EastEnders fans shocked by Taylor family secret

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

EastEnders bosses reveal shocking teen knife crime storyline inspired by brutal murder of former soap star Brooke Kinsella's brother Ben

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

University offers degree in soap operas and is backed by Corrie stars

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

EastEnders: Lee Ryan to exit role as barman Woody Woodward

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 favourite makes dramatic comeback and drops huge bombshell

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

8 soap stars who were brutally honest about their shows

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.