STEVE Owen was a legendary EastEnders hardman character, played by Martin Kemp. The character has been mentioned on screen again recently after his ex Mel Owen, returned to the BBC One soap with her son – newcomer Hunter. But who was Steve Owen and how did he die? Who was Steve Owen and when did Martin Kemp star in EastEnders? Steve Owen was a nasty nightclub owner, played by heartthrob Martin Kemp, who appeared on the soap from 1998 until 2002. Prior to appearing in EastEnders, Martin was known for being in the band Spandau Ballet. When Steve arrived he bought the Market Cellar Club, which he did up and renamed E20. During his time on the show he romanced Saskia Duncan and Sam Mitchell, before marrying Mel Owen and having a son with her. Mel was engaged to Ian Beale when she first met him and she cheated on him with Phil Mitchell. One of Steve’s biggest storylines was when he killed Saskia, by hitting her over the head with an ashtray after she started causing trouble at … [Read more...] about Who was Steve Owen, how did he die and when did Martin Kemp star in EastEnders?
THERE is set to be more excitement in store on EastEnders as viewers will be left wondering "What's in Aidan's box?". Here's what we know about the latest drama on Albert Square... What's in Aidan Maguire's box in EastEnders? EastEnders fans are wondering what's in a mystery box owned by Aidan Maquire. It all starts when Keanu helps Jay out at the funeral parlour, only for Aidan to turn up and hand him a small box, insisting that he hides it in a coffin. A curious Keanu takes a peek inside, but only he and not viewers at home will be able to see what's in it. What will happen on EastEnders? The speculation mounts further as Keanu starts to fear that Jay will find the hidden box and makes a desperate attempt to retrieve it, but he gets caught in the act. Viewers then see Jay handing the box to Phil, who has returned to Walford from a trip to see his son Ben, who is living abroad. With Jay telling Phil that Aidan needs to back off, can the sinister gangster be convinced to loosen … [Read more...] about What’s in Aidan’s box in EastEnders and why does he want Keanu to hide it?
EASTENDERS' Aidan Maguire appeared to be nearing a sticky end after the Carters hatched a plot to get rid of the gangster once and for all. But did they manage to kill him and why did they want him out of the way so much? Did Aidan Maguire get killed on EastEnders? Fans have been treated to some dramatic scenes in Albert Square and Aidan Maguire's life was on the line after pushing Mick and Linda Carter to breaking point. It started when Mick went to Mel Owen for help after Aidan threatened his children when he tried to stop the drug dealing going on in the Queen Vic. Mel gave Mick the phone number of someone who could get rid of Aidan for them, however, he lost the piece of paper and was forced to explain all to wife Linda. MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZSCRUBBED DOWN Courtney Stodden shares x-rated shower video after filing for divorce ICY RECEPTION Dancing On Ice fans furious that Torvill & Dean's performance wasn't live HOME OF DIDDY MEN We take a look at why Ken Dodd's house … [Read more...] about The lowdown on whether EastEnders’ gangster Aidan Maguire will be killed off
THE toilets of the iconic Queen Vic pub have been the scene of all manner of dramas on EastEnders, from romps to fights. But now a new scandal has hit the boozer's action-packed loos, with unscrupulous drug pushers using the lavatories to peddle illicit substances – here is all you need to know. Why has the Queen Vic turned into a drug den? Mick Carter, the Vic landlord, returned home from a trip to visit his son Johnny in Manchester and was shocked to discover that somebody is dealing drugs in the gents. Mick’s mum Shirley had clocked some suspicious activity going down and soon realised exactly what’s going on at the urinals. She told Mick about the drugs, he was left feeling concerned – they’ve only just got the freehold back and the last thing they need is yet another scandal. He resolved to find out who’s behind the drug dealing and attempts to put a stop to it once and for all. LATEST EASTENDERS SPOILERSWE'RE FAAAAMILY EastEnders' Hayley … [Read more...] about Are the loos of the iconic Queen Vic turning into a drug den on EastEnders?
SOME fans are mourning the shocking deaths of EastEnders characters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell. The sisters, played by Samantha Womack and Rita Simons, were killed off in an emotional episode. But how did they die, why did show bosses kill them off and have they made any surprise appearances? Here is all you need to know... Who were Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders? Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell arrived on Albert Square in 2007. Introduced by show producer Diederick Santer, they were the cousins of Phil and Grant Mitchell. Much hype was made about their arrival and the pair soon took over duties as temporary barmaids for the Queen Vic. Ronnie then took over the Walford nightclub with her boyfriend Jack Branning, who she eventually went on to marry - before dying on her wedding day. During their time on the show, the pair were involved in explosive storylines. These included baby swapping, affairs, child abuse, mental illness and drug use. How and when did Ronnie and … [Read more...] about It was one of EastEnders’ most dramatic moments ever
WHEN Mel Owen made her long-awaited return to Albert Square, she wasn't alone. Not too far behind was her teenage son Hunter, and he is said to be a lot like his father... Who is Hunter Owen? Tasmin Outhwaite was last seen escaping Walford for Portugal sixteen years ago, carrying Steve Owen's child. That child is the now teenaged Hunter, who soap bosses have described him as being charming and charismatic like his father. Having never known his father, fans will soon discover if he also shares his father's sinister tendencies as well. His relationship with his mother has been labelled as "fraught" after finding out that his mother concealed the true nature of his father's death from him. Who plays him? The character will debut newcomer Charlie Winter to viewers. This is Charlie's first acting role and upon receiving the role he said: "I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be on such an iconic show as EastEnders. It still feels really surreal that this has happened. "It's an … [Read more...] about Here’s everything you need to know about new EastEnders character Hunter Owen
MEL Owen has made her big comeback to EastEnders. But just who is she? And when did she return? Here is what we know... Who is Mel Owen in EastEnders? Mel first appeared on Albert Square in 1998 as Melanie Healy. She was involved in high-profile storylines, such as a wedding to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) to mark the Millennium Eve celebrations on New Year's Eve 1999, and later a problematic marriage to Steve Owen (Martin Kemp). Mel was also kidnapped by her former fling, Dan Sullivan (Craig Fairbrass). She left the Square in 2002. The Sun exclusively revealed that Mel would make a shock return to EastEnders in October 2017. When did Mel return to EastEnders? On January 9, 2018 Mel Owen made her return to EastEnders and didn't seem happy. The character paid a visit to the Arches to visit Ben Mitchell after being missing on screen for fifteen years. Stepping into the Arches, Ben tried to turn her away as business was busy - not realising who she was or her connection to their … [Read more...] about The lowdown on Mel Owen’s big return to EastEnders
WITH a couple of albums behind him, Shane Richie loves singing so much he is in no rush to return to Walford. Here's all you need to know about Shane, his latest record his famous EastEnders character Alfie Moon? Who is Shane Richie? What's his background? Shane Richie is a 53-year-old actor best known for playing Alfie Moon in EastEnders. He was born in Harlesden, north-west London, as Shaun Patrick Roache, but took his stage name from famous crooner Lionel Richie. The star began his career as a bluecoat entertainer at Pontins before becoming a professional comedian and actor. Shane was married to Coleen Nolan in 1990 and they have two sons together, however, their marriage broke down after he cheated on her and their long-distance relationship became too difficult to maintain. After they divorced in 2002 he went on to marry Christie Goddard in 2007, who he has three children with. He has also starred in Benidorm, Moving On, Flushed Away and TV series Minder. Shane has … [Read more...] about Meet Shane Richie, EastEnders’ Alfie Moon
PATRICK Bergin has enjoyed an acting career spanning three decades and has starred alongside some of Hollywood's biggest names. But his latest role took him all the way to Walford and the East End, and he wreaked havoc on our EastEnders' favourites- here's what we know about him. Who is Patrick Bergin? Patrick Bergin, 66, is an acclaimed Irish actor whose most notable role to date has been playing Julia Roberts' menacing husband in 1991's Sleeping with the Enemy. The Hollywood star was born in Drimnagh, Dublin in 1951. He turned to acting after living and working in London as a teacher, builder, and as part of a theatre group which he himself founded. What films has Patrick Bergin been in? He's enjoyed an impressive 30-year career to date, on both sides of the Atlantic, and has starred in a number of Hollywood films. He made his name in Tinsel Town in the 90s, starring in the likes of Patriot games, Robin Hood, Highway to Hell, and Mountains Of The Moon. The actor has starred alongside … [Read more...] about Who is Aidan ‘JP’ Maguire actor Patrick Bergin in EastEnders, what movies has he starred in and who’s his wife?
EASTENDERS bosses like to keep fans on their toes and so it's no surprise that a mysterious new character recently popped up in Walford Road. But what do we know about the newest cast member known so far only as Hayley? Who is Hayley in EastEnders and when did she appear? The mysterious new character was first spotted during the episode on February 9. She was seen watching Martin and Stacey Fowler as they rowed about their children following a bitter break up. At the end of the episode, Hayley was looking at her phone while sitting in the cafe. She looked through the pictures she'd taken of the row before answering a call and saying she knew exactly what to do next. She said: "Took your time, didn't you? Yeah, I'm here. You never told me this place was so… friendly," as she pulled a face. "So you got the pictures I sent then? That's him, yeah? I knew it. I can sniff a wretch at 20 paces. "So far up himself, I'm surprised it ain't coming out the other end. "Me? Wouldn't touch … [Read more...] about Who is the new character Hayler in EastEnders and which actress plays her?