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EastEnders rushes in special tribute to England’s Lionesses and delights fans

EastEnders joined the rest of England by paying tribute to the Lionesses who beat Germany on Sunday night to be crowned Euro 2022 champions.

Their 2-1 victory at Wembley finally brought football home and the celebrations haven’t stopped.

Everyone from the Queen to the Spice Girls raced to congratulate the team.

Who was in the EastEnders Lionesses scene?

EastEnders was the latest show to pay tribute to the ladies by squeezing in a specially filmed scene last night (Monday 1 August).

The scene showed Kim Fox raising a glass of bubbly in the Queen Vic with landlady Linda Carter and Lola Pearce.

‘Mate, it finally came home!’ Kim (Tameka Empsom) squealed with excitement.

‘I never had you down as a football fan,’ replied Kellie Bright’s Linda, as a conga line of elated fans skipped past in the background.

Linda Carter EastEnders Queen Vic cleaning glass
Linda Carter joins the celebrations in EastEnders (credit: BBC)

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The BBC One soap used the opportunity to spread a little bit of feminism too, with Kim adding: “If we’re talking about strong, winning women, I’m there. I’m one of them.”

She added: “This has changed everything.

“The game. Women in sports everywhere. Pearl watched it and loved it. Every single one of them is a role model, I’m telling you. If you can see it, you can be it!”

EastEnders Lola Pearce in pub in front of England flags
Lola appeared in the last-minute scene too (Credit: BBC)

Walford’s own three Lionesses also shut down some mansplaining from Rocky (Brian Connelly) who claimed he’d played an important role in John Barnes’ iconic England rap from 1990 hit World in Motion by New Order.

Lola looked on in disbelief before quipping: “Hang on, we’re over here celebrating women and you’re making it about you and some other bloke?”

What did EastEnders fans think?

Predictably the last minute scene went down an absolute treat with fans.

They flocked to Twitter to share their delight. And celebrate the Lionesses all over again too.

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‘Bravo @EastEnders. That was the PERFECT way to celebrate the England Lionesses win. Love it when they do that,’ one elated viewer tweeted. Love it when they do that.’

‘I loved @bbcEastEnders scene mentioning @Lionesses winning the final last night,’ gushed another.

A third said: “Loved that EastEnders shoehorned in a scene about the Lionesses. So much fun.”

And a fourth tweeted: “Brilliant to see EastEnders include the @Lionesses scene in their episode tonight! Celebrating the win in true Enders style!”

EastEnders usually airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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