EastEnders star Leslie Grantham, who played 'Dirty' Den Watts, is ‘fighting for his life’

Posted on Jun 12 2018 - 9:56pm by admin

Picture Shows Leslie Grantham at the Summer Memorabilia Show at the NEC Birmingham.Leslie Grantham is reportedly ‘fighting for his life’[Getty]

Leslie Grantham, 71, played “Dirty” Den Watts in BBC’s EastEnders and is one of the shows most legendary characters. 

Having spent the last few years living in Bulgaria, Leslie has now returned to the UK and is in poor health. 

According to The Sun, the actor is now being closely monitored by doctors. 

Leslie Grantham Leslie Grantham played “Dirty” Den Watts in BBC’s EastEnders 

It’s reported that Leslie’s close friends within the industry are visiting him as they fear the worst. 

A close friend told The Sun: “Leslie is being looked after. Those who are close to him are hugely worried and are praying for his well-being.”

A spokeswoman for Leslie confirmed to the publication: “It’s true that Leslie is very poorly.”

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 26: Actors Leslie Grantham (C), Nigel Harman (L) and actress Letitia Dean pose outside the Queen Vic pub on the Eastenders set to promote their new storyline featuring the return of Dirty Den, at Elstree Studios on September 28, 2003 in London. (Photo by Rod Johnson/Getty Images)Leslie Grantham with Nigel Harman and Letitia Dean [Getty]

Leslie moved to Bulgaria from The UK after the breakdown of his marriage after 31 years. 

He filmed the soap The English Neighbour in Bulgaria in 2010.

Known as one of EastEnder’s best villains, “Dirty” Den ran the legendary Queen Vic pub alongside his wife Angie.

Leslie Grantham ‘Dirty Den’ was one of EastEnder’s most memorable characters 

Leslie Grantham has returned to the UK from BulgariaLeslie Grantham has returned to the UK from Bulgaria [Getty]

The couple adopted Sharon, who Den famously referred to as “princess”.

Leslie was killed off in 1989, but was brought back in 2003 when his character appeared to return from the dead. 

Two years later he was killed off again, as his three ex-girlfriends teamed up to kill him and bury him under the Queen Vic pub.

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