Archives for August 2011

Photo spoilers: Viva the schemers

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Nickie | 09:59 UK time, Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Week commencing 5 September

Blonde ambition

Vanessa has Eddie right where Michael wants him. But will their scheming pay off? And will Vanessa's pay off be worth the medical bills once Carol finds out...

 

 

 

 

 

Kat's hospital dash

Kat finds herself in hospital, but will she accept Alfie's support after his tactless reaction to her news?

 

 

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Episode discussion for week 29 Aug - 2 September

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Nickie | 10:00 UK time, Monday, 29 August 2011

Monday 29 August - 8pm

Last week, Ryan and Fatboy fought Whitney's battles. Is this the week where Whit realises she's strong enough to stand alone?

Meanwhile, what advice would you give Jodie for a cut-price wedding? Bridal gowns by Mo Harris? Jean's Sausage Surprise for the wedding breakfast? Give us your ideas!

 

 

Tuesday 30 August

Mandy's back! Should Ian stay well away, or is time he had a bit of excitement?

Meanwhile, Tyler tries to get Whit's attention. Do you think he'd the man for her?

 

 

Thursday 1 September

*Wolf whistle* Michael and Janine get together. Is this a match made in heaven? Or hell?

Meanwhile, Kat's got shocking news. After all she's been through with Tommy, can she cope with this new bombshell?

 

Friday 2 September

Kat struggles to tell Alfie her news. What do you make of his reaction?

Meanwhile, Jean continues in her pursuit of Norman. Is he the man for her? If not, who would you pair her up with? Greg's single now...

 

The biggest, baddest Branning comes to Walford

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Matt Humphreys | 23:55 UK time, Thursday, 25 August 2011

"The fearsome Derek Branning, eldest son of Jim, has been a shadowy presence looming over the rest of the family for years..." - Bryan Kirkwood, EastEnders Executive Producer

"Out of all the Brannings, Derek is the one that most people fear. Although he can be charming he will be the one that can out alpha almost any man in Albert Square, maybe even Phil. He is going to cause a lot of disruption to his family" - An EastEnders Insider

Hmmm... sounds like Derek may not be blending in quietly to the Walford community... Jamie Foreman will play the new Branning bad boy.

Jamie Foreman

 

On the casting, Bryan Kirkwood adds: "It's a real coup to sign Jamie Foreman to play the biggest, baddest Branning brother. Jamie has an incredible acting pedigree, having starred in some of the best British movies of recent times, and we can't wait for him to bring his unique talents to Walford."

On joining, Jamie said: "I am hugely excited to be joining such an iconic show. EastEnders is full of fantastic actors so it is a role I couldn't refuse. The Brannings are such a great family to be joining and I am extremely interested to see how Derek is going to fit in."

So are we! How will he rub up with the Square's bad boys? What will reigning-alpha Phil make of his competition in the hardman stakes? Will Michael attempt to scheme Derek into submission? Will his arrival tear the family apart or make them a force to be reckoned with?

We'll have to wait for his arrival this Winter to find out...

Exclusive video - Southend pier fight

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Nickie | 20:01 UK time, Thursday, 25 August 2011

'They're not boxers, they're not wrestlers, they're not kick boxers, they're not cage fighters, they're just normal people...'

Go behind the scenes of Ryan and Rob's perilous pierside fight.

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Whitney and Fatboy's rollercoaster ride

EastEnders at the seaside

Exclusive video - Fatboy and Whitney's white knuckle ride

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Nickie | 16:48 UK time, Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Life's a roller coaster in Albert Square. And in Southend it's no different. Watch our exclusive video of Shona McGarty (Whitney) and Ricky Norwood (Fatboy) on the ride of their actual lives..

 

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Ryan and Rob's fight on the pier

EastEnders at the seaside

Photo spoilers: Bad boys and girls

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Rob Francis | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Week commencing 29 August 2011

Love and hate

What a beautiful combination. Sneaky schemers Michael and Janine share a clinch in R&R. If they decide to hook up, will anywhere in Walford be safe? Oh, and Michael - check you've still got your wallet when she lets go...

Michael and Janine

 

 

Testing times

Kat's been feeling strange of late - but is she in the pink or feeling blue? Either way, will she tell Alfie?

Kat

 

 

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Episode discussion for week 22 - 26 August

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Nickie | 11:30 UK time, Monday, 22 August 2011

EastEnders becomes SouthEnders as Whitney, Fatboy, Shirley, Heather and Dot head to the seaside. And the drama comes with them...

Come chat about this week's episodes below. Be warned spoilers ahead!

Monday 22 August - 8pm

Rob's back in Walford... and back to his old tricks. Will Whitney fall for it this time?

And Heather and Shirley have to pretend to be an item so Heather can indulge her 80s obsession. Is Heather a better match for Shirl than Phil?


 

Tuesday 23 August - 7.30pm

Kim's in a bad way after an ex arrives with some devastating news. Denise convinces her to open up about her past...

Elsewhere, Dot's past is catching up with her in the form of her duplicitous sister Rose. Should she trust her?

 

 

 Thursday 25 August - 7.30pm

Fatboy's bruised and battered as Ryan steps in to protect Whitney from scheming Rob. Who will win?

Meanwhile, love is on the cards for Heather, but her romantic dinner is gatecrashed by an unlikely interloper...

 

Friday 26 August - 8pm

Phew what a week. Will Whitney regret going to the police? What will Lauren make of Ryan's fate? What did you think of Heather's holiday romance? And what about Rose? Too much trouble, or the breath of fresh air that Dot needs?

 

 

Go on, tell us what you think!

Photo spoilers: Mandy's return is a pain for Ian

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Rob Francis | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 21 August 2011

Ahead of our regular Tuesday selection of preview pics (this time for week commencing 29 August) , let's get reunited with a familiar face from the past...

I get a kick out of you

Oh Mandy! The troublesome tearaway is back on the scene and causing grief for Ian when he gets caught up in a scrap between her and her 'boyfriend'. What has Ian got himself into?

Ian and Mandy

 

 

We'll be adding lots more spoiler pics to the blog on Tuesday 23rd August, so don't forget to check back!

On set with... Shona McGarty

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Guest Insider | 14:08 UK time, Friday, 19 August 2011

The delightful Shona McGarty AKA Whitney Dean swung by this week (watch the video, you'll see what we've done there....) for our 'On set with' feature to talk high heels, eggs and her unique method for dealing with the highs and lows of emotional scenes! (ok, enough with the swing gags...)

Take it away Shona.

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Exclusive video teaser!

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Guest Insider | 15:10 UK time, Wednesday, 17 August 2011

"We're all going on a - summer holiday. No more work for a - week or two". (Nuff respect to the Cliff...) Unfortunately, this wasn't how it went down, but a few lucky members of the Enders online time did manage to bag a place on location in sunny Sssaaaarrrrfffff End complete with a video camera, sun cream and endless amounts of promenade paraphernalia!

Next week's ep's promises to be, in a word... EPIC! Rob is hot on the heels of poor Whitney on a trip with Fatboy. But will he manage to track her down?

Check out our results with this exclusive video teaser featuring Shona, Ricky, Neil and special guest, Jodie Latham!   

Keep your eyes peeled for more video gems next week on the blog! They promise to be more dramatic than Max Branning's love life and more colourful than one of Kim Fox's top, well....

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Ryan and Rob's fight on the pier

Whitney and Fatboy's roller coaster ride

Photo spoilers: Unwanted reunions for Whitney and Dot

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Rob Francis | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Week commencing 22 August 2011

Fat lip

Rob's back in Whitney's life - and showing his true colours to anyone who tries to get between him and Whitney. White knight Fatboy is the first to feel his wrath.

 

Wrong frame of mind

Will sister Rose cotton on that Dot's clearly not interested in her snaps? And they haven't even got to the home videos yet...

Rose and Dot

 

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Episode discussion for week 15 - 19 August

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Nickie | 14:10 UK time, Monday, 15 August 2011

 It's all about secrets, snogs and retribution this week. Just how we like it...

And while it's all kicking off in the Square, kick off the episode debate with us below! What do you think of this week's drama?

But before you start reading - be warned, this post contains spoilers!

Monday 15th August - 8pm

Vanessa's finally found out the truth about Max and Tanya, but resolves to calmly move on and hold no grudges... 

WE LIE!

She has to be restrained by three people from trashing Max's house after a confrontation with Tanya. But where is Max?

Meanwhile, Lauren and Ryan get serious. Is their relationship built to last?

 

 Tuesday 16th August - 7.30pm

Carol has competition for Eddie's attention. Would you dare to nick Carol's man? We wouldn't...

Meanwhile, Ian has several ladies vying for his attention. Why try to start a stable, honest relationship, when you can just con your way into one, eh?

 

Thursday 18th August - 7.30pm

Tanya awaits her test results... on her own. Should she confide in Lauren and Abi, or have her daughters had enough to deal with lately?

Elsewhere, Lauren and Ryan are in trouble with the Old Bill. But with Tanya and Whitney threatening to wreck their relationship, that's not the least of their worries...

 Friday 19th August - 8pm

It's the day of the charity fete, but who will be the Pearly Queen of Norman's heart?

Meanwhile, Whitney shares a kiss with Lee... but he may not be all that he seems...

 

 

Photo spoilers: Wrong frame of mind?

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Rob Francis | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 14 August 2011

Ahead of our regular Tuesday selection of preview pics (this time for week commencing 22 August) , let's take a look at a new picture. Which is more than a certain someone is doing...

Wrong frame of mind

Will sister Rose cotton on that Dot's clearly not interested in her snaps? And they haven't even got to the home videos yet...

Rose and Dot

 

We'll be adding lots more spoiler pics to the blog on Tuesday 15th August, so don't forget to check back!

Max and Tanya's marriage tips

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Guest Insider | 14:32 UK time, Wednesday, 10 August 2011

It's defiantly hotting up for everyone's favourite on/off couple, Max and Tanya, this week. But what advice do you think they'd give if they ran a marriage counselling service? It's something we've been thinking about a lot at EastEnders HQ.

Check out our exclusive video showing Manya's guide to a successful marriage.

Then why not add some more top tips that you think Albert Square's most indecisive couple might share with the world, below? Come on, get involved!

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Photo spoilers: Tug of love for the women of Walford

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Rob Francis | 14:00 UK time, Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Week commencing 15 August 2011:

Hell hath no fury...

Like Vanessa scorned. Jack, Carol and Darren struggle to keep her under control, as a terified Jodie looks on  What has tipped Vanessa over the edge?

Jack, Vanessa, Jodie, Carol and Darren

 

Style Queens

Pat and Jean battle for Norman's affections - but surely only one of them can be his Pearly Queen? Who's the real deal, and who is the imposter?

Pat, Norman and Jean

 

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Episode discussion for week 8 - 12 August

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Guest Insider | 09:00 UK time, Monday, 8 August 2011

It's turning out to be quite a dramatic week in Albert Square and this is your chance to share all your thoughts about the drama.

How do you feel about the Max and Tanya saga (part 4!)? Or the Lola - Abi - Jay love triangle? Let us know what you think below...

Before you start reading please be warned, the episode guides contain spoilers!

Monday 8th August - 8pm

It is the day of Kat and Alfie's Cockney Bash at The Vic, and while Jean goes into meltdown over a surprise delivery, Tanya and Max's affair is threatened with discovery.

Elsewhere, Norman dons his Pearly King outfit in an attempt to impress Pat, while Carol is furious to be the subject of idle gossip.

Norman Simmonds as a pearly king

Tuesday 9th August - 7.30pm

Max and Tanya's secret rendezvous is interrupted by a surprise visitor with some very unpleasant home truths to dish out.

Meanwhile, Kat issues Eddie with an ultimatum, and Lola turns to Ian in search of a job.

Jack and Max square up

Thursday 11th August - 7.30pm

It is judgement day for Max and Tanya as they finally prepare to come clean with Vanessa and Greg.

However, Tanya's life is turned upside down as she receives some earth-shattering news of her own.

Elsewhere, Jean is on a mission to catch Norman's eye, and Darren begins to panic about funding Jodie's elaborate wedding.

Pat and Norman enjoy a drink in the Vic

Friday 12th August - 8pm

After receiving the startling news from Yusef, Tanya resolves to make her decision and goes to meet Max.

But who will she choose: Max, or Greg? A shock discovery by Vanessa sends her into a meltdown.

Photo spoilers: Kiss of death for Whitney?

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Rob Francis | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 7 August 2011

Ahead of our regular Tuesday selection of preview pics (this time for week commencing 15 August) , let's take a sneaky look at what's in store.

Hold onto love

Whitney's lovin' lip-lock with luscious Lee - but  is her dishy date hiding a secret that could put her life in danger?

Whitney and Lee

 

 

 

We'll be adding lots more spoiler pics to the blog on Tuesday 8th August, so don't forget to check back!

On Set with Jamie Borthwick

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Guest Insider | 15:44 UK time, Friday, 5 August 2011

It may have been raining on the set of EastEnders but that didn't stop the cheeky chappie Jamie Borthwick taking some time out from his busy filming schedule to have a quick word with us about all things EastEnders.

Watch our exclusive 'On Set With...' video and find out just how that Eminem scene really came about, Jamie's love for West Ham and all the gossip from his current storylines.

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If you missed our previous vid exclusives, feast your eyes on these wonders:

And you can find more juicy vids in our 'On Set With...' category of the blog.

Photo spoilers: Tough times for Tanya and Max

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Rob Francis | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Week commencing 8 August 2011

Punch line?

Things turn ugly when Jack and Max start picking holes in each others' messy relationships. What raw nerve has Max hit to deserve this brotherly bashing?

Jack and Max

 

Pearly Queen Jean?

Would you Adam and Eve it? Jean's up in arms as she think she's hit it off with Norman. Has she got a romantic evening all sewn up, or will he tell her to button it?

 

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Episode discussion for week 1 - 5 August

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Guest Insider | 09:27 UK time, Monday, 1 August 2011

This is your chance to share all your thoughts on EastEnders with the nation. Let us know what you think of the upcoming storylines below...

Please be warned, the episode guides contain spoilers!

Monday 1st August

An isolated Roxy resorts to drastic measures when Phil continues to muscle her out of R&R.

Meanwhile, Zainab is determined to celebrate Ramadan with the whole family, unaware that Syed has a secret to share.

Michael integrates himself further into the Moon family, much to Jack's displeasure, while Ian sinks to a new low.

Anthony Moon, Alfie Moon, Eddie Moon, Tyler Moon, Michael Moon

Tuesday 2nd August

Tanya's efforts with Greg result in her feeling increasingly trapped within her marriage.

Elsewhere, Eddie and Carol's romance blossoms, Poppy discovers she is not immune to Tyler's charms, and Ian continues to weave his complex web of lies.

Janine enjoys goading Phil, and light-fingered Lola cannot seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Janine Butcher, Phil Mitchell

Thursday 4th August

Lola finds herself completely out of her depth when her attempt to teach Phil a lesson backfires, with terrible consequences.

Meanwhile, Tanya takes an emotional trip down memory lane as she returns to her childhood home, Ian revels in his new-found sex appeal, and a lonely Janine finds comfort from an unexpected source.

Lola Pearce

Friday 5th August

Billy and Julie deal with the fallout of Lola's actions but will they be able to pull through their crisis together?

Elsewhere, Greg's left reeling by Tanya's bombshell, Kat struggles to bond with Shenice and Mo threatens to expose Ian's lie.

Greg Jessop, Tanya Jessop

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