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Well colour me surprised! Emmerdale is saying goodbye to 1980s icon Linda Lusardi. The 49-year-old actress and former Page 3 model joined the show in February as Carrie Nicholls with her on-screen daughter Scarlett. After a pathetic seven months, she’s decided to jack it in. Even Parklife! Phil Daniels managed two years on EastEnders. Linda spun out that old chestnut of "new projects" as the reason for her premature departure, but my opinion is that she’s probably looked at her latest script and thought ‘Even I’m above this nonsense’.
Three words spring to mind: rat. Sinking. Ship. Sorry Emmerdale fans, but the old soap really is in a desperate place at the moment. Let’s be clear here, Linda’s done well to make it into acting after her career as a Page 3 girl, but her ability doesn’t exactly stretch to Shakespeare or period dramas, does it? Look out for her in panto soon. Here’s the news report about her departure.
Well it looks like the countdown to Walford’s wedding from hell has begun. Bradley Branning will wed Stacey Slater and according to Rob Kazinsky – better known to us as Sean ‘shout!’ Slater – fans will not be disappointed: "It’s the best script I’ve read in my time there, and literally, there is a cliffhanger every five minutes." He added: "My heart was in my mouth." I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see the big day bust-up. Things are already beginning to heat up with Stacey falling out with her mum over the wedding dress; it’s downhill all the way from there. Bradley will ask Max to be his best man – like we all didn’t see that coming. How much do you wanna bet that Stacey’s affair with Max isn’t going to stay a secret? Anyway, that’s what I love about soap weddings there’s never a dull moment.
Over on’t cobbles of the Street, there are two weddings on the cards in the run-up to Christmas. The Street bike Liz McDonald is getting hitched to Vernon Tomlin, the laziest man on Earth. In my opinion, the Corrie writers will probably treat that wedding as a good excuse for a laugh so expect some comic capers on the day – maybe the ring gets flushed down the loo or the wedding band’s guitar blows up. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll make it up the aisle. But what about Sarah Platt and Jason Grimshaw? We already know that Tina O’Brien, who plays Sarah, is leaving. Therefore, if they do tie the knot, it’ll be one of the shortest Corrie weddings ever. However, there is a possibility that one of them will be jilted. Will Sarah take the ultimate revenge on Jason and leave him at the aisle the way he left her? As always, the press are already starting to speculate. According to them, someone might even stop the wedding. But who? Read more about the Corrie wedding that might not happen here.
Anyway that’s it for now. Join me on Monday for a full preview of all the action from the soaps. Are you an Emmerdale fan that’s sad to see Linda Lusardi go? Will Emmerdale miss her? Leave a comment about this or anything else to do with your favourite soap here.
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