It is that time of year again, time to cast your vote in this year’s British Soap Awards as the six categories open to the general public have revealed their short list nominations.
The British Soap Awards, due to take place next month, is your chance to voice your appreciation for your favourite actresses and actors in the world of the Great British Soap Opera.
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Just when Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) thought he could relax and settle into life with his lover Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) and baby Ruby – with whom Ty was reunited last week after his evil ex Kirsty Soames admitted she’d made up the allegation that Tyrone battered her – he has to face Kirsty at least once more next week when she summons him to visit her in prison…
However, as we reported yesterday, the forthcoming visit may in fact not be the last we see of Kirsty as Natalie Gumede, who of course plays the deranged mum, claimed that she could well be back on the cobbles at some point!
But back to Tyrone’s prison visit, and that will come when Kirsty sends him a visiting order… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie saw in last week’s dramatic courtroom scenes, wicked Kirsty Soames finally admitted she’d lied about Tyrone Dobbs being violent towards her, and she further confessed that she feared she might hurt her baby daughter Ruby…
So the nation heaved a sigh of relief when not only was poor Tyrone (Alan Halsall) released and all charges against him dropped, but he and girlfriend Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) got to walk off into the sunset – which was actually the glow from a local crem – together and with little Ruby safely in their care.
However, Natalie Gumede, who of course plays Kirsty – and who was last seen being bundled into a prison van – has warned that Tyrone and Fiz may not get the happy ever after they’re longing for with the words, “I’ll be back!” Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of Coronation Street, it’s judgement day for Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) when his trial begins…
But of course, the big question is, will he go to prison having been found guilty of a crime he did not commit? Or will his accuser and former fiancé Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede) be the one locked up if/when the truth comes out?
Well, we’re sworn to secrecy so we can’t tell you the outcome of the trial, but what we can tell you is that it’s set to have the nation gripped as of Monday, April 1 when a downbeat Tyrone tells his lover Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) and friend Tina (Michelle Keegan) that he fears the worst… Read more & comment »
Hollyoaks have triumphed at this year’s All About Soaps Awards, bringing home more awards than any other mainstream soap!
The hit Channel 4 soap collected three trophies through public votes, one more than both EastEnders and Emmerdale who received two each, and Coronation Street who just took home one.
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Coronation Street viewers will of course know that wicked Kirsty Soames put her former fiancé Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) through hell for months with her vicious temper and subsequent beatings…
And as if that wasn’t enough, Kirsty then turned the tables and accused Tyrone of battering her, which has of course landed him in prison on remand awaiting his trial, which is set to air in the first week of April.
However, as the show’s bosses have filmed two endings to the storyline, one of which depicts Tyrone going to prison for a crime he didn’t commit while the other features Kirsty getting her comeuppance at last, we viewers won’t know for sure how it’s going to end until it actually airs… Read more & comment »
The climax to the domestic violence storyline in Corrie has – some viewers think – been a long time coming, but in next week’s episodes, the wait for the outcome is over as the Street’s residents learn the truth about violent Kirsty Soames…
The drama begins in the hour-long episode that airs on Sunday, 24 March when Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh) tells Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) that she was looking after baby Ruby on the night of the Rovers’ fire, explaining that Kirsty had to go to her mother’s to deal with some sort of emergency.
However, when Tina tells Julie that Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) was in fact at home, and explains that she saw her looking out of the windows of No9 while the fire drama was going on, Julie decides to confront Kirsty for an explanation about why she lied. Read more & comment »
Departing Coronation Street actress, Natalie Gumede, has revealed that since leaving the show in which she portrayed a brutal boyfriend-Basher she would now like to show the nation a more fun side to her, possibly on BBC dancing talent show Strictly Come Dancing!
Fans of the award-winning ITV show will know how Natalie’s character, Kirsty Soames, has been in embroiled in a huge domestic violence plot with her on-screen partner, Tyrone Dobbs played by Alan Halsall.
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Next week’s episodes of Corrie are of course primarily focusing on the big Rovers fire, however, it’s not the only drama playing out on the nation’s favourite street…
And in particular, the Kirsty Soames (Natalie Gumede) drama takes a sinister twist when the stressed and short tempered ex-cop loses patience with her baby daughter Ruby when the infant won’t stop crying.
As we’ll see on Monday, March 18th, Kirsty’s so stressed out by the constant crying that in desperation, she lies to Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh) telling her that she needs to go round to her mother’s and asking if Julie will babysit Ruby.
Eager to please Julie of course says she will, and Kirsty rushes off, relieved to be away from the noise and angst… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street stars all paid homage to two of its finest actresses who filmed their final scenes on set yesterday, Shobna Gulati and Natalie Gumede.
Fans of the award-winning ITV soap will know how both actresses’ departures were announced earlier this year, and yesterday saw Natalie Gumede who plays violent Kirsty Soames and Shobna Gulati who plays Sunita Alahan film their final scene.
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In next week’s episodes of Coronation Street, it begins to look like the nightmare could be over for Tyrone Dobbs when Kirsty’s mother Alison convinces her daughter to do the right thing and confess to the police that she lied about Tyrone attacking her…
However, just as Kirsty’s about to go to the police station to retract her statement, she sees her mum talking to Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) and Tina (Michelle Keegan) and realises that her own mother is in cahoots with Tyrone’s lover!
The dramatic plot twist begins on Monday when Tina and Fiz go to visit Alison (Dawn Hope) in the hope that she’ll go and talk to her daughter and persuade her to admit that Tyrone (Alan Halsall) didn’t beat her… Read more & comment »
It would appear that Coronation Street fans all over the country may get the happy ending they have been praying for in the current domestic violence storyline as Natalie Gumede has revealed that she is quitting her role as Kirsty Soames!
Fans of the award-winning ITV soap will know how Natalie’s character, Kirsty Soames, has been secretly abusing her almost-husband, Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) for the best part of a year.
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It’s been revealed today that Coronation Street bosses have filmed two endings for the climax to the Kirsty Soames and Tyrone Dobbs storyline…
One ending will feature Tyrone (Alan Halsall) going to prison, having been found guilty of child abduction and of battering Kirsty, while the other shows wicked Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) getting her comeuppance and being imprisoned when her lies are exposed!
As fans will know, Tyrone is of course innocent of the charges of domestic violence, because it has in fact been Kirsty who’s been battering him…
However, as we saw in last night’s double-bill of episodes, Tyrone’s lover Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) put him on the road to prison by tipping off the police as to their whereabouts. Read more & comment »
There’s set to be a dramatic twist in the Kirsty Soames and Tyrone Dobbs storyline when, after pleading with his former fiancé to be allowed to see his daughter Ruby – and being refused – Tyrone will decide that the only way to ensure the baby’s safety is to snatch her from her mother…
But in another twist, Kirsty will tell Tyrone that if he dumps Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) and moves back in with her and Ruby, she’ll drop the allegations of domestic violence against him, as she tells him, “things can go back to how they were before.”
However, Tyrone (Alan Halsall) won’t even give it consideration and realises that there’s now no way Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) will ever give him the opportunity to be alone with the baby, so he’s set to ask his friend Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) to help him… Read more & comment »
Fans of Coronation Street will know that for months now, the soap has been highlighting the often taboo issue of men being the subject of domestic violence in their Kirsty Soames and Tyrone Dobbs storyline.
However, it’s been revealed that as the plotline continues, calls to a national helpline for male victims of domestic violence have trebled to around 30 a day.
Mark Brooks, chairman of the ManKind Initiative, told the Daily Star that he’s grateful to the soap for giving beaten British men “the confidence to speak out.”
He said, “It’s reduced the stigma and what it’s also done is highlight the fact that it does happen to men… Read more & comment »