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Antony Cotton signs new Corrie contract

Antony Cotton has signed a new contract to continue playing Sean Tully on Coronation Street. The actor revealed he had renewed his contract with the ITV soap on Twitter while tweeting about the documentary series The Corrie Years which explores some of the soap’s most memorable storylines. “I have just signed my 9th contract with the show and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Coronation Street you are amazing.” Cotton

General Hospital to follow fellow ABC soaps online?

{jcomments on}General Hospital may follow fellow ABC soaps One Life to Live and All My Children online. Prospect Park, who are the company that will be making OLTL and All My Children when they switch from TV to the internet, also have a deal in place to do the same with General Hospital if ABC cancels it. The future of General Hospital has been in doubt ever since ABC decided

Prospect Park issues statement on future of All My Children

{jcomments on}The company that has signed a deal with ABC to keep soaps All My Children and One Life to Live going online after their television finales has given an update to fans after speculation that the agreement had fallen through. For fans of the two soaps awaiting details on exactly what the deal means for them, the future of their beloved soaps and which stars will stay with the

Celebrity Chef Kevin Woodford Inspired by the Crossroads Motel

Kevin Woodford, celebrity chef on such shows as Ready Steady Cook and Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook, has revealed it was ITV soap Crossroads that lead him to a catering career. Woodford recalls that motel chef Shughie McFee  was his inspiration, “I think it was the chef’s hat that did it. I liked the idea of the uniform. It was a simple as that,” he told the Halifax Courier. Crossroads, ITV’s

Ben Price backs darker Corrie plots

{jcomments on}Coronation Street actor Ben Price, who plays Nick Tilsley, has backed the soaps grittier and darker storylines. The soap has, in recent months, come under for a succession of unpopular – sometimes dark – storylines such as the John Stape saga who went from school-teacher to serial killer in a long, ‘tedious’ plot. The saga recently took a further twist when his wife Fiz was arrested for the murders

James Franco returning to General Hospital

James Franco is once again returning to ABC’s medical soap General Hospital. The actor has appeared several times over the past two years on the daytime soap as reclusive artist “Franco”. The actor first appeared in late 2009 and has returned to the soap on several occasions juggling his stints with his successful Hollywood career. Since debuting in 2009 the actor has appeared in over 40 episodes. According to media

Further Hollyoaks Dramas for E4

Lime Pictures have announced that they are to produce another spin off series from Hollyoaks for E4. Hollyoaks Laters’ takes the drama to another level says production company Lime Pictures in what they describe as a daring new series that delves deeper into the lives, loves and misdemeanours of the Hollyoaks’ regulars. Lime say “Shedding their teen image as they look to find their feet away from the Village. A

Andrea Evans and John Loprieno to return to One Life to Live

{jcomments on}A fan favourite super-couple are returning to Llanview as actors Andrea Evans and John Loprieno agree to reprise their roles. The actors have agreed to return as couple Cord Roberts and Tina Lord and will be back on-screen from early September. The two last appeared on-screen together back in 2008 as part of the ABC soap’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Loprieno first joined the cast of One Life to Live

The Bold and the Beautiful to go HD

{jcomments on}CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful is to begin filming in High Definition later this summer. Fans of the soap will notice the switch in September as it begins airing episodes filmed in HD. The move to HD comes a ten years after sister soap The Young and the Restless began filming in HD – it was the first daytime soap in America to do so. However, other

EastEnders character to come out as a gay

{jcomments on}A resident of Albert Square will question their sexuality in a forthcoming plot in EastEnders according to a tabloid report. Warning: May contain spoilers. The Mirror claims the new plot will revolve around Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe), son of Walford hard-man Phil (Steve McFadden). The teen will question his sexuality and will be desperate to keep his secret from Phil – fearful of his response. According to The Mirror