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Emmerdale spoilers – Tributes flood in as ITV legend quits after 19 years; plus Coronation Street & EastEnders news

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EMMERDALE favourite Mark Charnock has written a heartfelt farewell to his co-star who is leaving the show after almost two decades.

The soap actor penned an emotional goodbye to an ITV co-star after they announced their retirement on Twitter.

Host of ITV's News Calendar Duncan Wood confirmed his departure from the show after almost two decades, marking the end of his incredible 32 year career in broadcasting.

Posting to the social media site, he said: “It’s a wrap! Tough decision but one I’ve thought long and hard about. Thank you ITV for 32 rollercoaster years of live telly and to the amazing team ITV Calendar I shall miss you greatly!”

Mark was one of the first to take to the comments section as he wrote: “Oh Duncan!!! You’re a legend. I’m sad to hear this, but I’m very glad to have known you all these years and I’ll miss bumping into you round the building.

“You’ve always been so kind and supportive as well as being outstanding at your job. Good luck in everything, fella x.”

Duncan then replied to Mark, writing: “Thanks so much Mark, it’s great to have worked alongside you and the Emmerdale gang, the best in the business. Hopefully catch up soon x.”

Read our soap spoilers blog below for the latest news & gossip from soapland...

  • Lauren Lomas

    Coronation Street spoilers: Summer’s health in rapid decline

    This storyline tackles diabulimia as diabetic Summer develops a dangerous eating disorder.

    Summer was seen collapsing during a vital maths exam in the most recent episode.

    She tipped her insulin down the sink and sent her blood sugars gong haywire.

    Her blood sugars are through the roof, will she get the help she needs to recover before it is too late?

  • Lauren Lomas

    EastEnders’ sweetheart Bradley Branning, where is the actor now? (2/2)

    Producers broke the hearts of the nation when they killed off the nation’s favourite flame haired character.

    Charlie has also become a cook!

    Most interestingly, not only is Charlie a talented actor, but is also a whiz in the kitchen and has some excellent culinary skills, that he shows off on his Instagram.

    Surprisingly, he landed a job in a restaurant during the pandemic, and this unleashed his love for cooking!

    Speaking on Loose Women in 2021, Charlie said: “The first time around in the first lockdown, I had not long started working as a chef but then I was put on furlough from that because the shops closed.

    “Then the second time we locked down, I was back in the garden centre working in the plant centre which was good fun.”

    A few weeks ago, Charlie took to Instagram to show off the mouth watering sushi dish he had carefully created, captioning the snap: “The other day job!”

  • Lauren Lomas

    EastEnders’ sweetheart Bradley Branning, where is the actor now? (1/2)

    Producers broke the hearts of the nation when they killed off the nation’s favourite flame haired character.

    Bradley Branning was played by actor Charlie Clements, and first appeared in Walford in 2006.

    He quickly became a fan favourite, and had a tumultuous relationship with Stacey Slater before coming to a horrifically tragic end in 2010.

    Charlie won several awards for his portrayal of the lovely Bradley, but where is the actor now?

    The 34 year old is still acting, and recently starred in Mousetrap at Saddlers Wells.

    He has also starred in Casualty as character Jake O’Reilly, and he appeared as the Earl of Essex in the documentary Elizabeth and Her Enemies, in 2017.

  • Lauren Lomas

    EastEnders fans sickened over Kathy’s actions towards Ben

    EASTENDERS fans are sickened after Ben Mitchell was forced to beg his rapist Lewis Butler to save husband Callum Highway.

    The mechanic – who is played by actor Max Bowden in the BBC soap – was raped by Lewis earlier this week but has been gaslit and forced to hide it.

    He was forced to tell Lewis that they were friends – and to thank him for not reporting Callum.

    The scene made viewers feel physically sick.

    One wrote: “Why the bloody hell is Ben apologising to rapist Lewis for #EastEnders.”

    A second said: “Ben saying the words “thank you Lewis” made me feel sick #EastEnders.”

    Another added: “OMG Kathy, shut up already. It’s really NOT what it looks like sadly & definitely DON’T try & convince Ben to actually talk to Lewis, that’s absolutely the last thing he should do EVER #EastEnders 😮.”

  • Lauren Lomas

    Coronation Street: Wedding bells for Fiz and Phill are officially underway…

    Fans don’t trust her dodgy man Phill, and think he is up to something suspicious.

    Phill proposed to Fiz on Wednesday night (25 May), dashing Tyrone’s dreams of rekindling his romance with old flame Fiz.

    It seems Tyrone has realised he still holds a candle for Fiz, but it might be too late after he broke her heart when he cheated on her with Alina.

    Now Alina has gone, it seems that he has got eyes for Fiz once again, and might do everything in his power to stop the wedding.

    Viewers might welcome a reunion between the two, as many find Phill strange to say the least!

    Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Keep walking Fiz, get away from him! #Corrie.”

    Another said: “

    Two days ago Fiz wanted nothing more to do with Phill, now she’s accepted his proposal. Not happy, I want her to get back with Tyrone !! #Corrie.”

  • EastEnders REMOVES Princess Diana portrait from scene

    Eagle eyed viewers have spotted that the portrait of Lady Diana Spencer has been taken down during the Prince of Wales visit.

    Fans are so excited to see Prince Charles and Camilla appear on the set of EastEnders on Friday 2 June for the Queen’s Jubilee special.

    However, some have seen that the Princess Diana portrait which was commonplace has been removed.

    One viewer took to Twitter and wrote: “Why are Eastenders trying to erase Princess Diana from the public’s memory all because of a shitty visit from the two adulterers Cammy and Charles may I ask? The Carter’s dog is literally called Lady Di. #Eastenders.”

    What do you think?

  • Spoiler alert! Hollyoaks’ Undertaker and Warren have suspicious connection

    The deadly Undertaker strikes with no warning, and seems she knows a hell of a lot about Warren.

    She kidnapped Sienna’s children Sophie and Sebastian, with Sienna left reeling trying to find her kids.

    Warren was fuming with the Undertaker, Norma, and gave her a piece of his mind. She didn’t care, and offered him a job.

    He quickly declined, but could he be swayed in upcoming scenes?

  • Coronation Street: What we know so far

    Who do you think is going to be a goner in upcoming scenes?

    While it has been revealed that Charlie De Melo who plays Imran on Corrie IS confirmed to be quitting the show, upcoming scenes have not revealed how he will depart yet.

    But we do know this: there is a horror car crash involving Imran and Toyah.

    However in coming scenes it looks like Toyah is the one to come out of the crash worse off.

  • DEATH on the Cobbles as utter chaos ensues?

    Abi and Imran’s battle for baby Alfie could reach a deadly outcome.

    Guilt consumes Imran as he realises lying in court to ensure Abi has no access to her son was a terrible thing to do.

    He paid Ben to lie in court, wrongly brandishing Abi as a drug user. She is desperate to finally get her baby back.

    When Imran and Toyah become entangled in a horrific car wreckage, Imran begs her not to die. Will Toyah pull through?

  • EastEnders fans sickened over Kathy’s actions towards Ben

    EASTENDERS fans are sickened after Ben Mitchell was forced to beg his rapist Lewis Butler to save husband Callum Highway.

    The mechanic – who is played by actor Max Bowden in the BBC soap – was raped by Lewis earlier this week but has been gaslit and forced to hide it.

    He was forced to tell Lewis that they were friends – and to thank him for not reporting Callum.

    The scene made viewers feel physically sick.

    One wrote: “Why the bloody hell is Ben apologising to rapist Lewis for #EastEnders.”

    A second said: “Ben saying the words “thank you Lewis” made me feel sick #EastEnders.”

    Another added: “OMG Kathy, shut up already. It’s really NOT what it looks like sadly & definitely DON’T try & convince Ben to actually talk to Lewis, that’s absolutely the last thing he should do EVER #EastEnders 😮.”

  • EastEnders: Rays of sunshine on the cards for Linda?

    She’s been battling her alcohol addiction for a long time now, but things could start looking up for her.

    Linda contemplates sinking a bottle of wine, but forces herself to concentrate on other things, like planning the Jubilee party.

    Denise will be forced to sell her salon, because of Sam who is determined to take over.

    However, Linda has some cash to spare, and overhears Kim and Denise talking about needing someone to inject some money into the business.

    Could Linda offer a helping hand and get stuck in?

    Credit: Handout
  • Emmerdale: Stalker Noah to flee ahead of jail sentencing

    Could this be the last viewers see of Noah as he lands himself in the midst of a court trial.

    Noah has been growing increasingly worried he won’t last two minutes being banged up in prison with other “pervs” and makes a desperate bid to leave.

    The lad begs his mum to help him go underground and hide.

    Should Charity help him, or do you think he deserves to go to prison?

  • OMG! Could deceased Joe McIntyre return to the Cobbles?

    The actor posted snaps to his Twitter of him on the set of Coronation Street.

    He played Joe, years ago, who died by misadventure. It was an insurance scam, and he was faking his own death.

    However, he never came back and it was assumed he drowned, more than 10 years ago leaving Gail heartbroken.

    Reece shared that he returned for filming today. How exciting!

  • EastEnders: Rays of sunshine on the cards for Linda?

    She's been battling her alcohol addiction for a long time now, but things could start looking up for her.

    Linda contemplates sinking a bottle of wine, but forces herself to concentrate on other things, like planning the Jubilee party.

    Denise will be forced to sell her salon, because of Sam who is determined to take over.

    However, Linda has some cash to spare, and overhears Kim and Denise talking about needing someone to inject some money into the business.

    Could Linda offer a helping hand and get stuck in?

    Linda and Mick split because of her drinking, but could reunite if she gets her act together, and exposes shady Janine
  • EastEnders: Who will take care of Jean?

    Stacey brought her mother home from hospital and has been caring for her at home.

    However, during her bipolar episode, Jean shoves Stacey over, cutting her back on broken glass.

    It looks like Stacey might be in hospital a long time, and with no one around to take care of Jean, what will happen to her?

    Will she be put under section again, back in hospital with bullies?

    What will happen to Jean?

  • Hollyoaks: David and Victoria's forbidden romance

    He ignored her fathers wishes, and proposed anyway. This plot awkwardly backfired.

    David has been in love with Victoria for a long time, and even dropped his killer ex Meena for her.

    Victoria let David down, saying she didn't know why he had proposed.

    Could this blunder be the end for the couple?

  • Coronation Street: What we know so far

    Who do you think is going to be a goner in upcoming scenes?

    While it has been revealed that Charlie De Melo who plays Imran on Corrie IS confirmed to be quitting the show, upcoming scenes have not revealed how he will depart yet.

    But we do know this: there is a horror car crash involving Imran and Toyah.

    However in coming scenes it looks like Toyah is the one to come out of the crash worse off.

  • Killer car crash in Coronation Street, no one is safe

    Next weeks storyline is going to be explosive, and Imran's lies blow up in his face.

    Imran and wife Toyah are involved in a horrific car accident, with scenes of the two of them left unconscious. It is unclear yet who makes it out alive or how it happened.

    All we know is, Abi is planning on escaping with baby Alfie, as she gets two fake passports made for the two of them.

    Abi will stop at nothing to make sure she is reunited with her baby.

    Shocking scenes and Imran and Toyah left knocked out in the smash upCredit: PA
    The results of the horrific crash are currently unknownCredit: PA
  • EastEnders: Fans are distraught by Ben's distressing storyline

    Ben was attacked by Lewis who sexually assaulted him, and now he has been kicked out by husband Callum.

    Callum doesn't know what happened to Ben and believes he cheated.

    Viewers have taken to Twitter to discuss the upsetting storyline.

    On wrote: "Even if Ben's story only helped ONE person speak out and get support, that would counteract every single criticism about queer representation a million times over. I care more about queer victims and survivors than community rep/image #EastEnders."

    Another said: "#EastEnders I really hope Ben and Callum can make things up , it’s such a shame , why do soaps ruin soap relationships."

    Callum Highway and Ben Mitchell split upCredit: PA
  • Emmerdale: Stalker Noah to flee ahead of jail sentencing

    Could this be the last viewers see of Noah as he lands himself in the midst of a court trial.

    Noah has been growing increasingly worried he won't last two minutes being banged up in prison with other "pervs" and makes a desperate bid to leave.

    The lad begs his mum to help him go underground and hide.

    Should Charity help him, or do you think he deserves to go to prison?

  • Corrie's Curly Watts, where is he now? Will he return?

    Kevin Kennedy, who played Curly, said it would be "interesting" to return someday.

    Norman "Curly" Watts was a Coronation Street regular for 20 years, before leaving in 2003.

    He departed the show 19 years ago, and lives in Brighton with his wife, Clare.

    He has his own business, Kennedy Street Recovery Services.

    The company offers mental health advice and is supported by a team of volunteers.

    Curly Watts and Vera Duckworth in 1992Credit: Rex Features
  • Coronation Street star goes to bed early to save money

    Actor who plays Billy Mayhew took to Twitter to talk about how the cost of living crisis has affected him.

    Daniel Brocklebank, told fans he hops into bed early to avoid turning all the lights on.

    In the Tweet that he posted on Tuesday, he wrote: "Anyone else find themselves going to bed early just so they don’t have to turn the lights on?"

    His followers responded with similar stories of how they try to save money.

    One replied: "To save on my energy bill bills whenever I'm home I never put the lights on and limit how much TV I watch."

    Another said: "We are spending most evening under candle light - it's actually quite nice and also has the handy by product of warming the room up!"

  • Emmerdale: Could Jai help Leyla ditch the drugs?

    In coming scenes this week, viewers could see Jai attempt to help Leyla drop the drugs for good.

    He opens up about his addiction and how terribly it affected his life.

    It seems Leyla might take on board his good advice, and turn a new leaf.

  • EastEnders: Could Stacey develop deadly blood disease?

    Kheerat is worried Stacey might have sepsis following shock collapse.

    Stacey collapses after suffering horrific wounds to her back.

    She fell on shards of glass, but didn't seek medical advice.

    Friend Kheerat is worried that Stacey might have developed sepsis, where bacteria enters the bloodstream.

    Has the disease gone spread too far after Stacey collapses?

  • Spoiler alert! Stacey COLLAPSES after attack

    In shocking upcoming scenes, Stacey keeps quiet her horrific wounds after being PUSHED onto broken glass.

    She collapses in front of Kheerat, after telling her what happened.

    Jean in a surge of rage, pushed Stacey over, causing the cuts to her back that won't stop bleeding.

    With Stacey being carted away by paramedics in a bid to stop the haemorrhaging, who will take care of her mentally ill mother Jean and troublesome teen Lily?

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