EastEnders News: Fans want Matt Lapinskas’s babies, and Christmas comes to the Vic!

by Lynn Connolly

Plus, the Walford webcams are back, and it’s bonding over ice cream time for Derek and Carol!

They’ve been a busy old lot over on the EastEnders set, what with fires to set, people to murder and Christmases to be well and truly ruined…

However, on the plus side, the Walford webcams are now back up, having been down for an annoyingly long time while the Christmas episodes were filmed!

And Matt Lapinskas, who of course plays Anthony Moon, has revealed that fans send him marriage proposals and tell him they want to have his babies. So we might assume that’s female fans then…

Speaking to Now magazine, Matt – who’s dating his co-star Shona McGarty – said, “I get marriage proposals and people wanting my babies, but nothing really bizarre…

“My mum makes sure I reply. I come down in the morning and she’s like: ‘I need this many cards signed for these people.’

“It’s like she’s my PA. I’ll have to start paying her soon.”

Too right Matthew – get to it!

In other news, the BBC have just released a cheery Christmas pic of Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) unveiling the Queen Vic’s Christmas tree, and a luverly tree it is too…

But while the rest of Albert Square are decking the halls and shivering, Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) and his little sister Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) are trying to bond over an ice cream.

However, I suspect one frosty cone isn’t going to thaw Carol’s heart towards her shady big brother!

And apropos of ice creams, the cast – including Lindsey – had to film Christmas episodes in the middle of a heat wave earlier this year! Maybe the show’s bosses will have to rely on good old fake snow, just as Corrie’s did, to create a soapy winter wonderland this year.

Call back to Primetime soon for more soaps news and gossip!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.