EastEnders fans SPEECHLESS after spotting THIS missed moment in legendary Sharongate episode

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EastEnders fans have taken to social media to share their shock after watching last night's classic 'Sharongate' episode.

But it wasn't the iconic storyline that got them talking, or seeing some of Walford's most familiar faces back on their screens.

No, it was Kathy Beale's amazing ability to freeze time.

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Fans were stunned that Kathy Beale doesn't look a day older now than she did back in 1994 (Picture: BBC)

The now-infamous scenes of 'Sharongate' saw Grant Mitchell discover wife Sharon (Letitia Dean) has been sleeping with his brother, Phil (Steve McFadden) behind his back... and, of course, all hell broke loose.

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The shocking revelation happened in the middle of the Queen Vic pub, and to make matters worse the place was packed with locals for Phil and Kathy's engagement party.

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EastEnders fans think Gillian Taylforth has managed to freeze time (Picture: BBC)

The truth is revealed... 

Kathy was stunned to find out her husband-to-be had been sleeping with Sharon... but despite the fact her engagement party was ruined, she still managed to look amazing.

Fans couldn't help but notice that Kathy hasn't aged a day since this episode was filmed in 1994.

It might be more than 25 years since the episode aired, but actress Gillian Taylforth, who plays legendary Kathy, still looks the same as she did more than 25 years ago.

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Kathy wasn't happy when her engagement party was ruined by the revelation Sharon and Phil had been sleeping together (Picture: BBC)

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The episode also saw Walford favourites returning to the screen like Pauline and Arthur Fowler, along with Sharon's best friend Michelle.

Nigel and Debbie Bates were also part of the drama, as were former couple Carol and Alan Jackson.

Next week will see Syed and Amira's iconic wedding from 2010 air as part of the soap's ongoing classic episodes that will air every Tuesday.

BBC1 will air EastEnders: Secrets from the Square, hosted by Stacey Dooley, at 8pm on Mondays, while classic episodes of the soap will air at 7.30pm on Tuesdays.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.