Emmerdale actor Lyndon Ogbourne has stated that he’s “chuffed” at the strong reaction his character – Nathan Wylde – and his storylines have evoked.
Speaking to Inside Soap, Lyndon said, “I already have people giving me jokey abuse while I’m out and about regarding how nasty Nathan is.
“But I’m actually really chuffed about that, because if viewers want to go out of their way to tell me what a git my character is, then I must be doing something right!
“When Nathan was away from the village, I was travelling in India. Even over there, I bumped into someone who gave me a hard time… Read more & comment »
Ricky Whittle has revealed that he didn’t train sufficiently for the London marathon.
The Hollyoaks actor told the PA, “I went to the gym for a small run and then a big run and that was me. I was like ‘Yep, I’m ready for the London Marathon.’
“It was very silly.
“Any time I wanted to walk people would say, ‘Go on Ricky, you can do it’ and I had to start running again.
“I was like ‘Leave me alone’. I wanted to hide.
“If I do it again I’ll do it in disguise so I can walk a bit!”
He went on to reveal his embarrassment when he was overtaken during the race by a camel!
He said, “I got overtaken by an ice cream, two Darth Vaders and I was all right with that, but when I was overtaken by a camel I lost my head.
“I thought, ‘It’s over for me’.” Read more & comment »
Dominique Jackson, who played Lauren Valentine in Hollyoaks, has told the PA that she believes she left the show at “the right time.”
The 18 year old’s character was written out as part of a raft of changes introduced by the show’s new producer, Paul Marquess.
Speak of her role, Dominique said, “Whenever I left the show it was going to be an upsetting time because I’d been there since I was 15.
“But at the end of the day times have to change and I’m only 18 and wasn’t going to work at Hollyoaks forever… Read more & comment »
According to Emmerdale’s microsite on itv.com, if you’re a big Emmerdale fan there’s a brand new essential online ‘garment’ you simply must have, and it’s called a Twibbon.
Basically it’s a badge that you can fix onto your Twitter and Facebook profile pictures to show your love for the soap.
To get one, all you have to do visit www.twibbon.com/emmerdale and follow the instructions. Read more & comment »
Women – and men – of the UK may weep as it’s been revealed that EastEnders actor and Over the Rainbow judge, John Partridge, is to marry his long-term partner, Jon Tsouras.
The man is just so gorgeous!
In an interview with Heat magazine, John said of his partner, “We’ve been together for seven years and it’s about time I made an honest man of him.”
38 year old John added, “My lovely Jon’s Canadian and it’s all about when his family can come over, which might be this autumn.”
And when asked if he was planning to choreograph any dance routines for his big day – as he has done an episode of EastEnders – John replied that he wasn’t, but joked, “There might be some Irish dancing, though… Read more & comment »
Former Coronation Street star Denise Welch – who played Natalie Barnes in the show – has made more revelations about her life in a serialisation of her autobiography in the Daily Mirror today.
And it seems that her husband, Tim Healy – star of Auf Wiedersehen Pet – told Prince Andrew that Denise was a lesbian!
Apparently, Tim and Denise met the Prince at Sunninghill Park, and on meeting him, Tim said, “Good afternoon, sir, thank you so much for inviting us. I have to leave now, my wife’s a lesbian…” Read more & comment »
There’s news today of yet another cast member leaving Coronation Street. Rachel Leskovac, who plays hairdresser Natasha Blakeman, is set to leave later this year in what’s described as, “a major storyline.”
Since arriving on the Street, Natasha has had various affair – including one with murderer Tony Gordon – and though she’s had a relatively low profile, The Sun reports that Natasha will, “leave a trail of devastation in her wake” when she exits the show.
An ITV spokesman is quoted in the paper as saying, “We can confirm that Rachel Leskovac will leave Coronation Street later this year… Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that Lacey Turner – who of course plays Stacey Slater – is quitting the show, and it seems her on-screen mum Jean, who’s played by Gillian Wright, is offski too.
22 year old Lacey has been a Walford star for the past five years, but according to a report in The Sun, she feels the time is right to “move on.” The paper adds that Lacey wants to make a move from the small screen to the big screen and concentrate on landing film roles.
Lacey is quoted in the paper as saying, “I’ve had the most fantastic time at EastEnders.
“Stacey’s been a brilliant role – as has being part of the feisty Slater family.
“I’m so lucky to have had such challenging storylines, from the affair with Max and being diagnosed as bipolar, to the shock of being revealed as Archie’s killer in the live episode.
“I’ll miss everyone in Albert Square, but the time has come to try something different.” Read more & comment »
Holby City actress Rosie Marcel has told This Morning viewers that she sometimes finds crying on the show, “really difficult.”
Rosie, who plays Jac Naylor, had to ‘weep’ when her character’s storyline had her meeting up with her long-lost mum Paula.
Of the scenes, Rosie said, “I used to find crying quite easy, but I actually found that particular scene really, really difficult.
“We’d spent the whole week doing really emotional stuff, and then I completely blanked on the day.
“The poor director, the lovely Rob Evans, left me to myself for about ten minutes and I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get the tears to come at all… Read more & comment »
Neighbours actors Erin Mullally has revealed that he was “a little shocked” to be offered the role of Declan Napier.
The role was previously played by James Sorenson, but the soap’s bosses decided to recruit a new actor to take on the role when James announced he was leaving the show to join the army.
In an interview with TV Week, Erin said, “I was a little shocked, to be honest. When I went to the audition, I wasn’t told anything about the role I was going for.
“It was all top secret.
“So when I found out, there was an initial feeling of, ‘I don’t know if I can pull this off’. I was completely overwhelmed… Read more & comment »
The newly returning Corrie star, Kate Ford – who of course plays jailbird Tracy Barlow – has revealed that she only returned to the show in order to work with her co-star, Shobna Gulati who plays Sunita.
32 year old Kate told the TV Times, “Part of the pull of my going back was to be with Shobna.
“She used to pop in to see me when she was in London with her son, but we hadn’t seen each other for a while.
“Because I was there for so long and formed such strong bonds, it’s like being reunited with good friends… Read more & comment »
EastEnders actor John Partridge has hinted that there are difficult times ahead for his character, Christian Clarke in the show.
Viewers have seen over the last couple of episodes that Christian’s relationship with Syed Masood has become public knowledge, and John intimated that the couple’s troubles are only just beginning.
While discussing what lies ahead for the pair, John told Heat magazine, “Obviously I can’t give much away.
“In situations like this there’s rarely a happy ending. This is Walford, not Oz… Read more & comment »
Long-standing Coronation Street actress, Betty Driver – who of course plays Betty Williams – is in hospital being treated for a chest infection.
The 90 year old is the oldest of all the Street’s cast members, and get well messages have been flooding in for her.
The Sun reports that Betty has been in a private hospital for several days while doctors try to beat the infection. Read more & comment »
Ex-Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones avoided a prison sentence yesterday when he received a suspended sentence for dangerous driving at Mold Crown Court.
57 year old Bruce allegedly yelled at his wife Sandra, “I’ll kill us both!” before grabbing the wheel of the couple’s Mercedes and causing Sandra to force him to let go before she pulled over to avoid a collision.
The couple were traveling on the A55 in North Wales at the time of the incident.
The Sun reports the Bruce – whose real name is Ian Roy Jones – pleaded guilty to the charges that were brought arising from the incident. Read more & comment »
Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite has revealed to New magazine that while she’s willing to consider most things – including a return to Walford – she’d never had Botox!
39 year old Tamzin played unlucky-in-love Mel Owen in EastEnders for four year, but left in 2002 to pursue other roles, and she’s presently starring in the musical, Sweet Charity.
She’s also been seen recently as a mentor on the talent-search show, Over the Rainbow.
When asked if she would ever consider plastic surgery or cosmetic enhancements, Tamzin replied, “If you’re an actress, it’s hard not to be able to move your forehead… Read more & comment »