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Lucy Benjamin has returned to EastEnders – just as we hoped she would – in an explosve storyline with her alter-ego Lisa Fowler coming face-to-face with Phil Mitchell on Monday night. The 47-year-old actress quit the soap in 2010 after 12 years of playing the loveable troublemaker, but agreed to reprise her role for a couple of weeks after her character learns that her daughter Louise Mitchell was set on fire by two bullies at her school prom. Issuing his final warning, Phil said: ‘You never come near my daughter again, you understand me?
New EastEnders showrunner John Yorke has lifted a ban on the show’s stars appearing in pantomimes in the hope it will lift the cast’s morale. The BBC soap’s long-running stars like Adam Wyatt and Letitia Dean have historically turned to money-spinning productions as a means of boosting their earnings, but were banned from taking on such roles for some time until now, and Yorke reportedly thinks it will improve the overall mood on set. ‘John has made it his mission to meet with disgruntled stars and find out what has gone wrong.
EastEnders star Lee Ryan has been ordered to rest by doctors after he was ‘rushed’ to hospital over the weekend. A source told the Press Association: “He is on his way home this morning. An EastEnders’ insider said filming had not been affected.
Danniella Westbrook jetted to Poland to get a face and neck lift with her Celebrity Big Brother pal Christopher Maloney and has showcased her new look on Instagram. Danniella Westbrook on when she appeared on ‘In Therapy’ last year. The 43-year-old former Eastenders star – who returned to taking cocaine after she tragically suffered a miscarriage in 2016 – first had surgery to rebuild her nose in 2002 after her septum infamously collapsed from years of taking the class A drug.
Eagle-eyed Eastenders viewers were left scratching their heads last night when a scene about the general election revealed a plot hole.
Former EastEnders showrunner Dominic Treadwell-Collins has backed a spin-off with Walford favourite Danny Dyer as the star of the show. It’s former executive producer quit EastEnders in 2016 to work on spin-off soap Redwater and ahead of it’s debut on Thursday, he said Kat and Alfie aren’t the only residents of Walford who could hold their own series. Dominic told Huffington Post: “You can take these characters who are so loved and put them in a whole new world and I don’t think you could do that with a lot of soap characters.
Dame Barbara Windsor has opened up about the difficult decisions she made early on in her life and has said that she knew that having five abortions was “wrong”.
Pillar of the community and Queen Vic barmaid for what seems like an eternity. Much like the ravens in the Tower of London, there’s a theory in the East End that if Tracey actually ever leaves The Queen Vic, the Borough of Walford will fall to rack and ruin. Following advice from new character Fi Browning, the businesswoman working for the new buyers, the pub had to sack two members of staff.
It feels like us ‘Enders fans have been waiting an eternity for a Redwater release date. The EastEnders spin-off show, which sees Kat and Alfie travel to Ireland to search for her long-lost son, was announced over a year ago and has been months in the planning. The show is being billed as a dark and mysterious drama and a huge departure from the usual comings and goings on Albert Square.
EastEnders star Lisa Faulkner has teased some new details about her new character, Fi Browning. The new role is shrouded in mystery, with show bosses revealing very little about the character so far – but Lisa confirmed that there’s going to drama by the bucketload. Speaking to The Sun, the actress said: “When the show’s casting director Julia Crampsie and executive producer Sean O’Connor said they wanted to see me, acting wasn’t in my remit.
EastEnders fans will be delighted with the news that the BBC One soap is welcoming back one of its classic characters, Robbie Jackson. Robbie was a cheeky teenager when he first arrived in Albert Square with the Jackson family over 20 years ago and his comeback will mark the first full-time contract on the soap for actor Dean Gaffney in 14 years. Since he was axed from the show in 2003, Robbie returned for a few episodes for various Jackson family events, including the wedding of Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer) and Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen), and the send off for his mother Carol Jackson’s (Lindsey Coulson) during which he discovered his furry friend well’ard had passed away.
Danny Dyer is set to fight his new EastEnders co-star Lee Ryan when he returns to the gritty soap following his six-week holiday. The 39-year-old actor – who plays pub landord Mick Carter – took time off to recharge his batteries in South Africa but he has reportedly been thrown back into the deep end and has filmed an explosive encounter with the Blue singer’s character Woody, who has taken charge of the Qyeen Vic in his absence. A source told The Sun: “Danny is going to be straight back into the thick of it when his character returns to our screens – and his character Mick Carter immediately finds a new enemy.
Danny Dyer’s break from ‘EastEnders’ has reportedly been causing problems for the show’s writers and they’ve been “working around the clock” to explain his character’s absence from key storylines. Danny Dyer taking part in Who Do You Think You Are? The 39-year-old actor recently took a well-deserved break from the long-running BBC soap in order to spend time with his family after having worked non-stop since he joined the cast as loveable landlord Mick Carter in 2013.
Holly took the prize for TV Personality, beating the usually unbeatable Ant & Dec and Celebrity Juice colleague Leigh Francis, although her second gong was shared with him for Celebrity Juice (Satellite/Digital Programme). It was Girl Power on the radio too, as Emma Bunton scooped the Radio Personality gong ahead of Dave Berry and Simon Mayo, and – alongside Jamie Theakston – Digital Radio programme for Heart Breakfast.
EastEnders fans are already well aware of the catalogue of dramas that are going on at The Queen Vic at the moment – leaky pipes, divorced children, absent wives, sick grandparents and racist insults scrawled on the door of the bar. It now looks like 2017 is set to be the Carter family’s ‘annus horribilis’, as viewers saw Mick, played by Danny Dyer, grapple with the prospect of prison after the bank refused his loan in order to pay his fine for breaking licensing agreements. It will tie in nicely with Danny’s break from the show due to exhaustion.
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man insists he is no “diva” but there is one “stupid” thing he has to have for his dressing room when he performs, and that’s a framed picture of an ‘EastEnders’ star on his wall. “I’ve had loads so far, I’ve had Ian Beale, I’ve had Dot, I’ve got Sharon, it always changes. “I’m a big fan, I love ‘EastEnders’.
The Carter family got ever smaller recently when Danny-Boy Hatchard’s troubled character finally bowed out of Eastenders after months of dealing with crippling depression and getting himself into more and more trouble with his tolerant wife Whitney and his dad Mick Carter. Many speculated that Lee Carter was going to commit suicide as the culmination of his harrowing storyline that saw him bullied at work, unable to live up to his own unrealistic expectations of the husband he should be, and dealing with the guilt of his many ill-advised decisions. In recent episodes Lee left Whitney leaving a note saying that he didn’t love her anymore.
EastEnders star Danny-Boy Hatchard thanked fans for their support last night as his character Lee Carter bowed out from the show. Fans saw Lee abandon his wife Whitney leave Walford for Dover and a fresh start, after months of struggling with depression and mental health issues. The actor posted a video to Twitter on Friday night, telling fans that the response from fans had been amazing, and getting to portray mental illness and have a “positive impact on someone else’s life” had been an honour.
EastEnders fans were rocked by the news that Danny Dyer, who plays the much-loved character of Mick Carter, would be taking a break from the show this year due to ‘exhaustion’. Say it isn’t so, guys! We’re not sure we could handle Mick leaving the show – and let’s face it, if Mick goes, so does the rest of the Carter clan. Well, thankfully EastEnders producers have confirmed that Danny’s short break is NOT permanent.