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Danny Miller up for two British Soap Awards 2011

The gorgeous Danny Miller has been shortlisted for two trophies at the upcoming British Soap Awards.

The ‘Emmerdale’ actor – best known as hunky gay teen Aaron Livesy in the ITV1 show – has been nominated for Sexiest Male and Best Actor and we’re hoping walks away with at least one of the awards.

Coronation Street’s Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow), EastEnders’ Shane Richie (Alfie Moon), and ‘Hollyoaks’ actor Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady) – who has also been nominated for Best Villain – will contest the Best Actor award, which is voted for by the British public.

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Todd and Jason Grimshaw have a fist fight on Coronation Street

Todd Grimshaw and his brother Jason will end up rowing and fighting when he returns to ‘Coronation Street’.

The hunk became the show’s first openly gay character in 2004 and after a being away from Weatherfield for six years, comes back tohis hometown with new boyfriend Jools in tow. But not everyone is glad to welcomg him back.

Todd – played by Bruno Langley – left the street in 2004 after it was revealed he had been cheating on then-pregnant fiancee Sarah-Louise Platt (Tina O’Brien) with male nurse Karl Foster and although he briefly returned to see his former flame marry Jason (Ryan Thomas), all is not well between the brothers.

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British Soap Awards 2011 – Short List Revealed

It is the moment we have all been waiting for, the short list for the nominees for the British Soap Awards is out today and was announced for the first time on This Morning earlier.

Voting has been under way for the last few months to determine a short list of each category, decided entirely by the public.

Each person had the chance to vote up to 5 times for their favourites, a total of three from each soap to chose from in each. The voting closed on Friday, and the results are in:

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Eastenders: Baby swap climax was re-shot for extra drama.

Over 10 million viewers tuned in to see Ronnie Branning hand back baby Tommy to his rightful mother, Kat Moon, on Friday night, but the scene was not the original one filmed more than a month ago.

Producers of the BBC1 soap confirmed that a decision to re-film the scene in a different location, with different cast members, was made at the last minute shortly before the episode was due to air.

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Coronation Street: Becky McDonald to lose little Max

Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse for the poor McDonald family…

Jim (Charlie Lawson) has been banged up for armed robbery, so he is, and Liz (Beverly Callard) left the cobbles this week. Steve (Simon Gregson) and Becky (Katherine Kelly) have already lost custody of Steve’s daughter, Amy, to her mother, Tracy (Kate Ford) because she knows about their secret purchase of Becky’s nephew, Max, form her sister Kylie (Paula Lane) and now they are set to lose custody of Max too.

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Corrie’s Helen Flanagans’ blonde hair!

Our sister site, StyleJacking, has reported that Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan (aka Rosie Webster) has had a shocking hair transformation!

She has gone from long brown locks to a short Agyness Deyn blonde crop. Have a look at the photos.

The 20-year-old actress has taken a three month sabbatical from Coronation Street as part of her new contract negotiations. She wanted to spend more time with her boyfriend, footballer Scott Sinclair.

A spokesman for the actress told MailOnline:

‘Helen has had the same hairstyle and colour for many years, and decided the time was right for a big transformation.

‘She is absolutely thrilled with her new hairstyle and how it has made her feel.’

StyleJacking question how Corrie will deal with the transformation on the soap – will they acknowledge it or cover it up with a brown wig?

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Coronation Street: Jane Danson says Leanne and Peter Barlow have big shocking storylines ahead

Jane Danson has revealed that she is looking forward to some very “exciting” storylines for her ‘Coronation Street’ alter ego this summer.

The actress’ character Leanne Barlow has recently reunited with husband Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) following their recent split, which came amid revelations she had an affair with her former spouse Nick Tilsley (Ben Price), but the 32-year-old star has promised fans the couple won’t be settling down into domestic bliss.

Jane said: “I’ve not received the scripts but I know what’s in store in the coming months – in the summer months. It’s very exciting and, of course, I can’t say anything because it’s more than my job’s worth!

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Emmerdale: Nicola King will try to bribe Kelly Windsor to leave

Nicola King is set for more heartache on Emmerdale, after she is double crossed by evil Kelly Windor.

Nicola will offer the scheming minx money to leave the village, so she can fix her crumbling marriage to Jimmy King, however what she won’t realise is that Kelly has already persuaded Jimmy to leave with her.

Windsor – played by Adele Silva – left ex-fiance King (Nick Miles) with amnesia after she hit him over the head with a torch in the ITV1 soap last month when he refused her demands for money and is now set on destroying his marriage to Nicola by claiming they have a young son, Elliot.

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Coronation Street: John Stape will hide out in loft before stealing baby Hope

‘Coronation Street’s John Stape will hide out in a tiny loft at his home to evade police.

The deranged teacher goes missing after his wife Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) calls the police when she discovers he has kept her brother Chesney Brown (Sam Aston), and friend Kirk Sutherland (Andrew Whyment) imprisoned in the cellar of Alan (Michael McStay) and Dorothy Hoyle (Jean Fergusson), who he also holds captive as secrets about the three deaths he is involved in begin to unravel, but he only goes as far as their home.

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Eastenders: Zainab Masood will take on Phil Mitchell after he lent money to her husband

EastEnders’ Zainab Masood never was the retiring wallflower type and she is set to prove this in an upcoming episode, when she takes on Walford hard man Phil Mitchell.

The bossy matriarch is furious when she discovers that the mechanic lent money to her husband, Masood, so that he could pay for renovation work to their family restaurant The Argee Bhajee. Problems arise after the roof collapses on the establishment, and without an income from his business, Massod begins to miss repayment dates.

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Join the Emmerdale Army – Cast to chat to fans live on Twitter tonight!

Some of the cast and crew of ITV’s Emmerdale will take to twitter tonight, to answer fans questions live.

The event – to be held straight after tonight’s 8.30 episode – has been organised by James Thornton, who plays farmer John Barton in the ITV soap and more details can be found on the official Emmerdale website.

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Eastenders: Ronnie Branning will finally give Kat Moon’s baby back….here’s how it all starts

EastEnders star Samantha Womack has explained how her character Ronnie comes to the decision that she must return baby Tommy to Kat and Alfie moon.

Ronnie snatched the couple’s baby, after hers died on New Year’s Eve and will be seen making amends and handing the infant back at the end of next week.

The grieving mum can’t cope when her brother in law Max Branning is involved in a car crash and she has to visit him in the same hospital where she gave birth after Christmas.

Being back on the familiar wards brings everything back to Ronnie and she blurts out her secret to husband Jack….though at first he doesn’t believe what she’s saying.

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Coronation Street: John Stape commits suicide, after kidnapping – AGAIN

We all knew it couldn’t go on for much longer with all the criminal activity clogging up unstable John Stape’s conscience, and the question on everyone’s lips was, ‘how will it end’. After all, this is Soap Land and murderers can not go getting away with their crimes (apart from in Emmerdale – not to name names, *Carl*).

And so the fate of the incredibly clumsy killer teacher has been decided it would seem, Read on to find out how *SPOILER ALERT*

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Coronation Street: John Stape will hold Fiz hostage!

Coronation Street’s John Stape will find himself on the edge once more later this year and as always it’s his beleaguered wife Fiz who will pay the highest price.

The deranged murderer will lock the red headed new mum, her brother Chesney Brown (Sam Aston), and friend Kirk Sutherland (Andrew Whyment) in fear of their lives when he imprisons them in the cellar of Alan (Michael McStay) and Dorothy Hoyle (Jean Fergusson), as news of the three people he killed begins to leak out.

A source from the ITV1 soap told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “John’s world starts to crash around him in spectacular fashion when all the terrible secrets he has been hiding start to piece together in one big jigsaw.

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Emmerdale: Jackson Walsh’s departure will be “an exit people will remember”

Marc Silcock has claimed that the departure of his character Jackson Walsh will be a memorable one for fans of the soap.

It has previously been revealed that the tetraplegic – who lost the use of his limbs following a horrific road crash in the ITV1 soap last year – will beg his doting mother Hazel (Pauline Quirke) and boyfriend Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller) to help him end his life by administering a lethal dose of tablets in his drink and actor Marc Silcock hopes his plight will be thought-provoking for viewers.

He said: “I think it’s going to be an exit people will remember.

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