EastEnders actress, Clare Perkins, has admitted that she feels her character in the hit BBC soap, Ava Hartman, may end up breaking the heart of regular Albert Square resident Billy Mitchell when she finds him making advances to her in an upcoming storyline.
Clare Perkins joined the cast of EastEnders earlier this year as the half-sister of Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) and the long-lost daughter of Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell), after is it was revealed that Cora had had her adopted as a new-born baby.
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Fans of EastEnders will know that Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell) is persona non grata as far as Dot Branning is concerned, given that while Dot was away from the Square, she allowed Cora to live in her house on condition she paid the rent and the bills…
However, Cora did neither, so now, poor Dot (June Brown) faces the possibility of losing her home and is in debt as she tries to pay all the bills left by Cora.
So when things suddenly begin disappearing, Dot – who threw Cora out a couple of weeks ago – suspects that her former houseguest is taking stealing the items. And in the episode that airs on Tuesday, March 5th, when some cuts of cold meat mysteriously vanish from the fridge, Dot storms off to confront Cora and to demand she hand back the keys to the house. Read more & comment »
This is the moment that EastEnders Cora Cross is finally reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption 38 years ago, as Ava Hartman makes her Albert Square debut in tonight’s EastEnders.
Fans of the show will know how, after discovering that her half-sister was alive despite her mother telling her she had been still born, Tanya tracked down Ava in a bid to get to know her sister, without revealing her identity earlier this week.
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Fans of EastEnders will know that of late Cora Cross has slipped into a vat of misery over the fact that she gave up her first born child for adoption…
We found out some weeks ago that Cora gave up baby daughter Ava when she was just hours old, and when her other daughter Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) found out about the child, Cora lied and told her the infant had died.
However, earlier this week, when Cora broke down and talked about Ava with her BFF Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) it transpired that she in fact didn’t die, and as we reported recently, Ava (Claire Perkins) is soon to make an appearance on the show after Tanya tracks her down.
But of course, in playing out the storyline, Ann Mitchell who plays Cora has had to portray the “dark side” of her character, not only in her misery over the situation but also in having kept Ava a secret for nearly half a century! Read more & comment »
With news that Cora Cross’ long-lost daughter, Ava, will be turning up in Albert Square later this month, fans of EastEnders will be interested to know that she is not coming alone!
Fans of the hit BBC soap will know how after Tanya (Jo Joyner) discovered a birth certificate for a sister she never knew she had, her mother, Cora (Ann Mitchell) told her that the baby girl, named Ava, had died shortly after birth. However, reports emerged last month that this was, in fact, not the case, and Ava is very much still alive and kicking.
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As we reported yesterday, Cora Cross, who is of course Tanya Branning’s mum, is set to confess that she lied to Tanya when she claimed that her first-born daughter Ava died at birth…
Tanya (Jo Joyner) of course had no idea that her mother had had any children other than herself and her wayward sister Rainie, until she stumbled across Ava’s birth certificate in an earlier episode of EastEnders.
However, as mentioned, Cora told Tanya that Ava had died soon after she was born, but in a heart to heart with her friend Patrick (Rudolph Walker) in an upcoming visit to Walford, we’ll hear that in fact Ava was put up for adoption.
And while speaking to Soaplife about the plotline, Ann Mitchell who of course plays Cora, has revealed that her character was “forced” to give up her baby because the infant’s father was black… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, earlier this year, Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) discovered that her mother had given birth to a daughter before she had Tanya or her sister Raine…
Tanya was of course stunned by the revelation, given that her mum Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell) had kept the news a secret for decades, however, when she quizzed her mother about her sibling, Cora told her that the baby girl, Ava, had died soon after she was born.
However, it’s been revealed that in fact, Ava did not die and furthermore, she’s set to turn up in Walford!
Digital Spy reports of the dramatic storyline, “Upcoming EastEnders episodes will see the revelation that Ava is in fact alive and well, which is likely to cause shockwaves on Albert Square… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Ann Mitchell has revealed to What’s On TV magazine that many of the show’s younger viewers have surprised her with “positive feedback” about her character, Cora Cross…
Cora is of course Tanya Branning’s (Jo Joyner) mum – Tanya has recently discovered that her mother had another daughter, Ava, who it will be revealed she gave up for adoption – and since she arrived in Walford last year, Cora’s been at the centre of a number of the show’s big storylines.
But as mentioned, Ann has been pleasantly surprised by the show’s younger fans and how they relate to Cora.
Ann, who’s also starred in Widows, Upstairs, Downstairs, Within These Walls, Bergerac, Taggart, Kavanagh QC, The Bill and French & Saunders, said, “It’s surprised me as well that Cora has quite a young following… Read more & comment »
Eastenders producer, Bryan Kirkwood, has confirmed that Tanya and Rainie’s mum, Cora (Ann Mitchell) will be returning to the square.
Award winning Mitchell, guest starred as Cora for Tanya’s wedding earlier this year in what was meant to be a cameo role, however soaring popularity with the fans have made the production team realise what an asset her character would be to the show, and have decided to bring her back on a more permanent basis. Read more & comment »
When Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) marries fiancé Gregg Jessop (Stefan Booth) there will be two unwelcome guests…
And they are Tanya’s mum Cora and her druggie sister Raine (Tanya Franks).
Gregg invites Cora behind Tanya’s back, believing their wedding is the perfect way to reunite her family… Read more & comment »