Posts From Lynn Swift

Emmerdale return for Donna Windsor

Verity Rushworth is making a return to Emmerdale as Donna Windsor it has been announced. The character will be back on screen in March with her return set to rock the boat for her ex-husband Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) and his fiancée Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy). A statement on the soap’s website teases that there is more to Donna’s return than meets the eye. Since leaving Emmerdale at the beginning of 2009, Verity made

EastEnders Spoilers: Johnny tells his dad he’s gay

This is the moment EastEnders‘ Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) comforts his son Johnny (Sam Strike) after he admits that he’s gay. In last night’s episode, viewers saw Johnny’s sister Nancy (Maddy Hill) blurt out her brother’s sexuality in front of their parents during a heated row. Tonight’s episode picks up where the drama left off and sees Johnny deny Nancy’s claims before putting on a public display of affection with

Watch: Danny Dyer video interview

The official EastEnders website has released a video interview with Danny Dyer. Dyer made his debut as Mick Carter, the new owner of the Queen Vic, in last night’s dramatic hour long instalment of the BBC One soap, which also saw Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) arrested for the murder of Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd). Dyer’s casting was first announced in October with the 36 year old actor, who is best known for his portrayal

Jason Merrells praises Emmerdale fire episodes

Emmerdale star Jason Merrells has praised upcoming scenes in the soap that see his alter-ego Declan Macey set fire to Home Farm. The troubled businessman starts the blaze on Christmas Day after weeks of volatile behaviour brought about by crises in his professional and personal lives. Declan’s sister Megan (Gaynor Faye) is set to bear the brunt of his reckless actions after she is caught up in the burning building. Appearing

EastEnders’ Derek Martin hopes for permanent return

Derek Martin has revealed that he would like to make a permanent return to EastEnders. The actor will make a brief appearance in the BBC One soap this week when his character Charlie Slater arrives at the Queen Vic to spend Christmas with daughter Kat (Jessie Wallace). “Who knows, if Charlie goes down well this Christmas, maybe it will all become more permanent. Nothing’s been said but I can’t help hoping. It was wonderful to

Pictures: EastEnders newcomers visit a real pub for work experience

EastEnders bosses have released some behind the scenes pictures of Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright, Maddy Hill and Sam Strike. Danny Dyer makes his hotly anticipated debut in the BBC One soap as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter on Christmas Day, while viewers were introduced to Mick’s bubbly wife Linda played by Kellie Bright on Thursday (19 December). The pair will be accompanied by their son Johnny (Sam Strike) when they

Coronation Street films final scenes at Quay Street studios

Yesterday (20 December) marked the end of an era as Coronation Street filmed for the final time at Quay Street studios in Manchester. The Quay Street studios have been home to the saga since 1960, with the current outdoor lot being in use since 1982. However, from 2014, the ITV serial will begin recording at its new home of MediaCityUK in Salford. Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster, tweeted “Goodbye old set love you”

Preview: Text Santa – Cheryl Cole arrives in Weatherfield

ITV has released a preview clip of Cheryl Cole arriving in Weatherfield as part of Text Santa. The former X Factor judge drops into The Rovers Return to visit childhood friend Tina McIntyre in an exclusive sketch for this year’s charity appeal. Cheryl is hoping to travel home to Newcastle with Tina for her mum’s Christmas party, but this is Coronation Street where nothing ever goes to plan. Also appearing