News from the Big Three soaps

In news from Yorkshire, Emmerdale actor Alex Carter, who plays Jamie Hope, reckons that having to kiss his on-screen love interest Gennie, played by Sian Reece-Williams was “the worst kiss ever”, but only because in real life, Sian’s dating Alex’s best mate.

Alex told Reveal magazine, “It was really weird and she was finding it weird as well, which made it stranger, and The Woolpack was full.”

Bless. At least it wasn’t because she has halitosis or something.

Meanwhile, in Manchester, it’s being reported that 1,000 Coronation Street viewers die every week! Is the show really that bad that people are just losing the will to live?! Well, my husband, who is a soap philistine thinks so, but no, it is in fact simply because 31.5% of the show’s regular viewers are over 65.

A source from the body who collected the data told The Sun, “Corrie is a massive hit among Britain’s older generation, many of whom have watched it since it began nearly 50 years ago.

“Interestingly, the figures also show half of its viewers are over 55 as well, so it just goes to show how old the audience is.

“It’s a credit to Corrie that it can keep on entertaining people right up until their dying days. How many shows can say they do that?”

Very well said!

Now onto news from London, and it seems that no sooner has Sam Mitchell turned up on EastEnders than she’s going to be off… again!

The Sun reports today that Daniella Westbrook’s contract – which is presently only for 3 months – won’t be renewed when it comes to an end.

A spokesperson for EastEnders told the paper that Sam will leave later this year as “part of an explosive storyline.”

I for one won’t be sorry to see her go; I’m afraid she’s just too unbelievable for my liking.

Back tomorrow with more soapy news and gossip!

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