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'EastEnders' Shane Richie: 'Alfie is a fairytale, Kat wants nightmare'

21 December 2012 1:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Shane Richie has reflected on last night's conclusion to the long-running Kat Moon affair storyline. Last night's episode revealed that Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) has been having a secret affair with Alfie's wife Kat (Jessie Wallace) over the past six months. Richie stated that he and his fellow actors did not know of the culprit's identity for a long time. "We always knew there was going to be a pay-off and we knew it was going to be one of five," he told the BBC's EastEnders blog. "When we ruled out Chucky Venn (Ray) and Steve John Shepherd (Michael), it was only one of three, and for a long time we genuinely didn't know. I'm not even sure if the culprit knew. "So it was interesting to play for me as an actor. I loved it because Alfie's not supposed to know. But of course (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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'EastEnders' stars seen filming funeral scenes? - pictures

31 October 2012 9:39 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A number of EastEnders cast members have been seen filming what appear to be funeral scenes. Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) was spotted along with Steve John Shepherd (Michael Moon) at a churchyard in Hertfordshire on Tuesday (October 30). Ann Mitchell (Cora Cross) and Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi Branning) were also seen on location, prompting speculation that Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) could be killed off. However, Max Branning (Jake Wood) is also due to re-marry ex-wife Tanya Cross (Jo Joyner) at Christmas. "Derek has been a huge force in the Square since (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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EastEnders' Michael Moon to abandon baby Scarlett?

30 September 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Michael Moon will consider abandoning baby Scarlett on 'EastEnders'. The dysfunctional dad suffers a breakdown after his wife Janine Butcher walks out on him, leaving him panicked about looking after his young daughter alone. Actor Steve John Shepherd told Inside Soap magazine: ''Michael justifies his decision with the fact that he feels incapable of bringing up the child. He doesn't think he'll be a good father or role model for Scarlett, and that forces him to make an extremely rash judgement.'' The distraught father turns to ex-girlfriend Roxy in his despair and ends up making a pass at her so she refuses »

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Jerry Hall helped by Jagger

27 September 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Michael Moon will consider abandoning baby Scarlett on 'EastEnders'. The dysfunctional dad suffers a breakdown after his wife Janine Butcher walks out on him, leaving him panicked about looking after his young daughter alone. Actor Steve John Shepherd told Inside Soap magazine: ''Michael justifies his decision with the fact that he feels incapable of bringing up the child. He doesn't think he'll be a good father or role model for Scarlett, and that forces him to make an extremely rash judgement.'' The distraught father turns to ex-girlfriend Roxy in his despair and ends up making a pass at her so she refuses »

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'EastEnders' Michael Moon 'may have feelings for Roxy'

18 September 2012 9:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Steve John Shepherd has hinted that his character Michael Moon may be interested in reigniting his old spark with Roxy Mitchell. Next week's episodes see Roxy (Rita Simons) offer support to Michael following the sudden departure of his wife Janine. Although Roxy is only doing so as a friend, Michael's point of view on the situation is less clear. Shepherd told Inside Soap: "Michael's feeling completely out of his depth looking after baby Scarlett alone at this point. He hasn't had any prior experience with caring for young children, and has no natural instincts whatsoever. Roxy can see he's in trouble, and she steps in to help him out." (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Potd: 'EastEnders' Michael receives another shock

16 September 2012 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Life goes from bad to worse for Michael Moon on EastEnders this evening (September 17) as he is dealt another crushing blow. As tonight's episode begins, Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is determined to put on a brave face following the sudden departure of his wife Janine. Convincing himself that his estranged partner will be back soon, Michael tries to plough ahead with the business as normal, as well as looking after baby Scarlett. At first things seem to be ticking over in Janine's absence, but that soon changes when Michael (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Michael Moon eliminated from Kat's affair mystery

14 September 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders businessman Michael Moon has become the second suspect to be eliminated from Kat's affair mystery. Tonight's (September 14) emotional episode of the soap saw Kat tell a surprised Michael (Steve John Shepherd) that she has been cheating on Alfie, showing that he cannot be the mystery guy in question. The plot development leaves Branning brothers Derek, Jack and Max as the remaining three suspects in the ongoing storyline. Queen Vic chef Ray Dixon was previously ruled out a few weeks ago. Scenes broadcast this evening showed Kat (Jessie Wallace) calling her secret boyfriend in an attempt to end the affair once and for all. The pub landlady appeared desperate to save her marriage (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Janine Butcher in furious outburst - new pictures

10 September 2012 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Janine Butcher's erratic behaviour continues on EastEnders this evening (September 10), as she realises that new husband Michael Moon isn't being honest with her. The Walford businesswoman starts the day by deciding to put her trust in Michael, realising that her recent paranoia hasn't been healthy. However, her new-found attitude doesn't last for long. Happily heading to the salon for some pampering, Janine (Charlie Brooks) hopes that Michael will be able to join her for lunch later. When Janine calls Michael (Steve John Shepherd) with the idea, he claims that he's too busy viewing a property in London Bridge - but this is quickly revealed (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Enders ultimatum, Corrie labour, E'dale reveal, 'Oaks sentencing

1 September 2012 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders schemer Janine Butcher resorts to desperate measures with new husband Michael Moon later this month as she tries to test his loyalty once and for all. Janine (Charlie Brooks) tries her best to trust Michael (Steve John Shepherd) in the coming days, but this proves impossible when he keeps disappearing from their house in the middle of the night for reasons unknown. Keen to give her marriage a chance despite her suspicions, Janine decides that drastic action is needed to find out whether Michael really loves her, or whether he's only interested in her fortune. When Michael returns home from work one evening, he is surprised to find Janine with a suitcase. She immediately orders him to open it, claiming that it contains everything he's ever desired. As Michael looks inside, he is flabbergasted to find that the suitcase contains hundreds of thousands (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Charlie Brooks' explosive EastEnders exit

27 July 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Charlie Brooks' 'EastEnders' exit will be ''explosive''. The actress - who plays super-bitch Janine Butcher in the BBC soap - is taking six-months off and the final storyline will see her character become worried about on-screen husband Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) and how much she can trust him. A source said: ''The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues, and their wedding and the birth of their daughter last month has done nothing to change that. ''Things come to a head when she accuses him of seeing another woman, which he denies. She then »

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'EastEnders': Janine exit storyline revealed?

27 July 2012 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders character Janine Butcher will reportedly leave Walford in a cliffhanger storyline. The plot will allegedly see Janine walking out on her husband Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) and their child Scarlett, according to The Sun. Charlie Brooks will be leaving the BBC One soap for six months later this year, fuelling rumours that she will take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Janine will reportedly be seen leaving London with a suitcase containing £450,000 in cash, after she decides to tests her husband's commitment to their relationship. An insider said: "The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues, and their wedding and the birth of their daughter last month has done nothing to change that. "Things come to a head when she accuses him of seeing another woman, which he denies. (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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'EastEnders' Steve John Shepherd: 'Michael hasn't changed'

5 July 2012 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Steve John Shepherd has warned that his character Michael Moon may not necessarily remain on his best behaviour in upcoming storylines. Michael is currently trying to make amends with his family after recently stealing from the Queen Vic by conning Jean Slater. EastEnders episodes airing later this month also see Michael trying to take care of his wife Janine's business affairs while she is on maternity leave. However, when Michael asks Janine to make him a signatory to the business accounts, this immediately sparks her suspicions as she still fears that he wants her fortune. Shepherd, pondering whether Michael is hatching a new scam, told All About Soap: "I'll leave that for the audience to decide. Michael's always hatching a scheme, though - he's always got his eye on the big picture and he already knows what his (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Jean, Michael story defended by BBC after complaints

27 June 2012 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BBC has today (June 27) defended Jean Slater and Michael Moon's recent EastEnders storyline following complaints from viewers. More than 100 people have contacted the corporation to raise concerns over the plot, which saw Michael (Steve John Shepherd) con Jean out of a substantial sum of money before launching an elaborate plan to discredit her. Jean, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was doubted by a number of Albert Square's residents as the story played out. However, Michael finally confessed his guilt in last Friday's (June 22) episode. It is thought that some viewers were unhappy over the cruel treatment Jean received in the storyline. A statement released on the BBC's website has confirmed that others felt "the depiction of bipolar, as portrayed through Jean Slater, is unrealistic". In response, the corporation said: "It is (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Jean clears Michael's name - video

27 June 2012 12:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jean Slater makes a surprising decision in Friday night's (June 29) EastEnders episode as she publicly defends schemer Michael Moon. The pair have recently been at war after Michael (Steve John Shepherd) cruelly conned Jean, but it seems that their twisted feud could finally be over later this week. When Jean (Gillian Wright) spots Michael and asks how the baby is doing, a number of the local residents can't resist staring as they talk. As Kat approaches, Jean loudly announces to (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Kat, Michael in new showdown - video

22 June 2012 1:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This is the moment that EastEnders schemer Michael Moon realises that his twisted lies have got to stop in tonight's (June 22) episode of the soap. Kat (Jessie Wallace) is in turmoil this evening as she is considering getting help for Jean following her recent erratic behaviour. Deciding to give Michael (Steve John Shepherd) one last chance to tell the truth about the stolen money, Kat pays him a visit just before his wedding is due to begin - declaring that Jean will probably kill herself if (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Potd: 'EastEnders' wedding shock for Janine

21 June 2012 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders businesswoman Janine Butcher is rocked in tonight's (June 22) big wedding episode as she hears a shock confession and ultimatum from fiancé Michael Moon. Michael (Steve John Shepherd) finally shows a flicker of remorse this evening as Kat informs him that Jean is likely to be sectioned following her recent behaviour. Unable to keep up the pretence for any longer, Michael tells Kat that Jean has been right about the stolen money all along. Later, Michael heads to the ceremony as planned and everything seems to be running smoothly until he suddenly calls a halt to the proceedings, asking Janine (Charlie Brooks) to join him outside the marquee. A confused Janine follows him out and is soon (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Michael's police shock - video

20 June 2012 3:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders schemer Michael Moon must face police questioning this evening (June 20) as his feud with Jean Slater continues. Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is relieved that his wedding plans seem to be back on track following recent events, but he isn't celebrating for long as he is confronted by a detective from Walford Cid. The businessman is livid when he hears that he is needed down at the station to respond to allegations (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Jean to support Michael

19 June 2012 7:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jean Slater becomes an unlikely ally for Michael Moon on EastEnders next week as she urges him not to make a terrible mistake. Viewers have seen the pair at the centre of a twisted feud in recent weeks as Jean (Gillian Wright) has been battling to prove that Michael conned her. However, when Michael struggles to cope with his newborn daughter's fight for life in the coming days, it's Jean who encourages him to stand by his partner Janine. The latest story twist comes as Michael (Steve John Shepherd) considers fleeing Walford rather than sticking around to support Janine and their premature baby. Paying a secret visit to Butcher's Joints, Michael starts ransacking the place with the aim of taking anything he might find useful once he leaves. However, Michael is stopped (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Janine, Michael face baby trauma - unseen pictures

17 June 2012 4:02 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

These are the first pictures showing the ordeal ahead for EastEnders couple Janine Butcher and Michael Moon as their premature baby daughter fights for her life in hospital. As expected, Janine (Charlie Brooks) will give birth several weeks early in the coming days, leaving her and Michael in turmoil as they wonder whether their newborn child will pull through. Viewers will see Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and Janine anxiously keep watch by the youngster's incubator at the hospital, knowing that their child is very ill. Struggling to cope with the situation, (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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EastEnders' Michael stops his wedding to Janine

14 June 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'EastEnders's Michael Moon is to stop his wedding ceremony with Janine Butcher in a shock plot twist. The latest storyline on the BBC One soap sees evil groom Michael (Steve John Shepherd) stop his nuptials midway and issue pregnant Janine (Charlie Brooks) with an ultimatum - either she rips up her pre-nup, or he won't marry her. Charlie, 31, said:''What happens is so exciting. This wedding has all the elements you could possibly want! ''All I can say is that Janine will do everything in her power to make the marriage go ahead, because she's finally met her match in Michael.'' Meanwhile, »

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