21 years at Eastenders
Her dramatic exit which was seen by more than 10m viewers in the UK will air on Tuesday June 19 / Wednesday June 20.
Richard played Pauline Fowler regularly seen at Albert Square’s launderette, moaning about life and despairing of her children.
In Eastenders Richard was the show’s second-longest running character.
And fans should also check out Parkinson on Saturday June 23 in which Richard appears to discuss her roles in both television programmes.