Sharon Watts

Sharon Watts is a fictional character from the BBC One soap opera EastEnders, played by Letitia Dean. Sharon is one of EastEnders' original characters conceptualised by creators Tony Holland and Julia Smith. She first appeared in the first episode broadcast on 19 February 1985 as the teenage adopted daughter of pub landlords Den and Angie Watts. The character became prominent in the 1990s due to her becoming the landlady of The Queen Victoria public house, her romantic pairings with brothers Grant and Phil Mitchell and a feud with their younger sister Sam. In a storyline dubbed Sharongate, Sharon married to Grant, has an affair with Phil, climaxing in 1994 with Grant's discovery of the affair, which remains one of EastEnders' highest viewed episodes - the storyline was reinvented in 2018 when Sharon began an affair with Phil's young employee, Keanu Taylor. She was named the best EastEnders character of all time by the Daily Mirror in 2020.

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EastEnders SPOILER: Sam Mitchell joins forces with Sharon Watts and Kat Slater for tense meeting

EastEnders fans wowed as ‘pampered and polished’ Sharon Watts makes glam return

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EastEnders SPOILERS: Sharon Watts throws dad Gavin’s ashes into the BIN

EastEnders SPOILERS: Reunion for Sharon Watts and Phil Mitchell?

EastEnders: Zack Hudson will be Sharon Watts’ brother, say viewers

EastEnders SPOILER: A suspicious Max Branning questions Sharon Watts after Ian Beale goes MISSING

EastEnders explosive trailer teases Sharon Watts taking the final steps at murdering Ian Beale

EastEnders SPOILER: Sharon Watts realises Dotty is a THREAT amid plans to murder husband Ian Beale

EastEnders SPOILER: Sharon Watts' plot to poison husband Ian Beale is set to go wrong

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EastEnders fans claim Ian Beale is being scammed by Sharon Watts and point to Queen Vic ‘clue’

EastEnders SPOILER: Ian Beale is visited by Sharon Watts in his hour of need

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