Daytime Confidential British Invasion
Hello everyone, it has been quite awhile since the Brit's invaded Daytime Confidential, but they are back and this time they mean business. We have shocking exits, long awaited returns, a few children being brought into the world and a whole lot more, so get ready because the invasion begins now.
Actress Kara Tointon (Dawn) and her co-star Ricky Groves (Gary) have both been let go from the BBC soap. Both of the actors' contracts were up this summer, but the producers decided against renewing. Work has begun on the characters' exit plot which will see Dawn and Gary's relationship put to the test. The two actors will continue to film until the summer and will be leaving our screens late this year.
Here is a piece of news that will make Patsy Palmer (Bianca Jackson) happy. There are reports that EastEnders heads are trying to lure back Dean Gaffney (Robbie), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia), Lindsey Coulson (Carol), Howard Antony (Alan) and Devon Anderson (Billy), reuniting the family for the first time in twelve years. When contacted, a BBC spokesperson confirmed that the producers were 'thrilled' with Patsy's return, but denied plans to bring back the entire Jackson family.
Is Christian a gay ‘stereotype’? Not in John Partridge's eyes. He says his character is not a gay stereotype. Christian wears brighter colors than he normally would wear, but that does not make him a stereotypical gay man.
Bend it Like Beckam star Preeya Kalidas just began filming her stint on EastEnders. She said in a report that coming onto the square was as overwhelming as it is to be a part of EastEnders. Preeya will be playing the girlfriend of Syed Masood and will be arriving in the square later this year.
The Official EastEnders website sat down with Charlie Brookes (Janine Butcher) for an interview which can be read here.
Congratulations to Stephen Lord (Ex-Jase Dyer) and his wife Elaine Cassidy on the couple’s first pregnancy. We wish them the best in life and hope both of the actors’ careers will continue to grow as their family expands.
Who is up to heading down to their local pub and getting a pint of Coronation Street branded ale? I personally don't drink, but why not have a bit of Corrie to drink? It's not like you are going to go down to the local joint and request an All My Children on the rocks or a shot of The Guiding Light. More on this story can be read here.
The rest of the Corrie news is not so bright. We have contract negotiations and worries, but hey that's what makes the soap world go around right?
Antony Cotton (Sean Tully) has extended his contract which will keep him on the show at least until July 2010, but with one staying one must go, correct? That unlucky soul is Philip McGinley (Tom Kerrigan). He has finished filming and will leave the street in the coming months.
Along with extending his contract, actor Antony Cotton and actress Katherine Kelly (Becky Granger) are both in the USA for pilot season. The actors have 'vowed' to get a primetime show and hope to work their schedules so they can film primetime shows in the US and return to the UK to shoot Corrie.
Actress Rachel Leskovac (Natasha Blakeman) is worried about her future. She said in a interview with The People she is secure until August and will be told in May whether or not she will be sticking around. She is not the only one worried about their future with the show. Actor Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) says that after nearly thirty years his time on the street may be up. The actor has said that he would like to take a break and just enjoy life. After forty years in acting he feels like he deserves it.