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Gillian Taylforth Leaves Strictly Come Dancing

Gillian Taylforth has become the second contestant to leave series six of Strictly Come Dancing.The ex-EastEnders actress faced model Jodie Kidd in the dance-off and her foxtrot was not sufficiently impressive to convince the judging...

By on 29 September 2008

200 Complaints Over Eastenders Paedophile Plot

More than 200 viewers have complained over an EastEnders episode which saw a paedophile seduce his 15-year-old stepdaughter.In the episode, broadcast last Friday, actor Chris Coghill's character passionately kissed Shona McGarty, who plays 15-year-old Whitney...

By on 18 September 2008

Ex-eastender Richard In Big Brother 9 'Racism' Row

Wendy Richard has sparked a new Big Brother 'racism' controversy after referring to "inscrutable Chinese" while talking about Kathreya Kasisopa.The former EastEnders actress was appearing on comment show Big Brother's Little Brother when she appeared...

By on 03 September 2008

Bbc Defends Violent Eastenders Scenes After Complaints

The BBC has defended harrowing scenes in Thursday's edition of EastEnders after a number of viewers complained.Stephen Lord's character Jase Dyer died having been stabbed during a run-in with a group of gangsters, with Jase's...

By on 30 August 2008

Darren Day Handed 18-Month Driving Ban

Darren Day has been banned from driving for 18 months having admitted to being over the drink-drive limit when he was arrested in June.The actor and singer was apprehended by Cardiff police in the early...

By on 27 August 2008

Eastenders Actor Rushed To Hospital

EastEnders actor John Bardon was rushed to hospital on Friday night in a fresh health scare.The actor, who plays the character Jim Branning on the BBC 1 soap opera, was admitted to the Lister hospital...

By on 10 August 2008

Murray Thriller Pulls Audience Of Over 10m

Andy Murray's thrilling five-set victory over Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon last night attracted peak time viewing figures of over ten million.According to the official viewing figures compiled by Wimbledon organisers and the BBC, 10.5 million...

By on 01 July 2008

Brooke Kinsella Remembers 'Beautiful Brother'

Former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella has appealed to knife-carrying teenagers in an emotional press conference after the death of her brother in north London.Sixteen-year-old Ben Kinsella was stabbed to death in the early hours of...

By on 30 June 2008

Two Teenagers Bailed Over Actress Brother's Death

Two teenagers arrested over the killing of a 16-year-old boy in north London have been bailed. Ben Kinsella was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 16-year-old is the brother of...

By on 30 June 2008

Viewers 'Not Warned' Over Eastenders Burial Scene

A report into viewer complaints over the EastEnders scene in which Max Branning was buried alive has found the soap breached the broadcasting code.Ofcom received some 116 complaints about the scene - the BBC received...

By on 23 June 2008

Darren Day Arrested After Drink-driving Incident

Darren Day has been charged with drink-driving after being arrested in Cardiff.The actor and singer was apprehended by police in the early hours of the morning in the Welsh capital's city centre.Day, 39, was taken...

By on 19 June 2008

Little Britain Star Matt Lucas Splits From Partner

Matt Lucas has separated from the partner he 'married' 18 months ago in a civil partnership ceremony.The Little Britain actor and Kevin McGee were married at Home House, a London private members' club, in December...

By on 18 June 2008

British Men Become Ian Beale

British males identify most closely with Ian Beale when it comes to cash.A poll by Scottish Widows revealed a fifth of UK men surveyed compare themselves to Ian Beale from EastEnders when it comes to...

By on 17 June 2008

Tv Stars Honoured In Queen's Birthday List

Television celebrities Des O'Connor, Victoria Wood and Paul O'Grady have all been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.O'Connor, 76, has been awarded a CBE for his services to the entertainment industry after a career...

By on 14 June 2008

Michelle Ryan Voted 'Worst Us Accent'

Former EastEnders actress Michelle Ryan has topped a poll of the worst attempts at a US accent.Ryan, 24, recently starred as Jaime Sommers in the US show Bionic Woman, before it was cancelled after just...

By on 26 May 2008

Hollyoaks Cleans Up At The British Soap Awards

Long-running Chester-based soap Hollyoaks has taken away some of the biggest prizes from this year's British Soap Awards. Held in London and celebrating its tenth anniversary, the bash saw some of the UK's finest young...

By on 04 May 2008

Gavin And Stacey And Harry Hill Take Bafta Honours

BBC3's Gavin and Stacey and Harry Hill's TV Burp were the big winners at last night's Bafta awards.James Corden took the comedy performance award for his title role in Gavin and Stacey, a sitcom about...

By on 21 April 2008

Bbc Defends Eastenders Burial Scene After Complaints

The BBC has responded to complaints from around 600 viewers after a scene in EastEnders in which a character was buried alive. The scene in question showed Max Branning (Jake Wood) being drugged by his...

By on 26 March 2008

Eastenders Coffin Scene Provokes Audience Complaints

More than 100 viewers have complained to the BBC after a scene in EastEnders in which a character was buried alive.The scene in question showed Max Branning (Jake Wood) being drugged by his wife Tanya...

By on 23 March 2008

Eastenders Tops Digital Spy Soap Awards

EastEnders has won seven awards at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, which were voted for by site users.The BBC programme took the Best Soap award, as well as Best Single Episode, for Phil and Stella's...

By on 21 March 2008

Coronation Street Star Splits With Husband

Coronation Street actress Kym Ryder has split from her husband Jack, a former EastEnders star.The couple said the split was "amicable" and Jack would continue to see Kym's children, according to a statement from ITV.Nobody...

By on 21 March 2008

Judi Dench Handed Record 24th Bafta Nomination

The 2008 British Academy television awards nominations include a record 24th Bafta nomination for Dame Judi Dench after her performance in Cranford.The Oscar-winning actress earned her 12th Bafta TV nomination to equal comedienne Victoria Wood's...

By on 18 March 2008

Mystery Donor Gave £5.5 Million To Bbc's Sports Relief Appeal

The BBC said a mystery donor gave £5.5 million to the BBC's Sports Relief appeal, pushing the total from last night's telethon to £19 million.Organisers are investigating whether the money, described as from a "good...

Mystery Donor Gave £5.5 Million To Bbc's Sports Relief Appeal

The BBC said a mystery donor gave £5.5 million to the BBC's Sports Relief appeal, pushing the total from last night's telethon to £19 million.Organisers are investigating whether the money, described as from a "good...

By on 15 March 2008

John Bardon Set To Return To Eastenders After Stroke

John Bardon is set to return to the BBC soap opera EastEnders after suffering a serious stroke last June.The show's producers have said that Bardon, who plays Jim Branning, could return in the summer after...

By on 11 March 2008

John Bardon Set To Return To Eastenders After Stoke

John Bardon is set to return to the BBC soap opera EastEnders after suffering a serious stoke last June.The show's producers have said that Bardon, who plays Jim Branning, could return in the summer after...

By on 11 March 2008

Former X-factor Contestant Selected For Eurovision

A former X-Factor contestant has been selected to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Andy Abraham was chosen last night after winning a live public vote on BBC One.Abraham's song Even If triumphed...

By on 02 March 2008

British Soap Rapped Over Violent Scene

British television regulators, who tend to view violence on television with about the same degree of disapproval as American regulators view certain sexual behavior, have ruled that the popular British soap opera EastEnders breached its...

Eastenders' Gang Attack Declared Too Violent By Ofcom

An episode of EastEnders involving a gang attack on the Queen Vic pub has been deemed too violent by broadcasting regulator Ofgem.The BBC1 soap was declared to have breached broadcasting guidelines by showing scenes of...

By on 25 February 2008

Ex-eastender Michelle Gayle In Running For Eurovision Place

Former EastEnders actress Michelle Gayle has been confirmed as one of six acts fighting to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Actress and singer Gayle will be up against a number of former...

By on 19 February 2008

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