NEWS that Jaime Winstone (pictured) is to play a young Peggy Mitchell in a flashback episode of EastEnders set me wondering if this will catch on in other soaps too.

The Mitchell matriarch, played by Dame Barbara Windsor, will feature in a spin-off about the family set in 1979.

Can we also expect to see a young Annie Sugden back at the farm in Emmerdale, or teenage sweethearts Jack and Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street? When it comes to Ken Barlow the youth, just re-cast Bill Roache. He may be 90, but Corrie’s Peter Pan could pass for a man a fraction of his age.