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EastEnders spoilers: Rainie to return to Walford for Stuart’s EXIT storyline; plus Coronation Street & Emmerdale news

EASTENDERS fans are set for a surprise turn of events after a Walford resident is accused of supplying illicit drugs on the Square. In upcoming episodes of the BBC soap, EastEnders undertaker Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) seeks out illegal drugs as he struggles to cope with depression. However, the Square's gentle giant - who recently learned he had managed to push back against his cancer - changes his mind at the last minute and hands the drugs to Jada (played by Kelsey Calladine-Smith).

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EastEnders fans are convinced they have ‘worked out’ how Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) will leave Albert Square ahead of the soap star’s exit.Over the past few months, fans of the BBC One TV show have been on an emotional journey with the popular character after he was diagnosed with breast cancer.As the TV star battled his way through the devastating illness, he also went on to tackle postnatal depression following the birth of his son Rolan with his loving wife Rainie (Tanya Franks).READ MORE:EastEnders' Natalie Cassidy shares weight loss secrets after dropping four dress sizesWhile the long-standing character continued to spiral out of control, viewers were forced to say goodbye to the loving mum and her child as she stormed out of their family home in an attempt to build a better life for their son.And it appears as though the TV star will remain on a self-destructive path after he lost his job and proceeded to start planning his own funeral believing that he would die as a result of his cancer diagnosis.But a trip to the hospital took him by surprise after he was told he was officially cancer free alongside his close friend Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley).With the actor still struggling with his mental health, fans have shared their concerns that the loveable character may take his own life after losing his family while battling with his illness.Taking to Reddit, one user shared their theory that the only way for the star to avoid death is through the return of his ex-wife.They wrote: “I really think Stuart is gonna die.
EastEnders spoilers: Ben prison horror, Peter betrayal and unexpected reunion
EastEnders fans can expect plenty of drama next week as Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) gets arrested.Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) spots Callum Highway (Tony Clay) offering Ben a small olive branch and encourages her son to tell Callum what exactly happened with Lewis Butler (Aiden O'Callaghan).After bumping into Kheerat Panesar (Jaz Deol), who offers some advice, Ben decides to ask Callum to meet him.READ MORE: EastEnders fans adamant Sam was ‘strategic’ in taking a bullet for KatDespite Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) advising otherwise, Callum meets Ben.After an incident in The Vic, a furious Callum snaps at Ben and storms off.Meanwhile, a police officer updates Peter Beale (Dayle Hudson) , Rocky (Brian Conley) and Kathy on finding Peter’s attacker but admits they’re not having much luck.Kathy tries to make things up to Peter and prove to him that she loves him.However when Kathy rushes to support Ben after the incident with Callum, Peter feels his point is proven.Back home, Kathy finds a devastated Ben struggling to deal with what’s happened.Later in the week, Kathy is at her wits end with Ben and Peter’s bickering so organises a games night to celebrate Rocky’s birthday, insisting they must both be there.
EastEnders set to tackle male postnatal depression in new emotional storyline
EastEnders is set to explore male postnatal depression in a new emotional storyline featuring Stuart Highway who struggles to bond with his newborn son.Beloved soap star Ricky Chamo – who plays the role of Stuart in the popular BBC One soap – will showcase the realities of his mental health struggle as his character also juggles his ongoing cancer treatment.While tackling his ongoing breast cancer, the Londoner appears to struggled to connect with newborn son Roland which is set to send him into a downward spiral in the heart of Watford.BBC bosses have revealed the cast and crew have been working closely with two mental health charities while covering the sensitive topic so that Stuart’s plight is portrayed to viewers at home as realistically as possible.The soon-to-be dad has been a much-loved character on the show since 2018 and has recently gone through a number of emotional storylines on the show.Over the past few months, Stuart has been diagnosed with male breast cancer which he has recently agreed to go under the knife for the sake of his son who he shares with his supportive wife Rainie Highway.Throughout his milestone journey, the actor has worked closely and received guidance from Mind and the Pandas Foundation which supports parents and carers who are struggling to cope at home. Head of Padas, Annie Belasco, said: “Pandas Foundation were delighted to hear that EastEnders intended to produce a storyline highlighting postnatal depression in men.
EastEnders Bernie star Clair Norris reveals vile bullies motivated her to pursue dream
EastEnders star Clair Norris, 24, open up about how childhood bullies cruelly taunted her about her weight have driven her on to acting success. Clair took a four-month break from EastEnders to film the documentary, and reflects on her upbringing in Greenwich, South East London, with her supportive mum Sam.Clair says: “It all started for me in the playground with name-calling which now, as I have got older, I have come to realise is bullying.“It wasn’t for a long long time that I realised that was actual bullying and not OK and it was another pupil who told the teacher in the end what was going on."“I think it prepared me for the industry that I am in and I feel I am bit more thick-skinned in that sense."Clair hopes the programme will help promote greater understanding towards the obese and overweight.In the documentary, Clair meets teenagers on a weight management scheme in Sheffield and a young woman who has had a gastric sleeve operation.Clair was approached by the Panorama team about the documentary last November after her EastEnders character became addicted to diet pills while acting as a surrogate mum for Rainie and Stuart Highway.“I am very aware I do have a following that look at me and relate to me, my face, shape, body or clothes I wear," she told the Mirror.
EastEnders Rainie star's life away from Walford - rival soap stint to famous husband
EastEnders star Tanya Franks has been a Walford legend for a number of years.The 54-year-old actress joined the BBC One soap as Tanya Branning's drug-addicted sister Lorraine "Rainie" Cross in 2007, appearing intermittently before being reintroduced a soap regular in 2018.She has since been involved in a number of dramatic storylines, including her marriage to former brother-in-law Max Branning (Jake Wood) and her kidnapping of baby Abi Branning.Off-screen, Tanya's life is a lot more grounded, as the actress has carved out a successful career both on stage and on screen.She has also been happily married to fellow actor James Barriscale for a number of years.As Rainie gets accused of cheating on husband Stuart Highway (Ricky Champs) with his former pal Mick Carter (Danny Dyer), Daily Star has taken a look into Tanya's life away from Walford.Tanya began her telly career portraying Karen Ellis in the Channel 5 soap, Family Affairs.Following a brief Holby City appearance, she joined ITV police drama The Bill as DI Morell in 2004.Alongside her part-time EastEnders role, Tanya continued to act in several miniseries and short film projects for a number of years before landing the role as Lucy Stephens in the first two seasons of Broadchurch.She later appeared in episodes of Chewing Gum and Silent Witness, before joining the BBC One soap full-time.Tanya's husband James Barriscale is every bit the successful actor she is.The 52-year-old also starred in The Bill as several different characters and appeared in EastEnders as a character called Jonathan Malnet in 2015.He is perhaps best known for playing Desk Sergeant John Swift in WPC 56.James has also starred in a number of Hollywood projects over the years, with bit roles in