Duff-Duff Count

What is a duff duff?

It’s the final shot of each episode, when the famous EastEnders doof doofs kick in at a moment of high drama.

The top 100 list has been compiled based on each cliffhanger being given to the character or characters in the last shot of an episode.

How the top 100 was calculated

The 100 – 1 list of characters was compiled by six researchers and took four weeks to complete. The count began with the first ever episode on 19th February 1985 and concluded with the second episode of EastEnders on Christmas Day 2009 – a total of 3918 shows.

Many characters were tied with an equal number of cliffhangers so to have a definitive 100 – 1 list we formulated a calculation…

In the event of a tie in the number of cliffhangers, we divided the number of cliffhangers by the total number of episodes the character had appeared in. This way it measures the impact the character had on the show and didn’t just reward longevity. Impact after all is the bedrock of the perfect cliffhanger!

13 Mitchells appear in the list, making them the dominant family.
The Fowlers and Beales come joint second with eight characters each.

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Top 100 Characters With The Most Duff Duffs (All Time)

[All Figures/Positions Were Correct As Of; 25th December 2009]

100 – Clyde Taveriner – 11
99 – Kate Mitchell – 11
98 – Lucas Johnson – 11
97 – Robbie Jackson – 12
96 – Ben Mitchell – 12
95 – Honey Mitchell – 12
94 – Diane Butcher – 12
93 – Jane Beale – 13
92 – Lynne Hobbs – 13
91 – Lucy Beale – 13
90 – Ali Osman – 13
89 – Shirley Carter – 13
88 – Mary Smith- 13
87 – Heather Trott – 13
86 – Andy Hunter – 13
85 – Dan Sullivan – 13
84 – Patrick Trueman – 13
83 – Vicky Fowler – 13
82 – Alan Jackson – 14
81 – Irene Hills – 14
80 – Ethel Skinner – 15
79 – Sarah Hills – 15
78 – Steve Elliot – 15
77 – Anthony Trueman – 15
76 – Ruby Allen – 15
75 – Ruth Fowler – 16
74 – Terry Raymond – 17
73 – Paul Trueman – 17
72 – Tony Hills – 17
71 – Gita Kapoor – 18
70 – Dawn Swann – 18
69 – Roxy Mitchell – 18
68 – Charlie Slater – 19
67 – Sanjay Kapoor – 19
66 – Beppe Di Marco – 19
65 – Whitney Dean – 19
64 – Mandy Salter – 19
63 – Dr May Wright – 19
62 – Minty Peterson – 20
61 – Sue Osman – 20
60 – Lofty – 20
59 – Barry Evans – 21
58 – Denise Fox – 21
57 – Jack Branning – 21
56 – Laura Beale – 22
55 – Kevin Wicks – 22
54 – Matthew Rose – 23
53 – Jim Branning – 24
52 – Natalie Evans – 24
51 – Steven Beale – 24
50 – Jamie Mitchell – 25
49 – Archie Mitchell – 26
48 – Johnny Allen – 26
47 – Roy Evans – 27
46 – Garry Hobbs – 29
45 – Tanya Branning – 30
44 – Nick Cotton – 30
43 – Chrissie Watts – 30
42 – Nigel Bates – 31
41 – Tiffany Mitchell – 31
40 – Bradley Branning – 31
39 – Sean Slater – 31
38 – Carol Jackson – 33
37 – Sam Mitchell – 34
36 – Dennis Rickman – 36
35 – Ronnie Mitchell – 39
34 – Lisa Fowler – 40
33 – Simon Wicks – 40
32 – Zoe Slater – 42
31 – Melanie Owen – 43
30 – Janine Butcher – 44
29 – Steve Owen – 44
28 – David Wicks – 44
27 – Angie Watts – 44
26 – Max Branning – 47
25 – Martin Fowler – 50
24 – Ricky Butcher – 51
23 – Pete Beale – 51
22 – Cindy Beale – 53
21 – Little Mo – 54
20 – Kat Moon – 57
19 – Stacey Slater – 58
18 – Alfie Moon – 64
17 – Sonia Fowler- 65
16 – Bianca Jackson – 66
15 – Billy Mitchell – 68
14 – Arthur Fowler – 72
13 – Frank Butcher – 73
12 – Peggy Mitchell – 82
11 – Dot Branning – 101
10 – Kathy Mitchell – 101
09 – Den Watts – 103
08 – Mark Fowler – 106
07 – Michelle Fowler – 112
06 – Pat Evans – 121
05 – Pauline Fowler – 122
04 – Grant Mitchell – 131
03 – Sharon Rickman – 138
02 – Ian Beale – 141
01 – Phil Mitchell – 206

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