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EastEnders: First look at the cast on Graham Norton

12 February 2015 4:36 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A special EastEnders-themed edition of The Graham Norton Show is to air next week, as part of the show's 30th anniversary.

Norton will be joined by a lineup of the show's best-known stars, including June Brown, Pam St Clement, Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright, John Altman, Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie, Danny Dyer and newest signing Richard Blackwood.

Watch three clips from the special Graham Norton Show below:

Graham asks Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer if they know who killed Lucy Beale. They assure him they don't, so they ask Lucy Beale herself.

Graham introduces Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer to their very own miniature dolls from an EastEnders model village in Torquay.

Graham gets a lesson in how to receive an EastEnders slap from Pam St Clement and he practices his technique with Danny Dyer, Shane Richie and a surprise »

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Nadia Forde: I'm A Celebrity is great conversation starter

5 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

John Altman took heroin ''by accident''. The 'EastEnders' actor has opened up about his experiences of taking drugs, admitting he's tried everything from marijuana to LSD, but insists he only ever took the Class A drug because he mistook it for cocaine. He shared: ''I met people while travelling who were buying heroin and fixing up. But I've always hated needles, which probably did me a favour because I always avoided heroin. ''The only time I took it was at a party by accident, because I thought it was cocaine. I saw a white line on the table, I snorted it and then »

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John Altman to quit acting for music

12 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

John Altman wants to become a full time rock star. The 'EastEnders' actor released a cover of Iggy Pop's 'Wild One' with girlband JOANovARC at Christmas time and has now revealed he wants to focus entirely on music once his character Nick Cotton is killed off in the BBC One soap next month. He said: ''If everything takes off with the group then I will devote at least a year to it all. ''I would give up my acting to pursue it, I have been knocking on the rock 'n' roll door for years.'' The 62-year-old star has appeared in the popular drama »

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Dot to murder Nick in EastEnders?

11 January 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Dot Branning will be accused of killing her son, Nick, in a forthcoming 'EastEnders' storyline. The much-loved character - played by veteran actress June Brown, 87 - will shock fans next month when she is charged with the murder of 'Nasty' Nick Cotton (John Altman) and later confesses, during a week of live episodes celebrating the soap's 30th anniversary. A source revealed: ''Having Dot accused of murdering Nick will be a real shocker. ''Everyone has been waiting for Lucy Beale's killer to be revealed as part of the anniversary week, which will happen. But in this amazing twist, the soap will immediately »

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