EastEnders spoilers live – Phil Mitchell wields IRON BAR in violent scenes; plus Coronation Street & Emmerdale news

IN EPISODES to come, Phil Mitchell is set to take matters in his own hands in a bid to protect ex-girlfriend Kat's Slater's son Tommy Moon from bullies.

Preview pictures for EastEnders Friday's episode will see young Tommy (Sonny Kendall) look for refuge in the Argee Bhajee after being chased by his bullies.

And after being informed of the trouble Tommy could be in, Phil (Steve McFadden) races into the restaurant where he is seen angrily wielding an iron bar in an attempt to scare the tormentors off.

As a terrified Tommy emerges from the depths of the restaurant, we're questioning whether or not Phil done enough to ensure he's left alone?

Read our soap spoilers live blog for the latest updates…

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    Emmerdale star Charley Webb’s son rushed to hospital

    EMMERDALE star Charley Webb has revealed her son Ace was rushed to hospital at the weekend after being struck down with illness.

    The actress called 999 and an ambulance was sent to the family home after the two-year-old took a turn for the worse.

    Worried Charley, 33, called the ordeal "scary" but thankfully the youngster has since made a recovery.

    Writing on Instagram, Charley said: "Ace has been poorly since Friday being sick on and off but he’s just been really lethargic.

    “And then on Saturday he took a turn for the worse we had to get him into hospital, but then today he’s turned a bit of a corner, but it’s been really scary, [we had] the ambulance out and everything."

    Reassuring fans today, she said their fun half-term plans were back on as she flashed a peace sign in the car.

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    EastEnders boss reveals exactly when Gray Atkins will be exposed

    EASTENDERS boss Kate Oates has confirmed that Gray Atkins will be exposed as a serial killer next month.

    The head of continuing drama teased the comeuppance of Gray while revealing the soap’s change of schedule.

    Beginning the week of March 7, the week will see Gray finally get what is coming to him after months of build up.

    BBC soap EastEnders and Emmerdale will go head-to-head after a scheduling shake-up that will see the London soap dropped from Fridays.

    It is bringing in a “simplified schedule” that will see it air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    The move – which starts from March 7 – will see it go head to head with ITV’s Emmerdale.

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    EastEnders star Anna Karen dies aged 85 in house fire

    EASTENDERS and On the Buses star Anna Karen died in a house fire aged 85 last night.

    The 70s actress, who found fame for her role as Olive in the TV sitcom based around the number 11 bus, died in the blaze at her home in Ilford, east London.

    Three fire engines and around 20 firefighters rushed to the blaze in Ilford, London, 10.20pm last night.

    Despite their best efforts, Anna died at the scene.

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    EastEnders star Anna Karen dies aged 85 in house fire

    EASTENDERS and On the Buses star Anna Karen died in a house fire aged 85 last night.

    The 70s actress, who found fame for her role as Olive in the TV sitcom based around the number 11 bus, died in the blaze at her home in Ilford, east London.

    Three fire engines and around 20 firefighters rushed to the blaze in Ilford, London, 10.20pm last night.

    Despite their best efforts, Anna died at the scene.

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    Luisa Bradshaw-White looks worlds apart from Tina as she ditches fame

    The actress – who played Tina Carter in the BBC One programme – has swapped acting to set up her own dance company in the village of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire.

    Luisa’s character was brutally killed off by serial killer Gray Atkins after she discovered that he had murdered his wife Chantelle in December 2020.

    In October, Luisa said that she had turned her back on acting after quitting Walford.

    She revealed her new life as a dance teacher and has opened Ecstatic dance classes.

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    James Alexandrou reveals why he never returned to EastEnders

    James Alexandrou has revealed the reason why he never returned to the soap as Martin Fowler.

    The actor, 36, played the market stall holder between 1996 and 2007.

    Martin was played by Jon Peyton Price for 11 years before James took over the role when he was just 11 himself.

    During his stint on the BBC soap, James appeared in a whopping 707 episodes before he decided that he wanted to pursue different things.

    His alter-ego wasn’t killed off when he left the show 15 years ago, but he realised that he didn’t want to reprise the role.

    James previously said: “They were talking for a while about me going back.

    “They made it very clear that they were bringing the character back and they would really like me to go back, but it just wasn’t right for me at the time.

    “The attraction in it would be to see some of my old mates and have a bit of nostalgia, and that wasn’t enough at the time to do it.”

    Since his stint on EastEnders, James has appeared in a number of TV shows including Missing, You, Me & Them, Casualty and most recently, The Prey.

    He’s also appeared in a number of theatre productions.

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    EastEnders spoilers: Mick Carter gets shock news about estranged wife

    In new instalments of the BBC One soap, due on our screens next week, Mick gets ready to put up a literal fight as he gets ready to take part in a boxing match.

    But with only a few participants, the pub landlord tells Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) he will cancel the match.

    This prompts Janine to enlist Kim’s (Tameka Empson) help in signing people up and, although she does complete her task, the latter promises whoever beats Mick will get free drinks for a year.

    Mick is left frustrated and asks Janine to make sure he fights against the weakest person but the plan backfires.

    And things only get worse when Mick receives the divorce papers from Linda.

    Linda left Walford in September, 2021, following the birth of her daughter Annie, who also happens to be Max Branning’s daughter.

    In an attempt to escape Max, Linda and Mick pretended he was Annie’s father, despite Rainie Highway’s attempts at exposing the truth.

    She is now set to come back to the soap, after a one-off Christmas appearance, amid family crisis as the Carters will be mourning Tina Carter.

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    Coronation Street’s longest-standing resident

    Portrayed by actor William Roache, Ken is the son of postman Frank and kitchen cleaner Ida.

    He married Valerie Tatlock, with whom he welcomed twins named Susan and Peter.

    Valerie sadly died after being electrocuted in 1971.

    During the 1970’s, Ken turned away from teaching and tried his hand at other jobs, thus becoming executive at Mark Brittain Warehouse, a taxi driver and even a Community Development Officer.

    Ken found happiness again with Deirdre and the pair were married in 1981.

    Fond of Deirdre’s daughter Tracy, Ken adopted her in 1986 and raised her as his own.

    After being thrown out for his own affair with his secretary at the Weatherfield Recorder Wendy Crozier in 1989, Ken tried to end his life.

    He slowly rebuilt his life by returning to teaching and had a series of relationship with Alma Sedgewick, Maggie Redman and Denise Osbourne.

    Denise welcomed a son named Daniel following their relationship and won custody of him before leaving the street.

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    Emmerdale’s Charley Webb flogging CBD oil

    EMMERDALE star Charley Webb has started flogging CBD oil on Instagram after quitting the soap.

    Over the years the soap star has taken to social media to share a number of sponsored posts, and most recently she’s spoken out about how CBD oil has helepd her.

    Alongside a video of her using the product throughout her daily routine she told fans: “I am a such a believer in a good morning and evening routine to make sure I start my day off in a calm way and end it with a restful night’s sleep. 

    “@cbii_cbd Oil is the one product I have been using for way over a year now that has helped me achieve those two things and I absolutely love it♡.

    “Anything that makes my day go smoother, I’m all for🙋🏼‍♀️If you struggle to sleep or with your anxiety throughout the day then definitely give this a go, I hope it helps you as much as it’s helped me.”

    CBD cannabis oil is a substance extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation.

    It can be beneficial in a variety of ways, from helping promote sleep to boosting appetite and reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

    Taking it is not illegal and will not make you high because CBD is a non-psychoactive.

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    Emmerdale star Paige Sandhu quits soap 

    EMMERDALE star Paige Sandhu has confirmed she is leaving the soap.

    The actress – who plays serial killer Meena Jutla in the ITV soap – has teased the dramatic end for her character.

    It is not known how long the storyline will continue for but actress Paige has confirmed she is leaving the soap.

    Speaking on This Morning earlier this week, she said: ”This is the beginning of the end for Meena but there’s more drama to come!”

    Paige also teased the “incredible ending” for Meena.

    It even left her in tears.

    “The ending’s incredible, better than I could ever have imagined, and I have already started crying,” she told the Mirror.

    “[Meena] is a psychopath and believes nobody will ever get the better of her. Psychopaths are incapable of feeling fear like we can.”

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    EastEnders Barbara Smith looks worlds away from her character 

    The 24-year-old, who joined the BBC One soap last year, leads a very glamorous life and often treats her fans to an insight.

    While her character is usually covered up in demure outfits, Dana likes to experiment with her looks and often poses in minidresses.

    Other images show her looking incredible in her bikini on exotic holidays or partying with pals on nights out.

    Barbara’s character has been involved in an on/off romance with Bobby Beale since she joined the soap.

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    Huge Emmerdale spoilers

    Get the lowdown on the next week’s drama.

    • Marlon gets shocking news
    • Marcus returns to the village
    • Vinny and Liv elope
    • Chas and Mandy have a row
    • Chloe sleeps with a villager
    • Noah and Jacob fight
    • Charity remodels the Woolpack

    Read all about the spoilers here.

    Corrie star does part time charity shop work

    KIMBERLY Hart-Simpson has opened up about working in charity shops when she’s not filming for Coronation Street.

    The 35-year-old has taken up a volunteering position at the British Heart Foundation – and it’s for a very personal reason.

    Actress Kimberly, who plays Nicky Wheatley in the ITV soap, said: “A few years ago [my sister] Emma became poorly and after going back and forth to the doctors for a long time she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy.

    “The condition has been life-altering for her – she has a lot of different symptoms and has good and bad days but can’t predict when they will be, it can be frustrating when she feels fine one day but can’t do anything the next.

    “Because of Emma’s experience, it has pushed me to use my platform so
    everybody knows about the charity and it’s a definite driver for me to
    carry on shopping there.”

    Kimberly – set to return to Corrie in spring – added that she mostly keeps herself hidden away in the stockroom while working at the store.

    EastEnders’ Michelle Collins regrets doing MasterChef

    EASTENDERS star Michelle Collins has revealed how she regrets doing MasterChef when she “wasn’t right” mentally.

    The soap actress admitted that she was in a “really bad way” before taking part in the celebrity cooking competition last August.

    Michelle, 59, told fans she felt like she “shouldn’t have” taken part in the show as her late mum Mary was coming to the end of her cancer battle.

    “I did Celebrity MasterChef and I was really in a bad way,” Michelle told Notebook in a candid interview about her mental health.

    “Mentally, I wasn’t right and I shouldn’t have done it. Then in April, mum died – so last year was not a happy time for me.

    “We all go through times in our life when we suffer from mental health issues, and we should talk about it. I did write about it in my book, including the time when I attempted suicide.

    “I’ve become much stronger as I’ve gotten older, but I still want to help other people as much as I can.”

    Coronation Street spoiler: Adam is harassed online

    The intimidation campaign continues for Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson).

    After heavily vandalising his car and even targeting his wife Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien), his mystery enemy takes things to the Worldwide Web.

    And, this time, Adam’s credibility as a solicitor is at stake.

    This week, Imran shows concerning online comments to Adam.

    Adam is horrified as he finds he is being trolled: the reviews concerning him are all slating him as a solicitor.

    But has Lydia Chambers (Rebecca Ryan)really decided to ruin his career after harassing him (and getting away with it)?

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      EastEnders schedule shake-up

      EastEnders will change to a “new simplified schedule” from next month, the BBC has announced.

      The broadcaster’s flagship soap opera will air on BBC One at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from March 7.

      This comes after ITV announced that it would also be changing its soap opera schedule in March, moving Coronation Street to hour-long episodes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm, while Emmerdale will move to a 7.30pm slot.

      Kate Oates, BBC’s head of continuing drama, said: “We’re delighted that, from March 7, there will be new regular time slots for EastEnders.

      “This new simplified schedule means it’s even easier for viewers to get their fix, as well as being able to watch whenever and wherever they choose on @bbciplayer.

      “EastEnders’ new 7.30pm slot begins with a hugely exciting week, as killer Gray Atkins is finally exposed.”

      EastEnders spoiler: Frankie set to return

      EASTENDERS fans are in for a shock as the soap will air a return for Frankie Lewis next week.

      Frankie, who is played by Rose Ayling-Ellis will arrive back in Albert Square just as the Carter family are receiving devastating news.

      In next week’s instalment of EastEnders, DCI Arthurs arrives at The Queen Vic to inform the family they’ve found Tina’s body in the Argee Bhajee.

      As Shirley (Linda Henry) and Mick (Danny Dyer) struggle to process the news, Frankie arrives home.

      So, how will Mick manage to break the terrible news of Tina’s death to a happy-to-be-home Frankie?

      EastEnders stars pay tribute to Anna Karen

      Former EastEnders actress Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell in the soap, tweeted: “I just heard the awful news about the wonderful Anna Karen.

      “Horrific and awful and so so sad. She was one of the best. Sleep well lovely Anna. Sending all my love to her family and friends.”

      Daniella Westbrook, who starred as Sam Mitchell in the soap, wrote on Twitter: “I’m devastated at the loss of lovely Anna, my condolences to her family may she Rest In Peace.”

      Co-star Jake Wood, who played Max Branning, tweeted: “So sad to hear of the passing of Anna Karen. Loved working with her, so funny and full of character RIP x.”

      Danniella Westbrook reveals she’s getting her RIB removed to fix her face

      DANNIELLA Westbrook has revealed that doctors are planning to remove part of her rib next week as she prepares to go under the knife again.

      The former EastEnders star previously underwent a similar procedure in 2018 where surgeons removed part of her rib to fix her cheekbone.

      At the time, the TV star revealed that she had no bone left in one of her cheeks due to osteoporosis that was caused by bad dental work.

      Now four years on, the 49-year-old has explained that she’s set to go under the same operation again and admitted it will “take a toll” on her.

      Speaking to OK! Magazine, she said: “I’m going through a lot operations at the moment. They’re good but they’re very hard.

      “The first two of my operations haven’t taken a toll on me but the next lot will do.about:blank

      “I’m seeing a bone surgeon next who is going to be removing a rib.”

      Danniella first discussed the procedure and her osteoporosis battle on Good Morning Britain in 2018.

      Doors left open for Alexandra Mardell to return

      Corrie bosses have confirmed the door will be left open for Alexandra to return to the role of Emma.

      Speaking about her decision to leave after four years on the cobbles, she said: “Playing Emma, on the most iconic street there is, has been the best experience of my life.

      “Four years have gone so fast.

      “Compared to other cast members I still feel like a newbie, which makes my decision to leave all the more difficult.

      “But I feel it’s the right time for me.

      “I can’t thank everyone at Coronation Street enough for welcoming me and trusting me to tell so many wonderful and heartfelt ­stories.

      “And for the friendships.”

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        EastEnders spoilers: Kat Slater devastated as she struggles to cope

        In upcoming scenes of the BBC One soap due on screens next week, Jean finds Tommy skiving from school.

        When he begs Kat for some money for a school trip, Tommy is disappointed to hear his mother refuse.

        Recent episodes have shown the young boy struggling in class as he has become the victim of bullies.

        Unfortunately, the bullies are not yet ready to pick on another target as Tommy receives a message demanding money by the end of the day.

        Later on, Kat realises Mitch Baker’s wages have gone missing.

        With his request for money still fresh on her mind, Kat immediately suspects Tommy and confronts him.

        The owner of Kat’s Cabs inadvertently embarrasses her son in front of his bullies, which could only make matters worse for him at school.

        Despite feeling humiliated, Tommy denies he took Mitch’s money and insists that he is no longer being bullied – instead of asking for help.

        Soon, mother and son are at each other’s throats.

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        EastEnders schedule shake-up

        EastEnders will change to a “new simplified schedule” from next month, the BBC has announced.

        The broadcaster’s flagship soap opera will air on BBC One at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from March 7.

        This comes after ITV announced that it would also be changing its soap opera schedule in March, moving Coronation Street to hour-long episodes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm, while Emmerdale will move to a 7.30pm slot.

        Kate Oates, BBC’s head of continuing drama, said: “We’re delighted that, from March 7, there will be new regular time slots for EastEnders.

        “This new simplified schedule means it’s even easier for viewers to get their fix, as well as being able to watch whenever and wherever they choose on @bbciplayer.

        “EastEnders’ new 7.30pm slot begins with a hugely exciting week, as killer Gray Atkins is finally exposed.”

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        Luisa Bradshaw-White looks worlds apart from Tina as she ditches fame

        The actress – who played Tina Carter in the BBC One programme – has swapped acting to set up her own dance company in the village of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire.

        Luisa’s character was brutally killed off by serial killer Gray Atkins after she discovered that he had murdered his wife Chantelle in December 2020.

        In October, Luisa said that she had turned her back on acting after quitting Walford.

        She revealed her new life as a dance teacher and has opened Ecstatic dance classes.

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        EastEnders spoilers: Mick Carter gets shock news about estranged wife

        In new instalments of the BBC One soap, due on our screens next week, Mick gets ready to put up a literal fight as he gets ready to take part in a boxing match.

        But with only a few participants, the pub landlord tells Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) he will cancel the match.

        This prompts Janine to enlist Kim’s (Tameka Empson) help in signing people up and, although she does complete her task, the latter promises whoever beats Mick will get free drinks for a year.

        Mick is left frustrated and asks Janine to make sure he fights against the weakest person but the plan backfires.

        And things only get worse when Mick receives the divorce papers from Linda.

        Linda left Walford in September, 2021, following the birth of her daughter Annie, who also happens to be Max Branning’s daughter.

        In an attempt to escape Max, Linda and Mick pretended he was Annie’s father, despite Rainie Highway’s attempts at exposing the truth.

        She is now set to come back to the soap, after a one-off Christmas appearance, amid family crisis as the Carters will be mourning Tina Carter.

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