Kate Beckinsale has pair a rather… unique… tribute to the late June Brown, by wearing her EastEnders character Dot Cotton on a miniskirt.
The actress, 48, took to Instagram to share photos of herself reclining seductively in a black bandeau bra and black mini skirt, with the iconic soap character printed on it.
On the skirt, Dot Cotton could be seen with her iconic red curls and a cigarette in her mouth as Beckinsale simply captioned the snap: ‘Oioi’.
Brown died in April at the age of 95, after starring in over 2,800 episodes of the BBC soap opera since 1985, until she left the show in 2020.
EastEnders shared a statement at the time, confirming Brown’s death, telling fans: ‘We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved June Brown, OBE, MBE, sadly passed away last night.
‘There are not enough words to describe how much June was loved and adored by everyone at EastEnders, her loving warmth, wit and great humour will never be forgotten.
‘June created one of the most iconic characters in Dot Cotton, not just in soap but in British television, and having appeared in 2,884 episodes, June’s remarkable performances created some of EastEnders’ finest moments.
‘We send all our love and deepest sympathies to June’s family and friends. A very bright light has gone out at EastEnders today but we shall all be raising a sweet sherry in June’s memory. Rest in peace, our dearest June. You will never be forgotten.’
Meanwhile Beckinsale has been known for her cheeky Instagram posts, which she previously said were to make her mother, Judy Loe, 75, laugh.
She recently told Flaunt magazine: ‘I know that when she wakes up in the morning, the first thing she’ll do is see what I’ve been up to.
‘If I find something that’s kind of fun, or funny, or cute, it’s largely aimed at my mum. So the fact that other people enjoy it is good, but that’s what it’s mainly for.’