EastEnders spoilers: Whitney exposes killer Gray Atkins in huge Christmas twist; plus Coronation Street & Emmerdale news

EastEnders spoilers: Whitney exposes killer Gray Atkins in huge Christmas twist; plus Coronation Street & Emmerdale news

EASTENDERS fans are terrified for Whitney Dean after she decided to take on serial killer Gray Atkins.

The market trader – who is played by actress Shona McGarty in the BBC soap – has become convinced Gray is hiding dark secrets. She had no firm idea that he has murdered before.

Viewers know he killed his wife Chantelle, barmaid Tina Carter and Whitney’s partner Kush Kazemi during his reign of terror. But now he is engaged to pregnant Chelsea Fox – and Whitney is determined to save her.

And Zaraah Abrahams has teased fans with a killer twist as Chelsea Fox discovers Gray Atkins' dark side. Next week, Chelsea will be left fearing for her life as the crazed solicitor turns on her after his secret is exposed.

Actress Zaraah has revealed that her feisty character will not go down without a fight and the tables may turn on Gray.

Read our soaps live blog for the latest news and gossip…

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    EastEnders' Zaraah Abrahams teases twist as Chelsea discovers Gray Atkins’ dark side

    EASTENDERS star Zaraah Abrahams has teased fans with a killer twist as Chelsea Fox discovers Gray Atkins' dark side.

    Next week, Chelsea will be left fearing for her life as the crazed solicitor turns on her after his secret is exposed.

    The serial killer – who has murdered three people – has pulled the wool over Chelsea's eyes for the past year.

    However, when Chelsea learns the truth she is panicked and her survival skills kick in.

    Actress Zaraah has revealed that her feisty character will not go down without a fight and the tables may turn on Gray.

    "She's this sort of person where if someone is trying to murder her, they'd better run," Zaraah told Digital Spy.

    "She would fight with her mouth, whatever is closest to her. I don't think she'd go down lightly."

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    Eastenders ‘reunion’ in BBC’s The Girl Before

    EastEnders stars play a couple in the series, with Ben portraying Emma’s boyfriend Simon.

    Real-life couple Jess and Ben caught the attention of viewers who were excited to see some of their Walford favourites.

    “This is a full on Eastenders reunion,” wrote on fan on Twitter.

    Another asked: “How many ex Eastenders are in this?’

    And a third observied: “Half the cast are from Eastenders. So far we have, Peter Beale, Dr May Wright and Shabnam Masood. I’m half expecting Dot to make an appearance.”

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      Janette Manrara calls Rose Ayling-Ellis 'remarkable'

      Janette Manrara described Rose Ayling-Ellis, 27, as "probably one of the most remarkable human beings I've ever met".

      She told GMB hosts Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins: "Because as a dancer, you breathe through and you move through listening to the music, so to see that that feeling and that kind of artistry can be created with someone that cannot hear anything, it's just so special.

      "It goes to show you that dancing is more than just listening to a song that you like, it's a feeling, it's an emotion, it's a vibrancy…

      "And Rose I think is such an example to all the people that want to do something that they think is impossible.

      "And to see her pick up the glitter ball with Giovanni at the weekend, I think they are more than worthy winners and she is by the way, the loveliest, funniest, kindest person backstage you could ever meet as well, so not only is she brilliant on camera, but behind the scenes she just lit up everybody's day."

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      Rose’s Boyfriend attended final

      Rose’s rarely seen boyfriend, Samuel Arnold, made his studio debut as he burst with pride supporting his soap star love over the weekend.

      Sam jumped for joy as Rose was crowned the winner of the 2021 series alongside Giovanni becoming the first deaf person to win.

      The EastEnders star has tried to keep her personal life out of the public eye, and could be the reason why Sam did not appear in the Blackpool studio before the final.

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      Rose Ayling-Ellis could become BBC poster girl

      By Laura Armstrong

      ROSE Ayling-Ellis's Strictly success has paved the way for her to become one of the BBC's biggest stars. Bosses are said to be keen on making the 27-year-old a "poster girl" for the channel, and are planning a documentary about her life and career in the New Year.

      The Sun told last week how TV chiefs are also keen to cast her in an upcoming drama.

      A source said: "The sky is the limit for Rose. BBC bosses have been blown away by how she has conducted herself.She has won people over with her charm and courage. This could be the start of some very big things for Rose."

      Rose, who is deaf and uses sign language, has played EastEnders' Frankie Lewis, right, since 2011. She has been credited with flying the flag for the deaf, particularly as she and Giovanni Pernice danced some of their routines to silence.

      James Taylor, of disability equality charity Scope, said last night: "For Rose to lift the glitterball trophy is a massive step forward. There are 14.1million disabled people in the UK whose lives and stories are not being told. Seeing disabled people on TV will help improve understanding and break down barriers."

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      Rose Ayling-Ellis feeling 'sad' after Strictly win

      Speaking to the Guardian after lifting the glitterball trophy, the EastEnders actress revealed how some of the cast and crew got together for a little celebration.

      “We celebrated last night,” she shared. “There was a bit of prosecco, and dancing.”

      She also spoke about how taking part in Strictly has “been life-changing,” but confessed to feeling “sad” now her journey has come to an end. 

      “I try not to think about it ending too much because it makes me feel really sad,” she added.

      Rose also thanked her dance partner: “Giovanni has been incredible. He really supports every single step.”

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      Emmerdale’s Vinny Dingle makes discovery about killer Meena

      EMMERDALE’S Vinny Dingle will make a horrifying discovery about Meena Jutla which could leave him in danger.

      The nurse – who is played by actress Paige Sandhu in the ITV soap – has killed at least four people during her reign of terror.

      Vinny – played by Bradley Johnson – becomes desperate to clear his on/off girlfriend Liv Flaherty’s name after she was wrongly charged with the murder of Ben Tucker.

      In upcoming scenes over the Christmas period, Vinny is adamant that he’ll find out the truth and tells Billy Fletcher that Ben was convinced that the survival challenge accidents weren’t accidents.

      Billy adds that Ben had found some strange footage recovered from one of the body cams.

      This new evidence prompts Vinny to investigate and he sets about on a mission to find the real killer.

      But will Vinny’s snooping lead him to Meena’s dangerous trap?

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      Kimberly Hart Simpson makes explosive return

      Kimberly Hart-Simpson is making an explosive comeback to the soap.

      The Sun can exclusively reveal the actress and fashion designer, 34, will reprise her role of sex worker Nicky Wheatley in the ITV soap next spring.

      Nicky’s return to the cobbles will cause chaos for ex love Daniel Osbourne and his relationship with barmaid Daisy Midgeley.

      Single mum Nicky was last seen in September 2020 when she moved away after Daniel paid off her debts so she could quit prostitution.

      A source said: “Daniel’s world is going to be rocked when Nicky unexpectedly turns up on the cobbles.

      “She was there for him in his darkest hour after Sinead’s death but he didn’t think he’d ever see her again.

      “Now he’s secretly with Daisy but could Nicky put the final nail in the coffin for their seemingly doomed relationship?”

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      Emmerdale and Strictly star Kelvin Fletcher announces wife is pregnant

      The star is going to be a dad for the third time after announcing his wife is pregnant again.

      The former Emmerdale star, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, says his family-of-four will be growing in the New Year.

      The 37-year-old told PA news agency: "There’s no question that for the Fletcher family the best thing to come out of 2021 is the news that we are expecting again.

      "We are feeling extremely grateful and can’t wait to meet the new addition to our family."

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      'It's hard to overstate just what an impact Rose has made'

      Rose’s win was praised by The National Deaf Children’s Society.

      Susan Daniels OBE, the society’s Chief Executive, said: “Congratulations to Rose and Giovanni on winning the Glitterball Trophy and for giving us such inspirational entertainment during your time on Strictly.

      “It’s hard to overstate just what an impact Rose has made, not only on deaf children and young people, but also on the public’s understanding of deafness.

      “Throughout her Strictly journey, she’s been a shining example to deaf and hearing people alike. This could be a new dawn for deaf children and young people everywhere because it’s clear for all to see that with the right support and the will to succeed, they can aim for the stars.”

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      Zaraah Abrahams teases killer twist

      Zaraah Abrahams has teased fans with a killer twist as Chelsea Fox discovers Gray Atkins' dark side.

      Next week, Chelsea will be left fearing for her life as the crazed solicitor turns on her after his secret is exposed.

      The serial killer – who has murdered three people – has pulled the wool over Chelsea's eyes for the past year.

      However, when Chelsea learns the truth she is panicked and her survival skills kick in.

      Actress Zaraah has revealed that her feisty character will not go down without a fight and the tables may turn on Gray.

      "She's this sort of person where if someone is trying to murder her, they'd better run," Zaraah told Digital Spy.

      "She would fight with her mouth, whatever is closest to her. I don't think she'd go down lightly."

      Kimberly Hart Simpson makes explosive return

      Kimberly Hart-Simpson is making an explosive comeback to the soap.

      The Sun can exclusively reveal the actress and fashion designer, 34, will reprise her role of sex worker Nicky Wheatley in the ITV soap next spring.

      Nicky’s return to the cobbles will cause chaos for ex love Daniel Osbourne and his relationship with barmaid Daisy Midgeley.

      Single mum Nicky was last seen in September 2020 when she moved away after Daniel paid off her debts so she could quit prostitution.

      A source said: “Daniel’s world is going to be rocked when Nicky unexpectedly turns up on the cobbles.

      “She was there for him in his darkest hour after Sinead’s death but he didn’t think he’d ever see her again.

      “Now he’s secretly with Daisy but could Nicky put the final nail in the coffin for their seemingly doomed relationship?”

      Eastenders star in new BBC thriller

      VIEWERS watching the new BBC thriller The Girl Before got very excited when they spotted some familiar faces.

      The four-part psychological thriller series tells the story of Jane, who gets the chance to move into a beautiful house designed by an enigmatic architect. 

      But there’s a catch – the occupants must abide by his odd list of rules.

      The plot revolves around Jane, who starts to feel the house changing her in unexpected ways.

      However, when she makes the shocking discovery about her predecessor Emma, she’s forced to confront unnerving similarities.

      As the two women’s timelines interweave, Jane begins to question if her fate will be the same as the girl before.

      The adaptation of JP Delaney’s bestselling novel boasts a star-studded cast, including Loki star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Selma’s David Oyelowo and former EastEnders actors Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy.

      The EastEnders stars play a couple in the series, with Ben portraying Emma’s boyfriend Simon.

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        A rare date night

        Corrie’s Will Mellor and wife Michelle McSween enjoyed a rare date night this weekend and he reposted a sweet snap of them.

        The star, 45, shared the photo on his Instagram story, after Michelle, 43, posted it, showing them beaming as the posed in a dimly lit venue where a band could be seen in the background.

        Alongside the snap on her own Instagram, Michelle wrote: “Long overdue date night with the hubs @willmellor7.”

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        Al Chapman brutally attacked

        Al Chapman will suffer a brutal attack as he's forced to make horrifying decision about The Woolpack this Christmas.

        The scheming businessman – who is played by actor Michael Wildman in the ITV soap – blackmailed his way into investing into the pub for a scam.

        Al is pressured by Gavin to get Chas and Marlon to sell The Woolpack next week.

        But when a big, muscley man menacingly gets out of Gavin’s car, Al’s heart sinks as he knows what’s coming – a beating.

        The following week, Christmas is in full swing in the village but things take a turn for the worse for Al.

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         ‘Ridiculous’ blunder in Meena Jutla scene

        Fans were left baffled by a "ridiculous" blunder after Meena Jutla could clearly be seen while hiding behind some bushes.

        The serial killer – played by Paige Sandhu on the ITV soap – tried to go incognito as she eavesdropped on Dawn Taylor and her ex Alex's conversation.

        Viewers were confused how no one had spotted the evil nurse lurking around the corner.

        Meena appeared to be undetectable as she spied on Dawn, Aex and boyfriend Billy Fletcher discussing Dawn's son Lucas and whether Alex should be allowed visitation after his drug abuse history.

        However, viewers could not believe the trio did not see Meena sneaking around behind a tree.

        One wrote: "This is just ridiculous. Meena supposed to be hidden? Billy facing her. FFS."

        Another posted: "Invisible Meena."

        A third asked: "How on earth has no one spotted Meena behind that bush?"

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        Giovanni’s thanks 'beautiful' Rose

        The EastEnders star, 27, was the heavy favourite ahead of the series finale, and she didn’t put a foot wrong on her way to claiming the Glitterball with Giovanni.

        On winning for the first time, Giovanni said: “Thank you to this beautiful young lady who made all of my dreams come true.”

        Rose said: “You are so amazing, you pushed me to believe in myself. I just want you to know you’ve always got a place in my heart.”

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        Georgia May Foote in new sci-fi series

        Corrie's Georgia May Foote will be worlds away from Weatherfield when she appears in the new sci-fi series We Are Not Alone.

        The actress – who played Katy Armstrong in the ITV soap before quitting in 2015 – will appear in the upcoming show alongside an array of other stars.

        The upcoming sci-fi series will see actors from the likes of Coronation Street, The Inbetweeners and Sherlock all on board.

        Alongside Georiga, Grantchester's Declan Baxter leads the cast and will be joined by The Inbetweeners' Joe Thomas, Amanda Abbington, Lucien Leon Laviscount, Miles Jupp, and Rob Delaney.

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         Lucas Taylor is recast with new child actor

        Fans were left doing a double take after spotting that little Lucas Taylor had been recast with a new child actor.

        ITV viewers were distracted on Monday's instalment after popular child star Dexter Ansell was replaced without warning.

        Fans were quick to spot the new face, with young actor Noah Ryan Aspinall making his debut in the role of Dawn Taylor's son.

        The recovering drug addict – who is played by actress Olivia Bromley in the ITV soap – has been targeted by Meena Jutla to try and stop her from reuniting with ex Billy Fletcher over the last few weeks.

        The evil nurse tracked down Dawn’s ex, and Lucas’ father, Alex and told him that Lucas is being neglected and abused.

        Dawn’s ex, Alex, turned up and he introduced himself to Lucus as his real dad.

        The usual silent Lucas surprised fans by speaking in last night's episode.

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        ‘The sky is the limit’

        A source told The Sun on Sunday: “The sky is the limit for Rose, regardless of the result.

        “BBC bosses have been blown away by how she has conducted herself.

        “She is incredibly inspirational to everyone — not just the deaf community — and has won people over with her charm and courage.

        “This could be the start of some very big things for Rose.”

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        EastEnders star is unrecognisable in throwback pic

        After quitting EastEnders this month, the star – who joined when she was a schoolgirl – posted a montage of throwback snaps to her Instagram grid.

        Yet can you work out who the flame-haired tot, now aged 20, is?

        She captioned her trip down memory lane with the words: "Wow.

        "Eastenders you have been a dream ❤️ lotta tears, lotta laughs and a whole lotta love.

        "Episode 685 complete."

        Loyal fans of the BBC One soap will recognise the cheeky smile of the youngster, being cuddled by her current co-star Shona McGarty, and her striking hair colour.

        It is indeed actress and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Maisie Smith, who was six-years-old when she joined the BBC One soap as Tiffany Butcher in 2008.

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        Guess who this actress is

        The actress dipped into the family archives yesterday and shared two adorable childhood snaps featuring her grandparents and cousin.

        She beamed sitting on her nan's knee as she chomped toast in one picture, while her cousin Daniel perched on their grandad's lap with a slice of his own.

        The ex-soap star wrote on Instagram: "Little moments, big memories. Me, my cousin Daniel and our Grandma & Grandad. These made me smile 😊♥️."

        Her sister-in-law Jess Wright noticed that her fashion choices haven't changed much over the years, writing: "You’ve always loved dungarees then 😅🥰♥️."

        She replied: "always 🤣🤣🤣🙌🏽🙌🏽."

        Her husband Mark commented with some love hearts, while her former Coronation Street co-star Samia Longchambon wrote: "Gorgeous".

        The answer is Michelle Keegan.

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        Rose's Boyfriend attended final

        Rose's rarely seen boyfriend, Samuel Arnold, made his studio debut as he burst with pride supporting his soap star love over the weekend.

        Sam jumped for joy as Rose was crowned the winner of the 2021 series alongside Giovanni becoming the first deaf person to win.

        The EastEnders star has tried to keep her personal life out of the public eye, and could be the reason why Sam did not appear in the Blackpool studio before the final.

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