08:24 20 July 2009
There's been plenty of soap cameos in EastEnders in the past, from David Walliams to Robbie Williams, but none have been quite as exciting as the news that Boris Johnson has bagged a part in Albert Square.
The BBC has confirmed that the mayor of London is to make a guest appearance on the long-running soap in a scene with Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor).
Johnson will appear in a scene in the Queen Vic pub where he has an argument with landlady Peggy.
The scene will be a part of a plot where Peggy, who is now involved in local politics, is trying desperately to track him down.
Johnson said: "It was, of course, a tremendous honour to step inside that most venerable of London landmarks, the Queen Vic, and share a scene with another of the capital's icons, the fabulous Barbara Windsor."
EastEnders executive producer Diederick Santer said: "EastEnders does its best to reflect contemporary London, and we hope that meeting the mayor will help us stay ahead with the latest London stories, policies and developments.
"We couldn't let the visit pass without the mayor entering London's most famous pub, the Queen Vic, and meeting its formidable and politically-active landlady Peggy Mitchell."
Viewers can catch Johnson on screen in the autumn.
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