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Mrs Doyle is going to be on Eastenders

Pauline McLynn will be making her first appearance on the show in May.

Image: Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire

SHE’S SWAPPING CRAGGY Island for the cobbles of Albert Square – Mrs Doyle is going to be on Eastenders.

Pauline McLynn is joining the soap to play the role of Yvonne Cotton, the Irish mother of Dot Branning’s grandson Charlie.

Radio Times reports she will make her first appearance in May when Dot begins to ask questions about her grandson.

Charlie Cotton has been a mysterious figure since he first arrived on Albert Square, and Dot is beginning to think he’s up to no good.

Pauline says she’s delighted to be joining the show:

It is a thrill to join Eastenders, my favourite soap, and in particular any chance to be a part of a Dot Cotton storyline is not to be passed up. June Brown is a legend and I feel privileged to act with her.

The executive producer of the soap Dominic Treadwell-Collins says he’s excited about Pauline’s debut as he’s “a little bit in love” with her. Aren’t we all, Dom.

EastEnders Source: Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire

Pauline also hints that like her son Charlie, Yvonne Cotton might not be all she seems. Can you tell us a little more, Pauline? Ah go on. Go on go on go on go on go on…

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