In EastEnders, Honey Mitchell and Howie Danes don’t really know each other, but actors Emma Barton and Delroy Atkinson, who have been friends for 26 years, certainly do!
Emma and Howie may be seen on opposite sides of each other in a 1997 photo shared on the EastEnders Instagram account, as well as in a behind-the-scenes shot of the BBC One soap opera.
The account’s caption said, “26 years of friendship later! #EastEnders #ThrowbackThursday #ThenAndNow.”
Danielle Harold, who portrays Lola Pearce and is also an actor, said, “I adore this!”
Moreover, admirers praised Emma and Delroy’s enduring connection, with one report writing:
“Such a lovely sight to watch!” It’s wonderful that we have been friends for so long and get to work together.
Howie has been portrayed by Delroy since 2021.
Howie, who first showed up as the one who saw Vincent Hubbard in his dying moments, now works as the neighbourhood postman and is dating Kim (Tameka Empson).
For Emma’s character, Lola’s mother Emma (Patsy Kensit) recently confronted her after she claimed that Jay (Jamie Borthwick) had cheated on his girlfriend.
Honey was able to pick up Emma from the hospital and bring her back to Walford, giving Lola and Jay the time to discuss what lies ahead. Lola made the touching admission that the idea of Jay dating someone else made her consider what his life would be like when she passed away.