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17 items from 2012


Katherine Kelly: 'Corrie cast want me to return already'

31 May 2012 2:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Katherine Kelly has revealed that her former Coronation Street co-stars have already been asking her to return. The actress, whose character Becky McDonald only left Weatherfield in January, admitted that she does "miss" the show.

> Katherine Kelly on Corrie exit: "I don't regret leaving at all" "When I left the show I made it clear that I wanted the door to remain open so I'd be able to return," she told The Mirror. "They're always asking me to go back and I think that, one day, I will. I have so many happy memories from working on the Street and I do miss those on the show." The 32-year-old has also today (May 31) been confirmed for a role on This Morning, following in the footsteps of EastEnders legend Pam St Clement. From Monday, June 11, Kelly will front a four-part weekly segment in (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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British Soap Awards 2012 Winners – Eastenders & Corrie Take 7 Wins

29 April 2012 11:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The winners of this years British Soap Awards 2012 have been announced. The ceremony held on Saturday night (28th April) was hosted by Phillip Schofield and the usual war between Eastenders and Coronation Street ended in a tie this year with both soaps taking home seven awards.

However, Eastenders got the biggest gong as it was named Best Soap again.  Pam St Clement (Pat) was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and  Eastenders writer Simon Ashdown got the Special Achievement Award.

The full list can be found below, the winners are highlighted red. The ceremony can be seen in full on ITV1 on Wednesday 2nd May.

Sexiest Female (Last year’s winner was Michelle Keegan, Coronation Street)

Coronation Street: Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre)

EastEnders: Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning)

EastEnders: Preeya Kalidas (Amira Masood)

Hollyoaks: Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen)

Sexiest Male (Last year’s winner was Scott Maslen, EastEnders »

- Amarpal Biring

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'EastEnders' Pam St Clement becomes 'This Morning' animal expert

6 March 2012 3:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former EastEnders star Pam St Clement has been revealed as This Morning's new animal expert. The veteran soap star will be giving viewers tips on how to tend to animals. She will first appear on the show on Tuesday, March 13 with a segment about rehousing problem pets. This Morning exec Karl Newton said: "I cried when Pam left Eastenders but now I'm so excited that she'll be joining us at This Morning. Pam's passion for animal welfare is unrivalled and her work with animal charities really makes a difference. We're thrilled to announce Pam as our new animal expert."

St Clement said: "I'm thrilled to be part of such a big and award-winning show like This Morning. It's a wonderful opportunity to present animal items like I have in the past and to spread my presenting (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Pam lands This Morning role

6 March 2012 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Pam St. Clement has landed a presenting role on 'This Morning'. The former 'EastEnders' star - whose alter-ego Pat Evans died at the beginning of the year - has joined the ITV1 morning show to give viewers tips on how to tend to animals. Pam - who will have her own slot but will also appear alongside main hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I'm excited to start a role I feel so passionate about.'' Executive producer Karl Newton added: ''Pam's passion for animal welfare is unrivalled and her charity work makes a difference. She will deal »

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'EastEnders' Derek to go in new direction, says Jamie Foreman

22 February 2012 12:53 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Jamie Foreman has promised that there is an "interesting new direction" ahead for his villainous character Derek Branning. The actor, who has been appearing in the role since November, explained that he wants to keep challenging himself by exploring different sides of Derek's personality. Writing in his new autobiography Gangsters, Guns and Me - which is being serialised in The Mirror this week - Foreman commented: "We hit the ground running to bring Derek to the Square and Pam St Clement was phenomenal. "In one scene, she established my character more easily than I could have done in four episodes. To see Pat, who's never been frightened of anyone, running scared of this man showed everything about my character in a moment." "We've got plans to take Derek off in an interesting new direction, which (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Pam St Clement right to leave, says Martin Kemp

19 January 2012 2:04 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former EastEnders actor Martin Kemp has said that Pam St Clement's decision to leave the soap was the "right" thing to do. Kemp starred opposite St Clement as Steve Owen between 1998 and 2002, and he believes that the veteran actress will now be able to "spread her wings" following her departure. Pam St Clement bowed out of EastEnders as Pat Butcher on New Year's Day after first appearing in the soap in 1986. Kemp told Bang Showbiz: "I still watch EastEnders from time to time. I did quite a few scenes with Pam, I remember we spent three or four days locked in a cellar once so we had quite some scenes. She's a great actress, I'm sure she'll go on to other things. "I think she's making the right move, it's (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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Martin Kemp: Pam St. Clement was right to quit 'Enders

19 January 2012 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Martin Kemp thinks Pam St. Clement's decision to quit 'EastEnders' was the right one. The 50-year-old actor has fond memories of the veteran actress - who played Pat Butcher in the BBC One soap - after co-starring with her from 1998 to 2002, but believes it is time for her to "spread her wings" after bowing out of the role during the festive season. He exclusively told Bang Showbiz: "I still watch 'EastEnders' from time to time. I did quite a few scenes with Pam, I remember we spent three or four days locked in a cellar once so we had »

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Nick Berry's EastEnders return

14 January 2012 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Nick Berry made a shock return to 'EastEnders' last night (13.01.11). The 48-year-old star's character Simon 'Wicksy' Wicks made a surprise reappearance after 22 years away from Albert Square to say goodbye to his mother Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement), who died on New Year's Day (31.12.11). Last night's episode - which had been extended to 40 minutes - saw the residents of Walford turn out for Pat's funeral and fans had been advised to tune in after the credits for a surprise. The 15 second cameo - which was shot on Thursday (12.01.11) and still being edited hours before the show began »

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'EastEnders' Pat Evans exit is a loss to show, says Lindsey Coulson

13 January 2012 6:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders actress Lindsey Coulson has paid tribute to former co-star Pam St Clement, admitting that her departure is a "real loss" to the show. St Clement filmed her final EastEnders scenes last year and fans saw her character Pat Evans make an emotional exit on New Year's Day, when the Albert Square matriarch passed away from cancer. Coulson, who plays Carol Jackson, today told This Morning that filming Pat's death and funeral episodes had been an emotional experience. "They were really difficult scenes to play, because we didn't want Pam to leave," Coulson explained. "So apart from not wanting to lose the wonderful character of Pat, we were mourning the loss of Pam. "You don't see everybody all the time [at EastEnders] at all, and sometimes you can go for months without seeing somebody. And (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' to air bonus Pat Evans tribute

12 January 2012 12:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders bosses will air a special bonus tribute to Walford legend Pat Evans at the end of her funeral episode, Digital Spy can confirm. Pat is laid to rest in Friday evening's (January 13) edition of the soap, which will run for the extended time of 40 minutes. Show chiefs have now teased that the episode will end with an "extra special treat" paying tribute to Pat (Pam St Clement). EastEnders fans are being urged to stay tuned in until the closing credits roll to see the tribute. An EastEnders insider commented: "Pat is EastEnders - she was the heart and soul of (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Nicola Roberts wants Downton Abbey role

12 January 2012 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Nick Berry made a shock return to 'EastEnders' last night (13.01.11). The 48-year-old star's character Simon 'Wicksy' Wicks made a surprise reappearance after 22 years away from Albert Square to say goodbye to his mother Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement), who died on New Year's Day (31.12.11). Last night's episode - which had been extended to 40 minutes - saw the residents of Walford turn out for Pat's funeral and fans had been advised to tune in after the credits for a surprise. The 15 second cameo - which was shot on Thursday (12.01.11) and still being edited hours before the show began »

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'EastEnders' Pat tribute was moving, says Pam St Clement

4 January 2012 6:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders legend Pam St Clement has revealed that she was "moved" by the BBC's Farewell Pat tribute. The 30-minute special was screened by BBC One on Monday evening - a day after viewers had watched the actress's iconic character Pat Evans pass away from cancer. The programme took a look back at some of Pat's best moments and included behind-the-scenes access. Speaking on Daybreak this morning, St Clement confirmed that she watched her final EastEnders episode with family and friends on New Year's Day - before tuning in for the tribute the following evening. St Clement explained: "I wasn't going to watch [the final episode] with anybody - I was going to record it and then watch it in a darkened room somewhere, where I could be terribly critical and jump about saying, 'Stupid woman - why did you play it like (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Pam St Clement: 'I didn't want Pat to die'

3 January 2012 5:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders legend Pam St Clement has admitted that she did not want her character Pat Evans to be killed off - but thought her final episode was "fantastic". Fans of the soap watched Pat die on New Year's Day after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her family and friends were seen gathering to say their goodbyes in an extended 70-minute edition of the show. In real life, meanwhile, St Clement announced her decision to leave EastEnders in July 2011, confirming that she wished to pursue "other work and life opportunities". Speaking on This Morning today, St Clement said of her exit storyline: "To be honest with you, I didn't want the character to die. Not just because I was being a typical actor and wanted a comfort zone and safety net to fall back on in case. But also because I felt that a particular generation of characters (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Endeavour pays off with 6.5m viewers

3 January 2012 5:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV1's one-off prequel to Inspector Morse is a strong candidate for a follow-up series after securing a 26.9% audience share

ITV1's prequel to Inspector Morse, Endeavour, has proved there is still life in the franchise, attracting an average audience of 6.5 million on Monday night.

The new, one-off prequel followed the young detective returning to Oxford University in 1965 to solve a case, with Shaun Evans (The Take, Teachers) taking over the John Thaw role.

The two-hour-long Endeavour averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 26.9% share from 9pm and was the most popular show in its timeslot, suggesting ITV executives would have a relatively easy decision on whether to commission a follow-up series. When ITV1+1 was included, Endeavour's figures rose to 6.8 million and a 28% share.

Earlier in the evening, 10.3 million (36.6%) tuned in to BBC1's EastEnders from 8pm for the aftermath of the death of long-running character Pat Evans in the New Year's Day episode. »

- Mark Sweney

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Pam St Clement on 'EastEnders' exit: 'I feared Pat would become dull'

2 January 2012 2:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pam St Clement has explained that her fear of boring viewers was a factor in leaving EastEnders. Her alter ego Pat Evans, who has resided in Albert Square since 1986, passed away last night in a special 70-minute episode. St Clement told The Mirror: "As an actor I am a great believer in leaving the stage while they still want more. "My greatest fear is that you will bore the audience. And once that thought has (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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'EastEnders' Pat death, 'Sherlock' beat 'Harry Potter' ITV premiere

2 January 2012 2:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders topped the New Year's Day ratings last night for Pam St Clement's final episode. Pat Evans's final day on the Square attracted 9.76m (36%) between 7pm and 8.10pm, while 736k (6.6%) sought out the landmark episode at the unusual time of 11.20pm on BBC Three. Following EastEnders, the second series of Sherlock kicked off with an impressive 8.75m (30.9%), after which a new Absolutely Fabulous special capped a fruitful night for BBC One with 7.12m (28.3%) at 9.40pm. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince appealed to just 3.45m (12.5%) for ITV1 (+1: 522k/2%), making the screening by far the least-watched terrestrial premiere of the franchise. BBC Two's Great Barrier Reef interested 3.02m (10.6%) in the 8pm hour, before the channel's audience dropped (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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'EastEnders' Pat exit: Cheryl Cole leads celebrity tributes

1 January 2012 2:19 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cheryl Cole was among the celebrities who paid tribute to EastEnders legend Pat Evans tonight (January 1) as her emotional final scenes aired. Pat, played by Pam St Clement, passed away in an extended New Year's Day episode following her recent diagnosis of terminal cancer. Friends and family, including her son David (Michael French), gathered to say their goodbyes during her final moments. In real life, meanwhile, St Clement has decided to bow out from EastEnders after 25 and a half years to pursue other work and life opportunities. Writing on Twitter after the episode aired, Cole commented: "Please tell me I'm not the only person to have shed a tear at #Eastenders?? Is there something wrong with me..? #Goodbyepat #endofanearring." Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand also tuned in, telling his online followers: "Watching (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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