TOWIE will be transformed into a gritty drama to rival EastEnders and Coronation Street. The show, which returns this Sunday, has been given a dramatic shake-up by its new boss who’s determined to make it a must-watch – with more explosive storylines and heartbreaking personal stories than ever before. The ITVBE show became a cult hit when it first aired in 2010 and bosses are determined to get the same hype around this series. After sacking seven cast-members and bringing in some hot new talent to give the show a fresh feel, insiders say fans should be ready for fireworks on Sunday night. A show insider told The Sun Online:: “Bosses want to get Towie at the top of everyone's must-watch list. “They want it to be more like EastEnders and Coronation Street - with loads of big drama that has people hooked. "They've made changes to the cast and brought in new faces to really shake it up and put Towie back at the number one spot.” After making a number of … [Read more...] about Towie will ‘rival EastEnders and Coronation Street’ with explosive storylines and heartbreaking personal stories after new boss takes over
SOAP fans will be heartbroken tonight as both EastEnders and Coronation Street have been cancelled. EastEnders will be off screen for a very good cause though – as it’s replaced by Sport Relief on BBC1. But if you’re not a footie fan and prefer Corrie, we’ve got bad news: the cobbles have also been given the boot in favour of England’s friendly match against Norway, which will be live on ITV. However, Emmerdale is still on tonight – it’s in its normal slot at 7pm on ITV1. Tonight’s EastEnders was actually shown at 9pm last night – so soap fans are all caught up on goings-on in the Square. Coronation Street showed one of tonight’s normal double bill last night, which saw Martin Platt’s return to the Street. Most read in TV and ShowbizTELLY BOOB Ruth Langsford sorry for staring at guest's 'saggy' boobs as Eamonn takes a peek CAUGHT ON CAMERA We take a look at the Ant McPartlin 'drink driving' video footage ROVER RETURNS … [Read more...] about EastEnders and Coronation Street fans in for double disappointment tonight as soaps are cancelled for Sport Relief and the football
THE exit door at EastEnders has been busy this week — with Lee Ryan and Richard Blackwood both waving goodbye to the soap. And there will soon be another departure in Albert Square, as Maggie Steed, below, who plays Joyce Murray, heads off. But while Woody Woodward (Lee) and Richard’s Vincent Hubbard have both had the door left open to return, there will be no going back for Joyce. I’m told she will die in her sleep next week, leaving husband Ted, played by Christopher Timothy, heartbroken. Maggie and Christopher joined the show last year, but clearly have not wowed bosses enough with their performances. And as Joyce leaves, there will be another new face as her daughter Judith, played by Emma Fielding, arrives on the Square. A BBC source said: “Joyce’s time on the Square has been a brief one and, after her death, Ted will come out of his shell a bit and viewers will see more of him. His and Joyce’s daughter … [Read more...] about Maggie Steed set to leave EastEnders as bosses kill off Joyce Murray
EASTENDERS fans are convinced Stacey Slater dropped an F-bomb at the start of tonight’s episode. Viewers believe they heard Stacey telling Big Mo to “f**k off” when they rowed about Jean. On Tuesday, Jean returned to Albert Square convinced that Kat is still alive. While viewers, and Big Mo, know that she is, Stacey still has no idea her beloved cousin is alive. As Big Mo tried to keep up the pretence that Kat was dead, she accused Jean of not taking her medication. Stacey tried to stop her speaking badly of her mum Jean and turned to shout at Big Mo. But as she turned away and shouted at Mo, fans claimed they heard her shout “f**k off nan!” One tweeted: Did Stacey just say F**k off????????” A second said: “Did Stacey just say “Nan , Fuck Off!” Another commented: “Did Stacey just tell Mo to f*ck off??” However if you listen back carefully, Stacey actually told Mo: “Buck off!” Actress Jessie Wallace will … [Read more...] about EastEnders fans convinced Stacey Slater told Big Mo to ‘f**k off’ – but did you hear it?
CORONATION Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders fans are now able to get a degree in soap thanks to a new course. Soap fans will be able to study how their favourite shows are made at university and the course even has its own Coronation Street-style outdoor set. The University of Central Lancashire's fast-track BA-Hons Continuing Drama Production degree will launch in September 2018 and will be completed in two rather than three to help reduce student debt. For the course, the university has even built a street with pub and newsagent – just like’s Corrie’s Rovers Return and Kabin. As well as that, there are also interior sets of houses, shops and the pub, plus state-of-the-art control rooms and editing suites. The degree – backed by Street stars Jennie McAlpine and John Thomson – will give students the chance to gain work experience on soaps like Corrie, Emmerdale and EastEnders. Fiz Brown catches Hope trying to push Joseph down the stairs on … [Read more...] about Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale fans can now get a degree in soap – and it’s backed by famous faces