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  • Lisa Faulkner to join EastEnders

    EastEnders News Team

    Lisa Faulkner is set to join EastEnders later this year and will play Fi Browning - a stylish, sophisticated business woman. Some may say Fi has a glacial exterior, but is there more to her than meets the eye?

    When she arrives in Walford it is purely for business reasons, but what makes Fi Browning keep coming back?

    Lisa has appeared in many television dramas including Spooks, Holby City and Death in Paradise, to name just a few. Since winning Celebrity MasterChef in 2010 Lisa has forged a successful career as a cookery author, writing several bestselling books and presenting numerous TV cooking shows.

    Speaking of joining the show, Lisa said: “I’m so happy to be joining the cast of EastEnders – it’s an iconic show and I can’t wait to play my part in it. Fi Browning is a hugely exciting character and I’m really looking forward to working with Sean and all the team, and revealing more about her. I can’t say any more now as I’m sworn to secrecy, but it’s going to be a lot of fun.”


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  • Happy 90th Birthday June Brown!

    EastEnders News Team

    It's an exciting day here at BBC Elstree, as our dear friend and colleague, June Brown turns 90.

    Many of the production team, including Executive Producer Sean O'Connor, Series Producer Sharon Batten, cast members Adam Woodyatt, Laurie Brett, Tameka Empson, Letitia Dean, Linda Marlowe and Lacey Turner, were on hand to present a delighted June with a special cake and flowers.

    Don't forget that a…

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  • All Rise! Lee Ryan's joining EastEnders

    EastEnders News Team

    Don't forget that a special tribute show: June Brown at 90 – a Walford Legend, premieres at 8.30pm tonight (Thursday) on BBC One.

    Here's to many more years of June delighting the nation as Dot!

  • June Brown at 90 – a Walford Legend

    EastEnders News Team

    Ooh, I say! To coincide with the star’s 90th birthday, BBC One is set to broadcast a special thirty minute documentary next month.

    “Give us a tea, Lofty. And a glass of water so I can take a Paracetamol.” Those were the first words June Brown ever uttered as Dot Cotton, and they would prove to be a turning point in EastEnders’ history.

    Celebrating a milestone birthday, June Brown at 90 – a…

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  • National Television Awards 2017 - time to vote!

    EastEnders News Team

    The shortlist nominations for the National Television Awards 2017 have just been announced!

    Our very worthy nominees are as follows:

    Serial Drama Performance - Lacey Turner

    Newcomer - Tilly Keeper

    Most Popular Serial Drama - EastEnders

    Public voting opens today and closes on Wednesday 25th January, so please get voting for your favourite soap and actors:


  • Lee's Story: Working with Samaritans

    EastEnders News Team

    Samaritans tell us how they advised on Lee's traumatic storyline, which has literally pushed him to the edge.

    Soaps can play a really effective role in raising awareness of sensitive issues, including suicide, and generating helpful discussion about these through carefully developed storylines.  

    The more we increase people’s understanding of the issues surrounding suicide, such as the kinds of…

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  • EastEnders working alongside Samaritans on storyline

    EastEnders News Team

    EastEnders has been working closely with Samaritans on a storyline which sees Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) contemplate suicide.

    Over the past year, viewers have seen Lee struggling to cope with a number of significant pressures and in recent episodes, things have got even worse for Lee as he has had to contend with the burden of his many secrets which has sent him into a dark downward spiral.…

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  • Chelle's bells - look who's back!

    A familiar character, with a new face, has returned to Albert Square. Welcome back Michelle Fowler!

    Tonight’s EastEnders Christmas Eve episode saw the shock return of Michelle Fowler after more than twenty years, having left Walford in 1995 to start a new life in America.

    As one of the show’s original and iconic characters, viewers saw Michelle (played by a new actress, Jenna Russell), pull…

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  • Coming up on EastEnders next week...

    Take a look at our preview of the Christmas week ahead on The Square as we bring you the latest spoiler pictures...

    On Saturday 24th December Abi helps decorate the launderette for Dot's leaving party.

    On Sunday 25th December the Mitchells tuck into Christmas dinner, but Sharon begins to crack under the strain of the day.

    On Monday 26th December Max waits outside The Vic.

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  • Dot’s Story: Working with RNIB on wet age - related macular degeneration (AMD)

    EastEnders News Team

    Dot Branning’s frightening and isolating experience of being diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one we at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) know all too well.

    According to NHS figures, at least 1 in 10 people over 65 are living with AMD. At RNIB we hear from worried older people who have been diagnosed with this eye condition on a daily basis, concerned…

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