Pam St Clement has been photographed for the first time in two years as she celebrated turning 80.
The EastEnders legend, who recently looked unrecognisable in throwback pictures, is known for playing the role of Pat Butcher in the popular BBC show, but has kept a low profile since quitting back in 2012.
Now, she's been seen in a snap on Kellie Shirley's Instagram feed, looking healthy and happy as ever as she marked her milestone birthday.
Kellie, who portrayed Carly Wicks on the soap opera, shared a sweet snap for her 3,131 followers to see, which showed her laughing with her two kids as Pam sat close by.
The 40 year old blonde beauty had a wide smile plastered across her face as Louie and Pearl hugged her while Pam, who was dressed in blue, smiled to the camera.
"Happy birthday to the Queen of #Walford and total legend that is #pamstclement," Kellie started in the caption.
She added: "#80 so much love and so glad you’re in our life!" followed by two red heart emojis.
EastEnders fans were over the moon by the post as one person wrote: "Happy 80th birthday to the lovely Pam," with a celebration emoji, present emoji, birthday cake emoji and a red heart emoji.
Another said: "It’s so cute they were close in eastenders and years after you still care for her the same way true friendship," with two red heart emojis.
A third shared: "I love that you still see your great aunt! Xx".
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While a fourth added: "Working behind a bar in Hastings, Pam was staying at our hotel and could see I was struggling so jumped behind the bar and started pouring the drinks. Happy birthday Pam! An absolute legend."
Pam was last seen in public fighting back tears as she shared her sadness at not being able to see her close friend and former co-star Dame Barbara Windsor for nearly a year before her death at the age of 83 following her Alzheimer's battle.
Speaking on ITV's This Morning at the time, Pam told viewers that Barbara's other half Scott Mitchell had been keeping her informed on her condition as Covid-19 restrictions meant she couldn't come to see her in person.
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"We've stayed in close contact. He's kept me up to speed as it were with everything that's been happening," Pam explained.
She continued: "I've been out of the country for much of this year so I couldn't visit her, well nobody could visit her with the lockdowns and everything, it was impossible, which is sad in a sense because it means I haven't seen her for nearly a year, and that is a sadness to me."
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