'EastEnders' star June Brown has lent her vocal skills to a new pop single, according to reports.
The 85-year-old actress, who has played Dot Cotton in the soap since 1985, will appear on a track by her godson Tim Arnold who records under the name Soho Hobo.
Called ‘Soho Heroes’, it will be released on Monday, and is described as 'somewhere between Blur and The Divine Comedy'.
It is said to be a 'tribute to the figures who have each made their mark living or working in Soho over 400 years'.
A source told The Mirror that 'June and Tim are great friends. She loves to help him out. She loves his music and Tim is delighted about her agreeing to take part'.
Musician Tim is currently going out with 'EastEnders' star Jessie Wallace.
June Brown is currently on a six month break from ‘EastEnders’. [The Mirror]
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