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Lou | 00:00 UK time, Monday, 3 January 2011

The NTA voting has now closed (updated Wednesday, 26th January)

OH. YES. It's that time of year when the celebs vie to lose a few festive pounds to squeeze into their 'going out' garb for the red carpet... the National Television Awards are back in town!

And EastEnders has been nominated!

Vote for EastEnders at the NTA website.

It's been a tremendous year for the show - full of drama, grit, tears and joy for Albert Square residents.

In 2010 we watched Bradley fall to his death and Stacey reveal she's Archie's killer in a live episode, Jack get shot, Lucas lose it, Phil battle with booze and drugs, Stacey give birth to Lily and the Vic go up in flames, plus lots more!

As well as the show being shortlisted for the prestigious Most Popular Serial Drama award, it's also been nominated in two other categories.

Outstanding Serial Drama Performance

Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner as Stacey Branning 

Lacey's had a MEGA six years playing Stacey, and 2010's been no different. In fact, it's been a killer ride for the self-confessed murderess.

Not only did the former love cheat watch Bradley fall to his death, but she's battled with Bipolar and struggled with her killer secret before escaping to pastures new. Vote for Lacey through the NTA website, and watch her Best Bits video below:

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Steve McFadden

Steve McFadden as Phil Mitchell 

Steve has had an incredible year as Phil Mitchell! After struggling to handle fatherhood with Ben and Louise, Phil sank to depression and fell off the wagon with an almighty thud.

The rogue was not so much of a hard man, but more helpless when he got hooked on drugs. Steve's portrayal can only be commended for his superb acting. Make your vote count through the NTA site.

Most Popular Newcomer

Ricky Norwood

Ricky Norwood as Fatboy 

Ricky first hit our screens as slippery, wheeler dealer Arthur "Fatboy" Chubb in E20. Fatboy swiftly started to warm up the Square with his charm and even managed to give Denise a smacker on the lips.

As well as pimping up his van and taking a scary trip to the woods, he's been keeping Dot company at choir practice. A brash hustler? Hmmmm. Vote for Ricky through the NTA site.

You have until Wednesday, 26th January 2011 (the day of the awards) to make your vote count via the NTA website: http://www.nationaltvawards.com/home

What have been your favourite moments over 2010?

 

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    I think what Ronnie has done to Kat is rather nasty,It well bad because people that lose there kids dont really want to see this on tv. plus people that think they get away with taking someone else kids.

  • Comment number 2.

    Although Stacey is a good actress, I think she is way overrated . Phil's portrayal of a drug addict was astounding. He deserves an award.
    I am disgusted with the current storyline of eastenders. Its so upsetting. My baby recently died and I could not watch some parts. I would imagine that it was upsetting for parents whose kids have been kidnapped.I found it a bit ficticious too I mean Ronnie just had the baby and then a few hours after, she is pushing the baby with a buggy around the square? Thats not reality.

  • Comment number 3.

    i think that stacey is a really good actress and i have been missing her since she left the square, i also feel sorry for ronnie but, i dont think that stealing kats baby is going to make it alright for her, i love eastenders i think it is the best soap by far. and one day ill love to visit the set and casts, would be a dream come true.

  • Comment number 4.

    I Have watched Eastenders since the programme began, but I this time they have gone 2 far. The story line about the babies at the moment is awful, I know a couple that have lost a baby recentley and this is there first Christmas without her, it was bad enough not having her, but to put on that story line is terrible.I feel that I will not watch this programme again, I know a lot of my friends have the same feeling, and they say they wont watch it again either.

  • Comment number 5.

    Steve McFadden is so underrated , He totally deserves this award!

  • Comment number 6.

    A very POOR storyline at present. And how could you film such emotional scenes when actress Patsy Palmer heavily pregnant in real life??
    Im a HUGE fan of the show, but this is just terrible!!!!!

  • Comment number 7.

    i really think the story line at the moment is sick and thoughtless. real people go through this and i cant Imagen what they go through i am pregnant myself at the moment and could not Imagen how i would feel if this happened to me i know 1 thing for sure i know 1 big family that aint going to be watching EastEnders from now on. i feel sorry for the people who have lost the children or there children have been kidnapped watching that :@

  • Comment number 8.

    The present storyline is outragus. Firstly why would you want to make ronnies life so dificult making her lose another baby. Secondly why make Kat think she has lost a baby, this have left two characters greiving and finally what made you think that the audiecne would want to watch this. It is just disturbing. No one wants to see this. The storyline needs to end and soon.
    I myself and many others i know have stopped watching eastenders.

  • Comment number 9.

    I would just like to say that i think the cast have done a fanstastic job on the current storyline of ronnie's baby dying of cot death. Just by looking through this blog you can see some people disagree. But i think eastenders have done a brilliant job of addressing something that people choose to ignore. I think it will encourage alot of people to learn about the subject and bring knowledge to alot people. Well done eastenders for tackling another very tough subject!

  • Comment number 10.

    whether EE wins every award going this year is unclear. Perhaps there will be a backlash from the current storyline. But somethings are more important and you need to look at the bigger picture. EE need to be praised for sticking to this story line. i agree with machinekimmy, EE never shy's away from tackling tough subjects, there is a help line at the end of every ep, we may all learn something from this. television is not all about enjoyment, entertainment and fluff. if we want that we can watch emmerdale!

  • Comment number 11.

    WHAT WAS WITH ALL THAT ABOUT WITH THE HOLE RONNIE AND KAT THING YOU SICK PEOPLE

  • Comment number 12.

    Its so easy for people to say that the viewers are overreacting about the current storyline. I bet half of them have never seen their baby die or had to take their baby's cofffin to be cremated. It is disturbing and disgusting to watch the current story especilally for mothers like me whose babies have just died. I am not watching until this entire baby swap thing is resolved. If half of the babies in the UK were dying of cot death then I would say that it is a really pressing issue but it is not .

  • Comment number 13.



    I feel angered, frustrated and distressed by the Eastenders tragic 'cot death/baby swop' plot line. I realise that writing and expressing that is futile. It will not halt the whole ghastly, unrealistic story unfolding over many weeks it has been designed to fill. There will be terrible sadness for Kat and Alfie and self destructive guilt for Ronnie- I hardly need to watch. Mixing the real tragedy of a cot death with a baby swop pantomime is really too sick for words.
    I hope, however, that a whole barrage of negative opinion may at least provide some sympathy and support for parents who have had to suffer the pain of losing a baby in the real world. It is all very well to tell the rest of us to turn off if we don't like it- they have not got that option.

  • Comment number 14.

    I am very concerned at the sick storyline with Kat and Ronnie. Cot death maybe should be addressed but you have taken this to an extreme sick storyline which I feel is very distressing for people and should be stopped.

  • Comment number 15.

    i love eastenders but they have taken a very sad storyline one step too far with the baby swap, :(

  • Comment number 16.

    i find what ronnie is doing to poor kat and alfie its shocken
    i also think that its wrong to show it because of parents that have went through the pain of loosing a child this way would find watchen this very difficult and painful to watch.

    thanks x

  • Comment number 17.

    i know its a tv show but the whole ronnie kat thing is not right that sort of thing should'nt be on tv all ages watch it and there are people out there loosing children everyday. I heard on this morning that it was thought to carry it on for years but i personally think and others prob do to that the baby should be returnt

  • Comment number 18.

    I think the story line of cot death is fair enough but to tie it in with the baby being swapped is disgusting. I can not relax at the moment when i watch eastenders because of this storyline. Who on earth thought this up. I'll be glad when it is hopefully resolved and the normal eastenders continues. Until then i don't know that i can watch it anymore.

  • Comment number 19.

    I think the story line of Ronnie loosing her baby and swopping it for kats is disgusting ! I have found it very distressing. It has been clear that at christmas all soaps seem to find a very dramatic story line, but this one has gone too far.
    It was bad enough that the charactor of Ronnie lost Daniel, but then to loose a baby ( it was awful ) then to swop it for another. Its all got too much.
    We all want happiness and a baby for Ronnie ! n katt to get her baby back asap ! Its jst sick !

  • Comment number 20.

    producer of eastenders i think da story line wit ronnie and kat is so sick and toughtless i love eastenders but i can even watch it without feelin sick imagine how people who ave been through stuff like dis feel seening it on tv it has to be 100% the worst story line u ave ever done and i tink it should end quick many people have stopped watchin it as its disguisting how could u put such a thing on telly is beyond me ITS SICK EASTENDERS..... SICK.

  • Comment number 21.

    Eastenders has pushed way too damn far! The new story is outrageous and viewers will know that as soon as Ronnie has another baby it will die...again. As well as presenting such a despicable story line it is also stero-typing Ronnie as all her children keep dying and it isn't a tragedy any more - its her following a script. Really dissapointed, and how can Kat not know her own child. Heard of a mothers instinct Eastenders?

  • Comment number 22.

    I love watching Eastenders I have been since the very first episode. I love the story lines and characters, but I must say the cot death, baby swap storyline has been quiet disturbing. Its very sad and a New Years day episode as well. I'm afraid I would prefer not to watch this really depressing and unnecessary storyline.

  • Comment number 23.

    If the writers of Eastenders had to consider the feelings or occurrences of all the viewers lives then there would be no Eastenders. Eastenders originality is loved by many for its outlandish, dramatic and quirky story lines. I think people are overreacting a bit as eastenders isnt real life its just a story.

  • Comment number 24.

    The writers of the Kat/Ronnie storyline must be male, and cant possibly have children. As a mother of 1 and another on the way, watching this makes me feel sick to the pit of my stomach. I LOVE EE, and have watched for years and years, and love the edgy storylines, but this is beyond the pale.
    I also saw on This Morning that it is to run and run for as long as they can, but now when I watch I am PLEADING with the creators for this not to happen. I cant watch in tears everytime and feel so sickened,. Its stops. Or I swich off.
    GIVE KAT HER BABY BACK!!!!

  • Comment number 25.

    I dont think ronnie will be able to keep her secret for much longer because everyday she will see that baby and remember what she did and what happened to her real baby

  • Comment number 26.

    ronnie is the best actress of the year she should get the award and kat shou;d get the second one

  • Comment number 27.

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  • Comment number 28.

    am a super fan ov eastenders and so r my daughters and there only aged 7&8 we never miss a soap but what we all saw wen ronnnies baby died was a awful story line 4 her she needs some happiness in her life and they make her do this why dont eastenders give her the baby she has always wanted and poor kat having to go threw this it was sick to my stomach but i will not stop watching it

  • Comment number 29.

    erm isnt this about the nta's? lol so why all the comments about the storylines? and not even one these actors are involved in :P

    STEVE TO WIN!!!!!! :)

  • Comment number 30.

    i agree steve to win an award but , the current storyline is beyond a joke , the writers have gone too far this time, why has there always got to be a tragedy at new year on the soap , c'mon guys give us a happy ending for once please , just to let you know we will not be tuning in until tommy is returned to kat and alfie , please sort it out and sack the writer of this story

  • Comment number 31.

    I think the Producers should make this out to be a dream and Ronnie's baby is still alive, Dont you think she has been through enough Heartache!!

  • Comment number 32.

    ARE YOU FOR REALLY? YOU REALLY THINK YOU WILL GET VOTES FROM ME. YOUR SHOW IS PATHETIC AND OVERATED. I ALSO HAVE NO RESPECT WHAT SO EVER FOR ANYONE INVOLVED IN THIS BABY STORYLINE. HORRID TIMING PUTTING IT ON NEW YEARS DAY HARRID STORY AND VILE BABY SWAP TWIST. THERE IS NO REASON FOR YOU TO EVER DO IT. NOT WASTING A SINGLE SECOND MORE OF MY TIME ON YOU LOT.

  • Comment number 33.

    I jus wana say how hard this storyline is affecting everyone and it is extremely hard to watch, but at the end of the day it is a soap, it isn't real and its done ever so wel and we al no ronnie wont get away with it!! She will have to get caught... Another thing id like to comment on is jean, wow, she is the best actress I have ever seen, noone could have played this role better without shadow of a doubt!! Fantastic acting, and as someone who always wanted to b in eastenders I undoubtedly think she is the most amazing.. Also Steve mcfadden (Phil) fantastic acting again, he has to win best actor alongside the actress who plays jean (sorry im no good with real names lol) defo best actor and actresses in the soaps EVER!! :) u av my vote!!! Xx

  • Comment number 34.

    i think that when ronnie took baby tommy that was right because she has been thought a hard time but i also think she should give tommy back to kat now

  • Comment number 35.

    eastenders is gd but dat was to far ronie has been through alot shes lost a baby and no one noes wats thatz lyk but she shouldnt have put someone through dat when it wasnt real i want her to get caught!

  • Comment number 36.

    jeez its for 2009 not 2010!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 37.

    For the past episodes i have cryed my eyes out .And anyone who has a baby know what i meen
    Lacey Turner she was my favorite and from her i've learn my english accent .Same she is gone ....she should get an award
    I've allways dreamd that i will be a part of eastenders cast .......coming to london i fill one step closer...........love you loads and God Bless

  • Comment number 38.

    lacey has already won loads of awards. steve has never won any!

  • Comment number 39.

    I have been watching EE since Feb 1985. I stopped watching last year when the news of this storyline broke. I was unfortunatly at a friends house when the swop episode was on. Everyone in the room was furious. you do not need to sensationalize a cot death with a baby swop. It is so distasteful to watch. Not because its a gritty subject, but because its totally unneccessary and evil.
    I know of 8 avid viewers that no longer watch, and this website has the cheek to ask us to vote for them in the TV awards!!

  • Comment number 40.

    Lacey Turner deserves to win the award for playing Stacey so well. Words cannot even describe the acting that she delivered every episode. She had some tricky storylines and played the role as if she was really her. Especially when she found out she had Bipola, that was excellent!

  • Comment number 41.

    just read in the London Evening Standard about the backlash to the latest baby swap storyline. Even tonights episode is PURE EVIL!

    Now getting the helpline message if we have been affected. WE'VE ALL BEEN AFFECTED. CHANGE IT!

  • Comment number 42.

    Please please write some moderately happy story lines, I like Enders but the current saga is doing my head in as a fiction it's yuk! People are generally happy please reflect that in future episodes someone! Not everyone kills, steals, blows up unless you read Val Mcdermid.

  • Comment number 43.

    i love eastenders and loved lacey turner, i really hope she comes back. steve mcfadden drug story line was brillant too, i now understand why my sky+ is always recording at eastender times.
    As for the current storyline of Kat and Ronnie, it may not be the nicest of storylines. Yeah ok Ronnie's baby dying will upset people who have gone through that situation. But they are probably portraying the storyline of Ronnie's mental health, having already lost one child, she can't come to terms with losing another child when she hasn't got to know them. This storyline is good but upsetting at some point, but to be honest all the people complaining, you may have suffered but would you care if someone was being abused, mentally, physically, sexually. If it upsets you that much, DON'T WATCH IT!!! there are other things on!

  • Comment number 44.

    someone change the subject, i mean cutting a story short.
    EE are cutting the story short for all you complainers who take things to heart and too far. If you were affected by the showing of baby James' death then why watch more.
    Stop ruining the soaps that some people like to watch!

  • Comment number 45.

    these awards are for 2010 !!!!!!!! nothing to do with the baby swap storyline. dont judge your voting on something that didnt happen in 2010!

  • Comment number 46.

    I think the current topic of the baby swapping is totally distasteful and and appauling subject choice.What do you hope to gain from this?
    I am not at all surprised that you have had SO many complaints.

  • Comment number 47.

    OMG guys calm down its A SOAP its suppost to be exciting
    i know a baby dieing is really bad and upsetting
    but NOONE goes a steals a baby
    AND REMEBER it a T.V show its NOT REAL it a soap soo just leave of guys
    ITS A T.V SHOW ITS NOT REAL AND ITS PLAYED BY ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

  • Comment number 48.

    This storyline is disgusting and tacky. No-one has ever heard of this kind of thing happening. It's obvious that the writer(s) came up with the idea of the storyline and only then decided to hand it to 'Kat' & 'Ronnie', after all, Ronnie MUST be a psychobitch after everything she's been through. It's not so much the content that upsets me, it's the fact that this story was given the green light by the producer. He is supposed to be the arbiter of what is tasteful and he should have known better. As for the NTA's, EastEnders is NOT getting my vote this year since it's the only way I can make my protest (I've tried writing to the BBC but all I got was a generic reply telling me that they contacted several agencies over this story). The only thing is, you can't teach someone 'taste', can you? I would be happy if the writer & producer we're removed from EastEnders as neither has the decency to admit their failings or to resign.What will they come up with next? Maybe Jack could kidnap Amy, keep her in a cellar and sexually abuse her until she's 18? Shame on you, everyone responsible for this dreadful story.

  • Comment number 49.

    It's sad to see another good actress having to quit EastEnders.
    I mean both Ronnie and Stacy. It would be best if the writers
    of all this harrowing stuff were sacked.

  • Comment number 50.

    i think ronnie is a very very sick women taking there baby that is just wrong in ever way it makes my feel sick how the story as been worked out like this

  • Comment number 51.

    I found the Cot Death/Baby Swap Sickening. Just reading about it makes me horrified. I understand the BBC's need to Highlight such issues but this has taken it way to far. The way eastenders has highlighted this issue has been in-sensitive.
    No wonder Samatha's leaving the show (Although its 'nothing' to do with the storyline) Shes been abused in the street because of this storyline, did eastenders not think?
    I did not watch the New years eve/day episodes and i haven't watched it since today.
    Its not only Mothers this sick storyline has upset its everybody. Hasn't eastenders learnt. Its been 25 YEARS Eastenders! you should of learnt by now
    I will be very suprised if eastenders win an award which would be a great shame for the wonderful actor/esses they have on the show
    Eastenders has upset Parent's who have suffered this tragic issue and all the viewed, you've probably scared the living day lights out of new-time parents, couples who are expecting and anyone else who has a child.
    I hope eastenders are ashamed of themselves and my advice is they start with a more happy story to patch up this disgrace.
    Eastenders, do yourselves a massive favour and grow up, think of peoples feeling before deciding to play such an awful storyline!

  • Comment number 52.

    The recent storyline with Ronnie taking Kat's baby is horrible especially with mums having lost their baby but I don't believe that normal minded mums would take someone else baby but have to remember Ronnie's not in a normal state of mind with her having to give her first baby taken away dad abusing her etc.

  • Comment number 53.

    The baby snatch story line is just a sensational step too far. It is distressing to watch and unreal. It needs a big back track to put this right. We all know it is a soap but it is a soap that is supposed to pride itself on realism. A cot death, handled with sensitivity, would have been shocking enough on its own. We as viewers dont need this cruel twist to keep us watching. Its sad that a great show has stooped so low.

  • Comment number 54.

    I have a few things to say..
    First, the new 'Ben' is so annoying. I mean it's enough to look at his face to be annoyed.
    Second, I am sure there are girls and boys at the age of 14-18 who have been watching Eastenders. When they watch eastenders, they see that there are babies with unknown fathers, almost every girl in the square is pregnant these days. And they see that almost everybody in the square are cheating on their wifes/husbands or boyfriends/girlfriends. Eastenders is not a good example for them. Don't tell me that it is just a show. No, it is not ! Teenagers tend to act like their favourite characters on tv.

  • Comment number 55.

    Ok, a lot of negativity about the soaps latest story line, however if you think about it eastenders have touched on many topics that affect people in real life it is what makes the soap realistic. Yes, the story line is heart breaking and sad, and people that have experienced it, i truely feel for. But its a soap the idea is to grab peoples attention and this story does because you feel for kat and alfies and you want to find out more about it. I dont agree with the storyline but it is also done for a reason to raise awareness to people, for example i never knew about bipola untill i watched eastenders. I know it is truely upsetting to watch.

  • Comment number 56.

    This story line that the moment has just gone to far !

  • Comment number 57.

    I now that eastenders is the best and i always have to watch it at home and i now the people that comented on the eastenders and make sure you write it's good because it is and if you think that it is boring then you are wrong go on and see and then for the reast of the time eastenders is on then you are always going to watch and i wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

  • Comment number 58.

    wherererererere is my posted coment

  • Comment number 59.

    I have watched eastenders for many years and have always found the story lines to be very good.

    The Robbia story has shocked me. I found that I couldn't even watch the programme. I believe that although people lose family members and parents lose their children. Eastenders have taken things too ffar.
    My sister lost her daughter a year ago and we find it hard enough to deal with without the over exaggeration that eastenders brought a very sad story.
    What some show will do for ratings is disgusting!

  • Comment number 60.

    What a joke.watched the programme again tonight. I will not be watching again. The storyline was bad enough. Now you make kat stand in a room with her baby and Ronnie would not allow her to hold him. How long can you hang it out. I will not be watching until this storyline ends.
    I think it is sickening,

  • Comment number 61.

    i think that the Ronnie and Kat storyline is absolutely disgusting!! It is a disgrace that this storyline could even be remotely considered! Trying to breast feed someone elses baby makes it loads worse! It's sick and twisted. This storyline has given a bad name to EastEnders. How much pain can you cause one character (Ronnie)?!?! Disgusting. I cringe when I watch it.

  • Comment number 62.

    did some of you get your stick to bash aunty from the daily mail. :-(

  • Comment number 63.

    Kat Moon is ace and its the 1st time i have seen Alfie Moon sad poor couple Tommy Moon was so cute i hate Ronnie Branning now that was so mean poor kat thank god she recongised Ronnie Branning stole or swapped her baby coz it was ded.

  • Comment number 64.

    I think that stacey was the BEST character there and now she has left i really miss her! BRING HER BACK! :( i think that the story at the moment is a bit over the top but it is still good , although it may upst other people who watch eastenders xx all i want really is stacey to be back :)

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  • Comment number 66.

    it is was not a nice story lines at all it was haretless to do that story is the one that got line but Alf and Roxy shod beve waht kat told alf that the baby what get bered this week is not alf and kat's it is ronne and jack's baby what is geting bered this weeks i think ronne shod tell jack tomz and alf shod bleve it is not ther baby it was ronnes and jacks and roxy shod bleve her sis it is not her it is kats and alfs

  • Comment number 67.

    i love eastenders, and this whole thing about the cot death and the kidnapping, is a good storyline, however, i think that they should just give the baby back, as it would be upsetting for parents, who have lost there baby, due to cot death, and it would be worst if there baby was kidnapped, i think that ronnie should just give the baby back and then this whole thing in the news should end up going quite.

    i love eastenders and i hope ronnie gives kat her baby back!

  • Comment number 68.

    also, i think you should send ryan to find stacey because then they will be together forever, i think you should film, stacey in this country and send it to kat, so that they can see she is okay and that kat and alfie go an visit stacey and lily.

  • Comment number 69.

    this thread is about the nta awards and not about slagging the cot death storyline! i think it is sad there will be a back lash against ee this year at many award ceremony's. i think this is a shame as some of the actors in ee are far superior to some others in northern soaps!!!

  • Comment number 70.

    I HOPE EASTENDERS STILL WIN AT THE NTA'S I LIKE TO THINK THE SHOW WONT SUFFER JUST BECAUSE OF ALL THE IDIOTS OUT THERE WHO HAVE COMPLAINED INSTEAD OF TURNING OVER AS AN EASTENDERS FAN THATS WHAT MAKES ME ANGRY EVERYBODY WHO HAS COMPLAINED WILL STILL SIT DOWN AND WATCH THE SHOW EVERYNIGHT ANYWAYS GOOD LUCK EASTENDERS

  • Comment number 71.

    I want EE to win Best soap this year,
    Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) to Win Best Actor,
    Ricky Norwood (Fatboy) to Win Best Newcomer.

    As for this Story Line the complainers need to stop, I Know it is sad and upsetting but it is only a Story and everyone is going a bit over the top with it.
    Everyone needs to give the Samantha Janus (Ronnie Mitchell)a break in the streets, she is only doing her job and she is doing a really god job at it and she will sadly be missed when she leaves.

  • Comment number 72.

    i think the kat/ronnie storyline is really well done, this sort of thing is real life as in people do lose their babies and its very sad, you can imagine that there could be a point of desperation with ronnie after all shes been through in the story and that this could actually happen to someone that has been through so much heartache with losing a daughter after only just finding her again and then her baby dying and for a moment of madness swapping her baby with another, some people do some desperate things, im not saying if this was actually happening to someone in real life it would be the same but its only a soap and it gets the viewings,and is different to most soap stories at the mo, if people are upset by it just watch eastenders when the story is uncovered and forgotten about.i will continue to watch as its interesting how the story will unfold and i hear sam janus is getting comments outside of the show?its madness shes doing her job as an actress, very well may i add and she doesnt deserve people having a go, its not real what shes done,its only a story and some people forget that!!

  • Comment number 73.

    ps eastenders definatly get my vote for nta as its so much better than emmerdale and corrie, i think the others have gone a little daft these days and eastenders are keeping in real life issues!go eastenders!!!

  • Comment number 74.

    the grim reality is that babies do die, this portrayal of a baby dying to cot death highlights that it does happen, losing a baby also brings on grief - I KNOW, since the loss of my baby 15 years ago i have had an emotional breakdown and i still feel the grief, mental illness is something that NO-ONE will ever understand what is going on in your own head.

  • Comment number 75.

    I know storylines with babies are very delicate, but i think the storyline is very well done, people need to remember they are acting it's not real, if you don't like it dont watch it simple enough.
    And for people to shout and abuse Sam Womack in the street that's ridiculious, it's a soap not real life get over it!!
    I wish ryan was up for sexiest male, he's gorgeous!!
    Defo gonna be voting for eastenders at NTA xxx

  • Comment number 76.

    OH PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE!!! why is everyone getting so worked up about a TV programme! Its 2011!!!! these things happen to many many people so why not show it on screen? what is so wrong about showing real life problems on telly? I love eastenders and am currently pregnant myself! Yes it was sad but so what get over it!! give them a break!! i personnally am loving the story line!! Keep up the good work :)

  • Comment number 77.

    I really don't understand why everyone is getting so worked up about this!?! How anyone can say this subject was portrayed insensitively is beyond me....terribly sad and moving yes. Eastenders is a fantastic life drama that has sensitively covered some of the most difficult situations imaginable (cancer, rape, child abuse to name a few) without mass complaints. Any fans will know what poor Ronnie has been through- this story is her personal experience of losing a child, she is not mad and cearly did not deliberatly set out to steal Kat's baby, she is beside herself with grief (Archie/Danielle/miscarriage/Jame's death) and everyone handles this differently. If you don't like the stories covered just don't watch it but I for one am totally gripped by this tragic storyline and the continued fantastic acting by a very talented cast....

  • Comment number 78.

    Too be honest I know that some people who have gone through losing a baby will get emotional over this but if people dont like the story line then they shouldnt watch the soap, yes the story is hurtful and can be classed as disturbing but at the end of the day its a soap and it isnt real and it is good that they can do lifelike story lines. People need to stop complaining and i vote for eastenders for every award and i will not stop because of just one story that i think is very realistic and well acted.

  • Comment number 79.

    OMG!!!!!! I love EastEnders!!!! so i would love everybody to vote Eastenders in the NTA please!!!! And the Kat and Ronnie story line needs to be changed!! alot of people have complained about it. I have herd that it will be changed around the spring time. Lastly i really sad that Ronnie is leaving she is a great charecter in Eastenders and she will be missed but evetybody needs a break! i hope she comes back 1 day!
    I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY I LOVE YOU LACEY TURNER! YOU R A LEGEND PLEASE COME BACK TO EASTENDERS 1 DAY! YOU ARE A AMAZING ACTRESS! LOVE YOU!!

  • Comment number 80.

    Definately won't be voting! I've lost interest in this show...shame really because it used to be so good. Now its just tacky...and its predictable, just think of something shocking and write the worst outcome...most of us could do that. Its actually really not interesting anymore...like some sort of teen soap!!! (Hollyoaks maybe!!!)

  • Comment number 81.

    i vote Eastenders every year but this year im not because of the baby story line with ronnie and Kat if there wasen't that story line i would of voted ....sorry:(

  • Comment number 82.

    In my opinion this storyline is very emotional and can be very offending to people who have expierenced simularities in real life but thats what tv is about we want to watch realistic things.
    For those who left comments sayin why bother voting why bother coming on here and saying it if you dont agree or no longer watch eastenders.
    I think they've done some really good storylines and obviously with this one they went a small bit too far. But its realistic things like this happen in real life so its touching and i cant understand how viewers seem to have turnt away because of this do people want the ordinary day life in eastend people sleeping with eachothers partners and father in laws... ah i duno everyone. But i will be voting and still watching cnt wait to tune in tonite. just wish eastenders didnt drag it out this long.

  • Comment number 83.

    i still watch eastenders but i just want that story line to end

  • Comment number 84.

    Do you seriously think that awards will be won for EastEnders this year with that storyline?

  • Comment number 85.

    Hi!!!

    i love Hollyoaks too it great!!
    i think that Eastenders is still good it will be much better when they change the story line and all that.Also Tiffany is so funny!! and she is well cute!! anyway im voteing for Eastenders!!! I know that storyline is putting alot of people off Eastenders, including me! but it will change!!
    im gonna start watching it when Ronnie gives Tommy back. hopefully Eastenders fans start watching it again when the story line changed!!!

    i would also like to give a shout out to Jamie Borthwick who plays Jay
    and Neil McDermott who plays Ryan they are amazing actors!!!
    they are so cute!!! LOVE TurnMySwagOn25 XXX

  • Comment number 86.

    Lacey is such a brillant actor and shouldnt have left as she made eastenders. Her character as Stacey as been up and down and i would have liked to see her happy with Ryan and Lily. I would also like to see Ronnie happy and its ashame that she has to leave but the story line on the cot death was taken to far and its understandable that she wants to leave. Good luck to the actors who plays Stacey and Ronnie.

  • Comment number 87.

    i think this story line is sick and proberly the worst story line that eastenders has ever come up with.me being a dad in may with my first child just makes you worry about it and cant beleve that such a good programe would show something like this !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 88.

    OMG!!!! RONNIE JUST GAVE TOMMY BACK!!!!!!!! IF U WERE WATCHING. X

  • Comment number 89.

    i cant belive that the writers have even thought of ronnie swaping the babies and keeping it a secert. but will ronnie tell kat the reason why see gave the baby to her????? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 90.

    I love watching Eastenders and so happy I can watch it in the U.S. As far as the story line things like this do happy in real life but it is a fiction stage and everyone who is an actor or actress on this show plays their parts so well. The story line is sad but all and all in the end it will as you know work out.Doing certain things on show is a reality to learn from others think about it. Have a great day

  • Comment number 91.

    OOOOOMMMMGGGGGG i am sooooo glad ronnie gave tommmy back. it has efected millions of people. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 92.

    my comments about eastenders.ive watched the show since it began, and viewed many story lines.i do sometimes wonder just what goes on in the writers minds sometimes.however the story line about the baby death and swapping of the babies, is a bit sensitive, however these things do happen in life.i am glad its been decided to cut the story short though,as i dont think it would have been wise to drag it out till xmas.
    i can understand how some people might be upset by the story, but i have to say how great the actors roles were.i think any award shoud go to either kat or alfie. my choice would be kat.
    i dont think viewers should knock the writers or producers,as a great deal of reserch did go into this story before it was aired.and it was as life like as true life itself.

  • Comment number 93.

    i understand that alot of people are not happy with the ronnie and kat story line at the moment, i think that it is a brave thing what they have do and i can see both sides of the coin on this but as someone that has gone through this i know what ronnie is going through and kat also for the lose of her baby but this is something that happens but we all chose to ignor it. i think that some people have gone a little over the top about it and i dont think that it's aimed at anyone it's just a general story things that happen from time to time in the real world....

  • Comment number 94.

    I understand everyone make feel awful when Ronnie swap baby...but it is only drama on the t.v it is not real. if other film will be same if swap baby how can you blame on the film nobody did..

    yeah eastenders was good make people awake if image will same happen to you watch out your own baby protect..I am not blame Ronnie swap..I understand it is only t.v drama that all...nothing to seroius.

    I remember when I was born my new baby I always protect my baby not let anyone touch my baby wait till he become 6 months old then everyone hold arm for my baby...why everyone blame Ronnie, Come on it is only fake drama.

    I not want Ronnie leave Eastenders...because Ronnie was brilliant how seroius lost her daugther and son...I want to know what happen next if Jack found out James was death..allow Jack give Ronnies other chance again baby?

  • Comment number 95.

    I think Alfie will not happy Ronnie give back to Kat...because Alfie not his baby.

    wait and see next week if Kat was happy more time with Tommy than Alfie. I know Alfie was upset because he not want see Kat was sad and hurt..he want make her happy without baby.

    if i was wrong or right wait and see.

  • Comment number 96.

    I know Charlie was fault because why he leave baby alone room. he just new baby. Alfie should take baby with Kat go hositpal. I was really blame Charlie why he left baby alone without watch...image same happen madeleine? they left them stay hotel someone stole it...look like Charlie left baby alone room.

    make sure people learn how look after baby or kids properly..I am not blame Ronnie, that fault Charlie.

  • Comment number 97.

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  • Comment number 98.

    I just want 2 say good luck for the future Lacey Turner, you are so pretty and talented PLEASE come back 2 EasteEnders 1day!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH LACEY!!! I MISS YOU, EASTENDERS WILL NOT BE THE SAME WIV OUT LACEY THE BEAUTIFUL RAY OF SUNSHINE! I WAS CRYING WHEN STACEY LEFT!!! And i dont usally cry over soaps well i did when Bradley fell of the queen vic :( BYE LACE I LOVE YOU!!!! XXX

  • Comment number 99.

    I really like Eastenders and i do agree that what ronnie did to kat was a bit selfish but i really hope she gives tommy back. I don't want any of the Eastenders cast to leave and i really would like it if Stacey came back just for visits if she wasn't going to come back for good.

  • Comment number 100.

    I think people are stupid to complain about the cot death storyline. If people are effected by it, they aren't forced to watch it. I also think Lacey Turner is brilliant but am confused as to why the police aren't on the square looking for her considering she supposedly stabbed Janine.

    Everyone, Leave Eastenders alone, It may be a sad storyline to cover but it is a situation that is very very rare but could quite easily happen.

    Stop with the complaints.

 

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