In next week’s episodes of EastEnders, struggling single mum Bianca Butcher (Patsy Palmer) has to take extreme measures to keep her wayward teenage son Liam (James Ford) away from the gang he’s involved in, and she enlists the help of Ray Dixon (Chucky Venn) to do so.
The drama begins on Monday, 18 March when we’ll see Bianca frantic after Liam’s been out all night. However, though she’s of course relieved when he arrives home, it’s short lived as the stroppy teen refuses to go to school or tell her where he’s been.
He storms off to his room, and, already late for work, Bianca asks Ray to sit in the house to ensure that Liam doesn’t leave again… Read more & comment »
Poor Bianca Butcher is set for more heartache in EastEnders when she finds out her eldest son, Liam, is connected to the thugs responsible for mugging new market assistant, Tamwar Masood!
Fans of the award-winning BBC soap will know how recently Liam (James Forde) has been going spectacularly off the rails, bunking off school and shoplifting, but his behaviour is set to spiral even further out of control when the gang he has taken up with mug Walford regular, Tamwar Masood (Himesh Patel), Digital Spy reports.
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In next week’s episodes of EastEnders, struggling single mum Bianca Butcher (Patsy Palmer) will be pushed to the end of her tether by her son Liam’s behavior after he begins truanting from school and on one occasion, is brought home by the police!
And of course, although Bianca was released from prison at the end of last year, she’s on probation, so any trouble with the law could see her going back inside to finish her full sentence.
Then, when a batch of dresses that she and Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) are selling on the stall turn out to be stolen – they were nicked from a warehouse in a raid that went wrong, leaving a security guard badly injured – Bianca’s truly terrified that she is indeed headed back behind bars… Read more & comment »
Cosmetic surgery is of course big business, and celebrities often go under the knife in a bid to cling on to their youth or otherwise improve on what nature gave them…
And tonight on Sky Living at 8pm, we’ll see an assortment of celebrity faces – and bums, and thighs and bellies – featuring on a new series entitled Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me which looks at the work done by Harley Street Skin clinic owners Dr Aamer Khan and his wife, Lesley Reynolds.
Stars such as recent Celebrity Big Brother housemate Claire Richards, soap stars Stephanie Beacham and Claire King, and TV presenter Andrea McLean will be seen among the celebs attending the clinic for a variety of procedures… Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that EastEnders bosses had to cancel an outdoor shoot this week after a knife wielding gang of thugs forced their way on-set and threatened to stab the show’s stars and production crew.
The Mirror reports that Patsy Palmer, who plays Bianca Butcher, and 16-year-old James Ford – who plays her on-screen son Liam – were filming scenes in a park when the youths were heard yelling, “We’ll cut you.”
The paper adds, “The teenagers, some in hoodies and one with his face partly covered, hurled snowballs at onlookers before turning on the crew of the BBC1 soap.”
Security staff were hastily rushed to the scene in Graham Park in Colindale, north London to protect the BBC staff from the seven-strong gang who allegedly also threw fireworks. Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders star Patsy Palmer – who of course plays harassed single mum Bianca Butcher – will know that she’s only recently returned to the show after taking a break in order to spend more time with her family…
However, it seems that Patsy may be regretting making a comeback given that she’s told Closer magazine that being a working mum “scrambles my brain!”
Patsy, who’s four children are aged between 21 and just two years old, said, “This whole working mum thing really scrambles with my brain…
“In the end, you feel guilty whatever you do, but if we want to give our kids the sort of life we want them to have, then I have to work. Read more & comment »
Newly single and desperately alone, Kat Moon is going to find a new best friend this New Year in EastEnders, in the unlikely form of Bianca Butcher, the Daily Star reports!
Fans of the hit BBC1 soap will know how cheating Kat (Jessie Wallace) was thrown out in the street by her long-suffering husband, Alfie (Shane Richie) after he finally discovered that she had been having an affair with Walford bully, Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) over this festive season.
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Fans of EastEnders will most likely know that Patsy Palmer is now back on the set of EastEnders in her role as Bianca Jackson, however, during an interview with The Sun’s TV magazine, Patsy has implied that she may not be back for long!
She of course temporarily left the show a few months ago in order to spend time with her young family, while in the show, Bianca went to prison for assault.
And as we reported recently, when Bianca gets back to Walford, she’s going to find it hard to adjust to life on the outside and being a single parent.
Of how Bianca copes in her first few days of freedom, Patsy said, “She gets a trial at Booty’s beauty salon.
“I don’t know how long it will last – you know what she’s like – but it gives me something different to do with the character instead of moping about and moaning… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Patsy Palmer is now back at work on the show after taking several months off from the soap and her role as downtrodden single mum, Bianca Jackson.
We’ll see Bianca’s return to the Square – she has of course been in prison – early in December, but it seems her status as a single parent isn’t about to change any time soon, given that Sid Owen, who played Bianca’s husband Ricky Butcher, has left the show.
But apparently, Patsy is hoping that he might make a comeback at some point in the future, and she thinks that if he doesn’t, her character Bianca will remain loveless, because Ricky is “the only man” for her.
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, Patsy said, “I think Ricky will always be the man for Bianca – they’re such a great couple!
“But I don’t know if Sid will come back at some stage in the future – I really hope he does… Read more & comment »
It’s all a bit déjà vu in the run up to Christmas for Walford resident Bianca Jackson, who, just like last year, will be released from prison just in time to worry about how she’s going to pay for the festivities…
As fans will know, she’s been inside for months, and while she’s been at Her Majesty’s pleasure, her mum Carol (Lindsey Coulson) has been taking care of her kids, and one of the first things that Bianca’s going to struggle with upon her release is that it’s their granny who her kids go to first when they want or need anything.
A show insider told the Daily Star, “It breaks Bianca’s heart that her kids have become so dependent on her mum Carol for their everyday needs.
“It’s only natural as she’s been the one there for them all these last few months but it all adds to the pressure and strain she’s already feeling… Read more & comment »
EastEnders character Derek Branning is set to die in what’s been described as an “explosive” Christmas storyline, and though we don’t as yet know how Del meets his end, we do know that he will be buried in the New Year…
And on EastEnders’ website today, the BBC have posted some spoiler pics of Derek’s final journey, and in them, we see that his brothers Max (Jake Wood) and Jack (Scott Maslen) have bought a spray of flowers for Derek (Jamie Foreman) that spell out ‘Brother’.
We also see that his son Joey (David Witts) breaks down and is comforted by his sister Alice (Jasmyn Banks) as they prepare to say a final farewell to their dad…
Which given how antagonistic their relationship has been is something of a surprise! Read more & comment »
Bianca Butcher, and her mum, Carol Jackson, will be returning to EastEnders in time for Christmas, according to the Sun newspaper.
Fans of the show last saw the mother and daughter dynamo six months ago, when Bianca (Patsy Palmer) was arrested and taken to prison for a second time, having turned to a life of crime in order to pay off a loan shark she had borrowed money from in order to feed her family.
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The popular quiz show, All Star Mr & Mrs, will return this autumn, featuring a wide selection of guests, including it’s first ever Mr & Mr as Coronation Street’s Anthony Cotton takes on the challenge with his boyfriend!
That’s not the only change to the shows formate either, as host Philip Schofield will be going solo this series as his TV ‘wife’, Fern Britton, has been axed from the show as co-host!
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There’s a whole heap of turbulence ahead for the Jackson-Butcher clan when not only does Bianca (Patsy Palmer) get sent back to prison after being caught stealing, but her step-daughter Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) suspects she’s pregnant!
Whitney’s revelation comes about after a harassed and stressed out Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) begins to suspect Whitney’s hiding something, so after a grilling, Whitney confesses that she thinks she may be pregnant, and that Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) is the daddy.
However, with Carol planning on moving – with Bianca’s kids in tow – to a house nearer the prison, so as to visit her daughter more easily, it’s looking like Whitney’s going to have some very big decisions ahead of her, and soon… Read more & comment »
When the Massod family first moved to Walford they lifted some of the grey skies which had set up permanent residence over Albert Square with their humorous and quirky day-to-day life, but since the reign of Doctor Evil they seem to have redecorated their personalities to match the grey surrounding them, and Nina Wadia, who plays Zainab Masood in Eastenders, now wants the comedy injected back into her alter ego’s life.
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