Brookside's Claire Sweeney admits she became a lesbian to save the show as former stars reveal hopes soap will return with fresh new cast

Brookside's Claire Sweeney admits she became a lesbian to save the show as former stars reveal hopes soap will return with fresh new cast

The TV presenter, 47, reunited with some of her former cast mates as part of Loose Women's soap special today and dished the dirt on why her alter-ego Lindsey Corkhill became a "gun-toting, drug-dealing lesbian". She joked: "Phil Redmond was so pioneering…

Paul Walker’s mum says she wanted to die so she could join him after his tragic crash in heartbreaking new documentary – The Sun

Paul Walker’s mum says she wanted to die so she could join him after his tragic crash in heartbreaking new documentary – The Sun

Cheryl, who was with Paul on the morning of his death aged 40 in November 2013, opened up about her struggle to carry on in new documentary I Am Paul Walker about the late actor. She said: "I really just wanted to…

The Chase viewers praise retired contestant Lynne as she takes on chaser Shaun Wallace alone – but goes home with nothing

The Chase viewers praise retired contestant Lynne as she takes on chaser Shaun Wallace alone – but goes home with nothing

Lynne had to go it alone after her teammates, Andrew, Jo and David, all failed to beat Shaun Wallace  – aka the Dark Destroyer – on the ITV quiz show. But the plucky contestant, who retired from her role as a support…

Blac Chyna’s bum looks dramatically different as she sparks rumours she’s taken out ‘her implants’

Blac Chyna’s bum looks dramatically different as she sparks rumours she’s taken out ‘her implants’

The 30-year-old, who was previously famed for having an impressive booty, appeared to have a much smaller behind than in images taken just last month. Dressed in a pair of leggings, the star – real name Angela White – sparked speculation that…

Mum-of-two claims she gets ID’d in pubs, hit on by younger men and stopped by the police for her youthful looks – so can YOU guess how old she is?

Mum-of-two claims she gets ID’d in pubs, hit on by younger men and stopped by the police for her youthful looks – so can YOU guess how old she is?

Earlier this week, Carol Vorderman was delighted when she was ID'd buying a mini bottle of wine in M&S – at the age of 57. And she's not alone. We meet the ladies who've been ID'd in their 50s – so did…

Kourtney K. Admits She Has ‘a Lot of Tension’ With Kim

Kourtney K. Admits She Has ‘a Lot of Tension’ With Kim

The infighting between the Kardashian sisters may not be over just yet. Kourtney Kardashian spoke out in a new interview about her argument with Kim Kardashian that is being teased for the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I think it started…

Love Island fans think Megan Barton Hanson's boobs will pop OUT during live final as she leaves in fourth place

Love Island fans think Megan Barton Hanson's boobs will pop OUT during live final as she leaves in fourth place

The stunning 24-year-old wore a revealing dress for this evening’s episode which made sure all eyes were on her. She snuggled up to her partner Wes Nelson and told Caroline Flack she’d never felt for anyone like she did for him. But…

EastEnders star Jo Joyner hints she could return to soap role as Tanya Branning after making surprise appearance earlier this year

EastEnders star Jo Joyner hints she could return to soap role as Tanya Branning after making surprise appearance earlier this year

The 41-year-old – who has played Tanya Cross on and off since 2006 – admitted she wants to make time out of busy schedule for Albert Square. She last appeared in the soap in Januray when her on-screen daughter Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald)…

Woman left covered in scars from 15 childhood operations reveals why she ditched plans for plastic surgery… and learned to embrace her 'flaws' instead

Woman left covered in scars from 15 childhood operations reveals why she ditched plans for plastic surgery… and learned to embrace her 'flaws' instead

Speaking to Fabulous Online, the 24-year-old body confidence coach, who was born in Hong Kong and now lives in London, reveals why she ditched her teenage plans to go back under the knife – and how she learned to love her scars……

Coronation Street spoilers: Sinead Tinker discovers she is pregnant after quitting her job in Underworld

Coronation Street spoilers: Sinead Tinker discovers she is pregnant after quitting her job in Underworld

Unfortunately their happiness comes right after Daniel – played by Robert Mallard – tells new factory boss Alya Nazir that Sinead is quitting her job as a knicker stitcher as they’re starting a new business. Alya is left furious when Daniel inadvertently…

Mum reveals why she is considering having a baby by a SPERM DONOR – despite having a long-term boyfriend who also wants children

Mum reveals why she is considering having a baby by a SPERM DONOR – despite having a long-term boyfriend who also wants children

The woman made the comments on a Mumsnet thread and has confused people because she admitted both she and her partner want children. She said: "We have been together three years, and agreed earlier in our relationship that we wanted children. "I…

Helena Bonham Carter pictured on The Crown set as Princess Margaret for the first time as she joins co-star Ben Daniels

Helena Bonham Carter pictured on The Crown set as Princess Margaret for the first time as she joins co-star Ben Daniels

The actress joined co-star Ben Daniels as she got to work filming her first few scenes, and she was in full costume. Ben plays Margaret's husband Lord Snowdon. Filming took place at Hylands Park in Essex, which was doubling up for The…

Love Island fans mock Ellie Brown's reaction as she finally finds out boyfriend Charlie Brake is a multi-millionaire

Love Island fans mock Ellie Brown's reaction as she finally finds out boyfriend Charlie Brake is a multi-millionaire

Viewers shared hilarious memes and mocked the Geordie blonde for making amends with the Chelsea boy after their row. The couple locked horns yet again when they heard a series of mean tweets from viewers. Ellie's pal Dani Dyer then told her…

Robin Wright Says She 'Didn't Really Know' Kevin Spacey As She Preps To Build Her Own 'House Of Cards'

Robin Wright Says She 'Didn't Really Know' Kevin Spacey As She Preps To Build Her Own 'House Of Cards'

The sixth and final season of House of Cards hits Netflix this fall, but this time, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood will be in the driver’s seat. Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct in October 2017. The allegation was followed by 15 others,…

Wife tells of moment she found sick videos on husband's phone showing children as young as FIVE in KFC toilets

Wife tells of moment she found sick videos on husband's phone showing children as young as FIVE in KFC toilets

Mollie Clarke, 21, from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, has warned her ex-partner Richard Cooper, 26, is “a danger to the public.” She says she initially thought her fast food worker husband was having an affair when she checked his mobile phone for evidence….