Former EastEnders star John Partridge has revealed that he thinks bosses at the award-winning BBC soap should cast more “hot new gays” now that he and his on-screen husband, Marc Elliot, have left the show!
Partridge, who had played openly gay Christian Clarke for almost five years, made the decision to quit the show when Elliot, who played Syed Masood, left last year.
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Fans of EastEnders will of course know that Albert Square baddie Derek Branning is set to die at Christmas, and though the details about his death are being kept firmly under wraps, it’s widely expected that Derek is going to be murdered…
The big question of course is, by whom?
Well, bookmakers are taking bets on whodunit and currently, Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) is William Hill’s favourite to turn out to be a killer, with the assumption being that he tops Del after finding out he is the Branning brother who’s been having an affair with Alfie’s wife, Kat (Jessie Wallace).
However, there are other Walford residents in the frame too, and they include Derek’s brothers Max (Jake Wood) and Jack (Scott Maslen) and while my personal theory about what reason Max could have to bump off his brother is that it’ll transpire he had an affair with Tanya (Jo Joyner) I can’t see what reason Jack would have to kill him. Can you? Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Syed Masood and Christian Clarke have had more than their fair share of troubles in their romance – which has been dubbed ‘Chryed’ by fans – and in upcoming episodes, they face their biggest test yet when Christian announces he’s off to America!
And in spoiler images that we saw earlier in the week, we saw Syed (Marc Elliott) throwing Christian’s belongings onto the street in his fury after he hears that his lover is leaving Walford for good.
And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Syed’s ex-wife Amira (Preeya Kalidas) is also going to take their daughter Yasmin – who’s been living with Syed and Christian for months – to live with her and her new husband in Birmingham.
So it seemed that Syed was to be left a broken man, and that Chryed really was over… Read more & comment »
As we reported recently, EastEnders lovers Syed and Christian – who are affectionately known to fans as Chryed – are soon to face the biggest test of their relationship ever after Christian moves out of the flat the pair shared…
Christian (John Partridge) will move in with his best mate Roxy (Rita Simons) while he decides what’s next for him, and when he makes the decision that he wants a clean break and is therefore going to set up home in America, Syed is furious that his husband has given up on them.
In his fury, Syed (Marc Elliott) will throw out all of Christian’s belongings in a very public display of their dirty laundry, but once he’s calmed down, he realizes he has to start making plans for his own future… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders may know, John Partridge, who plays the role of Christian Clarke, is leaving the soap soon, a decision which he says was a difficult one to reach.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, John – who’s played the role of Christian since 2008 – explained why he decided the time was right to leave the show, and how hard it was to film his final scenes.
He said, “Leaving was incredibly emotional, and the last day was very difficult.
“You have the whole anticipation of it coming and, when it finally happens, it’s overwhelming.
“I was in tears; our executive producer, Lorraine Newman, was in tears; the people in props were in tears… Read more & comment »
We reported last week that Marc Elliott, who plays Syed Masood in the hit BBC soap, EastEnders, has commented that there was much more storyline to come for his character’s new love interest, Danny Pennant (Gary Lucy), and it would seem he wasn’t wrong!
Elliott, who is due to leave the soap by the end of this year, said in the interview that Danny was hell-bent on revenge for being messed around, emotionally and financially, by the eldest Masood brother.
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EastEnders star Marc Elliott has revealed that his character’s new love interest will be back to reap revenge!
Fans of the award-winning soap will know how Marc’s character, Syed, has recently engaged in a dangerous fling with Albert Square newcomer, Danny Pennant (Gary Lucy). Despite being in the thick of planning his wedding to long-term partner, Christian (John Partridge) and running the family business into the ground financially, Syed still found time to sneak in a quick snog with the hot new investment banker (in full view of his dad).
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EastEnders star Marc Elliott, has revealed the reason behind his decision to quit the award-winning BBC1 soap was for fear for being remembered as, and stereotyped for future roles, as just a gay Muslim.
Marc, who joined the cast of EastEnders as the confused eldest Masood son, Syed, back in 2009, has just filmed his final scenes for the show, which will air next month.
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As fans of EastEnders will of course know, Syed Masood and Christian Clarke (John Partridge) are tying the know in a civil ceremony in an upcoming episode, however, it seems that no sooner does Syed get that ring on his finger than he does a runner!
Marc Elliott, who of course plays Syed, has told Soaplife what happens when first, Danny Pennant (Gary Lucy) turns up on Syed’s stag night…
He said, “He just rocks up. Syed’s terrified, worried what he’s doing there. It all gets too much for him…
“He’s getting the Mr & Mr quiz questions wrong and Roxy’s taking the p**s.
“Syed needs a moment to breathe and, as he leaves, Danny follows him.”
Marc explained that Syed and Danny go to the Argee Bhajee, where things take a turn for the worse… Read more & comment »
Syed Masood and Christian Clarke are of course about to formalize their relationship by having it recognised in a civil partnership ceremony, however, as Syed is not only crippled by debt but also developing feelings for newcomer Danny Pennant, will he go through with the ceremony?
Well, that’s the big question, the answer to which EastEnders bosses are keeping firmly under their collective hats until the big day arrives on October 16th.
However, we do of course know that Christian (John Partridge) and Syed (Marc Elliott) are set to leave Walford for good soon, but before they go, Syed’s ex-wife Amira (Priya Kalidas) is set to make a brief comeback to the Square.
As to Syed’s feelings for Danny (Gary Lucy) they of course shake him to the core since he truly believed that Christian was “the one” for him… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will know how ex Bill and Hollyoaks actor, Gary Lucy, is set to make his Walford debut in tonight’s 7.30pm episode.
Gary, who has also appeared in Footballers wives along with former EastEnders actress, Zoe Lucker, is playing Danny Pennant, a city banker, who arrives in the square as a shoulder to cry on for troubled Syed Masood (Marc Elliott).
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There’s some pretty shocking news from EastEnders today in that the characters of Syed Masood and Christian Clarke – who have been dubbed Chryed by fans – are leaving from the show!
The Daily Mirror reports that the characters are set to leave Walford in an “explosive” storyline in November that the show’s bosses are sad to be keen to “keep under wraps”. Syed and Christian are of course played by Marc Elliott and John Partridge respectively.
Of axing the characters, and of course the actors who play them, the show’s executive producer Lorraine Newman said, “Marc and John have been a fantastic part of the show and their characters have been a huge success.
“Their storylines have broken boundaries that have not been seen in a soap before and the love for them by the viewers can be seen in their ‘Chryed’ fans… Read more & comment »
Ok, calling Christian Clarke the new BFF of Zainab Masood might be pushing it a bit, but as Nina Wadia has been telling All About Soap, in forthcoming episodes, the pair will at least call a truce on their hostilities.
As we reported yesterday, Zainab is about to confess that she deliberately sent Yusef Khan into the B&B when it was on fire by telling him that his daughter Afia (Meryl Fernandes) was in the building.
And of course, Zainab’s son Tamwar (Himesh Patel) then rushed into the blaze too, and suffered horrible burns to his back.
So, when Christian (John Partridge) returns to the Square this week, he finds himself an unlikely shoulder for Zainab to cry on, and in doing so, the rift between them is healed.
Nina said, “She sits with Christian and tells him she wants to be forgiven, and he says that he forgives her for the way she’s treated him in the past… Read more & comment »
Eek! That Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) is one troubled young man isn’t he?!
He recently made up a lie about Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) that set his dad Phil (Steve McFadden) off on a revenge scheme that got wayyy out of hand, and now, he’s to accuse Christian Clarke (John Partridge) of molesting him.
It all begins when Ben – who has a crush on Christian – asks the gym trainer if he’d like to watch a DVD, and when Christian agrees, trying to take his mind off his troubles with boyfriend Syed, Ben takes it the wrong way…
He leans in to kiss Christian, who firmly rejects him. Humiliated, Ben storms off, only to be seen by nasty medic Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) who quickly figures out what happened.
He then asks Ben if Christian forced himself on him, and though initially Ben says he didn’t, he later changes his mind, and says he did… Read more & comment »
The Daily Mirror reports today that EastEnders star John Partridge – who plays Christian Clarke – has married his long-term partner Jon Tsouras in a civil ceremony.
John and Jon, who have been together for seven years, were wed in front of family members and close friends at the Trafalgar Tavern pub in Greenwich, South East London.
The paper adds, “Other guests included Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner and a number of John’s fellow EastEnders stars. John, voted the sexiest male at the 2009 Inside Soap Awards, spoke of his desire to get married last year.”
John told the paper, “We’ve been together for seven years and it’s about time I made an honest man of him.”
Congrats to you both! Read more & comment »