|Posted by Jade Foote on April 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM|
#Random soap fact 10 is That Eastenders have used Julias Theme as the closing titles 51 Times.
Julia's theme" refers to the alternative version of the usual Eastenders theme, and was named after one of the show's creators, Julia Smith.
Julias theme sees a change from the drums that are usually featured instantly at the end. Julia's theme ends an episode with a slow buildup played on piano, usually used as the end credits when a chrater leaves or a particularly emotional event.
Below is a list of Every time Julias Theme has been used....
1 Ian Beale cries into the arms of his grandmother Lou after a heart-to-heart, because his father Pete disapproves of him becoming a chef. 11 April 1985
2 Sue Osman tells her husband Ali that she has a lump in her throat and cannot cry for her recently deceased baby, Hassan. 20 June 1985
3 In order to make a despondent Sue Osman acknowledge her grief, Dr. Legg forces her to hold baby Annie. As she comforts the crying baby, she breaks down in tears. 1 August 1985
4 Michelle Fowler meets Den Watts at the canal to tell him that she is pregnant with his baby. 3 October 1985
5 Pauline Fowler has a heart-to-heart with her son Mark on Southend beach. 2 January 1986
6 Lofty Holloway asks a pregnant Michelle Fowler to marry him. 6 February 1986
7 Michelle Fowler agrees to marry Lofty Holloway. 8 April 1986
8 Whilst alone in the bar at The Queen Victoria, Lofty and Michelle share a kiss before she leaves. 17 April 1986
9 Sue Osman tells Michelle Fowler that she has had a phantom pregnancy. 22 July 1986
10 On the night before Michelle Fowler's wedding to Lofty Holloway, the father of her child, Den Watts wishes her good luck. 23 September 1986
11 Arthur Fowler returns home from prison and thanks his family for their support. 4 June 1987
12 Dot Cotton and Ethel Skinner reminisce about life in the war in a two-hander episode. 2 July 1987
13 Magda Czajkowski asks Simon Wicks to move in with her. 20 August 1987
14 Arthur Fowler reluctantly turns down Christine Hewitt's advances, but he kisses her passionately before he leaves. 20 August 1992
15 Mark Fowler rescues Mandy Salter from her mother's abusive boyfriend and takes her back to Walford, where they celebrate Christmas at the Fowlers' house. 25 December 1992
16 Pauline Fowler and Pat Butcher have a heart-to-heart after Pat runs over and kills a girl. 18 February 1993
17 Sharon Mitchell, Grant Mitchell, Phil Mitchell, Kathy Beale, Frank Butcher and Pat Butcher start their journey home from France. Sharon watches on as Phil and Kathy embrace. 29 September 1993
18 Ian begs his wife Cindy to return home after lies have spread and he thinks she has cheated. 21 October 1993
19 Nigel Bates tells his stepdaughter Clare that her mother Debbie has died in a hit-and-run accident. 22 June 1995
20 Arthur Fowler's funeral. 20 June 1996
21 Cindy Beale runs away with her sons Steven and Peter to start a new life in France. 17 October 1996
22 Kathy Beale leaves Walford with her son Ben to start a new life in South Africa.
10 April 1998
23 Nigel Bates, Clare Tyler, Julie Haye and Josh Saunders leave Walford for a new life in Scotland. 30 April 1998
24 Grant, Peggy and Courtney Mitchell scatter Tiffany's ashes at Peacehaven. 4 February 1999
25 Bianca Butcher leaves Walford with her son Liam to start a new life in Manchester. 10 September 1999
26 Frank and Peggy Butcher vow to stay in Walford and fight Dan Sullivan for ownership of The Queen Vic. 20 February 2000
27 Sonia Jackson breaks down after giving Chloe up for adoption. 28 November 2000
28 Roy and Pat Evans get back together. 22 February 2001
29 Ian Beale and Laura Dunn get married 10 May 2001
30 Jim Branning proposes to Dot Cotton on the London Eye. 21 December 2001
31 Peggy Mitchell says farewell to Frank Butcher in Spain. 1 February 2002
32 Sonia Jackson and Jamie Mitchell decide to end their relationship. 6 May 2002
33 Anthony Trueman proposes to Zoe Slater. 21 June 2002
34 Little Mo returns from prison. 16 August 2002
35 Mark Fowler leaves Walford to end his days travelling the world. 14 February 2003
36 Alfie Moon interrupts the wedding of Andy Hunter and Kat Slater to declare his love for Kat. Alfie and Kat decide to get together, and Kat jilts Andy. 14 November 2003
37 Zoe Slater leaves Walford to start a new life in Ibiza. 24 June 2005
38 Stacey Slater returns to Walford after her mother Jean's attempted suicide. She looks at a picture of her brother Sean Slater and breaks down. 9 December 2005
39 Nana Moon dies in Alfie's arms. 16 December 2005
40 Grant and Courtney Mitchell leave Walford to start a new life in Portugal. 9 June 2006
41 Martin and Sonia Fowler leave Walford with their daughter Rebecca to start a new life in Manchester. 2 February 2007
42 Frank Butcher's funeral. 1 April 2008
43 Garry Hobbs and Dawn Swann leave together on a boat. 27 August 2009
44 Rachel and Dot Branning lay flowers on Bradley Branning's grave after his funeral. 5 March 2010
45 A secretly pregnant Amira Shah leaves Walford by car after it is revealed her husband Syed is gay. 26 April 2010
46 Stacey Branning holds her baby daughter Lily after giving birth in hospital.
23 June 2010
47 Syed Masood admits his true feelings to Christian Clarke and they walk away together as a couple. 16 July 2010
48 Stacey Branning flees the country with her daughter Lily. 25 December 2010
49 After saying an emotional goodbye to his family, Charlie Slater leaves Walford by tube. 13 January 2011
50 Phil Mitchell and Shirley Carter leave for their honeymoon after deciding not to marry each other, but to stay together. 11 March 2011
51 Kat and Alfie Moon are reunited with their son, Tommy Moon, concluding the baby-swap storyline. 18 April 2011
|Posted by Jade Foote on April 16, 2011 at 3:59 AM|
Since TNYE Eastenders fans all over have been waiting for Ronnie to confess all and return Baby Tommy to a heartbroken Kat. Well last night it happened and WOW what an episode.
The excitement was building all over facebook and Twitter, we were literally counting down the hours and so many thought that the episode would end with Ronnie saying his yours Duff Duff Dufff...but did it happen that way NO! Eastenders gave fans exactly what they wanted and wow what a confession it was Below are transcripts of Ronnies confession to both Jack and Kat!
Ronnie tells Jack that the baby is not his:
JACK: "Ronnie, where you been? I've been looking all over for you."
JACK: "Well come on, Tanya's in a right state. What you doing?"
RONNIE: "I'm going."
JACK: "Going where? I need to talk to you."
RONNIE: "No, there's something I've got to do, Jack."
JACK: "Well it can wait."
RONNIE: "It can't!"
JACK: "Ronnie, I'm serious, you need to tell me what's happened."
RONNIE: "Don't worry, I am going to put it right. I am going to put everything right."
JACK: "Ronnie, what are you talking about?"
RONNIE: "You don't deserve this, Jack! You deserve much better, I should never have lied to you."
JACK: "So you lied to me."
JACK: "Is it about Michael?"
JACK: "Then what is it, Ron?"
RONNIE: "Jack, I've got to go."
JACK: "Go where?"
RONNIE: "Back, okay - I've got to go back!"
JACK: "Go back where? Oi, you tell me, right. If it's not about Michael, then what is it?"
RONNIE: "It's him, it's about him, okay? It's about James."
JACK: "Ronnie, what about him?"
RONNIE: "He's not your son."
JACK: "What you talking about?"
RONNIE: "Jack, listen to me - I'm sorry but it's true."
JACK: "No, I don't understand Ronnie, what are you saying?"
RONNIE: "I've got to go!"
JACK: "What are you talking about?"
RONNIE: "He is not yours and that is all you need to know."
JACK: "You're lying to me, right - you're doing this to hurt me and to mess with my mind. Ronnie, look at him - look at his face, everyone always says that this kid is the spit of me, everyone knows that he's my boy!"
RONNIE: "Jack, I'm so sorry - I'm so sorry, it's true."
Ronnie kises Tommy goodbye and walks it to the Vic where she asks Kat for a word in private, heading to the hall way Kat is puzzled by Ronneis behaviour:
KAT: "What is it?"
RONNIE: "Maybe we should go upstairs."
KAT: "I'm working. I ain't really got the time, so just spit it out."
RONNIE: "It's about James."
RONNIE: "I know what you've been through. I know how difficult it's been for you, I understand."
KAT: "What do you want, Ronnie? I've got a pub full of punters."
RONNIE: "He's not mine."
RONNIE: "He's not mine, he's yours."
KAT: "What are you talking about?"
RONNIE: "I know. I know it sounds crazy. I should have come here before - I tried to come here before. This isn't James, it's Tommy!"
Outside, Jack arrives back on Albert Square and looks over towards The Vic.
RONNIE: "Please listen to me, Kat, you don't understand. You don't understand."
KAT: "Why don't you go home, yeah, call a doctor, go and talk to someone!"
RONNIE: "Listen to me, Kat!"
KAT: "You're mad!"
RONNIE: "Please, please, listen to me. I took your baby. I know how you feel. I am the only other person in this world who knows how you feel. To give birth to a baby and have it… to have your heart shrivel up inside. I know because it happened to me."
KAT: "You need to go."
RONNIE: "My baby died on New Year's Eve. Kat, listen to me! I went in, I went in and saw him in the cot, and he was still. He wasn't breathing, he was still and I was so scared. I was so scared. And I was trying desperately to believe that it wasn't true and then I ran out, I panicked - I ran out into the Square and I wanted somebody to come and help, but nobody came. Nobody came and then I heard him - I heard Tommy crying and I came in there and I walked up the stairs and I took him. I took him, Kat."
KAT: "No, you couldn't have, you wouldn't do that…"
RONNIE: "I'm sorry Kat, I'm so sorry…"
KAT: "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, my Tommy's dead! Yeah, I saw him, I held him in my arms - he's dead!"
RONNIE: "You didn't, that wasn't Tommy!"
KAT: "No! No, no, no!"
Alfie walks in....
ALFIE: "What's wrong?"
KAT: "Get her out of here! Get her away from me!"
ALFIE [to Ronnie]: "What have you said to her? Just stop."
KAT: "No, he's not mine! How can he be mine?"
RONNIE: "Please take him, you need to take him!"
KAT: "No, I can't!"
RONNIE: "He needs his mum! You need to take him."
Returning from the hospital Jack has now entered The Vic and hearing the commotion,rushes to join Ronnie, Kat and Alfie.
RONNIE: "Please take him, please take the baby…"
Ronnie hands Tommy over to a distraught Kat.
ALFIE: "I need to phone the police, alright."
RONNIE: "You don't need to phone them, I've already phoned them, and I'm so sorry."
KAT: "Get her out of here! Get her away from me."
RONNIE: "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry."
As a confused Jack questions whats going on Ronnie leaves, while Jack insists that the baby is his son, Ronnie is outside approaching the police officers. As Jack runs out of the pub looking for her Ronnie appologises and then gets into the police car.
So what was your thoughts on the whole Baby Swap Storyline? what did you think of the cofnession episode? Share your thought sin our EE forums http://soapsecrets-spoilers.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/4638658-baby-swap-reveal-
|Posted by Jade Foote on March 20, 2011 at 4:45 PM|
As the new trend on Twitter is 100 things about me, I have decided to join in but with 100 soap facts! However so that i dont clog up the time like i will do a maximum of 5 facts a day.
In order to provide details and proof of the fact i shall record them here.
Random Soap Fact 1 - There have been 88 Deaths in Eastenders!
Yes thats right, since it began 26 years ago there has been 88 deaths both on and off screen. From Illness to Murder, From Suicide to fatal accident, Eastenders have covered a wide range of subjects when dealing with the guaranteed ratings grabbing "soap death". Below is a list of every death in Eastenders history, the year they died and how. Can you remember every character? can you remember every death? If so pleased let us know and share you memories, and opinions in our Eastenders forum.
1985 Reg Cox Battered
1985 Hassan Osman Cot death
1985 Stuart Accidental drug overdose
1986 Andy O'Brien Hit by a lorry
1987 Irene Holloway Cancer
1988 Tom Clements Heart attack
1988 Lou Beale Natural causes
1989 Benny Bloom Natural causes
1989 Trevor Kellow Suicide - hanging
1989 Donna Ludlow Suicide - heroin overdose
1990 Harry Osborne Natural causes
1991 Charlie Cotton Lorry accident
1991 Eddie Royle Stabbed 1992 Willy Put down
1992 Gill Fowler Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (AIDS)
1992 Mo Butcher - Alzheimer's disease
1992 Stephanie Watson Hit by a car
1993 Pete Beale Planned hit-and-run
1993 Rose Chapman Planned hit-and-run
1993 Roly Hit by a lorry
1994 Joe Wallace AIDS-related illness
1995 Debbie Bates Hit by hit-and-run driver
1996 Arthur Fowler Brain haemorrhage
1997 Clive Dixon Suicide
1997 Natasha Butcher Aborted due to spina bifida
1998 Cindy Beale Pulmonary embolism during childbirth
1998 Tiffany Mitchell Hit by a car
1999 Saskia Duncan Bludgeoned with an ashtray
1999 Reenie Branning Natural causes
1999 Viv Slater Cancer
2000 Ethel Skinner Euthanasia pact
2001 Ashley Cotton Motorbike crash
2001 Barbara Owen Heart disease
2001 Audrey Trueman Collapsed after blow to the head
2002 Jane Williams Ovarian cancer
2002 Harry Slater Heart attack
2002 Steve Owen Explosion following car crash
2002 Angie Watts Cirrhosis of the liver
2002 Rosa di Marco Heart attack
2002 Tom Banks House fire
2002 Trevor Morgan House fire
2002 Jamie Mitchell Spleen damage after being hit by a car
2003 Roy Evans Heart attack
2003 Jack Dalton Shot
2004 Barry Evans Head injury after being pushed off a cliff
2004 Geoff Morton Suicide
2004 Mark Fowler AIDS-related Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
2004 Laura Beale Broken neck caused by falling down stairs
2004 Vivienne Hobbs Stillborn/placenta abruption
2004 Paul Trueman Murdered
2004 David Collins Huntington's disease/pneumonia
2005 Andy Hunter Pushed off a flyover
2005 Den Watts Bludgeoned with an iron doorstep
2005 Neil Miller Car crash
2005 Sue Miller Car crash
2005 Leo Taylor Suicide - heroin overdose
2005 Nana Moon Aortic aneurysm
2006 Dennis Rickman Stabbed
2006 Nora Swann Pneumonia
2006 Kathy Mitchell Car crash
2006 Gavin Sullivan Car crash
2006 Danny Moon Shot
2006 Margaret Wilson Fall
2006 Cedric Lucas Pancreatic cancer
2006 Johnny Allen Heart attack
2006 Evie Brown Breast cancer
2006 Pauline Fowler Murdered – brain haemorrhage caused by a blow to the head
2007 Joe Macer Fall from first floor window
2007 Jed Bus crash
2007 Stella Crawford Suicide - jumped off a roof
2007 Kevin Wicks Impaled on a metal pole due to a car crash
2008 Frank Butcher Mouth cancer
2008 May Wright Suicide - Gas explosion
2008 Wellard Euthanised
2008 Jase Dyer Stabbed and beaten
2008 David -Heart attack
2009 Danielle Jones Hit by a car
2009 Tommy Clifford Kidney failure
2009 Trina Johnson Impalement
2009 Owen Turner Murdered – strangled
2009 Archie Mitchell Murdered - blow to the head
2010 Bradley Branning Fall from roof 2010 Sugar the dog Murdered - drowned
2010 Jack Edwards Car crash
2010 Gemma (Prostitute murder by Lucas, falsely identified as Denise) Murdered
2010 Billie Jackson Binge drinking
2010 James Branning Sudden infant death syndrome
|Posted by Italyfan2006 on January 26, 2011 at 4:08 PM|
Its one of the most anticipated award ceremonies of the year, held at London's O2 Arena and attended by the nations favourite TV Stars.
When it came to soaps, or Serial Dramas, the night belong to BBC1 soap Eastenders.
Nominated in three categories Eastenders won them all, picking up awards for best New Comer, Best Serial Drama performance and Best Serial drama.
The National Television Award for Best Newcomer went to Eastenders Ricky Norwood, for his portrayal of Walford Wideboy Arthur "Fatboy" Chubb. Despite his "street" outward persona, Fatboy has quickly become a fans favourite for his one liners, disastrous pulling technique and friendships with both Mercy and Dot!
Eastenders recently departed Lacey Turner beat off stiff competition from fellow Eastender Steve McFadden, Corries Katherine Kelly and Emmerdales Danny Miller to pick up the NTA award for Serial Drama Performance.
The past 12 months have seen Stacey, confess to murder, lose love of her life Bradley, give birth to daughter Lilly, struggle with her Bi-Polar disorder and start an affair with the father of her daughter, before leaving the square after a dramatic Christmas Day show down with love rival Janine Malloy, its been a busy and dramatic year for both Stacey and Lacey.
Then came the biggie, The Award for Best Serial Drama.
It has been an amazing 12 months in the wonderful world of soap, with a Train crash, The Aaron and Jackson story, and Chas's revenge plan in Emmerdale, Tram crash, explosions and heartbreak in Corrie and Murders,affairs and the fire in Hollyoaks, Eastenders saw off strong competition to take the best Serial Drama crown.
Ricky Norwood - Fatboy Chubb
NTA 2011 Most Popular Newcome
Lacey Turner - Stacey Branning
NTA 2011 Best Serial Performance
NTA 2011 Best Serial Drama
What have the stars from the soaps been saying?
Marc Elliot - EastEnders' Syed Masood - "I thought Emmerdale would win!"
"The competition was really strong this year but I really thought Emmerdale would scoop it actually. I would have voted for those guys.
Their storyline with Aaron and Jackson has been just amazing and I honestly thought it would clinch it for them. Let's just hope I don't get told off for this!"
Steve McFadden - EastEnders' Phil Mitchell "Expected Corrie to Win"
Steve explained that he had expected Corrie to be victorious following its dramatic 50th anniversary episodes.
"I personally am really shocked. They've had a great year and put some great episodes together. They really pushed it - and they lost. We are thrilled to win."
Jessie Wallace - EastEnders' Kat Moon - "I thought Corrie would win"
"I thought that Corrie would be in with a good chance because it was their 50th anniversary, they had a great live episode, the tram crash - brilliant, fantastic. I really thought they'd win it. It goes to show that EastEnders just gets stronger and stronger every year."
Danny Miller - Emmerdale's Aaron Livesy - "Well done Lacey"
"Well done Lacey Turner! Well deserved!"
Jack P Shepherd - Corrie's David Platt
Responding to comments about his head shaking and unhappy expression when Eastenders won the award for Serial Drama
"That was just for the cameras. I knew they'd pan to Corrie eventually."
|Posted by Jade Foote on January 2, 2011 at 12:34 PM|
Best Soap Character 0f 2010
Wow first of all can I say thank you all so much for your votes, you’ve certainly kept me busy! Sooo many votes for so many great characters
As soap fans we cant help but get attached to out fav soap characters, we live through their happiness and sadness with them, we laugh and cry along with them and spends hours talking about them!!
Carried out via a poll via our website, face book page Twitter I’ve been asking who YOUR best character of 2010 was.
Best Soap Character of 2010 - Aaron Livesy - Emmerdale
It seems the trial, tribulations, happiness and heartbreak of one character touched the most of you, as our overall winner had the lead from start to finish.
After a year which saw him face up to his sexuality, find a father figure and confident in landlord Paddy, find his first boyfriend in Jackson, try and deal with his temper & hot headed behaviour. He went through the horror of a train crash which he almost lost Jackson and still blames himself for. This was the year he finally built a relationship with mum Chas (I love the way they are together now ). All in all this was the year that we saw him grow up. Caught up in dodgy deals with local thug Mickey we all worried that Aaron would return to his previous ways however his shock, guilt and trauma after Jackson’s Train crash seems to have mellowed Mr Livesy that little bit more.
We could be laughing or crying along with him it has to be said that its his relationships with Chas Jackson, Paddy, Hazel, Cain and Adam are all reasons we all love to love Aaron Livesy.
Still trying to deal with his sexuality total shift in relationship with Jackson, and with hints of a new man on the horizons it looks like 2011 will be another amazing year for Aaron.
2nd Place - Sophie Webster - Corrie
Your character that came in second place has also done a lot of growing up on screen this year, until this year she was just Rosie’s little sister but this year she has really come into her own.
Realising she was gay and that she had feelings for best friend Sian was the start of Sophie’s first “grown up” story and fans instantly took to both the story and the changes in “Little” Sophie Webster. Struggling between her heart and religion viewers have seen Sophie face a number of dilemmas as her relationship with Sian has developed. With her relationship with Sian going good, it looked like Sophie was going to end 2010 on a high, however when the tram came crashing down so did the Webster’s world. Finding out that not only had her dad cheated with Molly but she also had a secret brother in baby Jack, turning to Sian and religion Sophie has found compassion to forgive her dad. As the year ended we saw Sophie and Sian move their relationship on, with plans for them to be a long term soap couple, it looks like 2011 could be an amazing year for the youngest Webster daughter.
3rd Place - Stacey Slater/Branning - Eastenders
Wow I thought for sure Stacey would come higher in our vote, not only has it been an amazing year for Stacey it was also the year we said goodbye to Sassy Stacey. From watching Bradley fall to his death, her confession during the live ep that she killed Archie, to giving birth to daughter Lilly its been a busy and dramatic year for our Stace. Throw in getting trapped in the Queen Vic fire, her confession to Ryan that he was the daddy, her struggle with bi-polar, worst friend in the world in Becca and her affair with Ryan which lead to her bitter rivalry with Janine Stacey has given us plenty to talk about this year. Farewell Lacey you shall be missed.
4th Place - Sian Powers - Corrie
It seems that most of you really took Sophie and Sians relationships to your hearts with Sophie’s best friend and girlfriend coming in as your 4th most popular soap character of 2010
5th Brendan Brady - Hollyoaks
6th tied Syed Masood - Eastenders & Jackson Walsh - Emmerdale
7th Kat Moon/Slater - Eastenders
8th Nathan Wylde - Emmerdale
9th tied Hazel Rhodes - Emmerdale Becky McDonald - Corrie
10th tied Ste Hay - Hollyoaks Chas Dingle - Emmerdale
Thank you sooo much for your votes and support 2010 was a fantastic year for all of the soaps here's to an amazing 2011 in the wonderful world of soap
|Posted by Jade Foote on December 11, 2010 at 7:38 PM|
Gary's fear, shock and devastation as the explosion and following tram crash bought all the horrors of Afghanistan and the death of Quinny rushing back to him. Seeing him quiver in fear was heart breaking to watch and the whole thing was shot really well, with the flash backs, the sound effects the blurred vision, viewers really were given an insight in to what was going on in Gary's head. Its gonna be a long road to recovery for Gary as he struggles to cope with his PTS. Well done Corrie for highlighting such an important issue.
|Posted by Jade Foote on October 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM|
The Inside Soap Awards 2010 After Show Party.
By Jade Foote
Wow! How excited was I?
Thanks to the wonderful team at This Morning I was off to the after show party for The Inside Soap Awards. we really did have the time of our life...ok so are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...
The party was at Shaku Zula in Camden London & started at 9pm and when the car dropped us off at 8.50 we were both very excited but rather nervous...we just about to go and meet the stars of our fav TV shows ones we've watched almost every day for the last 25 years! wow...
As we were early and entry before 9pm was forbidden we went in to a bar opposite and had a drink (vodka & orange for Jeff Archers and lemonade for me) we only had one and then took a walk up to the red carpet.
There was a queue! omg it had just started raining and there was a queue!
So we joined the back of the queue and then a security man looked at us and said "Have u got tickets?" "Yes" said Jeff showing the doorman "Oh great he says, come this way!" Instead of a queue we had joined the autograph hunters!
So off we walked up the red carpet, Jeff holding my arm (There was cobbles under that Carpet, I had 6inch heels on & Rosie Webster I’m not). At the Top of the carpet a Security lady put wristbands on us, then someone offered to take a picture of us on the red carpet, so i handed over my camera and SMILE! We say thanks and head in the door...we're going down the escalators OMG it feels mad, for a second i feel sick, I look at Jeff he smiles at me and then off the escalators we go. Omg Omg its Steph from Hollyoaks, OMG Its Gilly, OMG There's Laurel, hahaha a million thoughts are whirling round my head, I look at Jeff can tell his thinking the same. We laugh and look around the balcony bar wow lots of celebs. We look down at the party below the music is pumping and its packed! so down the next escalator we go, greeted by a barman holding a tray full of beers, Jeff takes one and we make for the bar where i grab a rather lovely vodka cocktail from the FREE Bar.
Wow there's Kim from Eastenders, OMG Its Ryan, Its Ryan from Eastenders, my minds racing I’m loving every second.
Then I spot Steve Huison (Corrie's Eddie Windass), we've tweeted each other a few times and he told me to make sure I introduce myself, so when i catch his eye i smile and introduce myself he gives me a huge grin leaned over and hugged me and said it was great to meet me! Was this for real?
I introduced Jeff and soon we were chatting away about the awards, the party and about my group/twitter(http://twitter.com/shhsoapsecrets ).Didn't want to annoy him so after 10mins we thanked him for his time and started to mingle. As we walked around we couldn't help smiling. We then bumped into Sharon Marshall (Soap Critic - This Morning) who gave us both a huge hug & kiss & said it was great to see us both again, we complemented each others dresses, had a brief catch up & then off we were mingling again.
We grabbed another Cocktail from the bar, and hit the Dance floor. After a boogie we were soon chatting to more soap stars and of course getting lots more photos, was rather surreal but amazing at the same time. We soon bumped into the lovely and absolutely stunning Debbie Rush (Corries - Anna Windass) who looks nothing like her character!
OMG OMG its Danny Miller (ED’S Aaron!) walking towards me, soon his arms around me and we smiling for a photo. Huge congrats to Danny on both his awards, thoroughly deserved.
After a quick nip outside for some fresh air, we bumped into CRYED! CRYED! Almost hyperventilating to see the lovely John Partridge & Marc Elliot in the fresh. John looked at me and smiled…”ooh you’re the one from This Morning” he said…”Is this for real? Christian from Eastenders remembers me!” How Funny! After introducing me to Mark we have a great chat about the whole “Superbrain” experience, and they both tell me I should phone Brain Kirkwood and ask to visit the set ( If only!), we chat some more and I cant resist a photo with them both. As we walk away I’m fit to burst I cant believe I’ve met Cryed. So its back down to the bar where we bump into Sharon (Marshall) again & get introduced to her new hubby Bruce, what a lovely man. He takes a pic of Me, Sharon & Simone and quickly takes a few of himself too!
Back in the bar the party’s in full swing, the cocktails are following the music’s pumping and the soap stars are partying, so we hit the dance floor again. As some of the Corrie cast hit the dance floor with us, im soon Vogu’ing (strike a pose!) with Natasha, (Rachel Leskovac) Kylie, (Paula Lane) Cheryl (Holly Quin-Ankrah) and the lovely Gary Windass (Mickey North). After booging and posing for a few photos time for some more fresh air and refill from the bar. Heading back to the dance floor we bump into the lovely Natalie Anderson (Emmerdale new comer Alicia Harding) we have a chat about how she’s settling in and she was very pleased to hear that the members of my fb group are loving Alicia. She said it was the first proper fans reaction she had heard and she was so grateful to know we all liking her.
Time to hit the dance floor again and we soon partying with the cast of The Bill. Them boys know how to party! After plenty of giggles and a few dodgy dance moves the evenings drawing to a close. NO. Where’s the pause button? I don’t want this night to ever end. Alas the time has come the party is over, I look around most people have gone home its now only us, a few stragglers and The boys from The Bill left!
After goodbye kisses with The Bill boys, it was time to leave, and despite being invited on to another party by the Corrie producer it was time to head back to the hotel, our car was waiting, my feet were sore and we were slightly tipsy (I blame the cocktails). After grabbing my coat & goodie bags, with one last look over my shoulder it was time to go. As I lay in bed & flicked through the pictures I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to have spent the night partying with my fav TV stars, as I snuggled down with a smile on my face I fell asleep one very happy girl. Thank you very very much This Morning Thank you The wonderful Inside Soap Team I had the time of my life.