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I'VE DOT A LOT LEFT; Enders June vows to work into her 90s; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: Simon Boyle and Nigel Pauley

EASTENDERS legend June Brown has refused to scale back her hours - telling friends she plans to stay in Albert Square into her 90s.

The soap's stars sometimes work 15-hour days but producers are determined to look after the 88-yearold actress and informally suggested they could cut the number of scenes she has to shoot.

However sources have revealed that June, who first appeared as Dot Cotton aged 58 in 1985, is determined to keep working.

An insider said: "The producers just want to make sure she is well looked after - she's an icon of the show and a national treasure - but June is as raring to go as ever."

Despite her protestations, producers still plan to streamline her scenes to avoid long days on set.

Although she has been a household name for three decades - only taking a short break from Walford in the mid 90s - June has claimed she cannot afford to stop working because the pensions You might er be poor squirrelled value of two of her pensions plummeted. She said: "You might laugh and think 'She'll never be poor when she's old', but I've not squirrelled away lots of money."

In May June revealed she has been having problems with her sight and gets what she called "cross-wires" in her left eye.

simon.boyle@mirror.co.uk

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jul 12, 2015
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