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Picture gallery: w/c 3 May 2010

Rob Francis | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Bedside bonding, rent-related rucks, Fat beats and chain reactions...

This week's episodes are all about... marital mayhem, club culture, teen tearaways and devious Danny.

Monday 03 May:

Knock, knock...

Who's the spooky figure at the doorway? Masood looks scared - and so he should be - he's just banished Zainab from the family home.


It's curtains for someone

There's more scary goings on with Fatboy and Leon, as they net a ghostly stranger. We're more frightened by Fatboy's Adam Ant style make-up. More Prince Alarming than Prince Charming, we reckon.



Tuesday 04 May:

Patients are a virtue

Ronnie arrives at Jack's bedside - personally, we can't understand why she ever leaves it - we're loving his Prison Break look.


Market forces

Ian and Jane look far from happy in this shot - has Billy been caught selling non-EU compliant bent bananas again?


Thursday 06 May:

The customer is always wrong

Wideboy Fatboy tells Ronnie that the R&R is for the oldies - and that she really needs to work on her lemon and lime cocktail. Tact is not his middle name...


Decks appeal

But Slim may be his surname, as he spins the platters that matter in order to get the kids hip to the beat.


Friday 07 May:

Patients are a virtue

Roxy and Danny discuss the cost of private health care for Jack. Mind you, in that Prisoner-esque jacket you could be forgiven for thinking Roxy is discussing who is Number One and how they're going to escape the Village...


Tied up

The less said about this picture the better... erm we're sure it's not as bad as it looks.



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  • Comment number 1.

    You say this week's episodes are all about... marital mayhem, club culture, teen tearaways and devious Danny. Surely Mondays episode was all about religion, and perceptions of religion, ethics and culture? Homosexuality and abortion - 2 of the big topics in religious ethics and you fail to mention it?! See this for more... http://theblogofkevin.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/eastenders-gay-pregnant-and-religious/

  • Comment number 2.

    ronnies wearing her RING yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.I LOVE RACK 4EVA X

  • Comment number 3.

    Ronnie & Jack Yaaay xD

  • Comment number 4.

    aww yeah Ronnie and Jack 4 eva

  • Comment number 5.

    hahaa! Fatboy is hilarious!!!

  • Comment number 6.

    YES Zainab is out i love it i hope they don't let her back in :)
    and Jack and Ronnie are the best :) xx
    Fatboy and Leon are probably up to no good again lol :) xx

  • Comment number 7.

    The E20 gang are taking up all the air-time!! MORE TIME FOR RONNIE PLEASE!!!!

  • Comment number 8.

    lovin the ronnie episodes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 9.

    Ha Shona that made me laugh - I have not heard tell of this 'Rack'

    jessica_grace and helena: i love fatboy too! errr... feel like i should put a fatboyism here, but... no one can do it like fatboy do...

  • Comment number 10.

    EastEnders is DA BEST!!! monday 1st-7th may 2010 DEATH CRASH ! (tragedy rocks the mitchells ... billy gets money problems, honey mitchell being rushed to hospital ..., & will jane discover lucys miscarriage? this is all in whats on tv mag...

  • Comment number 11.

    I ADORE FATBOY!!Hes the 20th century young Del Boy of Walford,Anybody else agree?.Just think he tries to woo the ladies with not much luck,hes a wheeler dealer with no luck selling,the bling,he has a heart of gold seens on E20 and to top it off he speaks his own language no one gets( but I do).Hes hilarious and brightens the screen when on cause you know hes gona do or say something funny trying to be cool haha.I started watchin at 3 I dont watch other soaps but now I got to speak up hearing the rumours someones to die.im saying for 1st time Eastenders do not get rid of this character PLEASE...And does any1 else think its peter beale whos zsa zsa admirer???hmmm

  • Comment number 12.

    Will someone please tell the producer that we like our much loved veterans of this show. I don't want to see the E20 newbies! If I did I would watch that show!

    The effort made to endear us to the new characters is only turning the devouted fans off the show!

  • Comment number 13.

    I am in complete agreement with the above comment. I do not enjoy watching the show with these new E20 characters in it. I have been watching Eastenders for 25 years now and can honestly say with these new characters in it I have not enjoyed it in the least. Please please write them out! If I wanted to watch a show full of this type of tripe I would tune into Hollyoaks. Plus I do not know what they are saying half the time. I am not from London or England for that matter yet up until now I have never had a problem understanding the characters accents. Or perhaps the producers of the show are not interested in keeping an audience over the age of 35? Actually my 10 year old daughter, 13 year old son, 24 year old niece and mother all hate the 'new characters' that should be in thier own show. So there you have it, a broad spectrum of age groups and so it's not just me aged 40, that feels the show is not the same. Please do not try to fix what was not broken.

  • Comment number 14.

    I can't believe that Eastenders are trying to recreate 'Holly Oaks' by adding all the youngsters to it, the 'Christian and Syed' story was beautiful but the BBC are ruining the viewing of Eastenders, its actually got to the point if i read in a tv guide that the E20 kids are in it then I don't watch it.

    Please lets have the original cast without E20, this casting is going to ruin what I once classed as a great soap. I believe that the new boss on eastenders created Holly Oaks well it loos like thats exactly what he' trying to do here what a waste of a progamme.

  • Comment number 15.

    EastEnders 4ever!!

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  • Comment number 17.

    It looks like a great week coming up in the Borough of Walford. Fatboy DJing? You just know its gonna go wrong with this wannabe wideboy his "Fats-o-mobile" is genius. Poor Masood all the fella wants is his family happy. To the E20 doubters they are the next generation of characters the show has always had teens Ian Beale, Sharon Watts, Michelle Fowler were the original Walford teens so why this dislike of Fatboy, Leon and Zsa Zsa? The show is simply evolving as it did 25 years ago by introducing fresh new young characters.

  • Comment number 18.

    To theblogofkevin:

    These pictures aren't for this week.

  • Comment number 19.

    I know alot of EE fans not taking to the new younger characters as hard as it is,the younger audience of today are going to one day be in your position so better get them watching than not and are beloved show axed.Older viewers can learn about the new generation by bein open to the young cast as EE has some excellent talent look a Lacey Turner how shes grown cause she was given a chance.As long as the show sticks to roots it will always be a hit.I adore EE old young as long as good stories for them but Byran Kirkwood may have axed some characters and its sad but think they never have good stories so best they go out on high always be remembered and make room for more amazing characters to shine,look at the Masood family need I say more.Give the kids a chance I say they are the furture of tv

  • Comment number 20.

    Looking good this week!! Will Syed return?? I hope so (:

  • Comment number 21.

    I knew when danielle appeared on screen she was gona be ronnies long lost daughter and I predicted she would die.I also predicted Ryan would be Whitneys brother and that Danny mitchell is only round to con roxy for cash,just a few I remember but I didnt have clue bout Archies killer tho so fantastic work EE but now again I knew Peter Beale was gona be zsa zsa admirer and there it is in inside soap.My mates and family think I should work for EE as such a great imagination and I see things way before storys known, its my inner EE dyin to break free with ideas haha I think id drop if got job offer SHOCK haha

    p.s Wer is Jay????

  • Comment number 22.

    I am so happy Jack and Ronnie are together. Please make it last this time. They are such a lovely couple.

    Not so keen on the E20 cast to be honest, expect Zsa,Zsa.

    And yes where is Jay?

  • Comment number 23.

    stacey & bradley should get back together,they are made for each other,and max should leave town.

  • Comment number 24.

    I realise that the younsters of today will be the stronger cast of tommorow and yes 25 years ago it was Ian Beale, Sharon Watts, Michelle Fowler and they did get good story lines which not only kept the fans interested but warmed us to these people. I can't ever remember the aformentioned characters being quite so annoying! Sorry producers and script writers but these new E20 lot are just not doing it for me. I to check the TV guide to see who is in the show and for the fist time in 25 years of watching, I feel disapointed when the storyline is mainly about the E20 people. I hope all these comments on the blog are actually heeded.

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  • Comment number 26.

    Thank god they are gettin rid of Danny Mitchell hes trying to come between Roxy and Ronnie but as hard as he tries they keep coming back to one another just hope Roxy realises before she pushes Ronnie away.Is Danny even there brother all we have is two liars word him and Glenda.....And poor Massod he must find out Zainab knew about Syed and she lied to him.He didnt even seem that bothered Syed was Gay to start he was mostly concerned with Zainab finding out and that Syed married and cheated on Amira when knew he was gay hope he dont find out Zainab made him marry Amira be more fireworks.Last tho I dont agree with what cChristian did as wasnt to out him he had selfish reasons too if not he would have walked away but for him to get the beating from Amiras Dad not right Syed did the crime so should face up to what he has did to Amira heartbreak hard to ever lose

  • Comment number 27.

    I think your storyline on Amira, Christian and Syeed is great but please make sure that you redress the intolerance of many in the muslim communities in the UK that actively encourage homophobia. Amira's bully of a father must not be seen to escape legal punishment for his attack on Christian, and Syeed's father too must be admonished for walking away from an injured gay man; otherwise Eastenders starts to preach that hate crime is right and above the law. Please don't just brush the muslim intolerance issue under the script carpet as this would suggest the BBC condones muslim intolerance of UK and European civil liberties. Thank you.

  • Comment number 28.

    I agree- the E20 characters are a complete waste of time. Zsa Zsa fair enough but cant stand Fat Boy!!! Why kill of kind people like Bradley and replace them with this chavvy lot. Its basically Hollyoaks on BBC1! And after 25 years, I may soon loose interest..

  • Comment number 29.

    zainab and masood lol..... i luv ronnie and jack together but ggrrr I hate danny.
    Fatboy and leon r soooooo funny when they are together im luving it xx

  • Comment number 30.

    Ive never missed an episode since Aurthur Flower was in it love Eastenders i think you should cut Ronnie some slack while its being great watching all the downfalls for Ronnie its starting to get pretty annoying i really think once Roxy is cleaned out by her brother and mam it would be exciting and a good idea to keep the ball rolling with her bad luck since she's being so mean to Ronnie allow the shoe to go on the other foot let jack have a great recovery and let Ronnie and jack be the apple of each others eye let them have a baby together and somehow become wealthy let Stacey tell Ryan he's gonna b a father after Ryan and Jeannine get closer than ever and let syed come back and be with christian causing shame on his family everyday but always thinking about amera and somewhere along the line amera coming bk with a bump so big and her and syed to run of for a few months leaving christian devastated and Ronnie to be a fantastic mother come on script writers give Ronnie and jack the perfect baby and let Jane find someone else and leave Ian maybe even max make it more interesting

  • Comment number 31.

    The E20 lot are actually not pointless you need a wide range of characters in the show and okay some viewers may not like them but the show cannot simply rely on its veteran or adult characters because teenagers are part of life and they a key part of the show and they should not be seen as "ruining" the overall show because they are getting equal airtime as other characters.

  • Comment number 32.

    I feel that Christian was rather unthinking about the way he 'outed'himself about being gay, The problem is that he failed to consider the wider family devastation..ie the effect on the masoods and of Amiras family!!.I did not like the fact that Masood ignored Christians pleas for help,as this was simply not in his character,to date,to do such a thing. Masood has, so far, been depicted as a noble person with family values..so surely his humane sense of moral right, is not being adhered to,and its not in keeping with his personality. Masood must realise that Christian is related to Jane..(whom he himself actually grew close to!!!). How many times must we see Christian being beaten up!!,this isnt the first time its happened?!I like Christian alot because he is honest and upfront about things and yet we are being shown that honesty isnt always the best policy!!. Other than this i am a firm fan of EastEnders as long as they KEEP IT REAL!xx

  • Comment number 33.

    "I think your storyline on Amira, Christian and Syeed is great but please make sure that you redress the intolerance of many in the muslim communities in the UK that actively encourage homophobia."

    I think EE should also make sure that they show Muslims who are not homophobic because not ALL Muslims are! Tamwar obviously isn't, neither is Amira.

  • Comment number 34.

    I have been watching EE for 16 years but have to say that just lately the content of some of the shows is not really suitable to be shown at a time when younger viewers are still likely to be watching and lately I I have been taping the show to watch later so I can fast forward parts I don't want to see. I agree with some of the posts here about the newer, youngster, characters that have recently joined the show, I don't enjoy them or the storylines they bring with them and again I watch them on fast forward because I really don't like them.

  • Comment number 35.

    wayo Zainab!! its your fault! :) RACK 4 EVA!!!!!!! Leon + Fatboy = lol

  • Comment number 36.

    I Fink Jak N Ronnii R Jus Da Best Couple Evaaa!!
    N Dis Weeks Episodzz Luk Siik

  • Comment number 37.

    Awwww Ronii N Jak R Jus Da Best Couple Evaa!!
    N Dis Weeks Episodzz Luk Reelii Gd :D :)

  • Comment number 38.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 39.

    i jst wnt to say tht i love eastenders and as u can probably tell i love fatboy bt i like christian nd syed too xx

  • Comment number 40.

    The show has been brill for 25 years WITHOUT the E20 lot. It is the older ones who make the show!

  • Comment number 41.

    roxy is so peng. but she is stingy giv sum money to ronnie com on hw tyt r u

  • Comment number 42.

    dey has 2 beat up cristian i knw his gay nd all dat but dat is tyt dey shud b after syed but enyway zsa zsa is peng ting best 1 de well i tink. bye.

  • Comment number 43.

    @Pilky But remember the show needs young characters to support the older cast and be the new cast in the future, Ian Beale is a prime example he was a teenager when the show began and look at him 25 years later a staple of the show. All the E20 characters are the next generation of Walford citizens and a reflection of modern teenagers as Ian, Sharon, Michelle and Wicksy to an extent where in 1985.

  • Comment number 44.

    I love the new characters! Especially fatboy, hes so funny and is exactly what the show needs to brighten it up a little. I really dont think that they are annoying at all. Please Please Please keep them on the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 45.

    Fat BOy is so cooool

  • Comment number 46.

    fat boy is the bestxxxx

  • Comment number 47.

    From 3rd May Monday , Zainab will be thrown out from her family home! tamwar has some shocking news for mas and Z..

  • Comment number 48.

    Though Fat Boy is a very funny character, the E 20 Crew are not my favorites either. It is surprising how boring these youngsters are. In my opinion they don't appeal to the regular audience because they are VERY FAKE, they have no roots in the square and act in a bubble of their own. Attempts at interacting story lines with "real" eastenders, like Lucy's "affair" with Leon were a disaster.
    On the other hand, it was punk girl Mary that guided me in to walford all these years ago...

  • Comment number 49.

    I Think the New E20 Crew Is Great It Makes Eastenders That bit More Realistic Which Is Why Alot of People Like Eastenders Becaause It Has Real Life Problems And The Charcters Acting As Real Life People

    I Think They Bring A bit More Laughter Into Eastenders And There Easy to understand Its Not only London People That Speak Like That so It Is Realistic And Funny Which i Personly Like.

  • Comment number 50.

    EastEnders 8pm!!! CANT WAIT!!!

  • Comment number 51.

    the E20 bunch are a breath of fresh air, especially zsa zsa. it was about time that some new young blood came into the show. and the less we see of ronnie and her sister the better - i hate both those characters.

  • Comment number 52.

    Its not the fact they are young, its just them in general. Peter Beale for example, he is a rlly decent fella. I wouldnt mind if there were more like him but we dont ohnestly want these 'chavs' like Fatboy destroyin the show

  • Comment number 53.

    I personally don't mind the new eastenders cast (E20) but they take up too much of the t.v time for other characters such as Ronnie+Jack, and lovin' them together at last!!!

  • Comment number 54.

    Blimey, I'm SOOOOOOOO bored to tears with this E20 'crew' rubbish! Let's see what's happening to stacey and all that? This E20 stuff is soooo boring!

  • Comment number 55.

    My dislike of these E20 people isn't because they are young or new - Lucy, Peter, Lauren, Abi, Whitney, Tiff, Liam, Chelsey, Libby, Tamwar, Ben, Dotty, Jay etc, etc... ALL FINE. THEY are the new generation, these E20 people are just an annoying publicity stunt and don't seem to fit into the show.
    I know it takes a while for new characters to 'bed in' but whenever they come on the screen it seems like an advert for the other show, and as someone else said - if we wanted to watch that WE WOULD! They are taking time away from other characters and interesting currents stories like the lovely Christian/Syed, the Masoods and the Mitchells (Ronnie and Jack etc.). Given the choice watching Peggy and Pat catfight is a pure joy - at least they are actually funny!!!!!

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  • Comment number 57.

    I like the idea that eastenders are bringing more teenagers into the square-Billie,Fatboy,Zsa Zsa,Leon...
    I wonder what Zsa zsa's gonna do when she finds out Leon and Lucys precious little secret...

  • Comment number 58.

    If zainab hadn't guilt tripped syed into marrying amira All of the events that happended afterwards could have been prevented I mean obviously amira would of still been hurt but not as bad, thumbs up any way on showing religious views and sexuality. Also want to say ronnie has been threw the mill please please please can she just have a happy ending with jack its about time she did :)

  • Comment number 59.

    Please don't let Zsa Zsa get together with Peter - he deserves better!

  • Comment number 60.

    I love Fatboy he is a genius. His choice in music is pretty bad though. His idea of tying Leon up to the wall was amazing. He is a born comedian


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