“I’m pregnant.” #EastEnders. Tonight. 7.30pm. https://t.co/sCVvwj59Aw
The sisters are exiting Albert Square in the New Year, but has the door been closed on a comeback?
Last month ‘Eastenders’ stars Samantha Womack and Rita Simons confirmed they would be leaving the BBC soap after 10 years playing sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell. Fans had hoped that the twosome would be saying a ‘see you later’ rather than a ‘goodbye forever’, but according to The Sun, the Mitchell sisters are set to be gone for good.
Rita Simons and soap sister Samantha Womack
A source told the newspaper that the sisters are to die in an explosive storyline during the soap’s New Year’s Eve special. The decision is said to have infuriated the cast, who are complaining that they were not consulted.
Dyer has held down the regular role of Mick Carter, the landlord of the Queen Vic, since 2013, but has revealed that his career was in ruins before that.
He was one of the most ubiquitous faces of British film and television during the mid-noughties, but Danny Dyer has revealed the “desperate” financial situation he was in before the BBC offered him a part on ‘Eastenders’ in 2013.
The 38 year old actor, who plays the pub landlord Mick Carter on the long-running soap, appeared on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ this week and revealed that he was on the verge of financial meltdown when he was offered the part.
Danny Dyer with fellow 'EastEnders' stars Maddy Hill (l) and Kellie Bright (r)
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Reveals He Was Almost Broke Before 'EastEnders' Role
Riley Carter Millington will be making his Albert Square debut in the role of Kyle later in October.
The BBC has made a piece of television history by becoming the first British station to cast a transgender actor in a transgender role in a soap opera. The long-running ‘Eastenders’ has cast 21 year old Riley Carter Millington in the role of Kyle, who will hit screens later in October with a view to becoming a regular character by the end of 2015.
While this is not the first time that a transgender character has appeared in a British, it does represent the first time that a transgender actor will portray a transgender character.
Albert Square will be getting a transgender character later this month
Dyer, star of many gritty British films during the noughties, has unsuccessfully auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' three times.
It may be a vehicle for a great deal of British acting talent, but ‘Game of Thrones’ is apparently unwilling to accommodate Danny Dyer. The ‘Eastenders’ star has apparently auditioned for the HBO smash series on three separate occasions, only to be rejected.
Dyer revealed during a recording of ITV’s ‘Jonathan Ross Show’ “I’ve been up for it three times, I got three knockbacks”. Dame Diana Rigg, another guest on Ross’ show and who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones’, said “I’ll put in a word for you as long as you lose the cockney accent.”
Danny Dyer, pictured with 'Eastenders' co-star Kellie Bright, auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' three times
Continue reading: Danny Dyer Auditioned For 'Game Of Thrones'. Three Times.
John Bardon suffered a debilitating stroke seven years ago.
John Bardon played Jim Branning on 'Eastenders' [Getty/Bruno VIncent]
June Brown, who played John's on-screen wife Dot, said: "I shall miss him very much and shall always love him dearly."
Continue reading: Eastenders Actor John Bardon - Jim Branning - Dies Aged 75
Eastenders actress Jacqueline Jossa is expecting her first child with boyfriend Dan Osbourne.
The pitter patter of tiny feet is heading to Albert Square as Jacqueline Jossa, better known as Laura Branning, has announced she is expecting a baby with her on/off boyfriend Dan Osbourne.
Osbourne and Jossa pictured together on a night out
The pair made the announcement through their spokesperson, and said "We're thrilled by our news." This is Jossa's first child, although Osbourne's ex-girlfriend Megan gave birth to their baby boy, Teddy, eight months ago.
Continue reading: Jacqueline Jossa And Dan Osbourne Expecting Baby
Watchdog claims the popular sitcom is still too far away from a realistic representation
In a bid to convey the lack of Black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in Eastenders, The BBC's audience council in England compared the population of Walthamstow in east London with Walford, the fictional home of EastEnders.
Danny Dyer recently joined the Eastenders cast
The conclusion: the British soap is "almost twice" as white as real life London, prompting the latest criticism of the BBC’s effort to realistically convey the U.K’s demographics realistically.
Ricky Norwood has been suspended from Eastenders for two months.
Eastenders actor Ricky Norwood - who plays Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb on the long-running BBC soap -has been suspended after reportedly being videoed smoking cannabis. Show bosses made the decision on Monday (April 1) after meeting with the actor.
Ricky Norwood Has Been Suspended by Eastenders
An EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy: "Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the show for a period of two months with immediate effect.
Continue reading: Eastenders Actor Ricky Norwood Suspended Over Cannabis Skype Video
Sam Strike, Jamie Borthwick and Maddy Hill - Eastenders Sam Strike, Jamie Borthwick and Maddy Hill seen enjoying the warm weather during their lunch break. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st April 2014
There probably won't be another 'silent night' for a while
Why can’t Christmases just be nice, kind of like they are in real life, for the most part? You’ll never get a hassle free one on Eastenders – the festive period has become a time for infidelity, murder, crime and betrayal in East London as the soap gears up for another tumultuous crimbo.
Please welcome Danny Dyer and the Carter Family
As we approach the 25th of December, Walford will see a new family enter its ranks: The Carters, lead by Danny Dyer. His character, Mick Carter will be joined by his wife Linda and two of their three children, Nancy and Johnny.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer And The Carter Family Set To Rock Albert Sq This Christmas
The 'EastEnders' cast has paid tribute to the late Anna Wing. The actor who was 98 when she died played Lou Beale, the matriarch of the Beale family which still resides on the soap today.
Anna Wing, most famous for her role as Lou Beale in Eastenders, died on Sunday 7th July at the age of 98. The EastEnders' cast have paid tribute to the actress who starred alongside them from the start of the soap in 1985 until 1988.
Anna Wing outside a London cafe in 2007.
Adam Woodyatt, the actor who played her on-screen grandson Ian Beale, paid tribute to Wing and described her as "a wonderful lady".
Continue reading: EastEnders' Cast Pays Tribute To Anna Wing
“I’m pregnant.” #EastEnders. Tonight. 7.30pm. https://t.co/sCVvwj59Aw
The Ahmed sisters have arrived in Walford! We caught up with Rukku and Priya on The Square to chat about… https://t.co/OH7H8pBnw8
RT @EastEndersPress: Farewell Masood, Albert Square will miss you, and we’ll miss you too @GanatraNitin ! We all wish you the very best. 😊…
@HollyElston Sorry! #EastEnders
Thank you, Stephen! #EastEnders https://t.co/na1kSnQUrG
RT @DazHawkins: Wonderful seeing lofty and Mary back in #Eastenders 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Thanks for being with us since the very beginning, Joe! #EastEnders https://t.co/kmyoEiJtqG
Harold Legg saw the world as it should be seen. A doctor and a gentleman. #EastEnders https://t.co/DaDNdSRGzo
Reunited. #EastEnders https://t.co/O6MUhKelog
Some lights never go out. #EastEnders https://t.co/3vcj2vQqGI
RT @ryanfellows2: It's so great seeing Lofty and Mary back on.. #EastEnders and all those loved ones remembering Dr Legg 👍👍
A gift from Lofty. For old times’ sake. #EastEnders https://t.co/i3QgjvM9aZ
No regrets, Masood. No regrets. #EastEnders https://t.co/1joNsj5ekq
A toast to Dr Legg. One of life’s gentlemen. #EastEnders https://t.co/wFwWh0Vkm7
Classic Dot! #EastEnders https://t.co/Vt5nsZHbOP
RT @AndiMcLellan: this is bloody lovely having the old gang back. #EastEnders
Uncle Jokes. They’re even worse than Dad Jokes. #EastEnders https://t.co/Vao5O8w4Er
Never forget. #EastEnders https://t.co/cgqWNZGwlP
How can anyone ever forget Lofty? #EastEnders https://t.co/DRyrc1Ls8C
It’s been a week of goodbyes on #EastEnders. https://t.co/f604HEJSb7