EastEnders spoilers: Fans FURIOUS as soaps clash for 'hugely exciting' week; plus Emmerdale & Coronation Street news

SOAP fans have been left torn between their favourite soaps as Emmerdale and EastEnders go head-to-head as schedule shake-up starts this week.

The move – which starts from March 7 – will see ITV's Emmerdale shift from its usual 7pm slot to 7.30pm.

This means that the countryside soap will clash directly with BBC One's EastEnders.

EastEnders will no longer air episodes on a Friday, with a "simplified schedule" that will see it air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It will see uninterrupted hour-long episodes of Coronation Street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm.

EastEnders said the new schedules would kick off with what it called a "hugely exciting" week of plots that will include killer Gray Atkins finally being exposed.

The changes have left fans unhappy with many expressing their outrage.

One asked, referring to Emmerdale's ongoing storyline involving Meena Jutla: "How am I supposed to choose between you and Meenadale?"

Another posted: "This new schedule will kill off EastEnders, no one will tune in as they'll be watching Emmdale."

Read our soap spoilers live blog for the latest updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Meena's plan

    EMMERDALE'S Meena Jutla will try to take her sister Manpreet Sharma down with her.

    To the joy of Emmerdale fans, Meena was finally arrested and charged with the murders of Andrea Tate, Ben Tucker, Leanna Cavanagh and a girl named Nadine. She was also charged with other crimes including kidnap and attempted murder.

    Despite this, police have yet to get a confession out of her, but have all the evidence linking her to the crimes and the victims.

    Next week she steps it up by confessing to all her crimes- except for the murder of Andrea.

    Instead she tells the police that it was Manpreet who killed Andrea.

    How will this all play out? And will the police believe Meena?

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    Comeback tease

    EMMERDALE’S Charley Webb has teased her TV comeback after quitting Debbie Dingle role.

    The actress – who played the character on the ITV soap for nearly two decades- said that she would be returning to our screens at some point in the future.

    During an Instagram Q&A, a fan asked if she would be returning to acting anytime soon.

    She replied: “When the right thing comes to me, I’ll be back. Can’t wait.”

    But the star did not confirm if she’s landed any other roles just yet or if she plans on making a return to The Dales one day.

    Charley confirmed she quit her role of Debbie a year ago.

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    Emmerdale to go go head-to-head with EastEnders in schedule clash

    SOAP fans are fuming as Emmerdale and EastEnders go head-to-head as schedule shake-up starts this week.

    The move – which starts from March 7 – will see ITV's Emmerdale shift from its usual 7pm slot to 7.30pm.

    This means that the countryside soap will clash directly with BBC One's EastEnders – putting the two show's in direct competition for four days a week, with Emmerdale airing an hour-long episode on Thursdays.

    EastEnders will be will no longer air episodes on a Friday, with a "simplified schedule" that will see it air at 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    It will see uninterrupted hour-long episodes of Coronation Street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm.

    EastEnders said the new schedules would kick off with what it called a "hugely exciting" week of plots that will include killer Gray Atkins finally being exposed.

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    Emmerdale spoilers: Liam Cavanagh gets trolled online

    Next week in the ITV soap, the character portrayed by Jonny McPherson is trolled online.

    In upcoming scenes of the iconic show, Liam is floored to see that his professional integrity as general practitioner is on the line.

    Liam and Wendy Posner (played by Susan Cookson) are horrified and panicked when they come across a series of abusive comments on their practice's website.

    Could this have a link with Meena's actions and fate?

    Liam's professional integrity is on the lineCredit: ITV
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    EastEnders spoilers: Rocky gets a new job 

    Next week in EastEnders, the character played by Brian Conley gets a new and unexpected job.

    Determined to put everything behind him and make amends with Sonia, Rocky gets a brand new job in scenes due on our screens next week.

    This is all thanks to Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks) who gives him a position at the funeral parlour she runs with her husband Stuart.

    However, things get off to a rough start and it becomes apparent Rocky is not up for the job.

    Later on, Rocky tries to impress Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and pleads with him to give him a job at the Car Lot.

    Aside from trying to make money honestly, Rocky is also attempting to fix his bond with Sonia.

    Can Rocky ever repent for his avaricious scheming?

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    Corrie spoilers: Laura Neelan makes a shock decision

    The Coronation Street character makes a drastic decision to find the loan shark next week.

    Laura (played by actress Kel Allen) returned to the cobbles with the shock announcement she'd been diagnosed with cancer.

    When she was told about the devastating diagnosis, her daughter Kelly (Millie Gibson) has decided to look after her during her last months.

    Knowing her time is running out, Laura makes a shocking choice in scenes due on our screens next week.

    Coming up, Laura announces she intends to hire a private investigator to track down her former husband Ricks in a bid to secure his money for Kelly.

    But one Weatherfield resident panics when faced with the news.

    Read more about the spoiler here.

    Corrie’s Millie Gibson stuns in slinky black

    CORONATION Street star Millie Gibson has stunned her fans after she ditched her bra to wear a slinky black dress.

    The 17-year-old is best known for her role as druggie teen Kelly Neelan in the ITV soap and usually tends to look worse for wear in episodes.

    Millie, however, looks entirely different outside of work and her Instagram posts are a testament to just that.

    Taking to the platform on Saturday evening, the blonde bombshell uploaded a jaw-dropping picture of herself – and it certainly went down well with her fans.

    Alongside an emoji of a heart, one person penned: "Millie, you truly look like a million bucks. Absolutely stunning."

    Echoing their comments, someone else said: "I'm fully obsessed with you, Millie. You look amazing, as always, of course."

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      EastEnders spoilers: Police swarm Walford 

      THE truth about Gray Atkins and his crimes is slowly coming to light after Tina Carter's body was found.

      As one of the most cruel serial killers in EastEnders, the lawyer soon panics when the police flood the Square.

      Next week, the truth about Gray's dark past catches up with him and the authorities become aware that a serial killer is roaming freely in Albert Square.

      But as the police flood the borough, more and more people are coming out of the woodwork seeking revenge from Gray, while all of his secrets unravel.

      Gray comes to the realisation he is running out of options and is ready to plan yet another escape from consequences.

      Will Gray kill again before he's caught?

      Tune in to BBC One to find out.

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      Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson enjoys night out with fiancé

      CHRIS Bisson shared a rare picture with his fiancé Rowena Finn as the pair enjoyed a romantic night out together.

      The 46-year-old is best known for his role as Jai Sharma on Emmerdale, but when the cameras stop rolling, he leads a much less dramatic life with fiancé Rowena and their two children.

      Taking time away from acting, the soap star ventured out into Manchester on Friday night with Rowena at the critically-acclaimed Peter Street Kitchen.

      Taking to Instagram, the actor posted the adorable snap of the pair together and his doting fans soon flooded the comments section.

      Alongside an emoji of a love heart, one person penned: "Lovely to see a photo of you and your beautiful wife. I really hope you enjoyed your night."

      Echoing their comments, someone else said: "Such a nice picture of you both – lovely to see."

      While a third added: "You both look incredible! Hope you had a lovely night."

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      Eastenders legend Adam Woodyatt grows close to BBC beautician

      EASTENDERS actor Adam Woodyatt has grown close to a BBC beautician.

      The star, who plays Ian Beale, announced 18 months ago that he had separated from wife Beverley Sharp and bought a camper van.

      Sources say he has been entertaining Clare Martignetti in his mobile home.

      A caravan owner on the site where Adam is parked up in Dartford, Kent, said: “Whatever the cause of his marriage break-up, Adam certainly seems to have moved on now.

      “He has been staying in his caravan with his new partner. She has been seen going in, and coming out the next morning, heading to the shower blocks.”

      It is not known how Clare, who works for the BBC as a make-up artist, met Adam.

      His new romance comes after he confirmed in August 2020 that he had split from wife Bev in 2019. They are now undergoing divorce proceedings.

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      Emma Brooker makes dangerous decision about Jon

      EMMA Brooker is still in search for love after her ill-fated engagement with Curtis Delamere.

      But the Rovers barmaid makes a dangerous choice about Ted's grandson Jon Spear in Coronation Street.

      As she gets ready to wave the cobbles goodbye in the spring, actress Alexandra Mardell takes centre stage while her character Emma has a new love interest.

      In upcoming scenes due on our screens next week, Emma meets in a hotel bar with Jon, far from ready to give up on her budding romance with him.

      Both characters enjoy each other's company… until Jon comes up with a suggestion.

      The young man asks Emma to head for the Rovers with him, making her panic.

      Emma only knows too well the repercussions this could have on both her and Faye.

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      Police swarm Walford as Gray Atkins is exposed as a murderer

      THE truth about Gray Atkins and his crimes is slowly coming to light after Tina Carter's body was found.

      As one of the most cruel serial killers in EastEnders, the lawyer soon panics when the police flood the Square.

      Gray, played by Toby-Alexander Smith, made his first appearance in Walford back in 2019 and has since caused a lot of trouble for several residents.

      After killing his first wife Chelsea, whom he abused physically and mentally for years on end, Gray murdered Tina and committed another series of unspeakable crimes.

      However the criminal and lawyer has always managed to escape justice… until next week.

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      EastEnders’ Maisie Smith reveals bizarre go-to hangover food

      MOST tuck into a big greasy fry-up after a boozy session out – but EastEnders star Maisie Smith opts for a VERY different "hangover cure".

      The 20-year-old actress has revealed that her go-to food to help ease a hangover is LETTUCE.

      Maisie shared a snap of bag of half eaten lettuce and wrote: "Best hangover food."

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      Corrie viewers shocked after spotting T4 legend

      CORONATION Street fans are in shock after spotting a T4 legend on the cobbles.

      In last night’s episode Abi Franklin decided to relapse and met up with a dealer from her past.

      The pair went back to Abi’s house to take the drugs but fans couldn’t help but notice the man was recognisable.

      They quickly realised he is T4 presenter Anthony Crank.

      The television presenter – who hosted the Sunday morning Channel 4 show between 2002 and 2005 – looks unrecognisable in filming pictures.

      Millions turned in in the noughties to watch Anthony and fellow T4 presenters like Alexa Chung, Rick Edwards and June Sarpong for the hangover television.

      Fans couldn’t believe their eyes.

      One wrote: "Anthony Crank on #Corrie"

      A second said: "Isn't that Anthony Crank off T4??? #Corrie"

      Another added: "The T4 presenter is Abi's drug dealer. #CoronationStreet"

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      Hollyoaks’ Gemma Merna returning to HUGE TV role

      FORMER Hollyoaks star Gemma Meena is set to return to acting in a HUGE role with Michelle Keegan five years after quitting the soap to teach yoga.

      After eight years on the hit show, her alter-ego was killed off in a dramatic train explosion.

      But back in January the star sent fans into a frenzy when she revealed that she was getting behind the camera again – but failed to mention the show/film.

      Sharing a glam mirror selfie with her 120k followers, Gemma said: “Excited to get back filming. Wish me luck. #actress #filming #filmingday #grateful #cantwait."

      And back in October, WGM Atlantic Talent & Literary Group posted a congratulatory tweet about Gemma's new role.

      The Twitter account said: "Congratulations to our wonderful @gemmamerna who has been confirmed for the next series or ‘Brassic’ @skytv 🍿🎥."

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      EastEnders' Mick Carter may 'MURDER Gray'

      EASTENDERS fans have spotted a clue Mick and Shirley Carter will murder Gray Atkins next week.

      Viewers know Gray is responsible for her death, but he broke the devastating news to Mick and Shirley.

      Shirley broke down in tears, but viewers are now hoping they both get to kill Gray Atkins.

      One wrote: "Yes Mick! Take Gray down! 👏👏 With a little help from Shirley of course."

      A second said: "They're going to pay. YES MICK".

      Another added: "We want to see Mick MESS UP GRAY".

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      Emmerdale viewers confused how Marlon missed Rhona’s proposal

      The chef – who is played by actor Mark Charnock in the ITV soap – was summoned to the top field where Rhona had decided to pop the question.

      She originally wanted to dig out the words ‘Marry Me?’ with a spade but it was too much work.

      In the end farmer Moira Barton came to the rescue.

      She arrived with a stack of hay bales and a plan, and the pair assembled them into a huge formation spelling out Rhona’s romantic proposal.

      But when Marlon arrived he missed it completely.

      Viewers can’t believe how anyone could be so stupid to miss the giant message.

      One wrote: "All that effort! 😩 Will Rhona ever get the chance to propose?"

      A second said: "Marlon reminds me of Stan Laurel"

      Another added: "Nice idea Rhona but the only way Marlon could’ve read that is if he was flying overhead…"

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      Ex-EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra working shop after quitting soap

      EX-EASTENDERS star Nitin Ganatra has revealed that he's working in brother's shop three years after quitting the soap.

      The actor – who played Masood Ahmed on the BBC One show – said he enjoys helping out at the family corner shop in between breaks from his acting roles.

      Swapping East End for Coventry, Nitin explained that he's been getting used to the paper round on weekends.

      "The corner shop has been there for over 45 years," he said on the Made in the Midlands podcast.

      "My brother runs it still. On Sunday, I was doing the papers with him.

      "I was up at 4.30am doing the papers and trying not to mess up the paper round.

      "It's still got penny chews and the jars of sweets, all those lovely little things."

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      Emmerdale’s Charley Webb teases comeback

      EMMERDALE’S Charley Webb has teased her TV comeback after quitting Debbie Dingle role.

      The actress – who played the character on the ITV soap for nearly two decades- said that she would be returning to our screens at some point in the future.

      During an Instagram Q&A, a fan asked if she would be returning to acting anytime soon.

      She replied: “When the right thing comes to me, I’ll be back. Can’t wait.”

      But the star did not confirm if she’s landed any other roles just yet or if she plans on making a return to The Dales one day.

      Charley confirmed she quit her role of Debbie a year ago.

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      Will Kylie return for the Neighbours finale?

      TV fans are still reeling from the shock of the news that Neighbours will come to an end of summer 2022.

      After nearly four decades on the air, the iconic show will stop filming in June, 2022, as an official statement recently revealed.

      Channel 5 first announced its plans to drop the programme from its schedules, prompting production company Fremantle Media – in charge of producing Neighbours – to try and find a new home for the soap.

      But their attempts have been unsuccessful.

      Following the news, fans have been begging Kylie to return, but as yet there is no confirmation that she will return for the show’s finale.

      “Wish you’d come back one last time”, one follower commented.

      Another chimed in: “you and Jason Donovan need to return ASAP!!!!” while a third added: “please come back ONE LAST TIME.”

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      Corrie bosses promise ‘drama & intrigue’ in new extended episodes

      Coronation Street producers have promised the upcoming season will be filled with “drama, humour, twists and intrigue” in new hour-long time slots.

      The changes were announced by ITV in January as Coronation Street is extended to hour-long episodes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm, while Emmerdale will move to a 7.30pm slot, directly clashing with BBC soap EastEnders.

      Speaking about the upcoming storylines on Coronation Street, producer Iain MacLeod said: “It’s an exciting time for the show and these stories will propel us into the hour-long era with a bang and all the characteristic drama, humour, twists and intrigue that Corrie viewers have come to expect.

      “We’ve got high-octane action with tragic heroine Abi, leading to life-and-death dilemmas.

      “We’ve got riotous romantic intrigue for Daniel, with deliciously dastardly Daisy pulling out all the stops to keep her man.

      “We’ve got the uber-complex Gary, who has finally turned his life around and is atoning for his sins with Kelly, only to find himself facing a final reckoning with the ghosts from his past.

      “And we’ve got heart-stopping, high-stakes drama for Sarah, featuring a knife-edge showdown between Adam and his tormentor Lydia, which will leave you wondering which one’s the bad guy.

      “All of this in one big serving per night. What’s not to love?”

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