THE Lionesses made history on Sunday, July 31, after sealing their Euro 2022 success.
In light of their victory against Germany (2-1), EastEnders bosses paid them an impromptu tribute during last night's instalment.
BBC One viewers were over the moon when the iconic soap sent a heartfelt message to England's women squad following their epic win at Wembley.
The female football team won the Euros 2022 for the first time in more than fifty years, twenty-four hours before another trip to Walford was aired.
The long-running drama decided to squeeze in a last-minute scene at The Vic acknowledging the record-breaking win to congratulate them.
In its latest show of patriotism, the program featured Tameka Empsom's Kim Fox raising a glass while talking about the Lionesses with Vic landlady Linda Carter (portrayed by Kellie Bright) and Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold).
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"Mate, it came home! Finally!", she then said.
Linda was surprised by Kim's enthusiasm as she was unaware the beautician was a footy fan, to which the latter replied she was "there" when it came to supporting "strong winning women."
Kim continued, before mentioning her on-screen daughter Pearl: "This has changed everything."
"The game. Women in sports everywhere. Pearl watched it and loved it. Every single one of them is a role model, I’m telling you. If you can see it, you can be it!"
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Soap fans were delightfully stunned by the last-minute scene and took to social media to praise producers.
"Eastenders cast must have been working late last night", one of them penned.
Another added: "That was the PERFECT way to celebrate the England Lionesses win. Love it when they do that."
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A third viewer commented: "They’re discussing last night’s England game on EastEnders! Bravo BBC."
One final fan chimed in: "So much respect for EastEnders adding in scenes last minute that are relevant to what's happening in the world, total dedication."
EastEnders has a habit of including off-screen events to its episodes, one of the latest ones being Sam Ryder's stellar score at the Eurovision 2022 contest.
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The singer came in second place with the song Space Man, right behind winning Ukrainian band Kalush.
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday on BBC One.
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