Dot Branning receives devastating news about Jim

Dot and Jim © BBC
Dot and Jim

Dot Branning returns to our screens next week on EastEnders and if things weren’t bad enough for Dot, as she remains in prison for the murder of her son, Nick Cotton, things go from bad to worse for her.

Dot continues to not allow anyone to visit her, however, she allows Sonia to visit as she has to be informed that her husband, Jim Branning, has sadly passed away.

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

How will Dot take this unexpected, devastating news?

Jim’s actor, John Bardon, unfortunately passed away in September 2014. He played the character of Jim Branning from 1996 until 2011 – when he departed after suffering a stroke in real life. Viewer may remember Jim for romantically proposing to Dot Cotton on the London Eye in 2002. The smitten couple later tied the knot later that year.

EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday 9th April 2015 on BBC One. 

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