EastEnders spoilers: Karen threatens Gray with BAT over Chantelle's death, plus Emmerdale & Coronation Street latest

EastEnders has FINALLY revealed a first look at the showdown between Gray Atkins and Karen Taylor.

The showdown comes ahead of the serial killer’s dramatic downfall this week.

The BBC has released new images of the upcoming scenes, showing Karen facing off with Gray after learning the truth about what he did.

Karen finally realises Gray isn’t the innocent man she thought he was, as images show Karen wielding a baseball bat in front of Gray as she confronts him with the accusation that he murdered wife Chantelle Atkins.

However, Karen will find herself in a dark and dangerous situation.

Read our soap spoilers live blog for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Gemma Atkinson on returning to Hollyoaks

    Diehard Hollyoaks viewers and Lisa go back as actress Gemma Atkinson portrayed the character in the early 2000s.

    Lisa was involved in plenty of dramatic storylines in Hollyoaks, some of which included bullying and self-harm.

    However, and as any fan of the show knows, Gemma left the programme in 2005 to pursue new acting ventures, which led to her appearing in Emmerdale and Casualty, as well as participating in Strictly's final in 2017.

    Her return to Chester has been teased and then confirmed back in November, 2021.

    Gemma remains adamant on telling viewers they shouldn't be expecting her to stick around since her appearance will be "very, very short."

    "I'm kind of in and out", Gemma said, "so it's absolutely fab that I am [returning], but it's not like a big thing."

    "I don't want people to think they're going to be in with a long, long ride with Lisa Hunter. It's kind of in and out."

    While the reasons for her return will need to be clarified on-screen, Gemma mentioned that, despite all her work away from Hollyoaks, the soap still had a special place in her heart.

    "It's been a long time since I've gone back and that's part of the reason why I wanted to", she said, "I absolutely love Hollyoaks and the team there are great."

    Gemma went on: "It's because of Hollyoaks that I've had a career. It was my first ever job. So I always said if ever there was time, I would gladly go back and we've managed to make some time."

  • Milica Cosic

    Hollyoaks spoilers: Lisa Hunter’s return storyline revealed

    Coming up, after more than a decade away from Hollyoaks, Lisa Hunter is set to return and has many secrets to unravel.

    Zara Morgan (Kelly Condron) gets a surprise in upcoming episode of the Channel 4 soap.

    Next week, her former friend Lisa comes back to the village with a surprising proposition for her as she gets ready for her debate with Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard).

    But it's quickly apparent that Lisa also has some secrets she could be trying to keep under wraps, particularly about her time in Thailand.

  • Milica Cosic

    Emmerdale fans call out ‘stupid’ police blunder

    EMMERDALE fans have called out a 'stupid' police blunder after Manpreet Sharma received a brutal grilling.

    Tuesday's edition of the ITV soap saw Manpreet questioned by police as her twisted sister Meena Jutla tries to wiggle out of her crimes after killing a number of residents.

    Viewers were equally annoyed and some also pointed out a blunder in the latest plot twist.

    One wrote on Twitter: "How could Manpreet have killed Andrea when she plunged 60ft into a waterfall and was with Charles the whole time??? Make it make sense #Emmerdale."

    Another added: "I wonder if the guy playing the detective is embarrassed by this storyline #Emmerdale."

    A third tweeted: "Could this storyline be any more ridiculous? #emmerdale."

    Another raged: "Do the police seriously think Meena was telling the truth. Could they be anymore incompetent! #Emmerdale."

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    Gray Atkins could kill Karen Taylor in violent fight

    EASTENDERS serial killer Gray Atkins looks set to kill again as Karen Taylor discovers he murdered her daughter.

    The evil lawyer — who is played by actor Toby-Alexander Smith in the BBC soap – has been exposed this week for all his crimes.

    And now spoiler pictures have revealed his terrifying stand-off against mother-in-law Karen.

    She will confront him about murdering her daughter Chantelle.

    Speaking exclusively to The Sun, actor Toby-Alexander teased the confrontation between the two.

    He said: “Gray and Karen have had such a good relationship for the whole time he’s been on the Square. 

    “She has constantly seen him as this perfect son in law who can do no wrong. 

    “To her he’s this wonderful, ambitious man who can do no wrong. 

    “Right up until the final moment Gray is pulling the wool over Karen’s eyes and she just doesn’t want to listen to what everyone is saying to her and she refuses to believe it.”

    When will the Weatherfield precinct be on Coronation Street?

    As drama continues in the cobbles with characters like Lydia Chambers wreaking havoc and Abi Franklin unexpectedly giving birth, change is also incoming off-screen.

    After a new timeslot for the long-running drama, the Corrie set is expanding to show off a grittier side of Weatherfield, worlds apart from the iconic Rovers Inn.

    The Weatherfield precinct may sound familiar to many viewers as it has already been mentioned in dialogues between characters on numerous occasions.

    Artist impressions – revealed March 9 as construction begins – show a two-storey construction and should feature maisonettes, a staircase and balcony leading to properties.

    Coronation Street bosses have also teased a piazza and several local shops.

    Construction on the precinct, begins this week (March 9, 2022) and it is expected to take six months to complete.

    While a debut date is yet to be confirmed, some eager fans could expect the precinct to appear for the first time on screens by the end of the year at the earliest.

    Production designer Rosie Mullins-Hoyle said: "We are extremely excited to be starting to build Weatherfield Precinct this week after a year of technical drawings, model making, visualising and planning."

    "An incredible amount of research has been carried out focusing on 1960s local architecture and we are striving to create an authentic area of Weatherfield with a grittier vibe to the existing street that we know and love."

    EastEnders fans all have the same complaint about this week’s episodes

    EASTENDERS fans all have the same complaint about this week's episodes after a soap schedule shake-up.

    This week's major storyline revolves around Gray Atkins finally being unmasked as a killer and abusive partner.

    Tuesday's episode saw Whitney Dean and Mick Carter tell a devastated Shirley that Gray had killed Tina.

    Shirley marched straight over to Gray's house and started banging on the door, while a panicked Gray called wife Chelsea to try and get her to come home immediately so they could go away for a few weeks.

    Chelsea became suspicious about why her husband was refusing to elaborate on his plans, and after hearing Shirley banging on the door from the other end of the phone, she lied and said their son had to stay in hospital longer.

    EastEnders viewers were loving the drama but were left disappointed that the action was playing out across a 20 minute episode, not 30.

    Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "How are we receiving 20 minute episodes on a week like this # EastEnders."

    Another added: "Not the nurse pretending to get Chelsea & calling the police LO on Kheerat and them arresting him could have done with the full 30mins ep 20 mins not enough #EastEnders."

    EastEnders actress Gurlaine Kaur Garcha praised by co-stars as she quits Walford 

    EASTENDERS actress Gurlaine Kaur Garcha has been praised by her co-stars for taking time away from the soap for charity work in Africa.

    Gurlaine, 28, has been best known for playing Ash Kaur – the daughter of Suki Panesar – in Albert Square since she joined the BBC show in 2019.

    The actress, whose other credits include Doctors and Holby City, swapped Walford for Malawi earlier this year and has posted about her travels on Instagram.

    She has been visiting schools across Malawi and delivering sanitary supplies to hundreds of young girls.

    Gurlaine spoke about her new work last night, and said: "Day three in Malawi. We helped 221 girls fight period poverty across two schools. We visited four villages to look at their water supply.

    "Pad the path … 124 girls in one session, all so keen to learn and now thanks to @khalsa_aid – managing their period safely!!!!

    "Another day of realising how privileged I, and so many of us are. periods were never something I had to worry about, feel anxious about, or struggle to manage.

    "I know I’ve taken this for granted and never given it a second thought. but after seeing these girls and knowing their struggle, I’ll ALWAYS remember how lucky I am – and I’ll do that for them."

    Emmerdale fans call out ‘stupid’ police blunder

    EMMERDALE fans have called out a 'stupid' police blunder after Manpreet Sharma received a brutal grilling.

    Tuesday's edition of the ITV soap saw Manpreet questioned by police as her twisted sister Meena Jutla tries to wiggle out of her crimes after killing a number of residents.

    At the station, Detective Rogers revealed how Meena had claimed Manpreet had wanted to get back together with Charles Anderson -who was dating Andrea at the time – so killed her 'love rival' to get her out of the way.

    Manpreet was outraged and said: "This is insane, why are you believing these lies? I thought you were supposed to be intelligent!

    "Detective Rogers, I urge you to remember the reason you arrested her in the first place. Do you really believe I would kill someone just to get close to Charles again?"

    Viewers were equally annoyed and some also pointed out a blunder in the latest plot twist.

    One wrote on Twitter: "How could Manpreet have killed Andrea when she plunged 60ft into a waterfall and was with Charles the whole time??? Make it make sense #Emmerdale."

    • Louis Allwood

      Corrie star leaves role after just four months amid controversial storyline

      INTRODUCED to viewers as Adam Barlow' unstable ex Lydia Chambers, Rebecca Ryan has wreaked havoc in the cobbles.

      But four months after her Coronation Street debut, the actress has decided to call it quits.

      Soap stars are rushing out of Weatherfield with Alexandra Mardell and Charlie De Melo announcing their exits from the long-running drama.

      However, a third character will soon be turning their back on the Street as actress Rebecca Ryan has finished filming her last scenes, according to her Adam Barlow co-star Sam Robertson.

      Making her first Corrie appearance in December, 2021, Rebecca took on the role of Underworld PA Lydia Chambers – who also happened to be Adam Barlow's former girlfriend.

    • Louis Allwood

      Emmerdale spoilers: Rhona Goskirk makes huge mistake

      READY to take her relationship with Marlon Dingle to the next level, Rhona Goskirk is reluctant to reconnect with her mother.

      But next week, she makes a big mistake with Mary in Emmerdale.

      After meeting with Pierce Harris' son Marcus, Rhona (played by Zoe Henry) is met with another person linked to her past.

      However, unlike any other character who would be pleased to bump into long-lost family, Rhona is less than pleased when her mother Mary pays her a visit – just as she proposes to her partner Marlon (Mark Charnock).

      Intruding in the intimate moment, Mary has left her estranged daughter with a bad impression but the two women are far from parting ways just yet.

    • Louis Allwood

      Meena's plea revealed

      EMMERDALE fans are in for a shock this week when serial killer Meena Jutla's plea is revealed in court.

      The murderer is accused of killing Ben Tucker, Andrea Tate and Leanna Cavanagh in cold blood also taking the life of her childhood friend Nadine before framing it as suicide.

      Meena is also charged with holding her sister Manpreet and Vinny Dingle hostage.

      And it all comes to a head during her first trial.

      Manpreet is left anxious when she discovers both Charles and Liam aren't allowed to discuss Meena's various confessions while on the stand.

    • Louis Allwood

      Emma Brooker makes dangerous decision about Jon

      EMMA Brooker is still in search for love after her ill-fated engagement with Curtis Delamere.

      But the Rovers barmaid makes a dangerous choice about Ted’s grandson Jon Spear in Coronation Street.

      As she gets ready to wave the cobbles goodbye in the spring, actress Alexandra Mardell takes centre stage while her character Emma has a new love interest.

      In upcoming scenes due on our screens next week, Emma meets in a hotel bar with Jon, far from ready to give up on her budding romance with him.

      Both characters enjoy each other’s company… until Jon comes up with a suggestion.

      The young man asks Emma to head for the Rovers with him, making her panic.

      Emma only knows too well the repercussions this could have on both her and Faye.

    • Louis Allwood

      Ryan Thomas all smiles with brother Adam

      RYAN Thomas beamed as he did the school run with brother Adam and his niece and nephew today.

      The 37-year-old and Adam, 33, wore matching red coats for their morning walk, with Ryan joking that they looked like "traffic cones".

      The brothers seemed in high spirits as they sipped on coffee and enjoyed the sunshine.

      Ryan's family time comes after his ex Tina O'Brien was accused of smashing his car with a baseball bat after a furious late-night row.

      Sources say tempers flared at 1am last Sunday after Tina, 38, had been partying with pals.

      A wing mirror of Ryan’s Range Rover was smashed off and the paintwork scratched during the bust-up. He has accused Tina of causing the damage.

      One source said: “Ryan and Tina have a fractious relationship. They are not on good terms and that tension boiled over.

      “Tina, who was at a pal’s house party, came out into the street to meet him as he drove up. Soon after that his car was damaged with the baseball bat."

    • Louis Allwood

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      Inside Coronation Street star Rebecca Ryan’s incredible Manchester flat

      Coronation Street actress Rebecca Ryan has given a glimpse inside her stunning Manchester flat where she relaxes away from the Cobbles.

      The Lydia Chambers star, 30, who arrived in Weatherfield in December, lives in a gorgeous pad complete with its own music room.

      Former Shameless actress Rebecca, who has also starred in Waterloo Road, has revealed her home on Instagram with one room decked out with a keyboard, drums and guitars.

      A poster of local lads The Smiths adorns the wall while she shows her Mancunian spirit with a portrait of the Manchester bee emblem.

      Staying true to her stomping ground, the Corrie newbie appears to be learning an Oasis tune on the keys.

      While her music room boasts wooden flooring, Rebecca's lounge is a rathermore snug affair with a plush coffee-coloured carpet.

      While one wall is painted in taupe, the other is coloured in contrasting white.

      A huge lamp sits in the corner of the room, alongside some quirky ceramic pots.

    • Louis Allwood

      Emmerdale spoilers: Dawn Taylor forced to make shocking choice 

      WITH Meena Jutla behind bars, Dawn Taylor and BIlly Fletcher enjoy their live as a married couple without a care.

      However, next week in Emmerdale, the former makes a decision about her son Lucas.

      After tying the knot in front of their overjoyed relatives, Billy (played by Jay Kontzle) and Dawn (Olivia Bromley) have had to deal with sinister nurse Meena who was hellbent on making them pay for their happiness with their lives.

      Thankfully, the couple survived the ordeal unscathed and have since been enjoying married life and Billy is ready to the next step.

      Coming up next week, the personal trainer tells Dawn he is ready to adopt her son Lucas and raise him as his own, proving his commitment to her and the boy.

      While she is thrilled, Dawn is still nervous as Lucas' biological father Alex still lurks around, desperate to get some time with his son.

      But she soon ignores her concerns and makes the first move in the adoption process.

    • Louis Allwood

      EastEnders fans spot easy-to-miss nod to new set

      Yesterday's trip to Albert Square kick-started Gray Atkins' downfall after years of impunity.

      However, EastEnders fans couldn't help but notice a funny nod to the soap's new set in a scene involving Sharon Watts.

      Drama will be picking up a pace with the knowledge Gray murdered Tina Carter set to spread out through the Square this week.

      And what better than a brand new set to mark the end of the serial killer's reign of terror?

      Last night's trip to Walford toasted the debut of the brand new set with a sweeping crane shot and an on-air joke made by Sharon and Martin Fowler.

    • Louis Allwood

      Fans think they know how Gray Atkins will be caught

      EASTENDERS fans reckon they have "nailed" how Mick Carter and the police will nail serial killer Gray Atkins as his crunch week begins.

      Not much is known about how Gray's storyline comes to an end this week – but viewers believe there will be a murder whodunnit storyline.

      He is finally caught out over his horrific crimes, leading to residents wanting revenge, with a stunt on the streets of Albert Square teased, but it still remains to be seen whether the police will catch up with Gray or he will meet a grisly end.

      During Monday’s episode, DCI Arthurs asked Gray to come down to the station to discuss Tina's death. He provided his DNA, but insisted he had no connection to the tragedy.

      When Gray realised the police have no evidence to link him to the crime, he refused to cooperate further and left.

    • Louis Allwood

      Corrie Spoiler: Abi Franklin discovers the identity of her baby’s father

      AFTER letting her old demons get the best of her, Abi Franklin has to get her act together.

      Next week, the Coronation Street character discovers and reveals the identity of her baby's father.

      Reeling from the shock of her breakup with Kevin Webster (played by Michael Le Vell), Abi (Sally Carman) has turned to drugs and alcohol to cope.

      But in a shocking twist, Abi becomes a mother again.

      In scenes due on our screens next week, and due to her past with addiction, Abi assures a social worker that she's already enrolled in rehab, determined to remain on the straight and narrow.

    • Louis Allwood

      Hollyoaks’ Gemma Merna returning to HUGE TV role

      FORMER Hollyoaks star Gemma Meena is set to return to acting in a HUGE role with Michelle Keegan five years after quitting the soap to teach yoga.

      After eight years on the hit show, her alter-ego was killed off in a dramatic train explosion.

      But back in January the star sent fans into a frenzy when she revealed that she was getting behind the camera again – but failed to mention the show/film.

      Sharing a glam mirror selfie with her 120k followers, Gemma said: “Excited to get back filming. Wish me luck. #actress #filming #filmingday #grateful #cantwait.”

      And back in October, WGM Atlantic Talent & Literary Group posted a congratulatory tweet about Gemma’s new role.

      The Twitter account said: “Congratulations to our wonderful @gemmamerna who has been confirmed for the next series or ‘Brassic’ @skytv 🍿🎥.”

    • Louis Allwood

      Eastenders legend Adam Woodyatt grows close to BBC beautician

      EASTENDERS actor Adam Woodyatt has grown close to a BBC beautician.

      The star, who plays Ian Beale, announced 18 months ago that he had separated from wife Beverley Sharp and bought a camper van.

      Sources say he has been entertaining Clare Martignetti in his mobile home.

      A caravan owner on the site where Adam is parked up in Dartford, Kent, said: “Whatever the cause of his marriage break-up, Adam certainly seems to have moved on now.

      “He has been staying in his caravan with his new partner. She has been seen going in, and coming out the next morning, heading to the shower blocks.”

      It is not known how Clare, who works for the BBC as a make-up artist, met Adam.

      His new romance comes after he confirmed in August 2020 that he had split from wife Bev in 2019. They are now undergoing divorce proceedings.

    • Louis Allwood

      Ross Kemp to front new BBC One quiz show next week

      A NEW quiz show filmed in Glasgow and fronted by Ross Kemp hits screens next week.

      The EastEnders legend, 57, will present BBC1’s The Bridge Of Lies.

      The actor, who played the soap’s Grant Mitchell, has focused on his award-winning documentaries about gangs and prisons in recent years.

      In the quiz, teams of contestants compete for cash by crossing a bridge of stepping stones.

      Ross said: “The contestants are not just standing behind a podium answering questions. They have to physically make their way across the bridge, and that’s no easy feat.

      “The game relies on knowledge, strategy, and a little bit of luck.

      “It’s loads of fun, but there’s also a lot of jeopardy involved.”

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      Corrie Spoiler: Abi Franklin discovers the identity of her baby’s father

      AFTER letting her old demons get the best of her, Abi Franklin has to get her act together.

      Next week, the Coronation Street character discovers and reveals the identity of her baby’s father.

      Reeling from the shock of her breakup with Kevin Webster (played by Michael Le Vell), Abi (Sally Carman) has turned to drugs and alcohol to cope.

      But in a shocking twist, Abi becomes a mother again.

      In scenes due on our screens next week, and due to her past with addiction, Abi assures a social worker that she’s already enrolled in rehab, determined to remain on the straight and narrow.

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