Honey Mitchell and Howie Danes don’t know each other that well in EastEnders, but the same couldn’t be said for actors Emma Barton and Delroy Atkinson, who have known each other for 26 years!
Sharing a picture on the EastEnders Instagram account, Emma and Howie can be seen either side of each other behind the scenes on the BBC One soap, and in an image way back in 1997.
’26 years of friendship later! #EastEnders #ThrowbackThursday #ThenAndNow’, the account wrote alongside.
‘I love this!’, actress and co-star Danielle Harold, who plays Lola Pearce, wrote in the comments section.
Fans also shared their love for Emma and Delroy’s longstanding friendship, with one account saying:
‘That’s so cool to see! How nice to be friends that long and to get to work together!’.
Delroy has played the role of Howie since 2021.
Initially arriving as the man who witnessed Vincent Hubbard’s final moments, Howie now works as the local postie and is in a relationship with Kim (Tameka Empson).
Recently, for Emma’s character, she confronted Lola’s mum Emma (Patsy Kensit) after she accused Jay (Jamie Borthwick) of cheating on his partner.
Honey was able to take Emma from the hospital and back to Walford, allowing Lola and Jay the chance to speak about what’s ahead, which included an emotional confession from Lola that the thought of Jay being with someone else made her think about what his life would be like after her death.