The Christmas season in Soap Land is notoriously full of high dramz. EastEnders and Coronation Street have come under fire this year for being a bit, er, dullsville compared to Yuletide’s past. Mick Carter finds out the truth about Dean and Linda.
Having clocked up almost 30 years on the soap, Jack Sugden, played by the late Clive Hornby until his death in 2008, is something of an Emmerdale legend. During a heart-to-heart in the woods with boyfriend Aaron Dingle, Jack’s son Robert claimed that his dad had once caught him in a compromising position with a farm hand and, wait for it, “leathered him”. “We had this lad help on the farm,” Robert explained.
Another day, another set of rumours surrounding who’ll be swapping Tesco Finest foods for Everyday Value in the I’m A Celebrity jungle. The latest batch of rumours suggest that actress Gemma Oaten and X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman could be signing up for the show, which starts again next month. Let’s start with Emmerdale actress Gemma, 31, who has reportedly ‘impressed’ I’m A Celebrity bosses during their talks.