Former EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham 'fighting for his life in hospital'

Angelo Anderson
June 12, 2018

Former EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham is reported to be in a critical condition in hospital.

The 71-year-old, who played iconic character Den Watts in the BBC soap, had been living in Bulgaria but has reportedly returned to the United Kingdom for hospital treatment.

According to The Sun, the actor has been visited in hospital by close friends in the industry.

A spokeswoman told the newspaper: "It's true that Leslie is very poorly".

He later moved overseas after he split from his wife of 31 years, Jane, spending time in Bulgaria to film soap "The English Neighbour".


Grantham moved to Bulgaria after filming TV series The English Neighbour there in 2010.

Grantham became a household name playing pub landlord Den Watts in EastEnders from 1985 to 1989.

His other most memorable scene was shown in 1989, when he was apparently fatally shot with a gun concealed in a bunch of daffodils after meeting Michelle Fowler for a final rendezvous next to the canal.

However, over a decade later, viewers had the shock of their lives as Dirty Den sensationally returned from the dead in 2003. One storyline helped the BBC soap pull in its biggest-ever audience, when more than 30 million viewers tuned in to see him hand over divorce papers to wife Angie on Christmas Day in 1986.

Leslie's character in the BBC soap EastEnders, Den Watts, made headlines over the years.

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