Princess Diana's favourite soap opera character was Liverpudlian chancer Jimmy Corkhill, and she was a bigger fan of Brookside than Eastenders.
She also loved Dallas, according to a HuffPo interview with Paul Burrell, Diana's butler.
Burrell says that although she did tune into Eastenders "at the very beginning…it wasn't something that she would want to watch regularly."Brookside was her favourite and she met most of the cast. She went to the set of Brookside and got to know some of the cast very well, especially Dean Sullivan, who played Jimmy Corkhill on the show. He became a friend, who she regularly telephoned."