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Emmerdale: Want to star in the show’s 40th anniversary episodes? Here’s how!

ITV’s official Emmerdale website has exciting news for fans of the show today in that the soap’s bosses are looking for two viewers to audition for the parts of extras who will star in the show’s 40th anniversary episodes.

Here’s what the site says, complete with details of how you can enter!

We have some very exciting news… In celebration of Emmerdale’s 40th birthday this October we are offering two lucky fans, plus one partner each, the chance to be an extra in one of the 40th week episodes!

Just imagine schmoozing with some of your favourite characters on set or in the village whilst also being part of the action. To be honest, it doesn’t get cooler than that… Read more & comment »

EastEnders: So, what did we think of the live Olympic torch and birth footage last night?

Last night was of course the big live segment episode of EastEnders, which saw Perry Fenwick as Billy Mitchell running through the Square with the Olympic torch, and Danielle Harold as Lola giving birth to her baby girl, who she’s to name Lexi Billie.

Now, I have to confess to having a touch of the Madame Guillotine about me when it comes to live episodes of our soaps, so it was with anticipation of what might go wrong that I eagerly awaited the live bits…

And sadly, not a lot did go wrong, but there were a couple of gaffes. For instance, Perry had a wedding ring on, which if I’m right, Billy doesn’t. I could be wrong about that one though.

Also, Jamie Borthwick, who plays Jay, could be seen desperately trying to stifle the giggles in the scenes where Danielle was push shoving and heaving Lola’s baby into the world… Read more & comment »

Corrie: Michelle Conor will be devastated after catching son Ryan snorting cocaine!

In the episode of Coronation Street that airs a week today, returning character Ryan Connor is going to leave his mum Michelle (Kym Marsh) devastated when she catches him snorting cocaine.

We have of course heard lots of spoilers about how Ryan (Sol Heras) is set to corrupt Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) by introducing her to drugs, and just this afternoon, we reported that Ryan’s also set to rock the Street by having an affair with a “cougar”.

But of Michelle finding out Ryan has a drug habit, she’ll find him snorting the Class A substance in the toilets at the Rovers after she follows him in there when David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) tells her that Ryan offered Kylie (Paula Lane) drugs… Read more & comment »

EastEnders: Jacqueline Jossa says backstage gossip is all about Kat Moon’s mystery man!

EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has revealed that backstage on the show, everybody’s speculating about the identity of Kat Moon’s lover, and all the cast – including Jessie Wallace who of course plays Kat – are gagging to know who the mystery man is!

There are of course five suspects; Max, Jack and Derek Branning, as well as Ray Dixon and Michael Moon, however, Jacqueline’s hoping that Kat’s lover might be somebody right out of left field!

She said, “I started a rumour around the set that it would be a celebrity guest appearance.

“I said it would be Peter Andre and some of the new cast believed it as well!” Read more & comment »

Corrie: Ryan Connor to date a Coronation Street ‘cougar’, but who could it be?!

New Coronation Street actor Sol Heras has revealed to Inside Soap magazine that his character Ryan Connor is going to have an affair with one of the Street’s older ladies, but the question is, who is this ‘cougar’?

Well, Sol wouldn’t say, but he did reveal that he’d love to film passionate scenes with Michelle Collins, who of course plays Stella Price.

Sol began by saying, “Ryan’s new love interest is a cougar! It’ll come as quite a shock, but I can’t tell you who it is.”

He added, “I’d like it to be Stella – Michelle Collins is a lovely woman.”

I guess given he’s mentioned Michelle’s character Stella, it won’t be her, so who does that leave as likely candidates? Read more & comment »

EastEnders Perry Fenwick (Billy Mitchell) says he is fit enough to take part in the Olympics!

Tonight is the night for EastEnders character, Billy Mitchell, as he is set to relay the Olympic Torch through the fictional borough of Walford and according to Perry Fenwick, who plays the spineless Mitchell in the award-winning BBC soap, he has trained so hard for the episode he thinks he could probably compete in the games now too!

According to the Sun newspaper, the 50-year-old actor says that he has put so much into his training for the once-in-a-lifetime event that if he should fall flat on his face during the live relay in tonight’s episode, it won’t be from lack of practice!
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EastEnders: Sid Owen is quitting the show (again) but insists that he wont be back this time, he is off to France!

EastEnders actor, Sid Owen has revealed that he is quitting the show for good and moving to France as he is “done with the UK”.

Owen has played Ricky Butcher in the hit BBC soap for almost 25 years, although has yo-yo’d back and forth from his role more times than we care to remember, or wanted for that matter!
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Emmerdale spoiler: Cameron proposes to Debbie next week and there is a shocking pregnancy revealed!

OK, so fans of Emmerdale will know how after Debbie (Charley Webb) was rushed to hospital after getting knocked down trying to stop a fight between her boyfriend, Cameron (Dominic Power) and her father Cain (Jeff Hordley), Cameron made the decision to stick by her instead of running off with her Aunt Chas (Lucy Pargeter) as originally planned.

However, now that he has a dingle woman scorned one side, and a suspicious as ever Cain on the other, the love rat finds himself between a rock and a very hard place whilst trying to move on with his life.  Now that Chas has started to stir things up by implying to Debbie that she doesn’t think Cameron should be trusted and that she thought he was up to something, Cain has got hold of this and run with it like a dog with a bone.
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Coronation Street spoiler: Stella catches Karl and Sunita in action and there is baby heartbreak for one young couple!

In case you thought all the excitement in soap land was confined to EastEnders and the live birth during the Olympic torch relay this week, think again!

Coronation Street is jam-packed this week with must-see episodes, with more drama jumping out of your screen than you can shake a stick at!
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EastEnders: Max, Tanya and Alfie bring Ian Beale back to the Square when they find him sleeping rough! (PICTURES)

Coming up on EastEnders a week on Thursday, Max, Tanya and Alfie are going to be shocked to find Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) sleeping rough on the streets of London…

Ian of course went missing after his fiancé Mandy Salter cruelly dumped him on what should have been their wedding day, which was just days after Ian’s brother Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) confessed to Ian that he’d murdered Heather Trott.

And of course, with bills and debts piling up, and on the verge of losing everything, Ian simply walked away from the Square, and he hasn’t been seen since.

That is until Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) spots him while she’s doing volunteer work at a homeless shelter, and she immediately alerts her mum Tanya (Jo Joyner) and dad Max (Jake Wood) who enlist Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) into hunting Ian down… Read more & comment »

Emmerdale: Alex Moss hopes to lure Moira Barton into bed!

As fans of Emmerdale will know, widow Moira Barton is only just beginning to get back to some semblance of normality after her husband John died in a horror car crash…

And as we’ve seen in the past – in Moira’s affair with village bad lad Cain Dingle – the farming lady is no nun, so when farmhand Alex Moss (Kurtis Stacey) begins walking around half naked and clearly coming on to her, Moira (Natalie J Robb) struggles to keep her hands to herself!

The problem as far as she’s concerned is that A) Alex is way younger than her, and B) he’s her son Adam’s best mate, and C) she’s his boss at the farm… Read more & comment »

Corrie star Michelle Keegan “not that heartbroken” over Max George split as ex claims she “sexted” with Max

As we reported yesterday, the romance between Corrie star Michelle Keegan and The Wanted singer Max George is over…

However, according to a friend of Michelle’s she’s, “Not that heartbroken” because the couple’s relationship has been under strain for months.

Michelle’s friend said, “She’s not that heartbroken. It’s been a while coming.

“She has been her usual smiley self this week.”

Michelle and Max of course broke off their engagement earlier this year, but both claimed they were still very much together and merely wanted to stop enquiries about when they were to get wed.

However, a report in the Sunday Mirror today states that Max’s ex-girlfriend, Bobbi Aney, claims he never really ended his relationship with her, and throughout his and Michelle’s relationship, Max texted Bobbi continually… Read more & comment »

Emmerdale star Jamie Shelton wants Robbie to really run amok in the village!

Emmerdale has always had its fair share of bad boys, and the latest to join the ranks of those troublemakers is Robbie Lawson, who is of course Megan Macey’s estranged son.

As fans of the show will know, Megan (Gaynor Faye) gave Robbie up for adoption when he was a baby, but her brother Declan (Jason Merrells) recently tracked Robbie down, and the bad lad subsequently moved into Home Farm…

However, Robbie’s ruffling the feathers of Declan’s live in girlfriend Katie Sugden (Sammy Winward) with his sponging ways and his obnoxious form of flirting, and it’s an issue that Declan’s finding hard to forgive Robbie for.

But if it were up to Jamie Shelton, who plays Robbie, his character would be – and he hopes, will be – a much bigger pain in Emmerdale’s collective backside! Read more & comment »

Corrie star Shobna Gulati embarrassed by Sunita’s ‘Girls’ Night Out Indeed’ tops!

As fans of Coronation Street will know, former dowdy house frau and shop assistant Sunita Alahan has undergone something of a transformation of late, turning from not so yummy mummy into sexy siren…

And it’s all down to her affair with taxi driver Karl Munro (John Michie) who she’s been luring into her bed via the medium of tops cut so low they might be branded cleavage-tastic or ‘Girls’ Night Out Indeed’ wear.

However, modest Shobna Gulati, who plays man eater Sunita, has found her character’s radical change of wardrobe somewhat embarrassing.

While appearing on ITV magazine show This Morning, Shobna said, “You know how unconfident I am in real life, so it’s been quite a struggle from wearing the smocking tops to the tight-fitting dresses… Read more & comment »

Corrie star Michelle Keegan has dumped Max George over THAT picture!

It’s been reported today that Corrie star Michelle Keegan has dumped her former fiancé Max George – who is of course in boy band The Wanted – after pictures surfaced in the press of him kissing a blonde woman on a night out.

Michelle – who plays Tina McIntyre – recently said that although she and Max had decided to end their engagement earlier this year, they were still very much in love and remained a couple.

However, it seems when Michelle saw the photograph – which you can see after the jump – it was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and she ditched Max days after the picture made it into the tabloids.

At the time, Michelle claimed she wasn’t worried about the picture – which Max had said was merely of “an over zealous fan” who’d kissed him – saying, “He even gets kissed when I’m with him. I don’t mind…” Read more & comment »