BILLY Mitchell managed to track down Lola Pearce's estranged mother Emma Harding last night.
Actress Patsy Kensit made her EastEnders debut and fans were baffled by her youthful appearance.
Last night's trip to Albert Square was a rollercoaster of emotions for Lola Pearce.
Determined to live her life to the fullest despite being terminally ill, the beloved hairdresser played by Danielle Harold was ready to tie the knot with Jay Brown.
Meanwhile, after getting wind of her dying wish, Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) decided to track down her long-lost mother Emma Harding.
Emma abandoned Lola when she was a child but Billy was successful in his search and tracked her down at work.
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Patsy Kensit thus made her long-awaited appearance as the new character in drama-packed scenes.
BBC One viewers were stunned by the former Holby City star's ageless looks.
Many of them took to social media to express their awe, with one of them gushing: "Patsy Kensit looks absolutely incredible."
"Patsy Kensit looking ten years younger than she did in Holby City", another echoed while a third soap fan agreed: "Patsy Kensit looks stunning."
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As mentioned above, Billy Mitchell took it upon himself to tell Emma who he was and broke the news that her daughter was on the verge of getting married.
But when he asked her to follow him to the ceremony, Emma refused, claiming: "she's better off without me."
Emma left, unaware Lola was suffering from harsher symptoms due to her inoperable brain tumour.
The departing character made one of her vlogs in which she detailed her experience with her illness before experiencing a nosebleed as she was getting ready for her big day.
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This prompted her and Kim Fox (Tameka Empson) to take a detour to the hospital for her to get checked out while sporting her wedding dress.
Lola was thrown into a panic about her future, convinced she was going to die any minute.
And just as Kim begged her to make the most of every moment she had left, Lola admitted she was unable to marry Jay.
How will Jay react?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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