carter's overuse of incomprehensible and uneccesarily complex Cockney rhyming slang. The BBC claims this "is no longer representative of our target audience and ignores the fact that most modern day Londoners are either foreign or speak Famaican."
The BBC also commented that: "Dyers over-egged Cockney accent and the presence of his puffy nippled man breasts on screen had placed the Corporation in an untenable position. As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to axe the show. We thank the cast for their continued hard work to lower standards on British Television and for our audience of chavs who look at Bianca Butcher as some sort of hero."
News of the show's cancellation attracted over three million compliments from Chelsea Pensioners, as well as diplomatic rows in Bermondsey and Shoreditch whose staunch Cockney communities are under-represented on British television.
The BBC has promised that the final episode will be one to remember. "The final show will see some old favourites return for one last explosive reunion." Rumours are that Grunt Mitchell will be wheeled in to provide some gravitas and an AK-47 assualt riffle, along with audience favourite Tricky Dicky, Well'ard the dog, and Dirty Den who will once again rise from the grave in a thrilling twist.
Dean Gaffney was not asked to make a return. Gaffney's agent said: "Dean would love to return but we aren't sure which park he is sleeping in these days." A BBC representative said: "Mr Gaffney is a very talented actor, I'm sure, but the sight of his face would cause people to be put off their evening meal or get hepatitis by proxy or something, basically it wouldn't be a good move."