We’ll begin our ‘Enders and Corrie news today with Ricky Grover, who of course plays Andrew Cotton in EastEnders, revealing that during filming the aftermath of Heather Trott’s (Cheryl Fergison) murder, he cried very real tears.

As we saw in last night’s extra episode – there isn’t one tonight because of Sport Relief which begins at 7pm – things were not looking good for Andrew as she was charged with Heather’s murder.

Digital Spy report that while appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s show to about Cheryl’s last scenes and his own character’s storylines, Ricky said, “I am [sad], there were genuine tears there. There was no tearstick needed!”

And of Andrew being the prime suspect, Ricky said, “I get the blame for everything, me! I don’t know what I can do right.

“It’s all going to point towards me, because we’ve seen Andrew’s temper a little bit.”

And finally, while talking about being a cast member on one of the UK’s biggest soaps, Ricky said, “For me, it’s like being in my front room – I love it!

“Everyone talks the way I talk, so it’s not really like acting for me.”

Meanwhile, the BBC have released a sneak peek look at next Monday’s episode, when nutjob Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) is afraid of what his dad Phil (Steve McFadden) will do to him when he finds out that he’s been threatening poor Jay (Jamie Borthwick).

The storyline begins when Ben, afraid that Jay will crack and tell the police what really happened to Heather, threatens Jay by saying he’s still got his blood stained hoodie, and will, if he has to, turn it over to the police and say he killed Hev.

But of course, Phil soon finds out, and he’s not a happy baldie…

Here’s a clip.

Over to Corrie now, where Jack P Shepherd has revealed that no matter what viewers might think of his character, David Platt, he’ll always defend him.

Speaking to Digital Spy about the war that’s about to erupt when David’s gran Audrey (Sue Nicholls) demands her grandson sign the salon back over to her so she and Lewis (Nigel Havers) can fund a trip round the world, and he refuses, Jack said, “I’m expecting people to say, ‘What are you doing to your gran? Just let her be happy!’

“But if people come up to me and say that, I’ll just explain David’s point of view to them, and I won’t let them go for about an hour!

“I’ll try to really get it through their heads that Lewis is a bad guy and he will leave Audrey heartbroken.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen, but I reckon the viewers will be thanking me in the end!”

He went on to reveal that David has his mum Gail’s (Helen Worth) backing over not signing the business back over to Audrey.

He said, “David’s really against the idea, and so is Gail.

“Kylie [Paula Lane] also has strong feelings on the matter – she fears that as soon as David hands the salon back to Audrey, then her inheritance will be gone.

“So Kylie’s dead against the idea for money reasons, and she’s acting like Lady Macbeth in this whole storyline, whispering in David’s ear all the time.

“But it’s not so much about the money for David – he just doesn’t want his gran to get stitched over by the conman.”

And it’s in tonight’s episodes that the Platt family will finally find out that Audrey and Lewis are an item again.

Here’s a sneak peek at the drama…


More soapy news soon!

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