Business is booming.

EastEnders fans floored as it’s revealed Kathy Beale is 73 YEARS OLD

‘She looked the same since 1987’ EastEnders fans were floored when it was revealed that Kathy Beale is 73 YEARS OLD – but looks decades younger

<!–

<!–

<!–<!–

<!–

<!–

<!–

She appeared in the very first episode of EastEnders in 1985 – but fans were floored when they discovered Kathy Beale is 73 years old.

Kathy, played by Gillian Taylforth, is 67 years old in real life and barely a day older in the last 40 years – and probably looks younger than she did in the 90s.

She plays Ian Beale’s mother on the show, played by Adam Woodyatt, 54, and her character’s age came to light on Monday’s episode while discussing the Queen’s death.

'She looked the same since 1987' EastEnders fans were floored when it was revealed that Kathy Beale is 73 YEARS OLD - but looks decades younger

‘She looked the same since 1987’ EastEnders fans were floored when it was revealed that Kathy Beale is 73 YEARS OLD – but looks decades younger

Throwback: Kathy pictured in the 90s - looks even younger now than then

Throwback: Kathy pictured in the 90s - looks even younger now than then

Throwback: Kathy pictured in the 90s – looks even younger now than then

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully on Thursday at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace said in a statement, beginning a period of national mourning.

Kathy said, “God bless her,” as Denise Fox replied, “She’s been here all our lives, it’s like anything we’ve ever known.”

“It just feels so personal, you know, just devastating.”

Kathy revealed she was three years old during the… Queen’s coronation 70 years ago.

Heartwarming: EastEnders opened Monday night with a moving tribute to the Queen, comparing the monarch's death last week to the country 'losing its Nan'

Heartwarming: EastEnders opened Monday night with a moving tribute to the Queen, comparing the monarch's death last week to the country 'losing its Nan'

Heartwarming: EastEnders opened Monday night with a moving tribute to the Queen, comparing the monarch’s death last week to the country ‘losing its Nan’

She said: ‘I was, what, three when she became queen. I wish I could remember the coronation, but I have other people’s memories.’

Fans took to Twitter to express their shock at Kathy’s age.

They wrote: ‘How is Kathy Beale in her seventies. #EastEnders.

‘I just watched an episode of EastEnders for the first time in 5 years. The actors have aged normally, except for Kathy Beale, who hasn’t aged a day!?’

A look back: Kathy said she was three years old at the Queen's coronation, making her 73 years old

A look back: Kathy said she was three years old at the Queen's coronation, making her 73 years old

A look back: Kathy said she was three years old at the Queen’s coronation, making her 73 years old

“Of everything I’ve heard in the past week, I struggle the most with the fact that Kathy Beale is 73 at EastEnders.”

“The most shocking thing about this is the realization that Kathy Beale is seven years away from her 80th birthday.”

I haven’t seen #Eastenders in a long time and it turns out all the old characters are back. Kathy Beale looks about 30. Phil is going to marry Kat.”

1663151241 354 EastEnders fans floored as its revealed Kathy Beale is 73

1663151241 354 EastEnders fans floored as its revealed Kathy Beale is 73

1663151241 179 EastEnders fans floored as its revealed Kathy Beale is 73

1663151241 179 EastEnders fans floored as its revealed Kathy Beale is 73

1663151241 759 EastEnders fans floored as its revealed Kathy Beale is 73

1663151241 759 EastEnders fans floored as its revealed Kathy Beale is 73

I can not believe it!  Fans went wild with Gillian's appearance as Kathy - and can't believe how much she hasn't aged in the past 30 years

I can not believe it!  Fans went wild with Gillian's appearance as Kathy - and can't believe how much she hasn't aged in the past 30 years

I can not believe it! Fans went wild with Gillian’s appearance as Kathy – and can’t believe how much she hasn’t aged in the past 30 years

In 2015, Gillian weighed in on how she manages to look younger than her on-screen son.

She said on This Morning: ‘Adam has been doing this show for 30 years while I’ve had a lot of free time. That’s probably why I look younger!’

That year, she admitted she had undergone a £1,500 non-surgical facelift that used dissolvable thread to remove wrinkles.

Word!  In 2015, Gillian weighed in on how she manages to look younger than her on-screen son Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale (pictured September 2), saying it's because he puts in more hours than her.

Word!  In 2015, Gillian weighed in on how she manages to look younger than her on-screen son Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale (pictured September 2), saying it's because he puts in more hours than her.

Word! In 2015, Gillian weighed in on how she manages to look younger than her on-screen son Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale (pictured September 2), saying it’s because he puts in more hours than her.

Announcement: Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of the Queen's death on Thursday at the age of 96

Announcement: Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of the Queen's death on Thursday at the age of 96

Announcement: Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of the Queen’s death on Thursday at the age of 96