New Vic decor wouldn’t hit the spot with Peggy
Barbara Windsor gives her thoughts on the newly decorated Queen Vic.
In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Barbara Windsor has revealed that the new-look Queen Vic wouldn’t go down well with her alter-ego Peggy Mitchell.
In a recent storyline a huge fire ripped through the pub leading to Peggy Mitchell’s dramatic departure from the Square. The iconic soap boozer was then given a new look ahead of the soap’s move to HD.
She told the paper: "It’s not my pub anymore - it’s not the way it was. Peggy wouldn’t want to be in there and I wouldn’t want to be in there. All those green stripes and leopard-print stools? Peggy will never pull a pint in that pub the way it looks now."
The actress and showbiz favourite left the soap earlier this year after playing landlady Peggy Mitchell for 16 years. Of her exit, she revealed: "I would have been fine if they’d killed Peggy off. I never said ’Please keep Peggy alive’. I’m eternally grateful for the show and what it’s done for me. But I genuinely thought I’d go up in flames at the Queen Vic. "
She added: "It was scary reading that script. But I didn’t think Peggy deserved to burn. Everything Peggy ever did she cocked up. The kids, the Vic and she buggered up loads of lives. She knew she had to go and I love the fact that she’s out there somewhere."