Posts From Lynn Swift

EastEnders casts Tina Carter’s ex-girlfriend Tosh

EastEnders bosses have unveiled an addition to the soap’s cast in the form of fire-fighter Fiona ‘Tosh’ Mackintosh. Billed as “strong, feisty and bright”, Tosh is the former girlfriend of Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-white) who arrives in Walford looking to repair their relationship. Television newcomer Rebecca Scroggs will portray Tosh who is set to clash with Tina’s older sister Shirley (Linda Henry). I’m very excited to be joining EastEnders in my first

Jacqueline Jossa gives webcam safety tips in short film

EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has fronted a short film about online bullying. The Lauren Branning actress – who has been a victim of online bullying herself – presented the film, which is available via the BBC WebWise website,  as part of the BBC’s support of Safer Internet Day on February 11. In the film, Jossa explains how users can protect themselves against internet criminals who use a malicious virus known as  a ‘rat’ – aka Remote Access

Coronation Street scoops Best Soap prize at Broadcast Awards 2014

Coronation Street saw off competition from EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Holby City to take home the award for best soap at last night’s Broadcast awards. Cast members from the long-running serial including Antony Cotton and Samia Ghadie were there to collect their award at the ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It continues a successful year for the soap which also triumphed at this year’s National Television Awards in January. Elsewhere, ITV

Emma Willis pretended to be Kat Moon as hubby Matt prepared for soap debut

Emma Willis has revealed she helped her husband Matt prepare for his EastEnders role by pretending to be Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace). The McBusted singer will shortly appear in the soap as Stacey Branning’s (Lacey Turner) boyfriend Luke. Luke is seen for the first time when Kat embarks on a mission to track her cousin down, after catching a glimpse of her on a busy London Street. Emma discussed her husband’s latest role with

Hayley Tamaddon “gobsmacked” to be offered longer Corrie stay

Hayley Tamaddon has revealed she was “gobsmacked” when Coronation Street bosses extended her contract. The actress made her debut in the soap as Steve McDonald’s (Simon Gregson) college friend Andrea in December. The role was initially for six months, however Tamaddon was recently offered a longer contract allowing Andrea to remain a presence in Weatherfield for the foreseeable future. Appearing on ITV’s This Morning earlier today, Tamaddon discussed the extension and how