EastEnders is working on a gangs and knife crime storyline with former cast member Brooke Kinsella , whose brother was stabbed to death.
Keegan Baker and Shakil Kazemis will be attacked with a blade by a gang, with the community struggling to deal with the violence.
BBC writers have worked
Tonight's EastEnders saw a shocking secret from the Taylor family's past revealed, as Keegan Baker's (Zack Morris) newly arrived dad Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) made his presence felt.
Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) was absolutely furious to discover that his mum Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) had spent the night with Mitch, and
The shock news of Kat’s death has affected everyone. Stacey wants to hear more from Mo, and finds out that Kat’s body will be sent over for a funeral.
Stacey needs to raise as much money as she can to give her a good send-off. She and Mo go to
And there will soon be another departure in Albert Square, as Maggie Steed, below, who plays Joyce Murray, heads off.
But while Woody Woodward (Lee) and Richard’s Vincent Hubbard have both had the door left open to return, there will be no going back for Joyce.
I’m told she will die in
EastEnders newcomer Mitch Baker walked out on the Taylors again tonight (March 16) in the aftermath of Keegan's shock discovery.
The BBC soap revealed a dark Taylor family secret in last night's episode as Keegan overheard his parents Karen and Mitch having a shocking conversation about Keanu's dad.
Horrified by what he'd
Actress Brooke Kinsella MBE has been working with soap bosses to mark the tenth anniversary of her younger sibling Ben's murder.
He was killed while out celebrating the end of his GCSEs in north London in an unprovoked attack in 2008.
Brooke, who played Kelly Smith in EastEnders from 2001-2004, later launched the Ben Kinsella Trust in
Viewers believe they heard Stacey telling Big Mo to “f**k off” when they rowed about Jean.
On Tuesday, Jean returned to Albert Square convinced that Kat is still alive.
While viewers, and Big Mo, know that she is, Stacey still has no idea her beloved cousin is alive.
As Big Mo tried to
EastEnders fans should make sure not to miss a very important episode tonight (March 22) – as the show is on twice.
The BBC soap has scheduled in a rare Thursday night double bill, making up for the fact that EastEnders is off air for Sport Relief tomorrow.
EastEnders airs at the
EastEnders will be tackling knife crime in a shock storyline involving Shakil Kazemi and Keegan Taylor.
The hard-hitting plot will place the Kazemis and Taylors at the heart of the show when schoolboys Shakil and Keegan are attacked in tragic scenes.
As the story unfolds, viewers will see the wide-reaching ramifications of
Being an adolescent ain't easy, especially if you happen to live in Soapland. Chances are if you're a teenager and your postcode falls in the Walford, Weatherfield, Emmerdale or Hollyoaks area, then at some point during the ages of 13 to 19, you're going to get put through the wringer.
A university has launched a soap degree course... complete with its own Coronation Street -style outdoor set.
The uni has built a street with a pub and newsagent – just like Weatherfield’s Rovers Return and Kabin.
And there are interior sets of houses, shops and the boozer, plus state-of-the-art control
When it comes to characters having affairs in Soapland, you've got your obvious repeat offenders – the likes of Max Branning, Peter Barlow and Mercedes McQueen. And then you have those unlikely people who we had down as being serial monogamists, but genuinely surprised us by getting it on with
Laila Morse has teased the reason behind Big Mo Harris' return and why she is lying about Kat Slater's death.
The EastEnders star has returned to the BBC One but nearly accidentally revealed too much as she spoke about her character's comeback.
Big Mo is back in Albert Square and Laila reckons
Kat Slater made an explosive return to EastEnders tonight as she burst into the her own wake at the Queen Vic.
Before it all kicked off in the pub, Kat shocked the rest of the Slater clan when they turned round and thought they'd seen a ghost.
Kat sat down and explained
Soap fans will be able to study how their favourite shows are made at university and the course even has its own Coronation Street-style outdoor set.
The University of Central Lancashire's fast-track BA-Hons Continuing Drama Production degree will launch in September 2018 and will be completed in two rather than three to
EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley has hinted that there are more secrets to learn about Karen Taylor and her family.
The show has been delving into the Taylors' backstory recently – bringing in Keegan's dad Mitch Baker and revealing that Keanu's father once nearly killed Karen.
In a new chat with Inside Soap,
It seems the boyband singer is swapping pulling pints for firing rifles as Lee Ryans heads to Hollywood for a role in a WW2 epic.
Lee Ryan, who has portrayed lovable barman Woody Woodward in EastEnders for just over a year, has confirmed he will be trying his luck abroad to
EastEnders fans are in for a treat this week when Kat Slater finally returns home.
The first pictures showing the gobby mare back in Walford after her stint away on Redwater have been revealed.
Kathleen will make a dramatic comeback this week and shock guests at her own wake in the Queen
EastEnders shed more light on the Kat Slater death mystery tonight (March 20) as Jean arrived back in Walford with a bombshell.
The Square's residents have been rocked by news of Kat's tragic demise, following Big Mo's shocking claims that she'd been killed in a boat accident in Ireland.
Lee Ryan is due to leave his role in EastEnders as barman Woody Woodward, Digital Spy can confirm.
Lee, who has played Woody since April 2017, will be departing the BBC soap when his contract ends.
When Woody first arrived on the Square, he clashed with Mick Carter (Danny Dyer), particularly after
EastEnders viewers will be delighted to hear that Shane Richie is returning to Albert Square.
Alfie Moon will be back in Walford after a two year absence and an appearance in BBC spin-off Redwater.
Cheeky Shane has teased fans this week as he told ITV's Lorraine Kelly that he had "no plans"
EastEnders' Kat Slater settles back in Walford next week – but there is a bumpy road ahead thanks to those death claims.
Last night's episode saw Stacey (Lacey Turner) desperately try and get hold of the money needed to bury her cousin, having been rocked by Mo's bombshell that Kat is
Jean Slater makes her dramatic comeback to EastEnders in tonight's explosive episode.
The Walford favourite is back in Albert Square after receiving a phone call from her worried son-in-law Martin Fowler.
But Jean has not just returned to offer her support over Kat's tragic death, as Stacey's mum has got her own
It's always sad to hear when a favourite soap star is taking their leave - and in Albert Square there are a few stars who have confirmed their departure.
And while EastEnders has recently seen the return of Big Mo Slater, with Jean Slater and Kat Moon to appear this week,
Soap stars tend to toe the party line in interviews as much as possible. It stops the producers from getting annoyed, keeps the press office happy and avoids any sensational headlines. All well and good… but also pretty dull.
Fortunately, just to keep things interesting, not everyone is quite so diplomatic.
EastEnders hasn't always been hitting the mark recently – the length of Aidan Maguire's heist plot tells us that much – but a moment in a recent episode has made up for all of that.
Yes, we're talking about the moment fans were introduced to Keegan Baker's dad Mitch in Monday
Stacey Slater's life will be flipped upside down when her mum, nan and cousin return to Albert Square.
EastEnders star Lacey Turner has revealed that her character's life will be 'ruined' by the drama caused by her troublesome relatives.
On Tuesday night's episode, viewers saw Stacey looking gobsmacked when Jean revealed that
The legendary character has only been back on our screen for just over a year, but already she could be facing the chop.
New EastEnders boss John Yorke is said to be axing the character, played by Jenna Russell after the original star, Susan Tully, refused to rejoin the soap.
It’s only taken about 40 years of marriage for Ted to have this epiphany as well!
Everything comes to a head over Bernadette Taylor and the chess competition Ted has entered her in.
While the schoolgirl is a bag of nerves - not helped by her mum Karen who is convinced that
The actor - who plays police informant Vincent Hubbard in the BBC soap - and show bosses came to a mutual decision it was time for him to go.
An EastEnders spokesman confirmed the news in a statement, saying: “We can confirm that Richard will be leaving EastEnders this spring.