Emmerdale spoilers – Fans all saying same thing after spotting 'racist' actor; plus Coronation Street & EastEnders news

EMMERDALE fans have been left shocked after recognising the actor that has been casted to play Billy's racist attacker.

Viewers were left horrified after Billy was beaten in a racist assault – before Ethan was called to defend his attacker.

Ethan met Jordan who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting Billy but there wasn't much time for him to establish what had gone on with his client.

Fans were quick to recognise the actor playing Jordan as, Jack Parr, who has been in Peaky Blinders and Silent Witness.

Emmerdale viewers took to Twitter to share their shock at recognising the actor.

One tweeted: "Have they seriously just cast a Peaky Blinders actor (Jack Parr) in the role of Billy's racist attacker only for said attack to happen off screen-seriously! #Emmerdale."

Another said: "Hey it’s Peaky Blinders guy!! #Emmerdale," @sofaneilas said.

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  • Louis Allwood

    Corrie comeback?

    Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has sent the rumour mill churning about her return to the soap after posting a cryptic message on social media.

    Helen revealed she was recently working in Manchester, where the popular ITV soap is filmed.

    The mum-of-three shared a snap on social media as she said it was “lovely” to be back out working again.

    Posting on Instagram, the ex-Celtic WAG posed in front of a mirror in a white top and grey tartan bottoms.

    Captioning the post, she wrote: “I did a bit of work today in Manchester was so lovely…

    “So nice to feel like Helen for a bit and not mummy. Even though mummy is my favourite name.”

    And fans of the soap were quick to speculate that it could mean a return for beloved Rosie to the Rovers.

    Alongside an array of red love heart emojis, one person penned: “Helen, you absolute tease. Does this mean you’re going back to Corrie?”

    Echoing their comments, someone else said: “Always loved you in Corrie! Are you returning as the great Rosie Webster?”

    While a third added: “Time to do the Rosie thing again! Would be incredible to see you come home.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Brutal attack

    Emmerdale fans have been left horrified after Billy was beaten in a racist assault – before Ethan was called to defend his attacker.

    Tonight’s hour long episode saw Billy head out of the village for a few drinks with his father-in-law Will.

    Emmerdale viewers took to Twitter to share their horror at the attack and its aftermath, with one writing: “Billy has had a horrible year.”

    Another added: “Jeez, poor Billy…”

    A third tweeted: “Blimey, look at all them bruises on poor Billy.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Janine Butcher makes shock decision

    JANINE Butcher is beginning to feel insecure after Mick Carter rejects intimacy with her.

    At her wit's end, the EastEnders villain considers making a huge decision about her future in Walford.

    Smooth-talking and cunning Janine (portrayed by Charlie Brooks) is feeling deflated next week after she fails to seduce Mick (played by Danny Dyer).

    Despite their budding romance, which has led Mick to steer away from his estranged wife Linda, the Vic landlord has been struggling with the thought of being intimate with his new love interest.

    This hits Janine hard and, with her upcoming hearing about Scarlett's custody, her insecurities get the best of her.

    Coming up, she tells Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) that if the judge gives her custody of her daughter, she will be leaving Albert Square.

    This wouldn't be the first time Janine leaves Walford as she already turned her back on the Square several times from her first appearance in 1989.

  • Louis Allwood

    Ex-Corrie star Michelle Keegan pouts in a robe for glam selfie

    Michelle Keegan looked incredible as she pouted in a robe for glam selfie before wowing in a stunning black dress.

    The 32-year-old documented her evening as she attended a Very UK event this evening.

    Michelle took to Instagram to share a 'get ready with me video' before the party.

    The Brassic star started the montage in a white dressing gown posing in the mirror, before treating herself to a coffee.

    She later filmed her makeup artist perfecting her face and changed into a beautiful black midi dress.

    The Corrie favourite worked the camera as she posed for both professional pictures at the event, and for her own camera too.

    Michelle Keegan looked amazing in as she posed in a robe for glam selfie before wowing in a stunning black dress
  • Louis Allwood

    Rhona Goskirk makes devastating error

    While Marlon Dingle continues to recover from his stroke, his fiancée Rhona Goskirk heads back to work.

    But her excitement is soon replaced by dread as she makes a terrible mistake in Emmerdale.

    Finances are becoming an issue at Smithy Cottage as the chef's hospital bills pile up and he's put on statutory sick pay.

    The village vet is eager to get back to work next week and she returns to Butler's Farm – but her first day back doesn't go as planned.

    Spoilers have confirmed Marlon will suffer from a major setback next week as a cough he seems to have recently contracted is a symptom of a worrying condition.

    Marlon is brought out of his home for a day out on the allotment by Bear Wolf but his cough worsens and Emmerdale GP Liam Cavanagh suggests he drives him to hospital.

    Once there, Rhona and Marlon are given a devastating diagnosis by the doctor and warned that this could be a huge setback in the chef's recovery.

  • Louis Allwood

    Peter Barlow horrified as he discovers surgeon made sick bet

    Several months after his liver transplant, Peter Barlow is back on the operating table.

    But once his surgery ends, he's shocked to find out the surgeon placed a sickening bet on his life next week on Coronation Street.

    Long-term Corrie resident Peter has been far less involved in all the drama on the cobbles as of late.

    The Street Cars driver not only reconciled and tied the knot with his long-term love Carla Connor but also went through a life-changing liver transplant in 2021.

    Since then, he has been taking a backseat from the ups and downs of life in Weatherfield – but is set to be catapulted back into the spotlight next week.

    Peter attends his consultation with new head doctor Dr Thorne.

    Aggie Bailey's new boss soon feels like the nurse is trying to make him look incompetent in front of a patient and, before long, is issued with a verbal warning.

    While she got wind of his supposed bad reputation prior to changing wards Aggie is shocked to overhear Dr Thorne boast to a colleague about how he rushed Peter's operation in order to win a bet – and Peter is horrified.

  • Joseph Gamp

    REVEALED: Huge spoilers for Emmerdale’s 50th anniversary (2/2)

    Speaking of Emmerdale's 50th anniversary, show boss Laura Shaw continued: “Liv and Vinny will get a big surprise that will impact them hugely and turn their lives upside down a bit. Sam and Lydia will also have a big story that sees them having to pull together. 

    “I think the stories running through the summer are very much about strengthening some of our couples and seeing them fight for what they love as well as maybe pushing one or two others breaking point.

    “Cain and Chas is our most loved sibling pairing also have a lot going on as Faith’s secret from the big week will impact on them. We’re actually just about to start filming a really special episode that honestly made me cry just reading the script. 

    “It explores more of a rich history and how their upbringing hugely affects the decisions they make in the present. 

    “Beyond this we will certainly se that not all those decisions are good ones.

    “We’re still planning for a huge 50th golden birthday in the autumn, We’re all absolutely giddy about it, it’s just our big chance to show everything we do best and make sure every single one of our wonderful characters in the show gets a little bit of limelight. 

    “So there’s definitely going to be something for everyone there.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    REVEALED: Huge spoilers for Emmerdale's 50th anniversary (1/2)

    EMMERDALE boss Laura Shaw has revealed some other major spoilers for the coming year leading up to October’s dramatic 50th anniversary month.

    “Looking ahead beyond the big week with other character groups within the show, we will of course be continuing to explore Marlon’s recovery and how this continues to affect his friends and family,” she said.

    “We’re also going to be playing another big health story this year for one of our characters that will have a huge effect on all of those people close to them. 

    “Leyla‘s got a huge storyline coming up where a shocking secret is revealed and this will have huge ramifications for Liam and Jacob in particular. 

    “Some of our most loved couples will have stories that will see how they navigate through their problems as strong family units."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Coronation Street: Reece Dinsdale to return to the cobbles after 12 years

    Reece departed from the show, after his character Joe McIntyre met his fate.

    Joe McIntyre, was the father of Tina, who was played my Michelle Keegan.

    He starred on the show between 2008 and 2010, but met a watery grave after an insurance scandal went horribly wrong.

    In recent years, he played Paul Ashdale, Emmerdale’s villain who died in a barn fire.

    It is not clear yet what role Reece will take on in Corrie, but it is sure to be exciting.

  • Louis Allwood

    Soap extra reveals embarrassing moments

    We all know that scenes are filmed multiple times for soaps – but it’s often due to the extras, as Chloe tells us a couple of her embarrassing moments.

    “In one scene, I had to walk past Tony [Nick Pickard] with a paper bag the producers had given us,” she says. “But it was making so much noise that we had to film a few times walking past the Dog, and then the street, and the alleyway.

    “There was another time when we were all filming the big reveal of Patrick Blake [Jeremy Sheffield] being evil in the pub, and we had to all look really aghast and horrified, gasping.

    “It was dead silent, and I was so hungover, so my stomach started gurgling really loudly like I was going to throw up.

    “[Jeremy] turned around and made a face, but I was just trying to pretend it was someone else.

    “They had to retake it!”

  • Louis Allwood

    How much could extras get paid?

    When it comes to getting paid, extras can earn a good few bob per episode.

    Matthew tells us how he was paid £150 on his last shift, as he was filmed for three episodes, but it’s between £90 and £100 for one episode – although the agency takes a cut, so it ends up being “about 70 quid”.

    “If you get given seven or more words to say, you get paid extra but it’s rare,” he adds.

    While Chloe’s extra work was a while ago, she reckons she got “a couple hundred” for her time in Hollyoaks, and it was done on an hourly rate.

  • Louis Allwood

    How long can filming days last on soaps?

    While Corrie’s episodes are just 30 minutes long, and scenes usually around two minutes long, Bolton FM radio show host Matthew tells us how he could be waiting around for 11 hours some days when he filmed the ITV soap.

    “I was quite lucky on my last shift,” he tells us. “I was there from eight o’clock and had finished two hours later – and that was for three different episodes.

    “But sometimes you can be there until seven o'clock at night!”

    Professional qualifications advisor Chloe, 30, had a similar experience when she was working on Hollyoaks, explaining that you arrive at 8am, and sit around waiting to hear if they’ll need you or not.

    “You’d be sat in the canteen with the other extras, chatting, and then producers will just call up random people for scenes, depending on who was needed,” she explains. “Sometimes they’d say, ‘We need a couple of girls,’ or ‘We need all of you.’ 

    “Sometimes you could be waiting for a few hours, sometimes all day. It was really just dependent on what scenes they were filming.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Corrie spoiler: Fiz Stape tempted by ex Tyrone Dobbs

    FIZ Stape is tempted by her ex Tyrone Dobbs as they share an evening together on Coronation Street.

    The much-loved soap couple split up this time last year after Tyrone (Alan Halsall) had an affair with Alina Pop.

    Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) has since moved on to a romance with Phill Whittaker and has plans to leave the Cobbles for a new life with him and her daughters.

    However in upcoming episodes, Fiz and Tyrone share a bit of a moment after he suggests that Fiz should stay at their former home and watch their favourite TV programme together for old time’s sake.

    When Tyrone offers her a lift home, Fiz is touched and admits that she never had this trouble when she lived at No.9.

    As Tyrone pulls up outside Fiz’s new house, she offers to show him around, is there a spark between the pair? 

  • Louis Allwood

    Emmerdale fans all have the same complaint

    JAI Sharma was over the moon during last night's trip to the Dales as Laurel Thomas agreed to take him back.

    But when he celebrated in the living room, Emmerdale fans were quick to comment on his dancing.

    The elated businessman was seen dancing and singing around his living room before bumping into one of his sister Priya's (Fiona Wade) displays and being scolded for it.

    Emmerdale viewers were in hysterics last night after they witnessed Jai's dancing skills and quickly took to Twitter to mention how unimpressed they were.

    "Don't quit your day job", one viewer commented, while another added: "Jai acting the plonker."

    A third viewer jumped in: "Dancing Jai. Sadly not one of his better skills", adding a string of laughing emojis.

  • Louis Allwood

    Corrie fans have a big demand after Amy Barlow’s violent outburst

    WEATHERFIELD teen Amy Barlow was spiked during her school's Valentine's Day dance.

    She still struggles with some lingering trauma – but Coronation Street fans were shocked at her outburst on last night's episode.

    During the most recent episode on the cobbles, fans were left upset with Amy as she lashed out an innocent bystander whom she believed to be the culprit.

    But Corrie fans who know who really spiked her drink begged for the truth to be revealed as they struggled with Amy's behaviour.

    "Amy really needs to know the truth", one viewer commented while another added: "Oh Amy", paired with a broken heart and crying emojis.

    A third viewer empathised with Amy, reminding everyone that Max Turner (Paddy Bever) is the one to blame.

    "I can understand why Amy would be worried about school lads looking at her after her drink spiking incident as she doesn’t know yet it’s little s*** Max", they wrote.

  • Louis Allwood

    Noah Dingle stalks Chloe Harris and hides in her bedroom

    Next week in Emmerdale, Noah takes it a step too far by hiding in her bedroom, unbeknownst to her.

    After trying to take advantage of a naive and lovesick Amelia Spencer, Noah (portrayed by Jack Downham) continues his rampage by targeting his former girlfriend Chloe (Jessie Elland).

    Recent episodes of the Yorkshire-based soap have shown him stealing her phone, ready to track her every move – and, so far, his plan is succeeding.

    Next week, Noah’s shocked when Chloe walks into the salon as his location tracker clearly showed her to be somewhere else.

    He soon learns that she’s lost her phone and he eagerly heads to find it, although he already knows where the phone is.

    Chloe’s elated when he returns her missing phone and, when her plans with Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) go awry, a casual Noah offers his tickets for an escape room and is right back in her good books.

    While under his spell, Chloe believes he’s a rational, reasonable and good person.

    But she's blissfully unaware of his scheming.

    Unbeknownst to her, Noah has bought himself a new drone and quickly hovers it outside Chloe's bedroom window to record her.

  • Louis Allwood

    Corrie's Ken Barlow caught up in robbery ordeal 

    Corrie stalwart Ken Barlow gets embroiled in an unfortunate misunderstanding.

    Next week in Coronation Street, he's accused of helping Stu Carpenter organise a break-in.

    As soap legend William Roache celebrated his 90th birthday on April 25, his on-screen character Ken ends up on the wrong side of the law next week in the cobbles.

    The long-term resident never shies away from lending a helping hand but when former homeless man Stu (played by Bill Fellows) asks him for a favour, he soon comes to regret his generous disposition.

    It all begins when Stu asks Ken to give him a lift to the wholesalers.

    Ken agrees and jumps into his car but while both characters are there, an officer accuses Stu of an attempted break-in.

    Things go from bad to worse when Ken is assumed to be the getaway driver.

    The mishap gets all cleared up but when Stu leaves the police station, the officer asserts that he’s had a lucky escape given his track record.

  • Louis Allwood

    Emmerdale drops first look at VERY dark episodes

    ITV has dropped dramatic first-look images into a VERY dark week of Emmerdale episodes coming for flash-forward week.

    Hinting at what fans can expect to see in upcoming days – the flash-forward scenes will reveal what the future holds for some of their beloved soap characters.

    Kicking off on Monday 9 May – for a week of special episodes – the images tease a misty graveyard and a car crumpled in an accident.

    Elsewhere, the slamming of an iron police cell door will also be significant to the unfolding drama in the village.

    While a gunshot is due to ring through the woods – and a crumpled car accident happens nearby, but whose body is in the wreck?

    The war between Cain Dingle and Al Chapman – played by Jeff Hordley and Michael Wildman – also looks to be hotting up.

  • Louis Allwood

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    Thank you for reading my coverage this evening. My colleague Joe Gamp will be back with you tomorrow morning.

    EastEnders lines up shocking gay rape storyline 

    EASTENDERS will feature its first male rape storyline next month, bosses have confirmed.

    Viewers will see Albert Square’s Ben Mitchell, played by Max Bowden, 27, become the victim of a shocking sexual assault by new barman Lewis, played by 33-year-old Irish actor Aidan O’Callaghan.

    It comes 10 years after BBC bosses turned down the issue saying it was too difficult to cover in a pre-watershed soap.

    Producers have been working closely with several charities, including SurvivorsUK, Survivors Manchester and the Male Survivors Partnership, to ensure it is covered sensitively.

    A TV insider said: “It’s the first time EastEnders has covered this issue but they’ve always been at the forefront of telling these important stories.

    “As always, the show is working closely with different charities as they want to make sure it’s all handled as sensitively as possible. The attack won’t be shown on-screen but viewers will be aware of it happening.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Emmerdale viewers horrified as Billy is attacked

      EMMERDALE fans have been left horrified after Billy was beaten in a racist assault – before Ethan was called to defend his attacker.

      Tonight's hour long episode saw Billy head out of the village for a few drinks with his father-in-law Will.

      Emmerdale viewers took to Twitter to share their horror at the attack and its aftermath, with one writing: "Billy has had a horrible year."

      Another added: "Jeez, poor Billy…"

      A third tweeted: "Blimey, look at all them bruises on poor Billy."

    • Milica Cosic

      EastEnders fans in tears as Jean’s downward spiral reaches climax

      EASTENDERS fans sobbed after Jean Slater's downward spiral reached a climax in dramatic sea scenes tonight.

      The cleaner – played by Gillian Wright on the BBC One soap – has been going through a manic episode which has led to her having some troubling behaviours.

      Tonight's episode opened with Jean waking up in her wedding dress, before racing out the door to get married on her 'big day'.

      Before her family could realise she was missing, Jean made her way to Southend, and beamed as people complimented her on her dress.

      As the soap's famous duff duffs played, viewers took to Twitter to comment on the emotional scenes.

      One wrote: "What an amazing episode of @bbceastenders. Jean's acting and portrayal of her storyline is so good. Awards to #EastEnders"

      Another added: "The Slaters are the best family on #EastEnders, exceptional episode tonight dealing with Jean's bipolar. Gillian Wright and Lacey Turner absolutely killed it."

      A third tweeted: "Heart was pounding throughout the last three minutes of the episode. I'm so glad Jean was saved and finally got help. #EastEnders"

    • Milica Cosic

      Hollyoaks’ Gary Lucy receives touching tribute ahead of exit

      HOLLYOAKS star Gary Lucy has received a touching tribute from his co-stars as he "wrapped up" filming ahead of his show exit.

      The Channel 4 soap star – who has played Luke Morgan since 1999 – waved goodbye to his role in scenes that are yet to air.

      Now, as the iconic star films his final dramatic scenes, his young co-star Erin Palmer paid tribute to him in a series of sweet snaps.

      "Best of times. Loves these scenes, I'll really miss you Gary," she wrote beside the photos of their final scenes shot together this week.

      Smiling wide in her school uniform, the Ella Richardson actress cuddled up as Gary knelt down next to her.

      "Thank you for your lovely note. Til we meet again," she concluded.

      Gary was seen posing with his co-star Erin Palmer Credit: INSTAGRAM
    • Milica Cosic

      Corrie star Jennie McAlpine’s tearoom is half a million in debt

      CORONATION Street star Jennie McAlpine's tearoom is over half a million pounds in debt after shutting down in the pandemic.

      According to MailOnline, actress Jennie – who plays Fiz Brown in the ITV soap – owes £537,000.

      The tearoom used to have a website selling biscuits and jams, but it was closed after poor sales.

      A source revealed: "Jennie and Chris hope to eventually to trade their way back into profit, but the margins are tight – especially at the moment with rising prices.

      "It has always been the plan to open more than one restaurant, but just getting this one firing on all cylinders financially is proving quite tough and it has been the case for several years."

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