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Emmerdale's most disliked character unveiled - and the soap exit that had fans talking
Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders have had viewers hooked for decades - but do you know which soap character is disliked most by fans?A new survey by Bingo site Tombola analysed more than 109,668 tweets by viewers of three of the most watched UK soaps, to reveal which characters we have said goodbye to, who the public loved and disliked the most, as well as the most talked about soap exit.By analysing the positive vs negative sentiments of each tweet, the data has now revealed that Emmerdale icon Viv Hope has been revealed as the most disliked character across the three soaps.READ NEXT: EastEnders' iconic comebacks unveiled - from Dirty Den, Sean Slater and Kathy Beale More than 69% of tweets about Viv Hope, who died in a post office explosion in the dales in 2011, reportedly included negative sentiments.Tombola reported that "it seems her character and her exit wasn't best received."Closely behind Viv Hope was EastEnders Lucy Beale, whose exit and character received 63% of negative sentiment tweets.Despite this, her famous exit from Albert Square in the Who Killed Lucy Beale? storyline was the most talked about across the three soaps, with her exit mentioned most in viewer's tweets.Out of 18,760 tweets about the character, 495 referenced her exit storyline, with the total number of tweets making Lucy the most talked about character across EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.Her exit also came just ahead of Peggy Mitchell's sad death, with more than 408 tweets referencing her exit from the soap.More than 6,201 tweets were also about Peggy, making her the fifth most talked about soap character behind EastEnders Ian Beale and Emmerdale's Kim Tate.Coronation Street villain Pat Phelan also took third place
EastEnders fans spot nod to Dot Branning as residents set to discover news of her death
EastEnders fans were left emotional on tonight’s episode of the BBC soap as they prepare to welcome June Brown’s character Dot Cotton back onto screens.Dot’s granddaughter Dotty was seen looking for a new place to live after Kathy falsely accused her of making a mess in her house.She was seen asking Sonia Fowler if she could move in with her after she contemplates calling her grandma to ask about a house she owns.READ MORE: EastEnders Ian Beale legend Adam Woodyatt lands new job with mega salaryThat’s when fans began predicting show bosses will bring Dot back onto the show for her funeral after actress June Brown passed away in AprilOne fans said: “How's Dotty gonna ring Dot and when will the Square find out what's happened to her...”“Looks like dotty’s storyline is build up for dot’s passing,” added a second.A third penned: “I feel sorry for dotty.”EastEnders bosses have announced plans to pay tribute to the late June Brown in an upcoming storyline.Fans can expect "an emotional goodbye" to June's iconic soap character, when news reaches Albert Square that Dot Branning has sadly passed away.Dot has been living in Ireland since early 2020, but in scenes airing this winter, her funeral will take place in Walford as per her final wishes.Friends and family of Dot will gather to say their goodbyes at the service, which has been described as "the send-off she so very well deserves".In real life, June Brown passed away in April 2022 at the age of 95.