There’s a case of some good news and some bad news for fans of EastEnders today in that it’s been revealed that the show’s bosses plan on reuniting Walford faves Kat and Alfie Moon, however, it’s also been announced that Charlie Brooks is leaving the show for good this time.
Starting with the news about Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie (Shane Richie) getting back together in upcoming storylines, the show’s executive producer Lorraine Newman “let slip” the spoiler while at the TV BAFTAs, where ‘Enders scooped the award for Best Soap.
The Daily Mirror reports that she said, “Hopefully they’ll be getting back together… Read more & comment »
In the lead up to leaving EastEnders, Steve John Shepherd has promised fans a “gruesome and gothic” Albert Square exit.
Fans of the hit BBC soap will know how Shepherd’s character, Michael Moon, is currently at loggerheads with his estranged wife, Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), in a custody battle over there young daughter, Scarlet.
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EastEnders have cast a familiar face in Daniel Coonan to play Kirsty Branning’s violent ex, Carl White, the Sun newspaper reports.
According to the publication Carl, who is being played by a former EastEnders small-part actor, is set to be the biggest tough guy the long-running BBC soap has ever seen, and will throw a real spanner in the works for Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) and her husband Max (Jake Wood).
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Janine Moon is of course back in Walford, and she’s determined to get custody of her baby daughter Scarlett, and unluckily for her estranged husband Michael – who has of course been singlehandedly looking after Scarlett for months – Janine has the money to pay for top flight lawyers, while he does not!
However, when we see the episode that airs on Monday, April 29, Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is determined that he’ll do whatever it takes to keep Scarlett, and to that end – as Janine (Charlie Brooks) is due to spend time with her daughter – Michael secretes a baby monitor in among the baby’s things so that he can eavesdrop on what happens when Janine’s left alone with Scarlett… Read more & comment »
Janine Moon has a lot of bridges to build in Walford if she’s intent on sticking around, and it seems she is since next week, we’ll see her reopening Butcher’s Joints and trying to get on top of goings on at R&R while all the while, plotting to get custody of her daughter Scarlett…
She of course left Scarlett with her dad Michael (Steve John Shepherd) last year, and though at first, Michael was fuming to be left literally holding the baby, since then, he’s grown into the role of single parent, and is now determined that Janine (Charlie Brooks) won’t simply waltz back into his life and get custody of their daughter.
However, wealthy Janine has plenty of cash to hire top lawyers to fight her custody battle for her, while Michael does not – and as we’ll see this week, he tries and fails to sell his share of the gym to raise money – but he does realise that he has a secret weapon in that Janine isn’t naturally the maternal sort… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will surely know that Walford villain Janine Moon is headed back to the Square, and her return prompts the final storylines for Steve John Shepherd, who plays Janine’s husband Michael…
Steve announced that he was leaving the show earlier this year, but as yet, it hasn’t been revealed exactly how he’ll be written out.
However, when asked for how she’d like to see him leave, Charlie Brooks, who of course plays Janine, said, “I would like Janine to destroy Michael! That’s what I want!”
Charlie returns to EastEnders on Thursday 18 April, and as we reported earlier this week, she’s intent on getting back custody of her baby daughter Scarlett, but Michael is equally as determined that she won’t… Read more & comment »
In the episode of EastEnders that airs on Thursday, April 18, Janine Moon (Charlie Brooks) makes a return to the Square totally out of the blue, and of course, her homecoming stuns her abandoned husband Michael…
The drama begins as he and Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) meet up at Michael’s to talk about Tommy once again, and when he opens the door to find Janine on the doorstep, he can only gape as a confident Janine waltzes in, evidently amused to see Kat sitting there.
She immediately assumes that Kat and Michael (Steve John Shepherd) are an item, but Kat puts her straight right away while she and Michael begin to quiz Janine about where she’s been all this time… Read more & comment »
In forthcoming episodes of EastEnders, we’re going to see that tired and stressed out new mum Janine Moon becomes increasingly suspicious about her husband Michael’s behaviour…
She already thinks he may be having an affair – and of course, he’s in the running to be Kat Moon’s mystery man – and of course, since he made her tear up their pre-nup on the day of their wedding, she’s long suspected he’s only hanging around for her money.
So, in an all or nothing decision, Janine (Charlie Brooks) presents Michael (Steve John Shepherd) with an ultimatum which boils down to, “It’s the cash or me…”
Not even giving him the option of phoning a friend, Janine will place a bag full of cash in front of Michael, and tell him that he can have all the money, but if he takes it, it’s the end of their marriage and the end of his contact with his daughter, Scarlett… Read more & comment »
The mystery of who is Kat Moon’s lover has of course been going on for a few weeks now, though of late, the storyline has taken something of a back seat amid the drama of Sharon’s return and the big Ben Mitchell murdered Heather reveal…
However, it’s set to feature fairly prominently again in upcoming episodes, and in tonight’s trip to Walford we’ll see that Janine (Charlie Brooks) begins to suspect that her husband Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is playing away.
But is it Kat (Jessie Wallace) that he’s playing with? Or is Janine’s paranoia just that and he is in fact not seeing anybody? Well, we won’t know for sure until the mystery lover is unmasked on September 14th…
However, tonight, when Tanya (Jo Joyner) sees that Janine looks harassed and tired, she takes her aside for a chat, and the ice queen façade that Janie normally wears melts as she confides some of her worries, including how difficult she’s finding it to be a mum… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will surely know, actress Charlie Brooks is taking six months off from the show as of August, and until now, there’s been little hint at how her character, Janine Moon, will be temporarily written out…
But according to a report in today’s TV Biz, Janine’s set to leave not only Walford, but also her husband Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and possibly even her baby daughter, Scarlett.
The paper reports that we’ll see Janine leaving Albert Square after “testing Michael’s commitment to her with a suitcase stuffed with £450,000 in cash.”
An EastEnders insider said, “The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Michael Moon has recently become a husband and a father, and for a few moments there, it looked like he might just be about to turn over a new leaf…
He ‘fessed up to having scammed Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) and didn’t do a runner when he had a wobbly moment over his new responsibilities.
However, according to Steve John Shepherd, who of course plays Michael villainously well, his character will never be the sort of man who can be trusted with anything, but most particularly, money, which of course his wife Janine (Charlie Brooks) has bucket loads of.
And as we’ll soon see, Michael hasn’t given up on the idea of reliving her of it!
Speaking to Soaplife about Michael and how fatherhood may, or should, change him, Steve explained that when his character visits little baby Patricia, he feels “helpless…” Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, in last night’s hour-long episode, not only did Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) become Mrs Moon – after unwisely agreeing to rip up her pre-nup when Michael refused to marry until she did – she also became a mother when her daughter was born by caesarian section…
However, as the infant is nearly three months premature, she faces a long and arduous fight for life, and in Monday’s trip to Walford, we’ll see both Janine and Michael (Steve John Shepherd) struggling to come to terms with how ill their baby is.
And of course Michael is weighed down by a big burden of guilt given that he swore on his unborn daughter’s life when he lied to Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) about having stolen from Jean Slater (Gillian Wright).
He did of course finally admit what he’d done, being unable to bear the thought that Jean would commit suicide if she was sectioned, but by then, he’d told the lie and had sworn on the baby’s life… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Janine Malloy – who may in fact be Janine Moon soon – is about to give birth to a baby girl, but as the bubby will be born prematurely, her life will hang in the balance as medics battle to save her life.
Charlie Brooks, who of course plays Janine, has revealed to Soaplife that the birth will finally expose a large mum-shaped hole in Janine’s armour, and that she will be “terrified” that her baby won’t make it.
Of Janine’s reaction to learning that her daughter may not pull through, Charlie said, “[She’s] confused, scared and all over the place really. She’s struggling.”
Charlie added, “With babies as premature as hers, it’s touch and go. Janine just wants to take her home and be her mum.
“She feels helpless because there’s nothing she can do to make the baby better… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Janine Malloy is not only about to get married, she’s also due to give birth, but as we reported yesterday, tragedy may await when she does…
However, Charlie Brooks, who of course plays toxic Janine, has revealed that she doesn’t think motherhood is going to change her character’s hard-nosed ways.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror about her current storylines on the show, Charlie – who’s taking a six month break from the soap in August – said, of Janine, “She is definitely a reluctant expectant mother.
“Janine knows she doesn’t have a maternal bone in her body. It will be interesting as she has never experienced unconditional love before…” Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Janine Malloy and Michael Moon are due to get married during Thursday night’s trip to Walford, however, as he’s going to confess that he did indeed take Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) to the financial cleaners, will Janine ditch him at the altar?
Well, if that doesn’t make her change her mind about marrying Michael, when he tells her he’ll only go through with the wedding if she rips up their pre-nuptial agreement, that might do it…
However, all of Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and Janine’s problems are about to become something of an irrelevance when they’re beset by what could be a horrible tragedy.
As we’ll see, Janine (Charlie Brooks) will go into labour on her wedding day, which is of course way too early, but despite being rushed to hospital, nothing can stop her baby girl being born prematurely… Read more & comment »