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In the mid s, the show ran a storyline nicknamed “Sharongate” where Sharon confessed to cheating on one of the infamous Mitchell brothers with the other brother. Lucas Johnson, a priest who killed two people and a dog, left a third to die, and kidnapped his wife and locked her up to make people think she’d committed suicide. It’s pretty amazing that Dot Cotton hasn’t keeled over yet considering how much she smokes. Kat and Alfie get their own titled: Laura Beale met her demise that way. A twisted example with Luke Browning and Ben Mitchell. Ben and Luke meet, quickly fall in love, and Ben invites Luke to meet his parents. When Luke sees Kathy, Ben’s mother, he freaks the hell out and leaves. Whitney became one in after suffering a miscarriage; when she got out of the hospital she had a near-permanent smile on her face and dismissed the whole thing by saying she could always just get pregnant again. Absolutely nobody was fooled, and if anything it just made them even more concerned about her.

EastEnders welcomes back Johnny Carter who surprises mum Linda on a karaoke night

Share 25 shares Choking back tears, Mick whispered: Fans took to Twitter to blast the character’s lack-lustre departure, as they watched him leave Watford to join a law firm After watching him survive a shooting and come close to death when his ambulance crashed during his time on the square, fans took to Twitter to slam the ‘dull’ exit.

After watching him survive a shooting and come close to death when his ambulance crashed during his time on the square, fans took to Twitter to slam the ‘dull’ exit Goodbye:

Eastenders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: “Johnny is a key member of the Carter family and he’s been missing over the past year and a half, when so much has happened to the Carters.

Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Johnny Carter might have had a dramatic few months on EastEnders but he’s set to leave the soap in the new year. Actor Ted Reilly – who has played Johnny Carter since – will leave the show in the next few weeks. Ted has already filmed his final scenes and fans will get to see them early next year. A BBC spokeswoman confirmed to the Sun: BBC Ted joined the soap in when he took over the role of Johnny from actor Sam Strike after the character left the soap for 14 months.

Johnny had a dramatic run on the soap and back in September, EastEnders viewers were up in arms when Johnny Carter looked perfectly healthy after being shot and nearly dying when his ambulance crashed. Johnny didn’t appear to have a scratch on him as he waltzed into the Queen Vic kitchen. He asked Mick what Linda’s answer was after he revealed he had booked a holiday to Cloisters. BBC He seemed to have made a remarkable recovery Image: BBC Johnny looked well considering he had been shot Image: BBC Nobody even made reference to how Johnny was, which was odd considering he was recovering from a gunshot wound.

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Hatchard’s casting was announced on 21 January , while the character has previously been mentioned by members of his on-screen family. It’s an honour to have the chance to share the camera with such talented actors and I can’t wait to get cracking and join the Carter family. On 21 August , it was announced that Hatchard had been axed by the new executive producer Sean O’Connor and would be leaving the soap after completing his three-year contract. Three months later, his father Mick visits Stan Carter Timothy West , Mick’s grandfather but before he can reach the flat he is punched by an unknown youth, and afterwards Mick discloses to Max Branning Jake Wood that he believes that the man was his son, Lee.

Johnny appeared in EastEnders from until his death in and was at the centre of many dramatic plots during his time on the show. and hinted he was only dating Ruby for her money.

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Read on to find out! He fell head over heels for Mandy Salter, who went on to lead him down a self-destructive path. More unfortunate events occurred and eventually, Aidan began to blame Mandy for his misfortunes. He ended up returning to Ireland, which is where he was born. The pair began dating and Stella eventually moved in with him. She began mentally and physically abusing Ben, calling him names and pinching him.

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When the eldest child, Marise, was eight, she contracted mastoiditis, an ear infection. I was seven years and four months when she died. I will never forget it. I called her Micie — you pronounce it Meecie — and she was the sun and the moon to me, the kindest, nicest person. Suddenly, I was the eldest with no one to look up to. The second of five children, June Brown was raised in Suffolk. Her death was the defining moment of my life.

Micie was the only person to know the real me. But I was sexually active although I kept quiet about it. You did back then. The war changed everything, of course.

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Are you sure that you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. In October, Johnny was seen again in prison when Jake Moon contacted him telling him he is concerned about Ruby’s new relationship with Sean Slater.

EastEnders returnee Johnny Carter catches the eye of a potential new love interest next week.

Carmel Roberts —90 Matthew Jackson, played by Steven Hartley , is the manager of the local music store. He is first seen on screen in May as a new love interest for the social worker, Carmel Roberts Judith Jacob. Matthew had had an unhappy childhood. His mother Lynna Patricia Ford had become pregnant at 16 and after bringing him up for 15 years, she had been forced to put him into custody.

Matthew was fostered by another family and he had subsequently refused all contact with his mother and rather resented her for abandoning him. Matthew is initially a kind, easy-going man. Everyone loves him, except Carmel’s brother, Darren Gary McDonald , who objects to his sister dating him because he was white. His racial hatred eventually leads to Carmel kicking him out of her flat and Matthew later moves in instead.

Carmel is really besotted with Matthew, so when he proposes marriage in November that year, she gleefully accepts. Carmel wants to invite Lynna to the wedding, but Matthew is totally opposed to the idea. His ire rises at her mere mention, but Carmel pursues it, which causes Matthew to blow his top and viciously scream at her. Carmel is left dumbstruck at the sudden outburst, but this is only a small taster of what is to come in the following months.

The two marry in January , but the day is ruined when Matthew sees his mother is in attendance.

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Celebrity News EastEnders 30th anniversary: In , womaniser Den had a one-night-stand with his daughter Sharon’s Letitia Dean best-friend Michelle Fowler Susan Tully , resulting in her falling pregnant aged When she gave birth to a daughter Vicki in , Den was not allowed any contact with her and supported Michelle financially in secret. However Michelle’s mother Pauline Fowler Wendy Richard soon discovers the truth, leading to a major feud between her and Den.

After their separation Den runs the Queen Vic alone but soon realises business is dwindling without Angie, so the couple reunite as business partners.

Former EastEnders star Jonny Labey has announced that he’s engaged to his girlfriend Chrissy Brooke. The actor, who played Paul Coker in the BBC One soap, announced the .

Share this Print this story EastEnders welcomes back an old favourite with a new face as actor Ted Reilly takes on the role of fan favourite Johnny Carter. He has also trod the boards. Essex-born Sam and Londoner Danny won plaudits for their depiction of the moving scene which saw Johnny come out to his father. Johnny Carter is the latest in a long line of characters who have undergone a change of actor. Barbara Windsor took over the role in and instantly banished memories of Jo.

The role was originated by Matthew Silver in Three years later Morgan Whittle came on board before Charlie Jones took over in Joshua Pascoe held the role from — before the latest actor, Harry Reid, gave viewers a more grown up Ben in She portrayed the young blonde from to before departing.

EastEnders fans slam Johnny Carter’s ‘disappointing’ exit

This list includes all of the EastEnders main actors and actresses , so if they are an integral part of the show you’ll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these EastEnders stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from EastEnders focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on EastEnders that are on here as well.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular EastEnders actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you’re looking for a particular EastEnders actor or actress, then type their name into the “search” bar to find them directly.

Whitney tells Johnny that he needs to get a boyfriend so that everyone can accept it and move on with their lives, As a result of this Nancy and Whitney sign Johnny up for internet dating. The New Year saw Nancy, Johnny’s sister, return to the family.

They go up to his office to find it empty and Mike’s car gone. Everyone realises that they’ve been fooled. Minty is devestated that Mike had left with all the money he had. Gus lays into Juley for lying about his flash lifestyle. Juley admits that he’s ashamed he’s achieved nothing. Gus doesn’t stay mad for long and is amused to hear what Juley has been up to.

He vows to get out of Gus’s life but Gus wont hear of it. Mickey asks Dawn to come back to Walford with him to see the family. It’s clear that she’s put off visiting because of Keith. Mickey wants her to give him a chance. Dawn argues that she’d lose face if she returned to Walford. Minty decides to make a go of things in France.

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Italic title EastEnders is a British television soap opera , which made its debut in United Kingdom on February 19, , and continues airing to this day. One of the longer running soaps in the UK it celebrated its 30th anniversary in , EastEnders’ storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London. Contents [ show ] Background EastEnders focuses on the lives of the many various families who live and work in Albert Square in the fictitious borough of Walford in London’s East End.

The original family unit in the series was the Fowler and Beale families, who were related.

He joined the long-running soap over a year ago. But bosses have now confirmed that Ted Reilly has quit EastEnders.. The year-old actor has decided to bow out of the show as the lovable Johnny.

Storylines Backstory Johnny Allen was born to a deprived family in Walford in the early s. He was educated and grew up where he became familiar with the locals such as the Beale family. Johnny went on to become a boxer from an early age, but got involved in the criminal underworld. In the late s, when he started as an up-and-coming gangster and he employed a well-known prostitute Pat Harris who had several flings with before she married in Johnny also employed a fellow boxer in the late s, named Eric Mitchell.

Johnny used to bully Eric because Eric was a better boxer than he was and the two developed a strong feud. Johnny also knew Eric’s wife, Peggy , who used to try and seduce him out of desperation but he turned her down. Allen was a well-known man of the underworld and became notorious in the East End of London because he killed and tortured people including those who worked for him. Johnny left Walford when he grew older, presumably in the early s, in order to expand his flourishing business empire named J.

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Share 15 shares It comes just weeks after Harry Reid – who plays mechanic Ben Mitchell – announced he was leaving the show over the festive season along with Jacqueline Jossa and Lorna Fitzgerald Lauren and Abi Branning in a dramatic storyline. The end of the road? The year-old actor has decided to bow out of the show as the lovable Johnny Carter next year seen with Danny Dyer A source said recently of Harry’s shock exit:

Johnny Allen is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Billy Murray. Johnny appears regularly on the show from 4 January until 19th January , before making short returns in March and October, with his last appearance being on 20 October , when he suffers a fatal heart attack while serving his prison sentence.

Focus on elderly characters has decreased since the show’s inception. The programme has more recently included a higher number of teenagers and successful young adults in a bid to capture the younger television audience. She commented “I don’t want to be disloyal, but I think you need a few mature people in a soap because they give it backbone and body It gets too lightweight.

On 24 February for the first time in the soaps history, an entire episode was screened consisting entirely of Black actors. Den Watts returned 14 years after he was believed to have died, a feat repeated by Kathy Beale in Despite the high cast turnover, several cast members have remained with the show for an extended period of time.

Dot Cotton is the longest serving female character in the show having served since , while Pat Butcher is the longest-serving former character, appearing from until early