Neighbours soap opera’s set is ‘rife with racism’, Indigenous actress claims 

Australia’s longest-running TV drama Neighbours has been plunged into scandal after a guest actor claimed a racist culture was running ‘rife’ on set.  Shareena Clanton says her six-week stint on Ramsay Street in a guest role was marred by ‘multiple racist traumas’ which have required ongoing counselling. During filming in January and February this year, … Read more

Bill Roache, 88, forced to take time off the soap after testing positive for Covid

Coronation Street star Bill Roache, 88, forced to take time off the soap after testing positive for Covid By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline Published: 10:48 GMT, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 10:49 GMT, 27 March 2021 Coronation Street legend Bill Roache has been taking time away from the Cobbles after testing positive for coronavirus. The veteran … Read more

Soap star Amanda Mealing swaps her Casualty smock for a Strictly frock

Soap star Amanda Mealing swaps her Casualty smock for a Strictly frock By Kate Hind Showbusiness Editor For The Mail On Sunday Published: 01:48 GMT, 21 March 2021 | Updated: 01:48 GMT, 21 March 2021 From starched smock to spangly frock, soap star Amanda Mealing has discharged herself from Casualty and is a hot tip to … Read more

Former Corrie star Charles Lawson hits out at ‘fame-obsessed’ young soap actors

‘Throw all that bad attitude away and go to drama school!’ Former Corrie star Charles Lawson hits out at ‘fame-obsessed’ young soap actors By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline Published: 01:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 01:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 Former Coronation Street star Charles Lawson has hit out at ‘fame-obsessed’ younger soap actors. … Read more

BBC set to rival Coronation Street and Emmerdale by launching a NEW northern soap

BBC bosses have announced plans to launch a new soap set in northern England to rival ITV’s Coronation Street and Emmerdale. In documents published on Thursday, bosses revealed plans to relocate vast areas of their corporation across England to boost regional appeal, with plans including the production of ‘two new network long-running dramas.’ The report … Read more

‘I never missed EastEnders’: Patsy Palmer admits life on the soap became ‘all-encompassing’

Patsy Palmer has admitted she ‘never missed’ being on EastEnders when she quit her role as Bianca Jackson. The actress, 48, starred on the soap from 1993 to 1999 and returned for six years in 2008 before leaving the UK and moving to Malibu in 2014 with her husband Richard Merkell and three youngest children.  … Read more

Coronation Street’s Kate Spencer reveals she shed four stone before joining the soap

Coronation Street’s Kate Spencer reveals she shed four stone before joining the soap through boxing, yoga and running By Sean O’grady For Mailonline Published: 16:52 GMT, 8 March 2021 | Updated: 16:55 GMT, 8 March 2021 Kate Spencer has told how she shed four stone before she joined the cast of Coronation Street. The actress, … Read more

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: The Queen deserves better than this soap opera 

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: The Queen deserves better than this soap opera  By The Daily Mail Published: 09:08 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 09:08 GMT, 6 March 2021 Spare a thought for the Queen this weekend. At a time of life when she has surely earned a little peace, there’s trouble and turmoil on all … Read more

Coronation Street star Frank Mills who played Billy Williams on the soap dies aged 93

Coronation Street star Frank Mills who played Billy Williams on the soap dies aged 93 By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline Published: 13:33 GMT, 1 March 2021 | Updated: 13:37 GMT, 1 March 2021 Coronation Street star Frank Mills has died aged 93. The ‘much loved’ actor, who played Betty’s husband Billy Williams on the long-running ITV … Read more

Former EastEnders star Jake Wood reveals his delight he can finally grow a beard after leaving soap

He bid farewell to Albert Square last week after 15 years on the soap. And former EastEnders star Jake Wood shared his delight at being able to finally grow a beard during an appearance on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain. The actor, 48, told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he was never able to have … Read more