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Emmerdale: First look at newbie Jamie Shelton, and Steve Halliwell’s scary stunt!

As we reported a few weeks ago, newcomer Jamie Shelton has joined the cast of Emmerdale as Megan Macey’s son…

He’s playing the role of Robbie, who Megan’s brother Declan Macey (Jason Merrells) tracks down with the help of a private investigator. We have of course heard in recent episodes that Megan had a son who she gave up for adoption when he was a baby.

However, it seems Robbie has grown up with some issues, and when he turns up at Home Farm, Megan (Gaynor Faye) is shocked to the core, and it seems Robbie’s more than willing to use that to his advantage.

Of joining the cast, Jamie told the show’s website, “I’m really excited to be joining Emmerdale. Robbie is going to be a great character to play…” Read more & comment »

EastEnders unveils new look website where you can GEL… apparently!

EastEnders has a swanky new website, which apparently “aligns” the site with the BBC’s Global Experience Language…

Yeah, I don’t have a Scooby Doo what that is either.

However, on the new site, it reads…

All of your favourite things are easy to find – but many of them are better! A few of the things we love the look of are…

The character pages, both past and present, have been fully revamped. The Weekly Quiz has been given a brand new layout. Oh, and the clips carousel on the homepage makes it really easy to find our recent video content!

Also, we’re going to be launching a couple of brand new exciting features really soon. We’ll let you know when they’re up and running!

The new site is similar in format and design to the overall BBC site, which to be honest, I don’t like at all, but it does seem to work better with the ‘Enders micro-site… Read more & comment »

Why Coronation Street should win big at the British Soap Awards 2012

The British Soap Awards are but days away, and with the public vote still open to decide which stars take home the awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Sexiest Male, Sexiest Female, Villain Of The Year and Best Soap we thought we would give you a reminder of why each contender was nominated.

The 6 award categories below are open until 3pm on Friday 27th April for you to cast your vote, here are Coronation Street’s contenders, and why they have been nominated:

Best soap – Coronation Street

Since the last award ceremony, where Coronation Street took home 8 out of a possible 15 awards, including Best Dramatic Performance (Jane Danson), Most spectacular Scene Of The Year (tram crash) and Best Single Episode (Coronation Street Live), not leaving many for the rest to scramble for, it has had a reputation to uphold.

In the last year we have watched the residents of Coronation Street come to terms with the aftermath of the tram crash, watching Peter learn to walk as well as discovering the truth about his wife’s affair at the time of their death-bed wedding, Tyrone finding out the truth about the paternity of the baby he thought was his and the betrayal at the hands of his best friend, then trying to piece back together a life on his own without them all and the departure of Claire after attacking Tracy Barlow following her husbands death.  But amongst all this re-piecing of the famous cobbled Streets, we have seen new characters arrive,and a few old ones, leaving their mark on yet another great year in Weatherfield, all contributing to a very eventful year indeed.

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Why Hollyoaks should win big at the British Soap Awards 2012!

The British Soap Awards are but days away, and with the public vote still open to decide which stars take home the awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Sexiest Male, Sexiest Female, Villain Of The Year and Best Soap we thought we would give you a reminder of why each contender was nominated.

The 6 award categories below are open until 3pm on Friday 27th April for you to cast your vote, here are Hollyoaks contenders, and why they have been nominated:

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EastEnders: Will Mandy Salter wed Ian Beale or leave Walford a single woman?!

As fans of EastEnders will know, Nicola Stapleton will once again bow out of the role of Mandy Salter this summer…

But of course, the big question is, will her character Mandy leave Walford as the fifth Mrs Beale, or will her marriage to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) go awry?

Well, the show’s bosses are keeping the answer to that question firmly under wraps, however, they have hinted at an “explosive” departure for Mandy.

A show insider told TV Biz, “We’re keeping a tight lid on exactly what happens on Mandy and Ian’s wedding day.”

And in an interview with Soaplife, Nicola has been similarly cagey about what’s set to happen, but she did discuss events in the lead up to Mandy and Ian’s big day, including the return of toxic mum Lorraine Salter (Victoria Alcock) in upcoming episodes.

Of that, Nicola said, “Mandy’s not pleased to see her [mum] at all. Lorraine tells Mandy she’s unwell but Mandy doesn’t believe her and tells her to go… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street’s birthday treat for Bill Roache

Coronation Street legend, Bill Roache, was given a birthday to remember, when cast and crew presented him with a special celebration, on live TV.

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EastEnders star Steve McFadden to take part in river pageant for Diamond Jubilee!

It’s been reported by The Sun and the Daily Mail today that EastEnders star and keen sailor Steve McFadden – who of course plays Phil Mitchell – is to join a flotilla of around 1,000 boats on the River Thames for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Steve, who’s described as “an ardent royalist” will sail his boat ‘Barbara’ in the pageant, which will be headed by the RNLI.

The vessels will set out from Battersea Bridge and sail to Tower Bridge on June 3rd.

Steve – who’s also starred in films Kevin & Perry Go Large and Provoked, as well as BBC One anthology series Murder in Mind – told the Sun’s TV Biz, “It’s an absolute honour to be taking part in the pageant for the Diamond Jubilee… Read more & comment »

EastEnders Spoilers! Is Ian Beale facing bankruptcy? And Kim unveils her new B&B

Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) has of course recently bought back the café and renamed it ‘Mandy’s’, however, he’s about to learn that that was a decision that could cost him the Beale empire…

Elsewhere, Kim Fox (Tameka Empson), ever keen to cash in on something new, reopens the B&B and names it ‘Kim’s Olympic Palace’ and she even has a sportsman all lined up to promote the newly revamped business…

More on that in a moment, but first, on the subject of Ian’s financial woes, the pressure is ramped up on him in forthcoming episodes when not only is there a health inspection due, but Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) has her heart set on a luxury cruise for their honeymoon.

However, when Ian’s accountant comes calling, he has bad news for Ian and warns him that unless he stops spending so much so fast, he could well become bankrupt and lose everything… Read more & comment »

Ever wanted to write for Hollyoaks? Now you can!

Have you ever watched Hollyoaks and thought you could do a better job with the scripts? Have better ideas for what your favourite characters should be getting up to or have a brilliant idea for a new character you’d like to see? Well Hollyoaks are offering YOU the chance to work behind the scenes and join their storylining team!

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Corrie star Sue Nicholls says no to steamy bedroom scenes, but a “gentle kiss” is ok!

69 year-old Sue Nicholls, who of course plays Audrey Roberts, has revealed to Yours magazine that while she’s quite happy to kiss her on-screen lover Lewis Archer (Nigel Havers) she has no intention of featuring in any “steamy” bedroom scenes.

However, she also revealed that her husband, Mark Eden – who played the role of baddie Alan Bradley in Corrie – isn’t bothered about her kissing scenes, and particularly in view of the fact he’s done a fair bit of smooching on the show himself!

Aristocratic Sue – whose full title is The Honourable Susan Frances Harmer Nicholls – said, “Subtle screen kissing is fine, but I wouldn’t like to do bed scenes any more, thank you.

“I think the kissing is best if it’s just nice, gentle kisses and hugs. I’ll leave the snogging to the youngsters.”

And of Mark’s thoughts about her pucker-up scenes, Sue said, “He’s actually terribly helpful when it comes to those kind of scenes… Read more & comment »

EastEnders Spoilers! Bianca Butcher is going back to prison, and Whitney Dean thinks she’s pregnant!

There’s a whole heap of turbulence ahead for the Jackson-Butcher clan when not only does Bianca (Patsy Palmer) get sent back to prison after being caught stealing, but her step-daughter Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) suspects she’s pregnant!

Whitney’s revelation comes about after a harassed and stressed out Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) begins to suspect Whitney’s hiding something, so after a grilling, Whitney confesses that she thinks she may be pregnant, and that Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) is the daddy.

However, with Carol planning on moving – with Bianca’s kids in tow – to a house nearer the prison, so as to visit her daughter more easily, it’s looking like Whitney’s going to have some very big decisions ahead of her, and soon… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street’s Johnny Briggs challenges Bill Roache’s notch count!

On screen they were bitter rivals, and now it would seem that not even death can end that rivalry, as former Coronation Street actor, Johnny Briggs proves by claiming that his female company count is considerably higher than that of William Roache’s.
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Corrie: Tina McIntyre’s life could be in danger over Terry Duckworth’s dodgy dealings! (VIDEO)

As fans of Corrie will know, Terry Duckworth is dodgier than a dodgem car on dodgy Monday in dodgy town centre…

And in next month’s episodes of Corrie, we’re about to find out that Terry (Nigel Pivaro) hasn’t changed on bit since he left Weatherfield, and will exploit and manipulate anyone and everyone to make a fast buck.

But this time, he’s stooping as low as he can go by first fleecing Tommy (Chris Fountain) of the money that his granddad Geoff left him, and secondly by taking out loans from loan sharks.

And when one of those loan sharks comes looking for his money after Terry misses payments, Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) is horrified to see the debt collector is Rick Neelan (Greg Wood) the thug who hounded her dad Joe (Reece Dinsdale) before he died… Read more & comment »

‘Coronation Street’ spoiler: Why is Rita in a police car? On her wedding day?

With the wedding of the year drawing ever closer, we have come across some spoiler pictures that suggest that, as in any soap wedding, the nuptials of Rita Sullivan (Barbara Knox) and Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) will face a few trials before the couple can even think about saying I do in Coronation Street.
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Emmerdale Spoilers: Disturbed Zak Dingle will tell Lisa that his cancer’s back, and he’s dying!

As Emmerdale viewers will know, Zak Dingle has been told that he suffered a panic attack after a recent health scare, but, unwilling to accept he could have any kind of mental health disorder, Zak hasn’t told anybody the truth…

Instead, and because his introvert behaviour and inability to live his life normally has of course been noticed by his family and friends, in a bid to keep them from quizzing him about what’s wrong with him, Zak’s been keen to divert their attention into suspecting his cancer has returned.

It wasn’t a deliberate act of malicious lying; he just didn’t object when his wife Lisa (Jane Cox) suggested that maybe his cancer had returned, or that he was at least worried that it had… Read more & comment »