Emmerdale fans will doubtless be pleased to know that Steve Halliwell has vowed to remain with the show and his role as Zak Dingle, “For as long as they want me.”
Speaking to Inside Soap about his nomination for an award in the magazine’s forthcoming ceremony, Steve began by saying, “I’ll be playing dad Dingle for as long as they want me!
“It’s been great to be one of the Dingles since day one. They’ve made a little bit of television history.
“They’ve also created a lot of jobs for actors because there have been so many of us!”
And of his Inside Soap Award nomination in the category of Best Actor for Zak’s breakdown storyline, Steve said, “It’s lovely – it’s quite a few years since I was nominated for anything… Read more & comment »
In a forthcoming episode of Corrie, poor old Kirk Sutherland – he of the tiny brain but big heart – will find himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face, thanks to Beth Tinker!
The storyline begins when chivalrous Kirk (Andy Whyment) sticks up for Beth (Lisa George) when she throws a pint over a particularly obnoxious pub goer…
However, his knight in shining armour routine gets him a shiner as the bloke lamps him, flooring the poor knicker packer.
But when Beth’s overwhelmed by his chivalry as the pair end up “rolling round in the gutter”, could things be taking a romantic turn?
Apropos of gutters, Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has received a caution for fly tipping after a bag of her household refuse – including scripts from the show – were found abandoned at a roadside… Read more & comment »
Emmerdale has its very own big cat lurking on the moors in the form of sexy cougar Moira Barton, who is of course about to embark on a steamy affair with Alex Cross (Kurtis Stacey) who’s young enough to be Moira’s son!
The jammy moo…
And of course, it’s not the first time that man eater Moira has flung off her overalls and wellies with gay abandon for a man, given that she had an affair with village bad lad Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) which led to the breakdown of her marriage to the now deceased John Barton (James Thornton).
While speaking to Inside Soap about her upcoming storylines, Natalie J Robb, who of course plays Moira, revealed that not only do fans call her “Mucky Moira”, so does her boss!
She said, “Since the Cain affair, everyone calls me Mucky Moira – even our producer, Stuart Blackburn!” Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh is taking a couple of months off from the show and her role as Hayley Cropper.
Julie requested the leave so that she can star in new stage play Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, which is being held at the Manchester Royal Exchange.
In it, Julie will play the role of grieving mother Sylvia in a dramatization of the real and horrific events surrounding the murder of 20 year old Sophie Lancaster, a student who was battered to death for being a goth.
Taking to Twitter recently, Julie wrote, “Right that’s me done. Bye bye Weatherfield till October! #bitoftheatre #sicksinmouth.” Read more & comment »
When Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick) upped and left her husband Eric and took off to Portugal for months, the hard-nosed Geordie expected to simply waltz back into the village and take up where she left off…
But of course, while she was away – having also cleared out Eric’s bank account – Eric began a relationship with Brenda Walker (Lesley Dunlop), who, though arguably not as exciting as Val, was a calm and steadying influence in the Pollard household.
However, Eric and Val have once again been growing closer as they share the common interest of their foster daughter Amy’s (Chelsea Halfpenny) welfare, and of course, Brenda can see that, and she believes that Eric still loves Val.
So, when Brenda spots Val kissing Eric in a forthcoming episode, she decides to take the hint, and so she gathers up her things from Eric’s house and tells him it’s over… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will of course know, Sharon Rickman – who was of course formerly Sharon Watts – is headed back to Walford next week, and fans may be wondering what she’s been up to in the six years that she’s been away from the Square…
Well wonder no more because in an interview with TV Choice magazine, Letitia Dean, who of course plays Sharon, has revealed all.
Additionally, while talking about Sharon’s young son Dennis, whose dad is of course Dennis Rickman, who died on New Year’s Eve 2005, Letitia revealed that because of the many tragedies that have befallen her character in her lifetime, she’s over protective of the little boy…
And of course, it’s when her fiancé John (Jessie Birdsall) abducts little Dennis that Sharon calls Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) for help, which facilitates her return to the Square… Read more & comment »
As we reported recently, former Emmerdale star Claire King – who has also starred in prison drama Bad Girls – has landed a new role in Hollyoaks playing the governor of the prison where Mitzeee (Rachel Shenton) is banged up for the stabbing of Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) which of course she didn’t do…
And though Claire is arguably best known for her Emmerdale role as super bitch Kim Tate, she has in fact starred in Hollyoaks already, having appeared in Hollyoaks: In the City in 2006 as “a business woman who’d do anything for money”, and also in Hollyoaks as a lawyer to character Justin Burton.
But while speaking to the PA about the chances of Kim making a return to Emmerdale, Claire said that would be something she’s totally up for.
Claire also pointed out that the deeds to Home Farm – where Declan Macey (Jason Merrells) is now lord of the manor – are still in Kim Tate’s name! Read more & comment »
Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy, who of course plays Laurel Thomas, has revealed to Inside Soap magazine that although her character and lover Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) will soon be living together as “a family unit” their romance isn’t going to all plain sailing.
And of course, as it’s soap, we wouldn’t expect anything other!
Fans will of course know that Laurel is in the process of divorcing former vicar Ashley (John Middleton) and though she and Marlon are keeping the fact that they are now an item a secret for now, once Laurel has broken the news to Ashley, they will go public and be together openly.
However, Charlotte began by saying that having worked with John Middleton so closely during the time Ashley and Laurel were together – they wed in 2005 – to now be filming next to no scenes with him has been quite an adjustment… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, in last night’s trip to Walford, it was revealed that Ray Dixon (Chucky Venn) ISN’T Kat Moon’s mystery man, which of course leaves four suspects…
It could be any of the Branning brothers, Max (Jake Wood) Jack (Scott Maslen) or Derek (Jamie Foreman) or new dad Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd).
A recent poll on the show’s official website put Jack Branning in top place as most likely to be Kat’s (Jessie Wallace) lover, but I’m not convinced…
I suspect it’ll be either Max or Michael, for the simple reason that there’s more drama to be had there.
Both Derek and Jack are single, so it wouldn’t be as complex for them to be the men doing the whole of the Moon… Read more & comment »
Hollyoaks actor, Emmett J Scanlan who plays village bad boy, Double B Brendan Brady in the hit Channel 4 soap, has admitted that in his characters upcoming storyline, things are set to go horribly wrong for Brendan and Walker as they attempt to hijack one of Sampson’s drug deals.
Fans of the hit show will know that Brendan believes that Sampson is responsible for his good friend, Lynsey Nolan’s murder after the two crime-Lords have been duelling since the stabbing of young Brendan wannabe, Joel (Andrew Still).
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Emmerdale actor, Matthew Wolfenden has confirmed that his soap character, David Metcalfe will engage in a secret affair with pretty barmaid Priya Sharma, and that his alter-ego will enjoy all the secret snogging sessions!
Fans of the hit ITV soap will know that David is married to jail-bird Alicia (Natalie Anderson) in order to keep custody of her young son, Jake while she is inside. However, the sham marriage hit a bump in the road when Alicia admitted to David before being sent down that she was actually in love with him, feelings that he doesn’t seem to reciprocate!
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Kate Ford, the actress who plays Coronation Street super-bitch, Tracy Barlow, has admitted that her characters upcoming near death experience won’t change her wicked ways!
Fans of the soap will know how Tracy has been feeling unwell in the award-winning soap, and later this week she is diagnosed with a severe kidney infection which threatens her life.
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Poor Rachel is still waiting in the wings for Jai to tell his wife Charity about the baby they are expecting together in Emmerdale, but will he confess all, is he trying to have his cake and eat it?
The answer, it seems, is the latter, as in tonight’s episode of the hit ITV soap, viewers will be shocked to see him trying to buy the mother of his unborn child off!
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Keith Duffy’s son, Jay, is preparing to make his Hollyoaks comeback, as the son of evil (but oh so dreamy) Brendan Brady (Emmett J Scanlan).
Jay made his Hollyoaks debut as Declan Brady last summer and impressed bosses so much playing the part that they wanted to make him a full time cast member. However, his father, Coronation Street and Boyzone star, Keith, said no.
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There’s set to be a shocking and dramatic twist in the domestic violence storyline between Corrie’s Tyrone Dobbs and his fiancé Kirsty Soames when it appears that she may harm their newborn daughter, Ruby.
The baby will be born in a couple of weeks, and as fans of the show will know, both Tyrone (Alan Halsall) and Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) are desperately hoping that her fits of rage – which have seen her battering Tyrone – will abate once the baby’s born and her hormones settle down…
However, that won’t be the case, and the Daily Star reports that when tired new mum Kirsty can’t get baby Ruby to stop crying, she’ll go berserk and trash the house… Read more & comment »