Sue Holderness joins the cast for ‘Short Stint’

EastEnders is getting a new cast member that fans will recognize – Sue Holderness.

Only the fool and horse legend Sue joins the soap for a short stay.

Plus, 71-year-old Sue is set to pucker up feathers with her character who turns her attention to … Billy Mitchell!

Sue will play Estelle (Credit: /

Who will play Sue Holderness in EastEnders?

Sue will play real estate agent Estelle in an upcoming story.

Estelle will be leading a photoshoot with Billy’s daughter, Janet.

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She soon focuses on Billy, however, and not everyone is as happy with her progress as Billy is.

Sue said of her looks, “It was my first time working on a soap in over 50 years in the business and I loved the whole experience.”

Estelle is going to do a piece for Billy (Credit: BBC)

What else did Sue say?

Sue continued, “I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to visit Walford.

“It felt very surreal to go into the actual fish and chip shop, Ruby’s Club, the Queen Vic, and wander around Albert Square.

I was just ridiculously excited about the whole thing.

“I was just ridiculously excited about the whole thing.”

Meanwhile, EastEnders’ Twitter page announced: “We’re thrilled to announce that the big screen and stage star Sue Holderness has joined the cast of #EastEnders for a brief stop later this spring to play Estelle. “

Sue will begin her residency in Albert Square next month.

Sue Holderness only in fools and horses
Marlene with Del Boy in Just Fools and Horses (Image credit: BritBox)

Who did Sue play in Only Fools and Horses?

Sue played Marlene in the iconic sitcom in the 1980s and 90s.

Together with husband Boycie, the couple regularly supported the bar at The Nag’s Head with all the regulars like Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert and Denzil.

Marlene appeared on the show from 1985 to 2003 and then appeared on the spin-off of The Green Green Grass.

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In this sitcom, Boycie and Marlene had to flee Peckham to escape the Driscoll brothers.

They then settled on a farm in Shropshire. You can take the pair out of Peckham, but not the Peckham out of the pair!

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