EASTENDERS fans fear Dot, 92, will die from cold this winter in a shock storyline after her central heating breaks down.
The beloved pensioner (June Brown) sparked concern that she'll become a victim to the cold after she told Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) about her heating woes on Monday night.
Dot made the comment as she tried to ease tensions between Sonia and Martin Fowler, who were on suicide watch for daughter Bex.
But people at home immediately worried how she will cope as the harsh winter months set in.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "That's it, Dot won't make it through the next few months with no central heating I bet you!"
Another said: "Poor Dot no central heating I’m surprised she’s no deed yet!"
As a third concerned fan typed: "No central heating? How is Dot still alive?"
Actress June has played Dot for over three decades and took up the role in 1985, starring in the soap ever since.
Although Dot, who is known for her chain-smoking, working in the local launderette and being the long-suffering mum of criminal Nick Cotton, has had some periods of time away from the show.
June celebrated her 92nd birthday earlier this year.
Her 90th birthday was marked with a special BBC show titled June Brown at 90: A Walford Legend, which focused on June’s life, career and her 30 years on EastEnders.
It featured tributes from co-stars including Danny Dyer, Adam Woodyatt, Gillian Taylforth, Rudolph Walker, Lacey Turner and Natalie Cassidy.
Before EastEnders, June had a small role on Coronation Street playing Mrs Parsons from 1970-71.
She was also known for her role in Doctor Who as Lady Eleanor, which she played from 1973-74.
Although EastEnders has taken up most of her time since 1985, June has also appeared in other TV shows including the 2003 mini-series Margery and Gladys, alongside Penelope Keith.
June was awarded the MBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.
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