UK Soaps News, Gossip & Spoilers! Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks

News from Weatherfield today is that Coronation Street newbie Chris Fountain has started filming scenes as Tommy Duckworth.

Chris is of course best known for his role in Hollyoaks, but as Tommy, he’ll be playing Jack and Vera Duckworth’s grandson.

Chris wrote on Twitter yesterday, “Great first day filming @itvcorrie first scene with @BrookeLVincent was good, I like ‘Tommy’ already!! (sic)”

He later added, “Thanks to everyone wishing me luck in my new job, it’s much appreciated! I’ll probably be on screen some time mid-March.”

Things aren’t quite as cheery for his character though, because of course when Tommy arrives on the Street, he’ll discover that his granddad Jack has died.

However, it seems the Street’s residents take him to their hearts and he’ll be around for quite some time.

Over in Emmerdale, returning actress Adele Silva has revealed that her character, Kelly Windsor, will be causing lots of trouble between Jimmy and Nicola King when she moves back to the village.

In upcoming episodes, we’ll find out that Jimmy has been secretly meeting with his former girlfriend Kelly, but things come to a head when she moves back to Emmerdale after leaving Peterborough.

Adele told We Love Telly magazine, “When she returns to the village and makes herself at home with her stepdad Bob, her presence certainly ruffles Nicola’s feathers.

“She confronts Kelly and warns her to watch her back. In true Kelly fashion, she’s just dismissive of Nicola’s threats.

“She’s always been a troublemaker and loves stirring things up. Nicola versus Kelly is a match made in heaven.”

And when asked if Kelly wants Jimmy back, Adele replied, “What do you think? Of course!”

Our final news snippet is from Hollyoaks where it’s been revealed that Mercedes McQueen could be on her way to the altar for the third time after she becomes engaged to Riley Costello.

However, actress Jennifer Metcalfe – who plays Mercedes – has told Holy Soap that things aren’t going to be easy, especially given the fact that Mercedes is sleeping with Riley’s dad Carl!

Jennifer said, “It’s definitely in the pipeline – a third wedding at her age, it’s ridiculous!

“But at the same time it works for the character, so it could be…”

And when asked if Mercedes will continue the relationship with Carl, Jennifer said, “She’s managing so far – I don’t know where she gets the energy from!

“But I honestly don’t know how long it will go on for.”

More soaps news and goss soon!

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