'EastEnders' adds last-minute reference to England's Euro 2022 win

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Watch: 'EastEnders' adds last-minute reference to England's Euro 2022 win

EastEnders has paid tribute to the England women's football team's victory in the Euro 2022 final.

In a scene shot after the 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 31 July, various characters can be seen in the Queen Vic celebrating England's first major trophy since 1966.

The scene features Kim Fox, Lola Pearce and Queen Vic landlady Linda Carter enjoying a drink and raising a toast to the victorious football team.

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At one point, Kim says: "Every single one of them is a role model, I'm telling you. If you can see it, you can be it," making reference to the number of women and girls who have taken an interest in football over the summer.

EastEnders paid tribute to England winning Euro 2022. (The FA via Getty Images)
EastEnders paid tribute to England winning Euro 2022. (The FA via Getty Images)

Linda also joked that she would whip out her own sports bra, a nod Chloe Kelly's celebration after she scored England's winner in extra time.

England's Euro 2022 win was the most watched TV broadcast of the year with over 17 million people watching the match on BBC One.

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Linda Carter in 'EastEnders'. (BBC)

Over 5 million more people streamed the event on BBC iPlayer or through the BBC Sport website.

The game became the most watched women's football match in history and also the best attended as just under 90,000 spectators watched England lift the trophy at Wembley.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Jess Carter, Fran Kirby and Beth England of England pose with the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Trophy following victory in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
Jess Carter, Fran Kirby and Beth England after winning Euro 2022. (The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

The previous viewing record for a women's football match was 9.3 million which was when England beat Sweden 4-0 last week with the tournament consistently receiving high TV ratings.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One, with some episodes airing on BBC Two during summer sporting events including the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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