Shock as EastEnders is set to lose its iconic landrette... is Dot out of a job?
The unthinkable has just happened... EastEnders is set to lose its iconic landrette.
The serviced wash facility has been a staple part of the soap since its opening episode in 1985. But a bombshell dropped last night with the news that the Bridge Street business is set to be turned into a dry cleaners and Dot (June Brown) could be forced out of her job as her boss Mr Papadopolous Jr plans big changes.
Dot got wind that something was amiss when a stranger walked into the laundrette and started inspecting the premises. She was shocked when he informed her about the future of the business.
Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) then asked: “Bad news?” To which Dot replied: “Well, that depends on the fabric content of your wardrobe. Mr Papadopoulos Junior, he's having the place turned into a dry cleaners."
The news is sure to send the residents into a spin (pun intended). How will they get their hands on clean clothes? It seems they've all happily lived their lives without the incessant drone of a washing machine going off in the kitchen. They think nothing of carting their bags of dirty laundry to Dot each week.
Maybe Ian Beale can lead a protest against the move as it was his mum (Pauline Fowler) who manned the laundrette for more than 20 years? Surely it holds some sentimental value for the business mogul?
Scenes of a distressed Dot worrying about her uncertain future hit viewers hard and they took to Twitter to share their sadness.
I'll start a petition me if Dot gets fired from the laundrette #eastenders— Eden Grace Simpson (@EdenGracexXx) September 27, 2016
It seems even Dot Cotton can't escape the humiliating trend imposed by employers of having to apply for her own job. #EastEnders— Tracey Franklin (@Traceywith_an_e) September 27, 2016
Right why am I crying at the idea of Dot losing her job #EastEnders— G ❤️ (@dgwenm4) September 27, 2016
dot puttin her battenberg cake in the tin all anxious, i love her soooo much i nearly weeped #eastenders— wilma (@wlhath) September 28, 2016
#Eastenders Life without dot at the launderette is a scary thought...XX :)— Chloe 2 cats & stray (@ChloeDelores111) September 27, 2016
Oh how I love Dot!! She's such a legend. I hope this isn't the end for the launderette. #EastEnders— Sam (@sxmwillixms) September 27, 2016