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…

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)…

Hollyoaks fans left sobbing as Holly is hit by grief

Hollyoaks fans left sobbing as Holly is hit by grief

There was a lot of bad feeling going around on Hollyoaks tonight (July 26). Creepy Glenn Donovan (Bob Cryer) was busy stalking his ex Grace Black (Tamara Wall) and decided to threaten poor Zack Loveday (Duayne Boachie) over his girlfriend Holly Cunningham’s…

Inside Soap Awards 2018 full longlist revealed: Which Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks stars are up?

Inside Soap Awards 2018 full longlist revealed: Which Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks stars are up?

It’s that time of the year again – time to start voting for all of your favourite soaps at the Inside Soap Awards. It’s already shaping up to be a great year with plenty of competition, as Coronation Street‘s Shayne Ward is…

Hollyoaks fans disgusted by Buster's treatment of Brody

Hollyoaks fans disgusted by Buster's treatment of Brody

Hollyoaks‘ resident villain Buster Smith (Nathan Sussex) was continuing to make himself unpopular tonight, as he did his best to inflict pain on poor Brody Hudson (Adam Woodward). Despite the fact that Brody’s relationship with Liberty Savage (Jessamy Stoddart) seems to have…

Rihanna's make-up artist has revealed the £1 item she uses to maintain her perfect brows… and you've already got it in your bathroom

Rihanna's make-up artist has revealed the £1 item she uses to maintain her perfect brows… and you've already got it in your bathroom

Priscilla is a big name in the makeup world, and is the global make-up artist for Rihanna’s makeup collection Fenty Beauty. She's also the only person that Rihanna lets touch her eyebrows. Now the make-up artist to the stars has revealed that…

Hollyoaks sees tensions mount in the Maalik family as Misbah tells Yasmine about Imran's violent behaviour

Hollyoaks sees tensions mount in the Maalik family as Misbah tells Yasmine about Imran's violent behaviour

Hollyoaks‘s Misbah Maalik (Harvey Virdi) finally revealed the true extent of her son Imran (Ijaz Rana)’s violent behaviour tonight to her daughter Yasmine (Haiesha Mistry). Misbah was keen to keep up appearances as her judgemental Aunt Kameela came to visit, having to…

British Soap Awards 2018: EastEnders tough guy Danny Dyer squares up to host Phillip Schofield in prank bust-up after the actor failed to win a single nomination and looked miserable throughout the show

British Soap Awards 2018: EastEnders tough guy Danny Dyer squares up to host Phillip Schofield in prank bust-up after the actor failed to win a single nomination and looked miserable throughout the show

He asked Phil: "What, you wanna make one with me?" after an awkward exchange in the crowd. Phil – who is the longest-standing Soap Awards presenter – said the actor was "scaring the life out of him" before suddenly telling the EastEnders…

British Soap Awards 2018: Pregnant Jacqueline Jossa hits the red carpet solo but keeps her wedding ring ON after husband Dan Osborne is accused of sleeping with Gabby Allen

British Soap Awards 2018: Pregnant Jacqueline Jossa hits the red carpet solo but keeps her wedding ring ON after husband Dan Osborne is accused of sleeping with Gabby Allen

The EastEnders actress, who is due to give birth any day, kept her wedding ring on as she posed for pictures on the red carpet. Yesterday The Sun revealed Love Island star Marcel Somerville had accused his ex-girlfriend Gabby Allen of cheating on him…

British Soap Awards 2018: Coronation Street fans convinced villain Richard Hillman is making a return from the grave after they spot him in the audience

British Soap Awards 2018: Coronation Street fans convinced villain Richard Hillman is making a return from the grave after they spot him in the audience

He famously drove wife Gail Platt and her family into the canal after he was exposed as a serial killer. Despite Richard, played by actor Brian Capron, meeting a grisly end in 2003, soap fans were left wondering if he was making…

Emmerdale fans devastated by Chas baby trauma

Emmerdale fans devastated by Chas baby trauma

Emmerdale successfully broke the hearts of viewers tonight, as the Dingle women struggled with some serious revelations. Chastity Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) had a bad start to her day when she realised that her scan was today and not tomorrow as she’d thought,…

EastEnders and Corrie actress Michelle Collins reveals her battle with anorexia and bulimia started when she was rejected from 12 drama schools as a teen

EastEnders and Corrie actress Michelle Collins reveals her battle with anorexia and bulimia started when she was rejected from 12 drama schools as a teen

The popular star became so ill that she was mistaken for a heroin addict after starving herself and purging with laxatives. The Coronation Street star believes that her battle with eating disorders began when she was in her teenage years and rejected…