A grief-stricken Bianca goes to great lengths to explain to a horrified Janine that Pat has terminal cancer on the January 1st episode of EASTENDERS. Pam St. Clement first aired on June 12, 1986. This is her final 'ENDERS episode.
The transformation of Stratford in East London, ready for the 2012 Olympic games, will be aired in the soap's new graphics for the first time on tonight's show.
A spokesperson for the BBC1 said: "As we say farewell to a legend of over 26 years we welcome in what will be a truly remarkable New Year in E20 by adding the Olympic Village into the opening title sequence."