Things for Billy Mitchell seem to have been looking up of late, what with his old job back with Janine and his fledgling romance with Ava Hartman…
However, this week, it looks like things are over between Billy (Perry Fenwick) and Ava (Claire Perkins) before they’ve really even begun when she can’t deny that she still has feelings for her ex, Sam (Cornell S John)…
The drama begins on Monday, May 20 when, following a run in with Sam in the café, Dexter (Khali Best) informs Ava that Sam’s still in Walford. Ava later tells Sam to leave, but he’s determined to stay until he’s made amends with his son. Unbeknownst to Ava, Billy has witnessed her altercation with Sam, and he then learns from Tanya (Jo Joyner) that Sam is Ava’s ex-husband and Dexter’s father. Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of EastEnders, male pride is at stake when Jay Mitchell (Jamie Borthwick) and Dexter Hartman (Khali Best) accuse each other of not pulling their weight at The Arches…
And on encountering their bickering, Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) suggests that in order to find out who really does do the most work, they keep a tally of the jobs they complete over a 48 hour period.
The lads agree and the bet is on, with whoever proves to be the loser to be relegated to the role of tea boy at the garage. Read more & comment »
We reported recently that Max Branning (Jake Wood) was to be in for a big shock when his wife Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) informs him that she’s pregnant…
And of course, given that Max secretly wants his ex-wife Tanya (Jo Joyner) back, the baby news brings him no joy whatsoever!
However, Kirsty – who formerly aborted Max’s baby when he left her to go back to Tanya last year – is delighted, and as the couple are about to put a deposit on a flat in the Square, she can’t wait to play happy families with Max and her new baby.
But Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) is going to scupper the plan for the flat! Read more & comment »
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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It looks like the baby Lexi storyline currently running on EastEnders may have a happy ending after all, if pictures in today’s Sun newspaper are anything to go by!
Fans of the award-winning BBC1 soap will know how teenage mum, Lola (Danielle Harold) is currently fighting to get her baby back after social services took her into care a few weeks ago.
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As we reported recently, EastEnders characters Phil Mitchell and Sharon Rickman are set to become engaged, however, when the spoiler surfaced, the reason for their engagement – which is a sham – wasn’t known.
However, in new summaries about upcoming episodes of the show, we now have a clearer idea of why Sharon (Letitia Dean) and Phil (Steve McFadden) go through with their faux romance, which is to create the appearance of a stable home environment…
And it all begins when Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) begs Phil to come up with a plan to help him to get his great-granddaughter Lexi, who is of course about to be taken from her mother Lola (Danielle Harold) after social services deem her to be unfit to care for the infant.
And of course, it hasn’t helped Lola’s cause that Billy is now jobless, which is a fact both Lola and Billy kept from her social worker… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Perry Fenwick has revealed to the Sun’s TV Biz that he’d love his character to reunite with his estranged wife Honey…
As fans of the show will recall, Honey (Emma Barton) left Billy and the Square in 2008, taking their children, William and Janet with her. Since then, Billy’s had only infrequent contact with his kids.
Of his wish that Billy and Honey would get back together, Perry said, “I know what Billy would like. He still wears his wedding ring.
“He wants Honey back and his kids. Billy’s a very simple man. He’s a bit wet but he’s a nice guy.”
And of course, prior to the breakdown of his marriage to Honey, Billy also suffered heartache when his first wife Little Mo Slater (Kacey Ainsworth) – who he married on Christmas Day in 2002 – left him after she became pregnant when she was raped by evil Graham Foster (Alex McSweeney)… Read more & comment »
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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Actress, Danielle Harold, who plays Lola Pearce in the award-winning BBC soap EastEnders, is due to play the second character in soap history to ‘give birth’ in a live special, held for the Olympics next week.
In a seven-minute live segment the actress will take her character through the stages of labour, live whilst her grandfather, Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) is carrying the Olympic torch across Albert Square.
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Poor old Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) has always been considered the runt of the Mitchell litter, and he doesn’t often have much to look forward to or feel proud of…
However, by being chosen to run through Walford with the Olympic torch, he now has both, but he’s being dogged by a recurring nightmare in which his pants fall down as he’s making his triumphant run.
And fans of the show will be able to drop in on his nightmare via a Red Button Special which will air after the regular episode on July 16th.
In addition, on the 23rd, Billy and the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay procession will make its way live through Walford during the regular episode.
Featuring in Billy’s run will be encounters with One Show hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones, and sportswoman Tessa Sanderson as well as a host of other guest stars, including comedian Omid Djalili… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will most likely know, Billy Mitchell has been chosen to run with the Olympic Torch through Walford, but of course, nothing ever, but ever, goes right for Billy and this big event will be no different…
However, on Monday 16th July, after the show’s regular episode, we’ll get to see what up cocks Billy encounters via the Red Button and on BBC iPlayer. And it promises to be a star studded Red Button special, with appearances from comedian Omid Djalili as “cheeky cab driver Hercules” and sporting super heroes Dame Kelly Holmes and Tessa Sanderson.
Also starring in the bonus footage are Matt Baker and Alex Jones who are set to help hapless Billy make it to Wembley with the torch.
Of the run, Perry said, “Like Billy, I am also terrified at what might go wrong as I carry the Olympic torch though Albert Square…” Read more & comment »
Last night saw the 13th annual British Soap Awards, and all the stars braved the wind and rain to take their seats for the spectacular event, held at the ITV studios in London, where UnrealityTV were on the red carpet to speak to them all before the ceremony started.
The EastEnders cast were surprisingly sparse when it came to the red carpet event, especially when compared to the huge Emmerdale crew that showed up en masse, but we managed to catch up with some of the Walford residents to clear up some old rumours and get some new gossip!
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EastEnders star Perry Fenwick – who of course plays the hapless Billy Mitchell – has told Inside Soap magazine that his young co-star Danielle Harold is every bit as “cheeky” in real life as her screen alter ego, Lola Pearce.
Lola is of course Billy’s granddaughter, and Danielle – who recently revealed she’d starred in Jamie’s Dream School – has been in the role since last year.
Perry – who was previously married to former Corrie star Angela Lonsdale – said of Danielle, “She can be a cheeky little so-and-so, can Dan.
“One of the cameramen was talking to me about my role in Mona Lisa (the 1986 film) the other day, and Danielle piped up, ‘Was that in black and white?’.”
However, Perry, who’s also starred in Inspector Morse, The Brittas Empire, Minder and The Thin Blue Line, added that he loves working with Danielle, whose character is currently pregnant… Read more & comment »
Over the past few months, we’ve seen EastEnders favourite Billy Mitchell first apply for, then win, the chance to run with the Olympic torch ahead of next year’s games, which are of course being held in London.
And today, it’s been reported by the Daily Mirror that Perry Fenwick, who of course plays Billy, will be seen running with the torch live on July 23rd in a special episode of EastEnders.
Perry will be one of 8,000 other Brits who’ll all be a part of taking the iconic torch to its final destination over the course of 70 days.
The Torch Relay will begin Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, the go on to St Helier on Jersey, and will be carried to Lowestoft in Suffolk, as well as to Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Athlete and politician Sebastian Coe said of the official announcement about Perry’s participation in the event, “The announcement is a great addition to the Olympic Torch Relay Route.
“I’m sure the people of Walford will now start planning their celebrations.” Read more & comment »
Cathy Murphy, who plays feisty Julie Perkins, has revealed to Inside Soap the storyline arc that’ll see her character exit the Square.
As fans of the show will know, Julie is about to meet her granddaughter, Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) and although Julie’s boyfriend Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) welcomes the girl with open arms, Julie doesn’t feel the same way.
Cathy said, “Billy sees Lola as a new start – but Julie’s loss in all of this is much stronger, and he just can’t understand that.
“Billy and Julie love each other very much, but Lola does, and will, come between them… Read more & comment »