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85 year old June Brown, who plays iconic EastEnders character Dot Cotton, is to be the face of a new campaign that’s designed to improve the lives of the elderly.
Airing on BBC1 in the summer, the new show – which is entitled When I’m 65 – is also keen to encourage youngsters to be respectful of Britain’s pensioners.
Of it, June told What’s On TV, “I want to find out why older people are undervalued and ignored and what can be done to change the lives of millions.
“My own belief is that we must try and somehow reconnect the young and old before the gap between them grows so wide that it’s impossible to fix.”
June will be joined on the show by The Apprentice advisors Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford who’ll investigate how pensioners are coping with the recession, which for many has meant they’ve had to come out of retirement to work again.
June is currently on a break from EastEnders, but it’s expected that she’ll return later this year.
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