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Emmerdale: Marlon Dingle will fight Paddy and Rhona for custody of baby Leo!

As fan of Emmerdale will know, vets Paddy and Rhona are off New Zealand in September, and they’re taking baby Leo with them…

Leo is of course Rhona’s (Zoe Henry) son, but he’s also pub chef Marlon Dingle’s little boy, and when faced with the prospect of not seeing his son for at least two years, Marlon (Mark Charnock) decided to go with Paddy (Dominic Brunt) and Rhona to NZ.

However, that decision was made before Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) – with whom Marlon had a platonic affair last year – told Marlon that she’s in love with him and wants them to have a proper relationship now that her marriage to shamed vicar Ashley (John Middleton) is over.

In the wake of Laurel’s news, Marlon made the heartbreaking decision that he couldn’t now go to New Zealand, and initially, it appeared he’d therefore chosen his love life over his son… Read more & comment »

EastEnders: Shirley will literally take the plunge as she asks Phil Mitchell to marry her!

Walford’s Shirley Carter isn’t ordinarily one for grand gestures, however, in an upcoming storyline, she’s set to propose to her long-term boyfriend Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) on the roof of the Queen Vic!

The shock proposal comes as Shirley (Linda Henry) prepares to conquer her fear of heights by abseiling down the pub in order to raise money for a charitable fund that she’s set up for her murdered friend Heather Trott’s little boy, George.

However, the day won’t go smoothly, and after suffering from nerves, Shirley runs off, leaving everyone wondering if she’ll actually go through with the daring plunge.

But Phil chases her and tells her she can do it while promising to be there “every step of the way…” Read more & comment »

Corrie & The Royle Family star Geoffrey Hughes has died aged 68

There’s very sad news this morning in that it’s been announced that actor Geoffrey Hughes has passed away after a losing his battle with prostate cancer. He was 68.

Geoffrey first shot to fame as bin man Eddie in Coronation Street, a role he played from 1974 to 1983, reappearing in 1987.

He later went on to star in a number of high profile shows – such as Keeping Up Appearances as lay about Onslow, and in Heartbeat – but most recently, he played the role of wide boy Twiggy in The Royle Family. The Sun reports that Geoffrey died “peacefully in his sleep” on Friday night.

Geoff’s Royle Family co-star Ricky Tomlinson paid tribute to his friend, saying, “Geoff wasn’t just an actor, he was my mate… Read more & comment »

EastEnders spoiler: Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean) falls from sky in wedding dress in new trailer for return

Want to know what means of transport Letitia Dean is planning to use to return to her role as Sharon Rickman in EastEnders?  Well, we can show you, it’s a hurricane!

The BBC have released a promo trailer to unveil the original character’s return which features the blonde bombshell falling gracefully from the sky during a hurricane that is tearing Albert Square apart, whilst wearing a wedding dress!
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Want to look like a Hollyoaks Babe? Jazmine Franks (Esther Bloom) shares her hair style tips!

Ever wondered how the beautiful people of Hollyoaks manage to always look so fabulous?

Well now can you can have an inside look at how the hair and makeup team work to achieve the ultimate Hollyoaks babe look with this exclusive video showing Jazmine Franks, who plays Esther Bloom in the hit Channel4 soap, having her hair made into a fishtail plait!
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Hollyoaks: Lethal Bizzle to join the cast of Hollyoaks Later!

Hollyoaks have done it again!

The sensationally fantastic Channel 4 soap are notorious for moving all the boundaries that the other mainstream soaps live by and injecting fun, excitement and exclusivity like no other show on the telly box today!
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EastEnders star Ann Mitchell says young viewers can relate to her character, Cora Cross

EastEnders star Ann Mitchell has revealed to What’s On TV magazine that many of the show’s younger viewers have surprised her with “positive feedback” about her character, Cora Cross…

Cora is of course Tanya Branning’s (Jo Joyner) mum – Tanya has recently discovered that her mother had another daughter, Ava, who it will be revealed she gave up for adoption – and since she arrived in Walford last year, Cora’s been at the centre of a number of the show’s big storylines.

But as mentioned, Ann has been pleasantly surprised by the show’s younger fans and how they relate to Cora.

Ann, who’s also starred in Widows, Upstairs, Downstairs, Within These Walls, Bergerac, Taggart, Kavanagh QC, The Bill and French & Saunders, said, “It’s surprised me as well that Cora has quite a young following… Read more & comment »

Corrie star and cancer survivor Anne Kirkbride dogged by another Twitter troll – what the hell is wrong with people?!

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride only joined social networking site Twitter a few weeks ago, but she’s already been plagued by ‘trolls’ who have bombarded her with vile messages and insults.

Anne, who of course plays Deirdre Barlow, responded furiously to one nasty message by branding the poster a “t**t”.

Her response came after the Twitter user wrote, “Your skin is the exact kind of leather i want for my sofa.”

Furious Anne retorted, “How sweet of you to say. And you’re just the kind of tweeter I want for my collection of blocked t***s xxxxx.”

In May, soon after she joined Twitter, Anne was angered by a comment which read, “[You have] the best neck in soap”… Read more & comment »

EastEnders: Janine Moon will leave Walford after her marriage breaks down, but will she take baby Scarlett?!

As fans of EastEnders will surely know, actress Charlie Brooks is taking six months off from the show as of August, and until now, there’s been little hint at how her character, Janine Moon, will be temporarily written out…

But according to a report in today’s TV Biz, Janine’s set to leave not only Walford, but also her husband Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and possibly even her baby daughter, Scarlett.

The paper reports that we’ll see Janine leaving Albert Square after “testing Michael’s commitment to her with a suitcase stuffed with £450,000 in cash.”

An EastEnders insider said, “The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues… Read more & comment »

Corrie star Kym Marsh on Michelle Connor’s horror at finding out Ryan’s a druggie

Coronation Street character Michelle Connor is about to discover that her son Ryan (Sol Heras) is a drug addict, and of course, of all the things parents worry about over their kids, this scenario is up there in the top ten of Things That’ll Keep Mum and Dad Awake Nights.

Michelle makes the horrifying discovery in a forthcoming episode when she follows Ryan into the loos at the Rovers, where he’s gone to snort a line of cocaine.

And of her character Michelle’s horror moment of realization about her son, Kym Marsh has told Soaplife that she will run the gamut of emotions as it sinks in what this means for her little family.

Kym began by saying, “At first, Michelle doesn’t realise just how much Ryan has changed and the trouble he is causing… Read more & comment »

EastEnders star Shane Richie vamps it up in new movie, The Reverend! (VIDEO)

As Alfie Moon in EastEnders, Shane Richie plays a doormat – where wife Kat (Jessie Wallace) is concerned anyway – but in a new movie entitled The Reverend, he plays the role of a pimp and drug addict who’s a far cry from paisley shirt loving, gentle dad and kindly mine host Alfie.

The film, which also stars icon Rutger Hauer and Stuart Brennan, will be released on August 3 in cinemas, and on August 6 on DVD.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Reverend:

BAFTA winner Stuart Brennan is coming back to your screens in the blood-dripping-ly juice horror film, The Reverend . Starring alongside Tamer Hassan, Rutger Hauer, Shane Richie, Edmund Kingsley, and Emily Booth, with Simon Phillips, Brennan’s Reverend bites off more than he can chew… Read more & comment »

Corrie: Meet Lloyd Mullaney’s ex-girlfriend and his daughter!

As we reported a while ago, Corrie cabbie Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles) is about to find out he’s a dad after a chance encounter with an old girlfriend brings about the shocking revelation.

At the time of the initial report, Corrie bosses were in the process of casting actresses in the role of the mum and daughter who are about to walk into Lloyd’s life, and in the end, they cast Pamela Nomvete as mum Mandy, and Krissi Bohn as her daughter, Jenna.

The show’s official website says of the newcomers, “As they settle into a more permanent life in Weatherfield Mandy, played by Pamela Nomvete will find a home cooking at The Rovers and Jenna, played by Krissi Bohn, working at the local hospital. But another secret looks set to rock this fragile new family and change their lives forever…” Read more & comment »

Hollyoaks: Neil Newbon says his character, Walker, is like a brother to him!

Hollyoaks latest bad boy, Walker, hasn’t gone down too well with many residents in the village, especially as he is a suspect in the recent Who Killed Lynsey storyline, but one person who has warmed to him is Neil Newbon, the actor who plays him, who says he is like a brother to him!

According to the Daily Star, Newbon, who viewers have seen on-screen start an illicit affair with fellow bad boy, Brendan Brady (Emmet J Scanlan) despite being married with children, has revealed how he really loves his villainous alter-ego.
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Hollyoaks: Holly Weston (Ash) and David Atkins become soap lands newest off-screen couple!

We love it here at Unreality TV when art mirror’s life in the soap world, and nothing does it better than when two soap actors fall in love after the camera turns off.

In EastEnders you have the young relationships of co-stars Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon) and Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean) and the more recent romance between Tony Discipline (Tyler Moon) and Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning).  In Emmerdale there is the bizarre real life marriage between Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) and Zoe Henry (Rhona the vet) and the engagement between Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) and Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe).

In Coronation Street the path of true love doesn’t run quite so smooth, with all off-screen romances resulting in one half leaving the show, like Samia Ghadie (Maria Connor) and Will Thorp (Chris the wife-beater) and Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Tina O’Brien (Sarah Louise Grimshaw), who spilt up not long after O’Brien’s departure.
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EastEnders spoiler: Sharon’s return to last seven episodes where she will beg Phil to help find her kidnapped son

We reported months ago how EastEnders veteran, Letitia Dean was returning tot he hit BBC soap to reprise her role as Sharon Rickman this summer, and now we can reveal how and for how long!

Sharon Rickman (nee Watts and occasionally Mitchell) was last seen on our screens back in 2006 when she left the fictional borough of Walford to start a new life in the US after the death of her husband, Dennis, whilst pregnant with his child.
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