EastEnders viewers will no doubt recall that earlier this year, Phil Mitchell’s on and off fiancé Shirley Carter left the Square to go and stay with her daughter Carly (Kellie Shirley) in a bid to get over her grief at the murder of her BFF Heather Trott…
Phil’s deranged son Ben is of course currently in prison awaiting trial for her murder, and at the last count, Shirley (Linda Henry) hadn’t forgiven Phil for his part in covering up Ben’s crime.
So it’s little wonder then that when she returns to Walford on December 3rd she’s less than impressed to learn that Ben has only received a four year prison term – having stood trial for manslaughter rather than murder – and that Jay (Jamie Borthwick) who also helped cover for Ben has only been given community service…
However, she’s even more shocked when she hears that Phil is now engaged to Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean) and confused when she learns that Phil’s trying to get custody of Lola’s (Danielle Harold) baby Lexi. Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Shirley Carter just couldn’t pull herself together after the murder of her BFF Heather Trott…
And it was all made infinitely worse when psycho murderer Ben (Joshua Pascoe) confessed to killing Heather, and Shirley (Linda Henry) subsequently found out that her fiancé Phil Mitchell and his fostered son Jay (Jamie Borthwick) not only knew all along that Ben had killed Heather, but also that they actively helped him to cover up his crime.
So, fearing that Shirley was headed for a nervous breakdown, Phil called her estranged daughter Carly (Kellie Shirley) who, once she’d made up with her mum, took Shirley away from the Square to stay with her while she sorted out what to do next.
However, Shirley is now coming back to the Square and will return in the first week of December to find that a lot’s happened in her absence, not least that Phil (Steve McFadden) has got engaged to Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean)… Read more & comment »
Shirley Carter’s life seems to be one of lurching from one disaster and torment to another, and of course, the latest chapter in the car crash that is her existence has been learning that her stepson Ben murdered her BFF Hev, and that her fiancé Phil helped him cover up the crime.
Jay (Jamie Borthwick) also hid the truth from Shirley, and everyone else for that matter, but it’s Phil’s duplicity that has struck a deeply hurtful chord for Shirley (Linda Henry).
So, in an attempt to find solace at the bottom of several bottles, Shirley is set to embark on yet another booze bender next week, but when a bloke she’s been chatting up turns nasty, Phil (Steve McFadden) is fortunately on hand to sort him out via the medium of a punch in the face, but he of course realises that one day, he won’t be there to save his fiancé… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders have been patiently waiting for the moment that Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) learns the horrible truth about the death of her BFF Heather Trott, which is of course that Ben Mitchell murdered her, and his dad Phil and foster brother Jay helped cover up his crime…
Well sports fans, that moment is nigh, and will come in a week of special episodes as of August 13th, which will also see the return of Letitia Dean to the show and her role as Sharon Rickman.
The climax to one of the show’s biggest ever storylines comes when Shirley pays a visit to Denise Fox (Diane Parish) and is horrified to see a photo frame that used to belong to Heather sitting on Denise’s mantelpiece… Read more & comment »
Could Ian Beale be about to blow the whistle on the murder of Heather Trott in EastEnders?
Fans of the award-winning BBC soap will know how Ian (Adam Woodyatt) returned to the soap last week after spending the last few months on the streets after he discovered that his half-brother Ben (Joshua Pascoe) was the person responsible for the harpooning of Heather Trott earlier this year.
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As we reported recently, Shirley Carter is in for an über dramatic couple of weeks, because not only will she propose to her boyfriend Phil Mitchell, she’ll also – finally! – discover that his son Ben murdered Heather Trott…
And as if that wasn’t enough for poor old Shirl to cope with, thrown into the mix will be jealousy when Phil (Steve McFadden) ditches their engagement party when his former mistress Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean) sends him an SOS message.
Speaking to Soaplife, Linda Henry began by revealing what happens in the build up to the dramatic moment that her character Shirley realises that Ben (Joshua Pascoe) killed Heather.
She began by explaining the rooftop proposal to Phil, saying, “She’s doing a sponsored abseil to raise money for Hev’s son George, but she’s terrified of heights… Read more & comment »
There’s a good deal of drama ahead for Walford’s Shirley Carter, and it begins with the return of Sharon Rickman, who of course once had an affair with Shirley’s bloke, Phil Mitchell.
And Sharon’s timing couldn’t be worse as far as Shirley’s concerned, because next week, we’ll see her propose to Phil (Steve McFadden) and when he accepts, the couple happily celebrate their engagement with a party in the Vic.
However, a distress call from Sharon (Letitia Dean) sends Phil running to her aid, despite the fact it’s literally in the middle of his own engagement celebration, and not unreasonably, that leaves Shirley rather unimpressed.
As fans will know, Sharon’s return will be marked by episodes on seven consecutive night as of August 13th, and it’s also during the special week that Shirley will learn that Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) murdered her BFF, Heather Trott… Read more & comment »
Walford’s Shirley Carter isn’t ordinarily one for grand gestures, however, in an upcoming storyline, she’s set to propose to her long-term boyfriend Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) on the roof of the Queen Vic!
The shock proposal comes as Shirley (Linda Henry) prepares to conquer her fear of heights by abseiling down the pub in order to raise money for a charitable fund that she’s set up for her murdered friend Heather Trott’s little boy, George.
However, the day won’t go smoothly, and after suffering from nerves, Shirley runs off, leaving everyone wondering if she’ll actually go through with the daring plunge.
But Phil chases her and tells her she can do it while promising to be there “every step of the way…” Read more & comment »
In a shocking twist to the EastEnders Heather Trott murder story, her best friend Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) is set to propose to Phil Mitchell, the man who has been covering it up!
According to STV Entertainment website, the not to be messed with blonde decides to propose (for the 2nd time) to the menacing mechanic after starting to figure out that is was Phil’s (Steve McFadden) son, Ben (Joshua Pascoe) who killed her friend.
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Over the course of the next couple of months, EastEnders’ bulldog-chewing-a-wasp character Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) is set to put all the pieces together and figure out that Ben Mitchell murdered Heather Trott…
Her first clue comes in a forthcoming episode in which she discovers the photo frame that Ben (Joshua Pascoe) used to clock Heather upside the head, prompting her to fall and fatally hit her head on the kitchen worktop.
But of course, Ben’s dad Phil (Steve McFadden) and his adopted brother Jay (Jamie Borthwick) already know that Ben’s a killer, but so far, they’ve managed to connive and deceive enough so that Ben’s not even on the radar over the slaughter… Read more & comment »
Recent Walford escapee, Nicola Stapleton, has revealed that she wouldn’t rule out a return to EastEnders!
Stapleton, who played Mandy Salter in the BBC soap, left our screens this week after she left her fiancée, Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) on the day of their wedding, after a brief spell back in the soap that she originally starred in the 90′s.
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As we have all watched over the last week or so, the cover up of Heather Trott’s murder is starting to unravel in EastEnders, leaving us all just waiting for the truth to be revealed, but could the Mitchell’s have one more trick up their sleeves?
So far, since Killing Heather, we have seen murderer Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) enlist the help of father Phil (Steve McFadden) to help cover up his dastardly deed, whilst Jay Mitchell (Jamie Borthwick) shook close to breaking point in the background!
However, despite his calculated steps to keep the truth from coming out, including breaking his dad and Shirley (Linda Henry), Heather’s best friend, up, it was Ben himself who spilled the beans, to half-brother Ian (Adam Woodyatt).
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Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) is of course known for her propensity towards going on booze fuelled benders, but she’s done less of that since she’s been living with recovering alcoholic Phil Mitchell…
However, next week, we’ll see Phil (Steve McFadden) throwing Shirley out of the house after accusing her of stealing from him.
He knows she hasn’t of course, but as his evil son Ben (Joshua Pascoe) lies to his dad and says he’s been sleep talking about killing Heather Trott, so Phil wants to ensure Shirley isn’t around to overhear it if it happens again, so he orders her to leave.
A bewildered Shirley, who’s just about at rock bottom, immediately seeks solace in the bottom of several bottles, and ever keen to get one over on Phil, Derek Branning takes her back to his flat to sleep it off.
However, the next morning, cunning Derek (Jamie Foreman) will lie to make Shirley think they slept together, and as she can’t remember a thing about the night before, she has little choice but to believe him… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Shirley Carter has been knocked for six by the death of her best friend Heather Trott, who was of course played by Cheryl Fergison…
And while speaking to Soaplife about what’s next for Shirley, Linda Henry who plays the feisty blonde revealed that if ever her character finds out that Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) has been protecting his murderer son Ben (Joshua Pascoe) it will be “the ultimate betrayal.”
However, Linda – who’s also starred in The Bill, Birds of a Feather, Touching Evil, Cracker, A Touch of Frost and Trial and Retribution – began by explaining that next week, when Shirley discovers the train tickets that Andrew (Ricky Grover) bought for Heather, she realizes that he’s innocent, and the pair vow to hunt down Heather’s killer… Read more & comment »
Coming up on EastEnders, psycho Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) is set to get his dad Phil (Steve McFadden) to throw Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) out of the house…
It all begins when scheming Ben comes up with the perfect way to get his dad to get rid of Shirley – who has of course been making Ben’s life pretty miserable, given she hates his guts – by telling his dad that he’s been sleep-talking about killing Heather.
Ben adds that if it’s something that happens again, and Shirley hears it, the jig will be well and truly up.
Phil agrees and immediately, if reluctantly, goes downstairs and provokes a row with Shirley, after which he orders her out of the house… Read more & comment »