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'EastEnders' Rita Simons shocked by daughter 'abuser' accusation

3 December 2012 5:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders actress Rita Simons has spoken about the opposition to her choice to allow an operation to help her deaf daughter Maiya hear again. She and her husband Theo Silveston decided that the 6-year-old should have a cochlear implant to give her hearing in both ears. The 35-year-old actress, who plays Walford's Roxy Mitchell, claimed that she was branded an "abuser" by one member of the public. Reflecting on the "extraordinary" hostility towards the decision, Simons told Hello magazine: "It comes mainly from people who firmly believe deafness should be embraced rather than treated as a physical deficiency that should be corrected. "I totally respect (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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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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'EastEnders' Roxy to be seduced by Aj

11 September 2012 10:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Roxy Mitchell's love life is likely to keep Walford gossiping in upcoming episodes of EastEnders. It's been revealed today (September 11) that Roxy (Rita Simons) will be getting passionate with Aj Ahmed towards the end of the month, after they bond over drinks at the Queen Vic. The pair get talking after Christian Clarke stands Roxy up at the pub, and it's not long before Aj (Phaldut Sharma) takes his admirer back to the Masood house and into his bedroom… At this early stage it's unclear whether this will stay as a one-off, or if either will want to see the other again. What we do know is that Roxy (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Kat hears Roxy's confession - spoiler pictures

4 June 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Kat Moon receives a shock next week as she hears all about Roxy Mitchell's crush on Alfie. As Kat (Jessie Wallace) settles back into Albert Square life, her main concern is looking out for troubled Jean Slater following the news that she has been conned by Michael Moon. However, Kat's attention is eventually turned back to her personal life when meddling Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) lets her know how close Alfie and Roxy became in her absence. Keen for answers, Kat confronts Roxy (Rita Simons) in private and is stunned when the blonde blurts out everything, admitting that she did develop a small crush on Alfie (Shane Richie) while they were working together. Roxy is also forced to confess that she (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Duncan James: 'I watch EastEnders to follow Roxy Mitchell'

31 May 2012 3:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Duncan James has divulged that he takes an interest in following EastEnders character Roxy Mitchell. Speaking to Inside Soap, the Blue singer revealed that he is close friends with Rita Simons, who plays the wild Roxy Mitchell in the Albert Square drama serial. James explained: ''I like to watch the show and see what they're doing with her character. Purely because Rita is one of my best friends." However, the 34-year-old admitted that he has a tendency of dipping in and out of the show. ''I (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Duncan James watches EastEnders for Rita

30 May 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Duncan James only watches 'EastEnders' for his good friend Rita Simons. Rita - who plays feisty Roxy Mitchell in the East London soap - has been friends with Duncan for years and even performed as his back-up singer in 2006 before finding fame on TV, and he admits he likes to see what she is doing in the show. Duncan said: ''I like to watch the show and see what they're doing with her character. Purely because Rita is one of my best friends.'' However, Duncan does dip in and out f the soap regardless, finding he can pick it up quickly »

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'EastEnders': Roxy's surprising discovery - video

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

Roxy Mitchell gets her first hint that something is amiss with the Queen Vic's finances in Thursday's (May 31) EastEnders episode. The barmaid is confused when she reads a bank statement which reveals that £10,000 has been withdrawn from The Vic's account with no apparent explanation. Christian advises Roxy (Rita Simons) to stay out of it, already fearing that she is getting too involved in Alfie's life after she failed to correct a delivery man who called her "Mrs Moon". (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Alfie stands up to Derek - video

17 April 2012 12:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders pub boss Alfie Moon tries to put local villain Derek Branning in his place in tonight's (April 17) episode of the soap. When Derek (Jamie Foreman) grabs Roxy as an argument breaks out at the Queen Vic, Alfie (Shane Richie) immediately defends the blonde by ordering Derek to get his hands off her. Roxy (Rita Simons) is thrilled that Alfie is acting as her knight in shining armour, but will she read more into this than she should? EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Rita Simons: 'Roxy, Alfie plot is sad'

15 April 2012 6:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Rita Simons has said that her character Roxy can't help but fall in love with Alfie (Shane Richie). Roxy has developed feelings for Alfie in recent episodes, but the actress thinks Roxy is fooling herself to believe Alfie loves her. "She's in love with Alfie and it's sad - she's obviously had a personality transplant and developed a conscience because she knows it's wrong and he's married. With Max, she just went for it, it was a game, an ego thing. But she cares for Alfie and she can't help but be in love with him," she told the Sunday Mirror. "She'll fish for compliments (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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'EastEnders' Rita Simons: 'I don't want Roxy, Alfie affair'

13 April 2012 9:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Rita Simons has admitted that she doesn't want her character Roxy Mitchell to have an affair with Alfie Moon for the time being. Roxy has developed strong feelings for Alfie (Shane Richie) in recent weeks as they have been working closely together at the Queen Vic. Next week's episodes see Roxy tell Alfie that she's in love with him, leaving viewers to wonder whether the pub boss will stay faithful to wife Kat. Simons told All About Soap of the aftermath: "Roxy knows it can't happen, but she can't help being in love with him. She leaves The Vic and says she just can't work there any longer. She just decides she has to leave because he goes on and on about Kat. It's too much for her." Asked whether she wants Alfie and Roxy to have a full-blown affair, the actress replied: "At this point, (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Alfie Moon to hear Roxy Mitchell's feelings

9 April 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Alfie Moon is in for a shock next week as Roxy Mitchell confesses her feelings for him. Roxy (Rita Simons) has fallen for Alfie (Shane Richie) while working alongside him at The Vic in recent weeks, and the story will soon come to a head as she struggles to keep a lid on her secret crush. Next week's episodes see Alfie come to Roxy's defence when she is involved in an argument at the pub. Roxy is delighted that he's acting as her knight in shining armour, which doesn't go unnoticed by Christian Clarke (John Partridge) or Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman). Christian addresses the subject head-on with his best friend, asking her when she's going to tell Alfie that she loves him. Derek, meanwhile, decides to cause some mischief by letting Roxy believe that Alfie is in serious danger. The bad boy launches his plan (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Shane Richie: 'I hope Alfie doesn't cheat on Kat'

28 March 2012 3:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Shane Richie has said that he wants his character Alfie Moon to stay faithful to wife Kat. Alfie has been tipped to face temptation in the coming weeks, as lonely Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) realises that she's falling in love with him. The pair are currently working together at the Queen Vic while Kat (Jessie Wallace) is away looking after her dad Charlie, who has suffered a stroke. However, Richie told All About Soap: "As far as Alfie's concerned, he's a happily married man. He can see that Roxy is flirting with him, but he just thinks she's being friendly. They've got a great friendship and enjoy some good banter together, but Alfie banters with half of Albert Square." Asked whether Alfie is capable of being unfaithful, the actor replied: "I hope not. Alfie's got very strong morals and (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders': Jean knows Andrew is innocent - video

27 March 2012 12:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Jean Slater admits that she could be a crucial witness in the case of Heather Trott's murder in tonight's (March 27) episode of the soap. Jean (Gillian Wright) is shocked when she reads a damning newspaper report which paints Andrew (Ricky Grover) as the guilty party - and expresses her belief that he's completely innocent. Quizzed by Alfie (Shane Richie) and Roxy (Rita Simons), Jean explains that she saw Andrew at the tube station around (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'EastEnders' Roxy realises she's in love with Alfie - spoiler pictures

26 March 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Roxy Mitchell starts to see Alfie Moon as her ideal man as the pair's close friendship continues next week. Roxy (Rita Simons) comes to the shocking realisation that she's in love with Alfie (Shane Richie) when the Queen Vic landlord helps her through an emotional day in an upcoming episode. The latest romance twist begins when Roxy becomes an unexpected arrival at Albert Square's reinstated girls-only book club at Tanya's house, where she causes a stir by putting her foot in it. When Roxy comments on how Tanya's illness adversely affected her relationship with Max, shrewd Cora (Ann Mitchell) immediately becomes suspicious - wondering how the blonde would know about this. Later, Cora confronts Roxy and Max (Jake Wood) - determined to find out whether her daughter has been (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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TV review: Touch; Horizon: The Truth About Fat; Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me

20 March 2012 5:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Touch is a searing disappointment from the man we all know as Alpha Male of the Galaxy

How much you are going to enjoy Touch (Sky1), the new 13-part drama from Tim "Heroes" Kring, depends on two things. First, how you respond to the line "We're talking about the quantum entanglement of cause and effect. Imagine the unspeakable beauty of the universe he sees!" And second, how well you bear the searing disappointment of seeing Kiefer Sutherland do Concerned Dad acting as Martin Bohm, the father of autistic (Or Is He?) son Jake, instead of being Alpha Male of his Generation, Universe and Galaxy Jack Bauer in 24.

First things first. The "quantum entanglement" line is delivered by Professor Arthur DeWitt explaining that Jake is not autistic (You See!) but a supremely gifted individual who is obsessed with certain numbers and patterns because he can see the interconnectedness of all things. »

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'EastEnders' Heather Trott tribute causes trouble - spoiler pictures

19 March 2012 5:11 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' Jean Slater sparks a Queen Vic showdown next week after organising a Heather Trott tribute evening at the pub. The story begins as Jean (Gillian Wright) is left distraught when Alfie (Shane Richie) suddenly sacks her, in desperate need of a way to cut costs. However, Alfie is startled by how upset Jean gets and quickly re-hires her as Events Manager. Embracing her new title, Jean decides to host an '80s-themed party at the pub in memory of Heather - wanting to reflect the Walford favourite's fun side. Although Alfie and Roxy (Rita Simons) warn that the event should be kept low-key to avoid upsetting Shirley, Jean is determined to do things her way and starts creating promotional flyers. When the big day arrives, a number of local residents are in attendance to celebrate Heather's life. However, Shirley (Linda Henry) turns (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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TV highlights 20/03/2012

19 March 2012 5:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Touch | Horizon: The Truth About Fat | Hit The Road Jack | Mark Lawson Talks To Terry Wogan | Napoleon Dynamite | Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness And Me

Touch

8pm, Sky1

After eight long days as Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV. Touch is written by Tim Kring, whose Heroes jumped off the pier marked "Danger: very high concept" pretty quickly. It's about a single dad (Kiefer) whose son hasn't spoken since birth and keeps bunking off school to write long strings of numbers in a notebook. But hang on – is he actually predicting some kind of giant road map to an interconnected series of future events happening to random people all around the world? Yes, and luckily, Kiefer's good at running around to help it all add up. Richard Vine

Horizon: The Truth About Fat

9pm, BBC2

Gabriel Weston likes sticking knives into people. She's a skin surgeon, often dealing in tumour removals, »

- Richard Vine, Ali Catterall, John Robinson, Martin Skegg, Hannah Verdier

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'EastEnders' Rita Simons reveals pain over daughter's deafness

13 March 2012 5:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Rita Simons has opened up about her daughter's deafness. The actress, who plays Roxy Mitchell in the soap, said that 5-year-old Maiya will eventually lose her hearing entirely after being diagnosed as deaf at six months. Her twin sister Jaimee has perfect hearing. Simons told The Sun: "Because there's a chance of her losing her hearing tomorrow, we do feel like we're walking a tightrope which we could fall off at any given moment. "I haven't at any point said to her, 'It's very likely you're going to lose all your hearing'. It's my job to manage it and work out how we're going to cope and when the time is right, then I would tell her. "I want to look at all the options out there. Each route is so different from the other. Exploring all of them, and having an understanding of each option, (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'EastEnders' Rita Simons reveals pain over daughter's deafness

13 March 2012 5:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders star Rita Simons has opened up about her daughter's deafness. The actress, who plays Roxy Mitchell in the soap, said that 5-year-old Maiya will eventually lose her hearing entirely after being diagnosed as deaf at six months. Her twin sister Jaimee has perfect hearing. Simons told The Sun: "Because there's a chance of her losing her hearing tomorrow, we do feel like we're walking a tightrope which we could fall off at any given moment. "I haven't at any point said to her, 'It's very likely you're going to lose all your hearing'. It's my job to manage it and work out how we're going to cope and when the time is right, then I would tell her. "I want to look at all the options out there. Each route is so different from the other. Exploring all of them, and having an understanding of each option, (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Rita Simons devastated over daughter's decline

13 March 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Rita Simons was devastated to learn on camera that her daughter's hearing will eventually be completely lost. The 'EastEnders' actress explores Maiya's condition with her husband Theo Silverston in new documentary 'Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me' and the couple were agonised to discover the five-year-old youngster - who has no hearing in her left ear and can only hear very loud sounds in her right without hearing aids - will experience deterioration. She said: ''I haven't at any point said to her, It's very likely you're going to lose all your hearing.' ''It's my job to manage it and work out »

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