Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap!
So guys, have you been watching the drip-drip return of Rickaaaay! and Biancaaarrrgh this week? Talk about stringing it out! The EastEnders writers would’ve been great during World War II – they could’ve fed the entire country on the tiniest of portions. Of course what we’re really waiting for is that first meeting between the two exes. And the writers know it.
Bianca Jackson (played by Patsy Palmer) returns to the Square with four kids in tow; they’re the Jackson 5. The kids are: Whitney Dean who’s 15-years-old. She’s the daughter of a trucker named Nathan, who got together with Bianca in 2002. She’s Bianca’s stepdaughter and apparently, she’s a bit mouthy – just like her step mother then. She’s been with Bianca since her dad died in a lorry crash.
Tiffany Dean is five; she’s Bianca and Nathan’s child. Liam Butcher is nine. His dad is, obviously, Ricky. He feels like the man of the family because he’s the oldest boy. Morgan Jackson-King is three. He’s Bianca’s child with her current partner Tony, who’s now in jail. Morgan only eats chicken nuggets (watch out for a Jamie Oliver lecture slamming EastEnders over this very soon) – could this family be any more chav?
And talk about history repeating itself! Bianca Jackson has turned out just like mum Carol who arrived in Albert Square with a load of kids from different fathers too: Bianca (father David Wicks), Sonia (father Terry Cant), Robbie (father Gary Bolton) and little Billy-with-the-overlong-hair (father Alan Jackson). Don’t be surprised if little Morgan’s hair is down to his shoulders by next week…
In honour of the Jacksons ambushing Albert Square, the BBC has produced a spoof Jackson 5 video. Here it is (it’s only available in the UK so if you’re not part of the licence paying population, you won’t be able to view)
Don’t give up the day job Patsy Palmer….
That’s it for now. Join me on Friday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.
MSN’s Eye On Soaps
Don’t miss a trick – Add MSN Reality TV Agent to your IM contacts