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'EastEnders' Nicola Stapleton: 'I'll never say never to Mandy return'

1 June 2012 7:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Nicola Stapleton has confirmed that she would not rule out another return for her soap character Mandy Salter. The actress filmed her exit scenes six weeks ago and viewers saw Mandy bow out in yesterday evening's (May 31) episode. Speaking on Loose Women today (June 1), the 37-year-old revealed that she was thrilled with Mandy's most recent story arc. Stapleton commented: "I don't want to play someone who's normal and boring - I want somebody who's feisty and spicy. I love Mandy. She's got layers, I think - she's deep and she's troubled. "It's been really nice, actually, with the last few storylines that I had with Vicky Alcock who played my mum. It's fine to put a character on telly and say, 'Oh, what a horrible person', but it's nice to explain why people might be like (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Mandy Salter to leave Walford

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

EastEnders minx Mandy Salter will leave Walford this summer after splitting from her partner Ian Beale, reports have revealed. Mandy makes her departure from Albert Square on her wedding day, adding another relationship disaster to Ian's list, according to The Sun. Whether the couple's wedding goes ahead before Mandy makes her surprise exit is currently unknown. Nicola Stapleton, who plays Mandy, returned to EastEnders last summer after 17 years away from the soap. Confirming her departure, Stapleton commented: "I've had a great time at EastEnders, working with friends old and new. Who knows whether Mandy will return? Let's hope it doesn't take another (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Victoria Alcock: 'Fans are wary of me'

9 March 2012 6:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Victoria Alcock has expressed delight over the public's response to her nasty character Lorraine Stevens. Lorraine turned up in Walford last week, shaking up her daughter Mandy's (Nicola Stapleton) new life with local businessman Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt). Speaking on This Morning today (March 9), Alcock revealed that EastEnders fans are already confusing her with her troublesome alter ego. She explained: "My poor husband Nick has had so many people say to him, 'I'm sorry, your wife is an absolute nutter'. I think he's sleeping with one eye open at the moment! "I'm loving it. It's great to be involved in EastEnders full-stop. But I've also got a new-found respect on the street - on the real-life street! People are giving me a wide berth. I can hear the (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Bianca Butcher's new job - video

6 March 2012 12:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Bianca Butcher reluctantly starts a new job as a cleaner at the Beale house in tonight's (March 6) episode of the soap. Bianca (Patsy Palmer) isn't entirely happy to be working for Ian (Adam Woodyatt) but knows she needs the money, so she decides to grin and bear it as she begins her new duties. There's obvious tension between Bianca and Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) as they come face-to-face (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Mandy, Lorraine scenes are dark, says Nicola Stapleton

29 February 2012 8:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Nicola Stapleton has admitted that it was challenging to play her character Mandy Salter's upcoming feud with mum Lorraine. Lorraine, now played by Victoria Alcock, returns to Walford in Thursday night's (March 1) episode and soon shows a nasty side as she starts bullying Mandy. The pair's war even becomes physical at one point as the tension between them reaches boiling point. > EastEnders spoiler: Mandy's mother returns to Walford

> EastEnders spoiler: Ian hears a worrying warning about Mandy Stapleton told All About Soap: "They have their blazing rows, but Mandy's petrified of her own mother. She might be good at fending for herself and putting on a front, but Lorraine has a hold over Mandy that can't be broken. "[The fight scenes] are very dark and were a real challenge to film. (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Lucy plots against Mandy - video

28 February 2012 12:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Lucy Beale continues to play detective in tonight's (February 28) episode of the soap - determined to prove that mischievous Mandy Salter is having an affair. Lucy (Hetti Bywater) already knows that Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) is hiding something after she secretly pawned her new bracelet, but she realises this isn't enough to catch her out once and for all. Deciding that she needs more evidence before she shares her suspicions with Ian, Lucy asks Lauren (Jacqueline (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Nicola Stapleton: 'Mandy may not get sympathy'

24 February 2012 7:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Nicola Stapleton has admitted that she is not sure whether viewers will sympathise with her character Mandy Salter when her mum Lorraine starts causing trouble for her. Mandy is left stunned next week when Lorraine (Victoria Alcock) arrives on Albert Square unexpectedly, stirring up chaos for her new life with Ian (Adam Woodyatt). As reported earlier in the week, Lorraine makes it clear that she sees Ian as a meal ticket when alone with Mandy - but puts on an air of innocence in front of the businessman. Stapleton told Inside Soap: "Lorraine puts on a big act for Ian. Mandy can see straight through her, but Ian doesn't understand why she's getting her knickers in a twist. "When Lorraine's alone with Mandy, she's really cruel and cold. But she's (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Victoria Alcock 'loved poor wardrobe for Lorraine role'

24 February 2012 6:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Victoria Alcock has revealed that she embraced the chance to dress badly on the soap. The actress confirmed that fans can expect a poor fashion sense from her character Lorraine Salter, who returns to Walford next week. Lorraine is the wayward mother of Albert Square regular Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) and is quick to cause trouble for her daughter upon her arrival. Alcock told TV Choice of Lorraine's bad clothes: "The costume lady said, 'Are you sure, Vic?' I said, 'Bring it on!' It's '80s, but not in a good way." The 46-year-old added that it should be interesting for viewers to see her playing (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Victoria Alcock: 'Lorraine will be a leech'

21 February 2012 6:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders newcomer Victoria Alcock has predicted that viewers will be shocked by the antics of her character Lorraine Salter. As announced last month, the former Bad Girls actress has taken over the role of Lorraine, who is the mother of Walford minx Mandy (Nicola Stapleton). Lorraine returns to Albert Square after exchanging a series of text messages with scheming Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater), who wrongly suspects that Mandy's mystery contact 'L' must be a secret boyfriend. Teasing Lorraine's arrival, Alcock told TV Choice: "There will be a collective intake of breath from viewers because just when you think she couldn't stoop any lower, she goes full-steam ahead. "Many Albert Square residents didn't think there was a bigger leech than Mandy, but we see where she gets it from now. She has no qualms and (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Mandy in turmoil over mum Lorraine - Spoiler Pictures

20 February 2012 4:04 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders minx Mandy Salter panics next week following her mother Lorraine's return to Albert Square. As previously reported, Lorraine - now played by former Bad Girls actress Victoria Alcock - descends on Walford after being invited via text message by scheming Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater), who mistakenly thinks that 'L Stevens' is a mystery man that Mandy is having an affair with. Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) is not at all happy to see Lorraine, fearing that she could ruin her new life with fiancé Ian (Adam Woodyatt) - and it seems that she's right to be worried when Lorraine makes it clear that she sees her future son-in-law as a meal ticket. As Lorraine privately implies that her financial struggles will be over now that she's been introduced to Ian, Mandy loses patience and tells her that she'll have to (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Mandy attacks Lucy - Unseen Picture

5 February 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders minx Mandy Salter loses patience with Lucy Beale in tonight's episode - violently attacking her at the Queen Vic. Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) is left fuming with Lucy (Hetti Bywater) when the schemer deliberately destroys her wedding dress this evening, but it's when she discovers another one of the teenager's stunts that she finally snaps. As Mandy and Ian (Adam Woodyatt) arrive at the pub hoping for a quiet drink, they hear from Dot that Heather and Andrew's wedding will be on the same day as their (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Lucy, Mandy war continues - video

3 February 2012 1:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Ian Beale remains at the centre of a battle between his daughter and his fiancée in tonight's episode of the soap. Ian (Adam Woodyatt) can sense that all is not well at home, so he takes Lucy (Hetti Bywater) out for a pub lunch - allowing them to spend some quality time together without Mandy present. However, at the same time, Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) is waiting for Ian back at the house in some sexy lingerie, and when Lucy can sense (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Mandy seeks Lucy truce - Spoiler Pictures

30 January 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Mandy Salter tries desperately to get on good terms with future stepdaughter Lucy Beale next week - concerned that their feud is spiralling out of control. When Lucy deliberately pours coffee over Mandy's wedding dress in an upcoming episode, Mandy is left furious over the teenager's antics - before facing frustration when Ian refuses to believe that his daughter would do such a thing on purpose. Mandy's (Nicola Stapleton) anger later escalates when she discovers that Lucy has convinced an oblivious Heather (Cheryl Fergison) and Andrew (Ricky Grover) to tie the knot on the same day as her and Ian's wedding - leaving the Square's residents torn over which ceremony to attend. Losing her temper in front of shocked punters at the Queen Vic, Mandy flies at Lucy (Hetti Bywater) and has to be dragged away by Andrew before (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Lucy pulls a nasty stunt - Spoiler Pictures

29 January 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders minx Mandy Salter is left distraught next week as scheming Lucy Beale steps up her attempts to make life difficult for her. Lucy (Hetti Bywater) has grown jealous of Mandy in recent weeks, and her frustration reaches a new level when she sees her dad Ian (Adam Woodyatt) fussing around the blonde like a puppy dog. Deciding that she's had enough of her future stepmum, Lucy plays a nasty trick on the day of Mandy's (Nicola Stapleton) final wedding dress fitting at the Beale house. Putting on an act, (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' is more enjoyable now, says Nicola Stapleton

23 January 2012 6:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Nicola Stapleton has revealed that her second stint on the show is proving to be more enjoyable than the first. The actress reprised her role as Mandy Salter last summer after 17 years away from Albert Square, during which she took on a variety of other roles. Reflecting on her comeback, Stapleton told Celebs on Sunday: "I'm having a great time. I'm enjoying it so much more this time round - you're older, wiser, you understand a bit more how the machine works. "I've spent the last 17 years really grafting my arse off, so it's nice to be back in a situation where I'm in a real routine." EastEnders fans have seen Mandy embark on a relationship with Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) following her return to Walford. Asked whether she finds the pairing strange due to the age difference, Stapleton (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Mandy strips off for Ian - Spoiler Picture

22 January 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' mischievous blonde Mandy Salter uses some sexy lingerie to keep Ian Beale under her thumb in an upcoming episode. Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) finds herself competing for Ian's attention in the coming days, as his daughter Lucy (Hetti Bywater) is keen to spend time with him following her recent return to Albert Square. When Ian (Adam Woodyatt) senses that there is tension between his daughter and his fiancée, he sits Lucy down for a chat and promises that they can enjoy (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' return for Mandy Salter's mother

22 January 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders bosses have announced that Mandy Salter's mother Lorraine will be returning to Albert Square next month. Former Bad Girls star Victoria Alcock has been cast in the role of Lorraine, who turns up in Walford after receiving a message from scheming Lucy Beale. Lucy (Hetti Bywater) gets suspicious in upcoming episodes when she catches Mandy sending secret texts and pawning a bracelet that Ian (Adam Woodyatt) has bought her to send the money to someone. The mischievous teenager decides that Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) must be having an affair, so she gets hold of the number and arranges to meet the 'mystery man' on the Square. However, Lucy is soon left stunned when she realises that there is no secret admirer - and she has inadvertently brought Mandy's mother to Walford.

Pictured left: Victoria Alcock (Lorraine). (more) »

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'EastEnders': Lucy is unimpressed by Mandy - video

16 January 2012 12:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Lucy Beale is back to her mischievous ways as she resolves to get rid of Mandy in tonight's episode of the soap. Lucy (Hetti Bywater) is pleased to be back in Walford and spending time with dad Ian (Adam Woodyatt) again, but she gets annoyed when tactless Mandy interrupts their bonding time this evening. Putting a plan into action, Lucy decides that the best way forward is to pretend that she's getting along with Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) - while secretly plotting against her. Will her scheme work? EastEnders airs tonight (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Lucy and Mandy's war begins - Spoiler Pictures

9 January 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Here's a first look at the moment that EastEnders returnee Lucy Beale hatches her first scheme against Mandy Salter - determined to get her in big trouble with Ian. Lucy, now played by Hetti Bywater, doesn't like the look of Mandy from the moment that they're introduced later this week - and things get worse when the ex-stripper interrupts valuable bonding time between her and Ian. When Lucy decides that she wants to be number one in her father's life again, she realises that her best plan of action will be to get close to Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) while secretly plotting against her. Mandy soon falls for the plan as she heads to the pub with Lucy, who manipulates her into thinking that she's a "cool older sister" rather than a wicked stepmother.

Pictured: Mandy enjoys her 'bonding time' with Lucy. Lucy then (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Bianca faces big decisions - Spoiler Pictures

9 January 2012 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders airs a big week for Bianca Butcher from next Monday as her marriage to Ricky reaches rock bottom - and Morgan's real dad Ray Dixon turns up on the Square. More trouble lies ahead for the Butcher clan in the coming days when Mandy Salter (Nicola Stapleton) tells Ricky about the tragedy she suffered many years ago, when their baby girl died on the day she was born. Stunned to discover that he had a daughter with Mandy, Ricky (Sid Owen) decides not to tell Bianca anything just yet - but the fiery mum finds out when Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) lets the secret slip. In the aftermath of the revelation, Bianca (Patsy Palmer) tells Ricky that their relationship is over as it's one secret too many. However, Ricky refuses to give up on their marriage and desperately tries to keep the family together. During a heart-to-heart with Carol »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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