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EastEnders star exposes gruelling soap schedule like a 'factory' with 18 hour days

EastEnders star Jamie Foreman has spoken out about the gruelling schedule on set.He spoke about how stars have to work 18 hour shifts in the week as well as weekends. The 64-year-old played Derek Branning from 2011 to the following Christmas when he was eventually killed off with a heart attack.

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June Brown had secret clash with Barbara Windsor over 's***' EastEnders script jibe
Dame Barbara Windsor reportedly kept her fellow EastEnders actors in check as she took charge on set, including her friend and soap icon June Brown.Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins previously recalled a feud between the two titans as June expressed her disgust at the scriptwriters.She reportedly shouted at them through her dressing room window: “Your storylines are s***!”Dominic then said that the Peggy Mitchell actress “grabbed her” and “brought her upstairs” to “apologise” to the writers.Barbara also put Samantha Womack and Rita Simons, who played Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell, in their place whilst on set.She reportedly scolded them for wearing Ugg boots behind the Queen Vic’s bar, even though viewers wouldn’t be able to see them upon recording.June spoke about Barbara upon her death in 2020 and paid homage to her old friend. The Dot Cotton actress, who has died aged 95, said: “While I’m still here, she’ll always be alive in my mind.”June passed away 4 April 2022 aged 95-years-old and EastEnders have released a statement on her death.The official EastEnders Press Twitter account said: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved June Brown, OBE, MBE sadly passed away last night.”They continued: "There are not enough words to describe how much June was loved and adored by everyone at EastEnders.
Anna Karen dead: EastEnders legend and On The Buses star dies in horror fire aged 85
Mail Online: "We are absolutely horrified at the news about Anna."A London Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Mirror: "Sadly, a woman has died following a house fire on Windsor Road in Ilford."Part of the ground floor of a mid-terrace house was damaged by fire."Sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene."The Brigade was called at 2240 and the fire was under control by 2338.Three fire engines and around 20 firefighters from Ilford and Barking fire stations attended the incident.The cause of the fire is under investigation."Anna was the only surviving cast member left who had worked on the legendary 1960s and 1970s sitcom On The Buses, which ended in 1973.The actress played Olive and she featured in all 74 episodes of the hit show.She also appeared in the highest-grossing film in 1971 - Mutiny on the Buses and Holiday on the BusesHowever, she was not known solely in that role.The British-South African actress also became an Eastenders star.She had been a close pal of Barbara Windsor's after first meeting her when the pair were aspiring beginners starring together in the hit classic Carry on Camping back in 1969.They then met again on the showbiz circuit when they featured in Eastenders together in 1996.Anna had taken on the role of the sister of Barbara's character Peggy Mitchell, meaning the pair spent a great deal of time together on-set.Off-screen, Barbara preceded her in death by just over two years.The Carry On legend died in December 2020 at the age of 83 after a battle with Alzheimer's.Anna is said to have enjoyed an eventful romantic life as the wife of fellow actor, Terry Duggan, prior to his death back in 2008.However, at the time of her death, she was widowed and had no children.Her agent Shane
Benidorm’s Jodie Dawson actress Honor Kneafsey looks unrecognisable 6 years after ITV show
ITV show Benidorm.The child actress, who played Jodie Dawson in the ITV series, is now 17 years old and is still working in the TV and film industry.The star, who started acting when she was seven years old, played character Jodie from 2016 to 2017 and her storylines included her being pushed by her grandad into the pool.Honor has since gone on to star in the Netflix movie franchise A Christmas Prince playing Princess Emily, who is confined to a wheelchair due to having spina bifida.The teenage actress is most known though for her role as June Mottershed in Our Zoo.Honor has also featured in several TV programmes including Sherlock, How Not To Live Your Life and Siblings 2.She also took on the role of a a young version of Barbara Windsor in the film Babs.In 2021, the 17 year old was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Voice actress in an animated movie after voicing the character Robyn Goodfellowe in Walfwalkers.The film was also nominated for Best Animated Movie.Now, Honor keeps her 21,000 fans up to date through social media sharing several glam snaps and dining out with friends.In her most recent post on Instagram, the star beamed at the camera while sitting at a restaurant table.She rocked a black bodysuit and styled her dark naturally curly locks into a centre parting.She completed the glam look with simple makeup to showcase her natural beauty and added a large pendant necklace and a bracelet.Honor penned to the post: "Come dine with me."Fans were quick to gush over the teenager telling her how "pretty" she is.One said: "You beauty."Another added: "U look so exquisitely gorgeous."A third wrote: "You are so gorgeous."While one fan asked the star if there will be a fourth movie of her Netflix series A