EastEnders Actor June Brown Says She Stopped Having Sex 20 Years Ago

We all go through dry patches from time to time, but if we're lucky, they'll never be as long as June Brown's.

The EastEnders actor says she is 'sick and tired of sex', and hung up her boots/suspenders almost 20 years ago.

To be fair to her, she is 92 now, so it's not really so much of a dry patch as a retirement from the sex game. Speaking as a panellist on Loose Women, she said she packed it all in after her husband Robert died in 2003.

June Brown says she got sick of sex about 20 years ago. Credit: PA
June Brown says she got sick of sex about 20 years ago. Credit: PA

But just because Brown - who plays Dot Cotton/Branning - doesn't get freaky anymore, doesn't mean she doesn't still enjoy herself in other ways.

In a recent interview, she revealed that she had no plans to pack in the booze, cigarettes and chocolate.

Speaking to the Radio Times, she said: "I'm going to die of something fairly soon so why not enjoy myself. I love red wine and also dark chocolate, even though I'm allergic to it and it makes me sneeze.

"And the Guinness helps me keep a bit of weight on. So I don't need to be careful about what I eat or drink.

"What's the point of counting how many cigarettes I smoke a day? I've been on them for over 70 years."

June Brown says she stopped having sex in 2003 when her husband died. Credit: PA
June Brown says she stopped having sex in 2003 when her husband died. Credit: PA

Of course, this isn't conclusive proof that drinking red wine and Guinness and smoking is the key to long life, but if it's good enough for Dot Cotton, well, it's good enough for me.

Beyond drinking booze and smoking fags, Brown also recently revealed that she was invited to go clubbing with Lady Gaga.

The pair met on The Graham Norton Show in 2013 and got on like a house on fire, and afterwards the 'Poker Face' singer invited her out on the town; unfortunately though, she had to decline.

Recounting the invite on Loose Women, she said: "[Lady Gaga] is lovely. She's a very intelligent girl. She was very respectful it was like she knew me.

"We sort of took over. I did ask Graham Norton if I should go and sit on his lap. I don't know if he was very happy about that.

"She invited me to a private thing, unfortunately I was doing Piers Morgan the next day."

Hold on, I thought she said she had packed in shagging?

June unfortunately declined the invite to go out on the tiles with Gaga. Credit: Twitter
June unfortunately declined the invite to go out on the tiles with Gaga. Credit: Twitter

Brown continued: "I'm not showing off, I'm telling the truth and I had to be in early and you're in all day long. I can't go clubbing if I've got to be alert the next day."

I personally would prioritise going out with Gaga over 'doing Piers Morgan' any day of the week, but at Brown's age, she is well within her rights to have packed in clubbing.

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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