In next week’s episodes of EastEnders, Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) is to be left terrified after a hold-up at The Vic during which the mum-of-one will be petrified as she’s threatened by the burglar…
However, she’s to find an unlikely saviour in the form of Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) who manages to scare the would-be robber off!
The drama begins on Monday, May 6 when, after hearing from her GP that she’s in good shape to start trying for a baby with her lover Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) Roxy’s in a buoyant mood as she copes with a busy shift in The Vic… Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that EastEnders character Alfie Moon could be set to become a dad for real – he is of course Tommy Moon’s stepdad – when his girlfriend Roxy Mitchell suggests that they try for a baby!
Viewers have seen Alfie (Shane Richie) battling with his soon to be former wife Kat (Jessie Wallace) to establish legal visiting rights to her son Tommy, whose biological father is Alfie’s cousin, Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd).
And it’s as this storyline continues that Roxy (Rita Simons) decides that a child of his own is what doormat Alfie needs.
A show insider told the Daily Star Sunday, “Roxy adores Alfie but will always be insecure where Kat is concerned… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders star Rita Simons – who of course plays Roxy Mitchell – may know, Rita has twin girls, Jaimee and Maiya, with her husband Theo Silveston…
She and Theo of course dote on their gorgeous girls, and like every parent, they want the girls to have the best life they can, so when it was discovered that little Maiya was deaf, Rita and Theo consulted with specialists to see if anything could be done to help her hearing.
However, when it was revealed in the press that Rita plans to go ahead with an operation for Maiya – that will see surgeons placing a cochlear implant in the child’s ears – several people accused Rita and Theo of doing wrong by their little girl, and one person even called Rita an “abuser”.
Speaking to Hello! magazine, Rita explained, “[The criticism] comes mainly from people who firmly believe deafness should be embraced rather than treated as a physical deficiency that should be corrected… Read more & comment »
Former EastEnders bad boy, Rob Kazinsky, has joined the supernatural vampire cast of True Blood – as a Faerie, the Sun newspaper reports.
Rob, who fans will best remember as manic Sean Slater in the award-winning BBC soap, has reportedly signed up to play Ben, a “highly charismatic faerie” when the sixth series returns to our screens, in the US next June, before airing on FX in the UK.
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It looks like the baby Lexi storyline currently running on EastEnders may have a happy ending after all, if pictures in today’s Sun newspaper are anything to go by!
Fans of the award-winning BBC1 soap will know how teenage mum, Lola (Danielle Harold) is currently fighting to get her baby back after social services took her into care a few weeks ago.
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Now that Janine (Charlie Brooks) has left her husband Michael Moon very literally holding the baby, he’s struggling to cope with the demands of being a single parent who’s trying to earn a living…
So when his former girlfriend Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) sees how swamped he is, she offers her help in taking care of baby Scarlett so that Michael can get his businesses organised.
However, it seems that her kind gesture could lead to a rekindling of their former romance!
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, Steve John Shepherd, who plays Michael, said, “Michael’s feeling completely out of his depth looking after baby Scarlett alone at this point.
“He hasn’t had any prior experience with caring for young children, and has no natural instincts whatsoever… Read more & comment »
In tonight’s episode of EastEnders, we’ll see newly single dad Michael Moon struggling to keep Janine’s businesses afloat as well as take care of his baby daughter Scarlett…
Both Michael and Scarlett have of course been abandoned by Janine (Charlie Brooks) who left the Square last Friday, having taken to heart Michael’s accusation that she isn’t fit to look after their daughter.
So, left literally holding the baby, Michael (Steve John Shepherd) finds he has to rely heavily on Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) to keep things ticking over at Butcher’s Joints, however, it’s about to transpire that Michael doesn’t need to concern himself about the home rental agency any longer!
The drama tonight begins when Billy turns up at Michael’s with a document from Janine’s solicitor which reveals that she’s wound up the company, and Butcher’s Joints is no longer trading… Read more & comment »
The plot thickens!
Hands up who was disappointed that the obvious sparks between Alfie Moon and Roxy Mitchell didn’t manifest into a juicy EastEnders affair?
Well, they may be hope yet! Bosses at the BBC soap have confirmed that when Jessie Wallace returns to reprise her role on our screens tomorrow, she will start sewing the seeds for a huge, but very different kind of who-dun-it as she embarks on a mystery affair, leaving the path of true love clear for Alfie and Roxy when it all comes out in the wash!
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As fans of Coronation Street will know, when Rita Sullivan marries Dennis Tanner on Monday 4th June, as is obligatory for a soapy wedding, things will run far from smoothly…
With the biggest bridal drama being the fact that evil Rick Whelan (Greg Wood) holds Rita hostage in order to force Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) to hand over his stash of cocaine.
You can read more about that here, but in the meantime, Barbara Knox, who of course plays bride-to-be Rita has been talking to the show’s official website about playing The Kabin owner, and of her finally being united with Dennis – who’s played by Phillip Lowrie – who Rita first had a relationship with back in the sixties.
Of working with Phillip again, who of course returned to the show in 2011, Barbara said, “It was like coming home. It’s amazing that the story brings these two together and it works… Read more & comment »
Last night saw the 13th annual British Soap Awards, and all the stars braved the wind and rain to take their seats for the spectacular event, held at the ITV studios in London, where UnrealityTV were on the red carpet to speak to them all before the ceremony started.
The EastEnders cast were surprisingly sparse when it came to the red carpet event, especially when compared to the huge Emmerdale crew that showed up en masse, but we managed to catch up with some of the Walford residents to clear up some old rumours and get some new gossip!
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Roxy Mitchell is about to embark on an affair with affable pub landlord Alfie Moon, and he is just the latest in a long string of men that Roxy has unadvisedly had a romance with…
She of course had a fling with Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) who later married her sister Ronnie, then she had a rather tempestuous romance with Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd), and then, she tried it on with Max Branning (Jake Wood) so she’s clearly of the opinion that keeping it in the family is the way forward.
However, as Alfie (Shane Richie) is married to the formidable Kat (Jessie Wallace) Roxy could find herself sans teeth if ever her affair with Alfie becomes public knowledge.
But Rita Simons who of course plays Roxy, reckons that her character isn’t looking to break Kat and Alfie up, or at least, that’s not her intention right now… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) is developing quite a crush on Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) – who she very annoyingly calls ‘granddad’ – and next week, her BFF Christian Clarke (John Partridge) is set to find out about it.
However, so is wicked Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) who of course can’t stand “gobby” Roxy, so he decides to have some fun at her expense over Alfie…
It all begins when Alfie leaps to Roxy’s defence after she gets into a row in the pub, which leaves Roxy delighted at her “Knight in shining armour”.
Both Christian and Derek immediately see what’s going on, and while Christian decides to talk to Roxy about it – and advise her to tell Alfie how she feels – Derek cooks up a plan to send Alfie away on a mystery “job.” Read more & comment »
Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) has always been rather like a Labrador; faithful, non-demanding and ever loyal, however, that’s all about to change…
Roxy Michell (Rita Simons) has of course been rather desperate for some male company of late, and especially so since Max Branning (Jake Wood) spurned her advances.
Prior to that, Roxy had a one night stand with Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and a turbulent relationship with Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) however he’s now playing happy families with Janine Malloy (Charlie Brooks).
As to Alfie, well, it seems that old adage about while the cat’s away – the Kat in this instance being of the Moon variety – his mouse is quite open to a play, and it becomes apparent just how open when Roxy turns up in tears at the Vic… Read more & comment »
Rita Simons, who of course plays Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, has been telling the Daily Mirror that she “hates” having to play out kissing scenes with her co-star Scott Maslen as he’s “like a brother” to her.
Scott plays Jack Branning, with whom Roxy recently shared a one night stand, but Roxy is set to lock lips with Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) in forthcoming episodes, so perhaps Jack and Roxy’s on-off relationship will take a back seat!
But of kissing Scott, Rita explained, “Scott’s like my big brother and I absolutely freak out every time I have to kiss him.
“The director says ‘action!’ and we kiss and then when he says ‘cut!’ we both hit and punch each other and he pushes me off him and I push him off me… Read more & comment »
Gasp! The – formerly, apparently – faithful hound that is Alfie Moon is about to be unfaithful to Kat with Roxy Mitchell!
As fans of the show will know, Kat – who’s played by Jessie Wallace – is currently away from Walford and looking after her dad Charlie, who’s suffered a stroke.
The character of Kat was temporarily written out in order to give an “exhausted” Jessie a three-month break from work.
So, with Kat away, Alfie (Shane Richie) is about to become the proverbial mouse who plays with Roxy (Rita Simons) who become more than just friends after they share several heart to hearts about their troubled love lives.
A show insider told the Daily Mirror that at one point in the developing storyline, Roxy will move in with Alfie above the pub, and it seems the show’s writers are considering having Kat return unexpectedly to find Alfie and Roxy in bed together… Read more & comment »