EastEnders' Queen Vic set to go up in flames
One of the UK's most famous pubs will go up in flames as EastEnders' Queen Vic is destroyed by fire later this year, TV bosses have confirmed.
The Albert Square landmark — the scene of so many celebrations, rows and recriminations — will be burned to the ground after being the BBC1 drama's hub for a quarter of a century.
Walford chiefs have not revealed whether anyone will die in the blaze, although several characters are set to leave the soap.
Veteran Barbara Windsor is bowing out of the show after 16 years playing former Vic landlady Peggy Mitchell.
In April it was announced that six characters are being written out, including mechanic Minty Peterson, played by Cliff Parisi, taxi driver Charlie Slater (Derek Martin) and student Libby Fox (Belinda Owusu).