EASTENDERS fans were left stunned tonight when Dot Branning became a millionaire.
Viewers watched on in shock as it was revealed that Dr Legg had left his entire fortune to his close friend.
Dot was overwhelmed by the news
In scenes that aired in this evening’s episode of the BBC One soap, Dot was reluctant to hear the doctor’s last will and testament – insisting that it was too soon after his death.
Dot was then thrown by the news that she had been left Dr Legg’s entire estate in Golders Green, with her lodger Stuart Highway declaring: “She’s a millionaire!”
Speaking about her huge windfall, Dot later told Sonia: “I don’t need all that money.
“I mean, maybe some so that I can buy this house off the council, and I could help [grandson] Charlie and his family, and little Dotty, and you and Robbie.”
Dr Legg left his entire estate to Dot
Fans are concerned that Stuart will take advantage of the Walford favourite
She added that she was going to talk to Jesus about what to do, later deciding to take a trip to Ireland to visit her grandson.
Fans took to social media to share their response to the news – with many concerned that the money will put Dot even more at risk from villain Stuart.
One viewer tweeted: “So now Dot’s a bloody millionaire and Stu’s being even more weird and creepy.”
Another said: “Dot’s a millionaire! It’s the least she deserves!”
Dorothy Branning is now a rich old lady.First thing to do: Kick Stuart out. And Rainie too. #EastEnders— Markus (@WCWLion) March 1, 2019
Aww Dots gone to talk to Jesus she’s a legend. This is gonna send Stuart back to his old ways #EastEnders— Danielle Johnson (@DanielleJavaid) March 1, 2019
#EastEnders “She’s a millionaire”Notice how Stuart’s face lit up when he found out that Dot was a millionaire.I think he’s going to con her out of that money.— Jamie “Prestigious” Holmes (@JamiePrestigio1) March 1, 2019
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EastEnders fans were left devastated last month when Dr Legg’s final scenes aired, with the iconic character succumbing to his cancer battle after finally returning to Dot Branning’s home from hospital.
In his final moments, the two discussed Dr Legg’s love for his late wife Judith after Dot put on a documentary about fascism in the UK in the ’30s and ’40s.
As he slipped away, emotional Dot told her friend: “Go and kiss her, go and kiss her again.”
Viewers were left sobbing over the heartbreaking scenes, taking to Twitter to share their despair at Dr Legg’s death.
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