Daytime Confidential British Invasion

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Welcome one and all to the very first Daytime Confidential "British Invasion" we will be covering all things soaps from the land of the Queen, so go fetch your self some Tea and get ready for all the soap news, previews, and gossip because The British are coming!

Hollyoaks is introducing its first prominent disabled character, Hayley Ramsey, played by 24-year-old soap newcomer Kelly-Marie Stewart, is to turn up in the village at the start of next year, much to the surprise of her brother Zak (Kent Riley). More information on the character and storyline can be read at the official Hollyoaks site here.

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Hollyoaks will be supporting DCSF's campaign to fight against, and promote awareness of cyberbullying.

Jennifer Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes McQueen is showing her support for the campaign, she said: "Bullying of any kind is never acceptable. Even though cyberbullying may not cause you physically harm it's still wrong and through visiting websites such as direct.gov.uk/cyberbullying you can find out more information about how to help combat it." More on this story can be read here.


Christmas Preview:

Christmas is coming and something tells me its going to end with a BANG, as Louise (Roxannee McKee) gets her revenge on her cheating fiance Warren (Jamie Lomas). This is an exit for one of our favorites, but who?

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More spoiler pictures can be seen on the official Hollyoaks website here.

Did any of Hollyoaks peak your interest? Want to learn more? Check out the official Hollyoaks site here.

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Tina O’Brien to return? – After the recent arrival of a daughter actor, Ryan Thomas is out and about calling for the return for Tina O’Brien:

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"I would love to work with Tina again, I miss her on set," he told The Sun. "I want her back. Jason and Sarah are a great couple and it would be fab if Tina came back into the soap."

"She's a big name and a great character and Corrie is all about families."

Mrs. O’Brien stated that she would consider coming back to Corrie if she couldn’t find work else where.

Our condolences go to veteran actor Betty Driver who has just lost her sister Freda whom she has been taking care of for the past six months. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we look forward to your return to our screens.

What’s coming up:

Tony (Gary O'Brien) is going to pay Maria (Samia Smith) a visit, the police talk to Tony, Carla (Alison King) confronts Rosie (Helen Flanagan) about her betrayal and much more.

Want to know more about Corrie? you can check out the official Coronation Street website for details here.



Digital spy has a interview with Matt Healy who plays Matthew King, you can read the interview here.

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Actress Emma Davies has admitted that she will be sad to leave the ITV1 soap.

"It's been a lovely job. I'll miss it," said Davies, who leaves the show after a six month stint this Christmas.

What’s coming up:

Anna is shocked when she discovers that De Souza is the major shareholder in Polek Haulage, the bailiffs seize all King properties and disaster strikes at Anna and Matt’s wedding.

Want to know more about Emmerdale? check out the official Emmerdale site here.

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Digital spy has a interview with the one and only Charlie Brooke, better known as the scheming Janine Butcher. The  full interview can be read here.

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BBC Three will be airing a special documentary for the return of Nick Cotton titled EastEnders: Nick Cotton Returns. It is due to air on Tuesday, December 30 at 8pm on BBC Three.

The hour special will also explore those other legendary Walford characters who have made comebacks over the years including Dirty Den Watts, Sharon Rickman, Frank Butcher, the Mitchell brothers and Janine Butcher.

Actor Scott Maslen who plays Jack Branning sat down with the official BBC site for a interview, which can be read here.

And lastly in "actors whom I have lost respect for", Bobby Davro (ex-Vinnie Monks) mocked Linda Henry and Cheryl Fergison for being fat and ugly during a warm-up show at the 02 arena. Davro was recently written out of the soap with plans to return some point in 2009. For more details on why I really hope he doesn’t return and what he did can be read here.

What’s coming up?:

Archie (Larry Lamb) catches Suzy (Maggie O'Neill) in the act, Janine returns to the Square and its time to prepare for Christmas because the biggest holiday event in soaps is just around the corner.

If any of this interested you and you want to learn more, you can check out the official EastEnders site here.

What to watch this week:

So much to watch with so little time. What should you be tuning in for? Well, with the end of a ‘chapter’, as the actor is calling it, I think Emmerdale is the thing to watch this week. The exit of a King is always an important thing to see, but if you have some extra time watch EastEnders, Christmas is ALMOST HERE and you know its going to be HUGE and you don’t want to miss a thing.

That concludes this weeks British invasion, did you enjoy it? What are you looking forward to the most this soapy holiday season? Post your thoughts and comments and let's discuss!