EastEnders have cast a familiar face in Daniel Coonan to play Kirsty Branning’s violent ex, Carl White, the Sun newspaper reports.
According to the publication Carl, who is being played by a former EastEnders small-part actor, is set to be the biggest tough guy the long-running BBC soap has ever seen, and will throw a real spanner in the works for Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) and her husband Max (Jake Wood).
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Fans of EastEnders will know that scheming Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater) spiked Lauren Branning’s drinks recently so that she’d get drunk…
She did so after Lauren’s boyfriend Joey (David Witts) issued her with an ultimatum, telling her that if she doesn’t give up drinking, it’s over between them. And given that Lucy wants to rekindle her former romance with Joey, getting Lauren unwittingly drunk – after she’s promised Joey the boozing would stop – seemed like a good plan… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will probably know that Shona McGarty and former cast member Matt Lapinskas broke up recently amid claims he was dating his Dancing On Ice pro-skate partner, Brianne Delcourt…
It’s a claim that Matt – who played the role of Anthony Moon – has always denied, however, a series of romantic tweets between him and Canadian Brianne of late have somewhat intimated they are romantically involved.
However, Matt isn’t the only one to have moved on as it’s been reported today that Shona – who plays teen Whitney Dean – is now dating rocker Ryan Wilkins who’s a singer in boy band, Projekt Weekend. Read more & comment »
It’s no secret that EastEnders star Shona McGarty – who plays teen tearaway Whitney Dean – has a beautiful voice, which she showed off during last year’s Children In Need appeal…
So it will come as little surprise then that she’s currently working on recording an album of songs, and is having some help from hit band Florence and the Machine, who’ve been giving her some precious time in the studio.
Speaking to The Sun’s TV Biz, Shona – who recently split from her former co-star and Dancing On Ice finalist boyfriend Matt Lapinskas – explained, “I’m always writing and singing my own songs so I am going into the studio to record some of them.” Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that Matt Lapinskas – who left EastEnders last year – is headed back to Walford to reprise the role of Tyler Moon!
Matt, who’s currently competing in Dancing On Ice, has hinted that he’ll make a comeback for the wedding of Anthony’s brother Tyler (Tony Discipline) who has of course recently become engaged to Whitney Dean, who’s played by Matt’s real life girlfriend, Shona McGarty.
Matt told TV Biz, “Shona is very excited about her East-Enders wedding and I’d love to be involved.”
And while revealing how his reappearance might transpire, he added, “Tyler might text his brother and ask him to come back, so we’ll see what happens there… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will know that after Whitney Dean confessed to her boyfriend Tyler Moon that she’d kissed Joey Branning – again – he went hairless and ended up in a brawl with Joey…
He then called time on his relationship with Whitney, however, in tonight’s visit to Walford, a shamefaced Tyler (Tony Discipline) will be seen telling Whitney that he’s sorry for how he reacted to her honesty, and pleading with her to give their romance another go.
But hurt Whitney isn’t sure that she wants to, as you can see in the preview clip that we have for you after the jump. However, in an upcoming episode, we’ll see Tyler coming up with an elaborate marriage proposal! Click here to read about that.
Meanwhile, Shona McGarty, who of course plays Whitney, is certainly hoping that her character and Tyler can make amends, because she wants to film a “big fat gypsy wedding!” Read more & comment »
There’s a lot of romantic drama headed Walford way as two EastEnders couples, Tyler Moon and Whitney Dean, and Max and Tanya Branning try to heal the rifts in their relationships…
Beginning with Tyler (Tony Discipline) and Whitney (Shona McGarty) their romance is set to encounter a severe rough patch later this week when Whitney confesses to Tyler that she kissed Joey Branning (David Witts). You can read about that here.
However, in episodes that air next week – as of Monday, January 28, we’ll see that Tyler wants to fix things with Whitney – even though he dumps her over the kiss – and he realizes that only a grand gesture is going to do… Read more & comment »
Coming up on EastEnders, Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) is set to look on disapprovingly when Joey Branning kisses his girlfriend and cousin, Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) in front of her…
And Joey (David Witts) will be angry at how judgmental Whitney’s being, so by way of revenge for her scowl, he’ll tell her that he may just tell her boyfriend Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) about the kiss they shared towards the end of the year.
That kiss was of course instigated by Joey, but though Whitney did eventually pull away, she didn’t at first, and that’s been making her feel guilty ever since.
However, when Whitney confesses the kiss – and Joey’s threat to tell Tyler – to Bianca (Patsy Palmer), she’ll advice the teenager not to tell Tyler, adding that it’s in the past and there’s no point telling him now… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Shona McGarty has revealed that she was “shocked” when she first read the scripts for the show’s dramatic Christmas Day episode, and she thinks the soap’s fans will be too!
As viewers will most likely know, during the festive specials, dodge villain Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) is set to die, and the secret that he and his brother Max (Jake Wood) have been keeping for months is set to finally become public knowledge.
Speaking to Take It Easy magazine, Shona – who’s dating former co-star Matt Lapinskas, who will be competing on the new series of Dancing On Ice when it returns to our screens in January – said of the dramatic plotlines, “[I was] really shocked…
“It’s fantastic though, and the outcome is going to shock the audience. Read more & comment »
In forthcoming episodes of EastEnders, Joey Branning is about to learn a few life lessons, beginning with the one about not coveting thy neighbour’s ass…
Or in this case, the ass that’s attached to Whitney Dean, who is of course dating Tyler Moon.
The other lesson Joey learns – via the medium of nearly dying in a car crash – is thou shall not steal, for lo, joyriding in his dad’s car has repercussions…
More on that in a moment, but first, the Daily Star reports that at Abi Branning’s (Lorna Fitzgerald) birthday party, cheeky Joey will grab Whitney (Shona McGarty) and plant a big kiss on her before she even has time to react.
When she does though, she immediately pushed him away, furious with him for taking such liberties, but by then Tyler (Tony Discipline) has seen what he assumed was the reciprocal snog, and he’s not a happy camper about it. But of course, scheming Joey’s delighted that Tyler saw it! Read more & comment »
EastEnders actress Shona McGarty has been given the all clear to return to the hit BBC soap, after a four month suspension.
McGarty, who plays troubled Whitney Dean in the soap, was suspended four weeks ago by new producer, Lorraine Newman, after repeatedly being late on set.
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As fans of EastEnders will know, Matt Lapinskas has been axed from the show and his role as Anthony Moon, and has in fact now filmed his final scenes…
Just as his real life girlfriend Shona McGarty has returned to the soap following a month-long suspension for poor timekeeping. More on that in a moment…
But first, as we reported recently, Anthony’s exit storyline is that in his brother Tyler’s (Tony Discipline) absence, naïve Anthony will play a game of high-stakes poker with Derek and Joey Branning – who are of course played by Jamie Foreman and David Witts respectively – and lose everything.
He’ll lose The Emporium to crooked Derek and he’ll also be forced to leave Walford by the shady businessman who is of course unhappy that his daughter Alice (Jasmyn Banks) is a little bit in love with Anthony… Read more & comment »
As the court case of EastEnders star, Tony Discipline (Tyler Moon) begins, details of the charges against him have been released.
Tony, who plays Tyler in the award-winning BBC soap, EastEnders, apparently shattered the jaw of a fellow clubber on a night out after he mocked him after the pair began rowing following a comment made about Discipline’s shirt.
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The Daily Star Sunday reports today that EastEnders star Shona McGarty – who of course plays the role of troubled teen Whitney Dean – has been suspended without pay from the soap by new boss, Lorraine Newman.
It seems that Ms Newman decided to punish Shona – who’s dating co-star Matt Lapinskas – after other cast members complained about her turning up late for filming.
And of course, it’s not the first time Shona’s been in trouble for her antics as a few months ago, she and Matt – who plays Anthony Moon – were thrown out of a supermarket for throwing dairy produce around!
However, of Shona’s suspension, a BBC insider said, “Shona failed to turn up on time on more than one occasion and was really laid back about why she was late… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported today that EastEnders star Shona McGarty, who of course plays troubled teen Whitney Dean, has told the show’s bosses that she wants to leave.
Shona is cited by the Daily Star as telling the producers of EastEnders that she wants to leave to “pursue a career in music” however, given that her real life boyfriend Matt Lapinskas – who plays Anthony Moon – has just been axed from the show, inevitably I’m wondering if Shona’s quit becaue she’s angry over his imminent departure from the soap.
However, Shona told the paper, “I love Motown music and singing has always been a passion of mine.
“It’s a real dilemma as I love acting but I also want to sing. I want to do something with music… Read more & comment »