As fans of Emmerdale will most likely know, Sian Reese-Williams has announced that she’s leaving the show and her role as Gennie Walker, and of course, it was also announced this week that her co-star Rik Makarem, who plays Gennie’s husband Nikhil, is also leaving.
We’ll have more on that in a moment, but first, during a press day at Emmerdale’s studios in Leeds last week, Sian told us, “I always take my contracts year by year, and I’ve really loved being here…
“But my gut was telling me it was time to move on, and I couldn’t really ignore that.
“For me, this is the perfect time to go to be honest because I’ve done everything that I wanted to do… Read more & comment »
Emmerdale viewers will know that murderer Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) is currently frantic at the prospect that his crimes could be uncovered if the body of one of his victims, Alex Cross, is discovered when work begins on the land where he’s buried…
So naturally, Cameron is in a state of constant panic as he repeatedly tries to get away from the village – and his girlfriend Chas – long enough to dig up the corpse and move it somewhere else.
And his temperament isn’t helped by the fact that Chas’s sister Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) can smell a rat and is suspicious about Cameron’s recent behaviour. Read more & comment »
When we rejoin the drama of Gennie Walker and Nikhil Sharma’s wedding day on Monday 15 April, we see a distraught Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) apologizing profusely to Nikhil for being unable to wed without having her mum Brenda there…
Loving Nikhil (Rik Makarem) does his best to comfort Gennie and tells her he understands, but as she gets more upset, she tells him she thinks they’re cursed.
And sadly, her words may be prophetic because later that day, things go from bad to worse when Brenda has a seizure and drops to the floor, unconscious. Read more & comment »
Emmerdale viewers will know that Gennie Walker and Nikhil Sharma are set to tie the knot next week, though of course, as we told you this week, and as is the way with soapy weddings, it may not go ahead as planned…
However, in this week’s TV Times magazine, actors Sian Reese-Williams and Rik Makarem, who of course play Gennie and Nikhil, have revealed that their soap wedding was every bit as stressful as the real thing!
Sian began the interview, and when asked, “What can we expect from Gennie and Nikhil’s wedding?” she replied, “It is not a typical soap scenario… Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will know that Gennie Walker and her fiancé Nikhil Sharma brought forward their wedding after fearing that Gennie’s mum Brenda may not live much longer, given that she’s refusing to have surgery or other treatment for her brain tumour…
However, Brenda (Lesley Dunlop) is refusing to go to the wedding, convinced that Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) has brought the event forward only to emotionally blackmail her into having the surgery.
So in the hour-long episode that airs on Thursday, April 11, Gennie just can’t get in the mood on the day of her hen party, and across the road, kindly Bob (Tony Audenshaw) is still trying to get Brenda to agree to go to the wedding… Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will know that frantic Gennie Walker (Sian Reese-Williams) and her fiancé Nikhil Sharma (Rik Makarem) have tried everything they can think of to convince Gennie’s mum Brenda to undergo surgery to remove the brain tumour that could kill her if left untreated…
However, Brenda (Lesley Dunlop) has persistently refused to have the op, so in despair, in the episode that airs on April 1, Gennie furiously tells Brenda that as she’s evidently choosing to die rather than have the surgery, she can no longer have anything to do with baby Molly.
Gennie tells her devastated mum that it’s not fair on Molly to let her get close to and love her grandmother if she’s not going to be around much longer. Read more & comment »
Emmerdale actress, Lesley Dunlop, has revealed that she was worried that her character might be killed off during her current brain tumour storyline!
Fans of the hit ITV soap will know how Lesley’s character, Brenda Walker, is currently experiencing headaches and black outs which, as we saw last night, are beginning to worry her, and her family.
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After what has been a rather quiet year for Emmerdale’s Bob Hope, Tony Audenshaw, the actor who plays the unlucky-in-love cafe owner, has revealed that things may heat up for his character in the New Year – with Brenda Walker!
Fans of the hit ITV soap will know how Brenda (Lesley Dunlop) took a shine to Bob when she first arrived in the village, but Bob did not feel the same way, and ended up sleeping with her daughter, Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) instead.
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Last night saw the amazing Emmerdale Live hour-long episode, which boasted two wedding, two births and a murder, whilst managing to maintain comedy levels to an all-time high throughout as well.
We all watched with utter amazement at what is already been classed as the best ever live soap episode, beating the likes of its two biggest rivals, Coronation Street and EastEnders who have both attempted similar live broadcasts to mark their own shows anniversaries. According to overnight figures, a peak audience of 9.2m tuned in for the show, the highest-rated episode of the soap to date, with viewing figures reaching their high in the last 15 minutes which saw Carl King (Tom Lister) meet his maker at the hands of Cameron Murray (Dominic Power).
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As we predicted a couple of weeks ago, Emmerdale bad lad Carl King did indeed meet a sticky wicket end in tonight’s stunning live episode, and his death was among the final acts in what was a truly outstanding piece of television.
Celebrating forty years of the soap, which began life as Emmerdale Farm, tonight’s hour-long live broadcast promised “all of life” in its two weddings, two births and a death, and my goodness, it delivered, and then some.
Nobody put a foot wrong, and all the main players will surely be needing the services of a carpenter to build them a whole rack of shelves on which to place their awards…
Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle was simply breathtakingly good, as was Tom Lister, who of course played Carl. How I hate to be using the past tense for him now! Read more & comment »
Next month is a big one for Emmerdale as it will reach its landmark 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, the show’s bosses have a whole host of shows lined up, including of course the highly anticipated live broadcast.
As we reported earlier this week, a huge amount of planning and preparation has gone into the live hour-long episode, which will feature the double wedding of Katie Sugden and Declan Macey alongside Chas Dingle and Dan Spencer’s big day.
And there will be the murder of one of the show’s major characters, but the introduction of two new ones in the form of Gennie Walker and Debbie Dingle’s babies!
Ahead of the milestone event, the cast have been talking to ITV about their roles in the anniversary episodes, and today, we have two more of those interviews for you as Rik Makarem and Sian Reese-Wiliams, who of course play expectant parents Nikhil Sharma and Gennie Walker, reveal their nerves about having such pivotal parts to play in the live show.
First, here’s what Rik had to say… Read more & comment »
Emmerdale’s official website has teased yet more storylines for the show’s 40th anniversary celebrations in October, and they include the revelation that a “major and well loved character” is set to be murdered during the special week of episodes.
As to who the murder victim will be, that is of course being kept firmly under wraps, but a show source told TV Biz, “It’s a closely guarded secret. Very few people know who the victim is.”
The week of special episodes, which air in October, will of course also feature the much talked about live broadcast, and of that, the paper adds, “The hour-long live episode promises to present viewers with every aspect of human life – births, weddings and an untimely death.”
Of the big week of shows, Emmerdale’s producer, Stuart Blackburn, said, “In our spectacular live episode viewers will be taken on a whirlwind journey encompassing every life experience… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, Nikhil Sharma is set to become a daddy in October when his girlfriend Gennie Walker gives birth to their baby…
However, there’s a long and somewhat rocky road to go before the happy event, and that journey begins next week when Nikhil proposes to Gennie, only to have the ring thrown back in his face once Gennie realizes he knows she’s pregnant.
It is of course Nikhil’s sister-in-law Charity (Emma Atkins) who spills the baby beans to the clueless factory boss, and he immediately decides there’s only one way forward; propose to Gennie!
And that’s all tickety boo, and she’s delighted to accept his proposal, right up until he lets slip that he knows she’s pregnant. Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) has of course not yet told him herself as she feared he would be furious and possibly end their relationship.
However, the opposite is the case, and Nikhil – who’s played by Rik Makarem – couldn’t be more delighted, and once he convinces Gennie of that fact, things are again harmonious and the couple will make plans for the wedding and the arrival of little baby Sharma… Read more & comment »
Emmerdale star Rik Makarem has promised that his character Nikhil Sharma and his pregnant girlfriend Gennie Walker will “have a happy ending” to their often turbulent relationship.
As fans of the show will know, Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) has been putting off telling Nikhil that she’s over four months pregnant because she fears he’ll end their relationship, given he’s previously told her he doesn’t want children.
However, while speaking to Inside Soap, Rik – who’s also starred in BBC’s Torchwood: Children of Earth and ITV period drama Foyle’s War – revealed that far from being upset, Nikhil will be overjoyed at the prospect of being a dad.
In fact, he’s going to be so happy about the news that he’ll ask Gennie to marry him so that they can be a proper family when the little one arrives.
Rik said, “I think there will definitely be a happy ending to this story – but it won’t be an easy road there!” Read more & comment »
Emmerdale star Sian Reese-Williams has revealed to the TV Times that if she were her character Gennie Walker, she would’ve dumped factory boss and anally retentive boyfriend Nikhil Sharma long since!
As fans of the show will know, Gennie has just found out that she’s expecting Nikhil’s baby, but she hasn’t broken the news to him yet, fearing his reaction given that he’s told her previously that he doesn’t want children.
Of the plotline, and of how Gennie copes with Nikhil (Rik Makarem) being so obsessed with tidiness, sport and healthy living – which is almost diametrically opposite to how Gennie lives her life – Sian said, “They have a communication problem and can’t tell each other anything.
“He keeps going on about not wanting kids and it’s putting her off telling him.”
She added, “Do you know, if I were Gennie, I would have dumped him ages ago… Read more & comment »