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Corrie star Mikey North says Gary Windass is devastated when Izzy miscarries their baby

There’s tragedy in store for Coronation Street residents Gary Windass and his girlfriend Izzy Armstrong next week when poor Izzy suffers a miscarriage.

As fans of the show will know, despite Izzy’s fears that Gary would be upset that she was pregnant, he was delighted at the news, and ever since, the couple have been happily planning their future together.

However, as mentioned, when Izzy (Cherylee Houston) collapses at work next week and is rushed to hospital, she and Gary will be devastated when doctors tell them that they’ve lost the baby.

Today, Mikey North, who of course plays former soldier Gary, has told TV Biz that the sad event will have a dreadful effect on his character… Read more & comment »

Emmerdale newcomer Laura Norton says Amy’s mum Kerry is “ready to raise hell”

As fans of Emmerdale will know, Laura Norton made her debut on the soap this week in the role of Amy Wyatt’s mother Kerry…

And in her very first scenes, she had to smack Amy – who’s played by Chelsea Halfpenny – in the kisser after she spotted her snogging her toyboy in a night club.

Last night, we saw Kerry turn up in the village looking for Amy, and getting short shrift from Amy’s foster mum Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick) who told her that Amy didn’t want anything to do with her.

However, Laura has revealed that Kerry’s not prepared to give up without a fight, and to that end, she’s going to stay in the village and “raise hell…” Read more & comment »

EastEnders star June Brown is making sweet music with her godson – who’s Jessie Wallace’s fella – Tim Arnold!

As fans of EastEnders will know, veteran actress June Brown – who of course plays Dot Branning – is currently taking a break from the show, but she’s most certainly not using the time to do any resting!

Despite being 85 years old, in addition to having recently filmed a very moving documentary for the BBC’s elder season with her former co-star John Bardon, who played Dot Branning’s husband Jim, June is also writing her auto-biography and looking to start a career in music.

For her foray into the world of music, June is reportedly teaming up with her godson, musician Tim Arnold – who is of course dating June’s EastEnders co-star Jessie Wallace – to make her debut single… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan laughs off pictures of Max George snogging a fan!

After the announcement that their wedding had been postponed all the facts seemed to point towards an imminent split for Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan and her The Wanted star boyfriend, Max George, despite their reasons for it being stated as work commitments.

In true showbiz romance style they released several statements saying how they were still very much in love and that the wedding would be back on track as soon as they could find space in their packed schedules.
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EastEnders: Locals will boycott the Queen Vic when it becomes infested with fleas!

It’s been revealed today that when EastEnders pub the Queen Vic becomes infested with fleas, the pub’s regulars will boycott the premises, causing Kat and Alfie Moon yet more financial misery.

The Sun reports that the plotline will see Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie (Shane Richie) having to fork out for a total fumigation of the pub, in addition to the costly the loss of business, but it’s not known if the fleas are from animals or a human…

Maybe the newly returned Ian Beale – who’s been living like a tramp – brought a few itchy souvenirs of his time on the streets back to Walford with him?

But of course, it’s all more stress for the Moons, and for Kat, it’s yet another reason to turn to her mystery lover as Alfie’s far more interested in sorting out the infestation than he is in his wife… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street spoiler: Ryan Connor to sue Underworld

Oh dear, we all knew that Ryan Connor was going to be trouble when he came back to the cobbles of Coronation Street, but the transition from geeky grunger to down and out manipulative villain has been so intense his own mother will find it hard to recognise him (mainly as he is a  a different actor!)

In the months leading up to the youngsters return, stories of drug abuse and lesbian seduction circulated fast making Ryan’s (Sol Heras) homecoming a much-anticipated whirlwind of mischief, and tonight see’s the next stage of his downward spiral as he comes up with an evil genius plan to sue his own Aunt’s factory.
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Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh insists that she and Jamie Lomas are as strong as ever!

After what seems like decades of trouble in paradise, Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh has come out YET AGAIN to insist that she and fiancée, Jamie Lomas, are perfectly fine!

Marsh and Lomas got together shortly after she split from former EastEnders star, Jack Ryder, and pretty much from that moment on the relationship has been plagued by disaster!
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EastEnders: Danielle Harold is “terrified” about birth scenes during live episode, but she thinks Lola will be a good mum to Lexi Billie

As fans of EastEnders will know, teen Lola Pearce is going to go into labour as her granddad Billy Mitchell is sprinting through Walford with the Olympic torch…

And in a segment that will air live as Perry Fenwick – who of course plays Billy – runs with the torch, we’ll see Lola having possibly the speediest labour in the history of childbirth, which of course in turn means that Danielle Harold has to play out the birth of Lola’s baby girl, live. And she’s “terrified” about it!

Speaking to Soaplife about the challenging scenes, Danielle said, “I’m terrified! I’d rather have a baby in real life than do this live!”

However, she added, “But it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it is nice of them to trust me with it… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street spoiler: Jason Grimshaw to fall for Maria Connor?

As far as surprise couples go, we can’t help feeling that this one could end up being a fairytale romance, as two of the most beautiful people in soap land, Maria Connor and Jason Grimshaw, become an item in Coronation Street.

Maria (Samia Ghadie) has been notoriously unlucky in love ever since her teenage years when she had Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) stolen from her by Fiz Stape (Jenny McAlpine), but things could be set to change in the young crimper’s love life!
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EastEnders spoiler: Lola to give birth in live Olympic special!

Actress, Danielle Harold, who plays Lola Pearce in the award-winning BBC soap EastEnders, is due to play the second character in soap history to ‘give birth’ in a live special, held for the Olympics next week.

In a seven-minute live segment the actress will take her character through the stages of labour, live whilst her grandfather, Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) is carrying the Olympic torch across Albert Square.
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Hollyoaks Scarlett Bowman (Maddie) gives us all the gossip on this weeks Abersoch special!

In typical Hollyoaks style, whilst in the midst of drama and despair, the hit channel 4 teen drama is offering us some light relief away from the spectacular ‘Who killed Lynsey’ storyline, to follow the sixth formers as they embark on a week-long trip to the surfing town of Abersoch.

The trip comes after Maddie’s (Scarlett Bowman) discovery that her parents were getting  divorced during Friday’s episode, and in typical Maddie style  instead of acknowledging  her feelings she gathers up all the sixth former troops for an explosive week-long party at her parents holiday home in Abersoch.
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Hollyoaks: Poor framed Mitzeee loses the plot in prison!

You have to feel sorry for Hollyoaks character Mitzeee Minniver (Rachel Shenton) don’t you? Because not only has nutty as squirrel poo Mercedes been hounding her, she also stabbed herself in the stomach and then accused Mitzeee of having done it!

Which has of course meant that Mitzeeee – who was unfortunately spark out at the time Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) stabbed herself – is now languishing in a jail cell, and in a forthcoming episode, she’s going to lose the plot and lash out at her cellmate…

Which is going to make her wonder if – as she seems prone to violence – she did in fact stab Mercy and has just blocked it out!

Of the plotline, which we’ll see a week today, a show insider told the Daily Star, “Mitzeee is going through a tough ordeal inside. She’s not coping, so when her cellmate decides to wind her up she flips… Read more & comment »

Corrie: Chris Gascoyne’s amazed that fans love Peter Barlow!

Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne has told Inside Soap magazine that he can’t understand how come the show’s fans seem to have such a soft spot for his boozing, adulterous character, bookie Peter Barlow.

And on the face of it, I can see his point. After all, he’s – albeit unintentionally – put little Simon’s life at risk twice, been unfaithful to his wife Leanne (Jane Danson) and now, he’s even lashing out verbally at his current partner Carla Connor.

To add insult to injury, he nearly gave his poor old dad Ken (Bill Roache) a coronary by doing a disappearing act and subsequently, Ken and Leanne had to go to the morgue to see if a corpse was in fact Peter…

Obviously it turned out it wasn’t, but Peter’s shown no remorse for putting his family through that ordeal, and in fact, he’s now set to leave the country with Simon (Alex Bain) putting them through yet more trauma. Read more & comment »

Emmerdale: I was right! Rachel Breckle IS pregnant with Jai Sharma’s baby!

It would appear I have actual magical and/or psychic powers, because only days ago, I wondered whether Emmerdale character Rachel Breckle would become pregnant with Jai Sharma’s baby after their recent one night stand…

And lo, I was right for a Sharma baby is indeed on the way, as a horrified Rachel (Gemma Oaten) will discover in forthcoming episodes of the show.

However, I can’t really claim to be psychic as it’s par for the soapy course that pregnancies happen after one night stands between unlikely characters, but I’ll be fascinated to see if – as I also predicted – Rachel and Jai (Chris Bisson) end up being the “unlikely couple” who get wed in October as part of the show’s anniversary storylines!

But getting back to the plotline at hand, and in an episode that airs a week tomorrow, we’ll see a frantic Rachel confiding in her sister Ali Spencer (Kelli Hollis) that she thinks she could well be duffed up, and sage Ali advises that before she goes into meltdown, she should take a pregnancy test… Read more & comment »

EastEnders: New ‘Enders boss suspends Shona McGarty after co-stars complain about her!

The Daily Star Sunday reports today that EastEnders star Shona McGarty – who of course plays the role of troubled teen Whitney Dean – has been suspended without pay from the soap by new boss, Lorraine Newman.

It seems that Ms Newman decided to punish Shona – who’s dating co-star Matt Lapinskas – after other cast members complained about her turning up late for filming.

And of course, it’s not the first time Shona’s been in trouble for her antics as a few months ago, she and Matt – who plays Anthony Moon – were thrown out of a supermarket for throwing dairy produce around!

However, of Shona’s suspension, a BBC insider said, “Shona failed to turn up on time on more than one occasion and was really laid back about why she was late… Read more & comment »