Mrs Doyle is Coming to Albert Square


Mrs Doyle is Coming to Albert Square
Many cups of tea will be had

Eastenders continues its cast reshuffle with the annoucements that Mrs Doyle herself will be making a trip to Albert Square.

The character on Channel 4 show Father Ted was famously played by actress Pauline McLynn - who earned a place in TV history for her portrayal of the tea obsessed housekeeper looking after parochial priests played by Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan and Frank Kelly.

The now 51 year old actress (who was only in her early 30s duing the 1995-1998 run of Father Ted) is set to come aboard the good ship Eastenders in May 2014 and will play the part of Yvonne Cotton - mother of Charlie Cotton (Declan Bennett) who is the grandson of the legendary Dot Cotton (June Brown).

Speaking to the BBC, McLynn said: "It is a thrill to join EastEnders, my favourite soap, and in particular any chance to be 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."

See Pauline McLynn as Yvonne Cotton this May in Eastenders.

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