Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. I’m scratching my head over this one; it appears that Gemma Bissix is reportedly set to quit EastEnders. That was quick! She’s only been back for two minutes.
Gemma, as we all know, plays Clare Bates. She returned to EastEnders in February after her brilliant stint in Hollyoaks. A source told the Daily Mirror: "Clare has been working her way round the men of Walford for the past few months but what she had thought was a masterplan to bag the man of her dreams soon gets out of hand. She is forced to flee as it is clear she is not welcome in Albert Square anymore."
The blonde bombshell has been doing her best to ensnare several men on the Square, including Bradley. I have to say, I’m not really convinced with what the EastEnders writers have done with Clare so far; I actually think they’ve got a bit of a dilemma. Gemma was so good as villainess Clare in Hollyoaks that any attempt to move EastEnders’ Clare in that direction is only going to invite comparison. And inevitably, nothing EastEnders’ Clare can do will in any way match some of the things Hollyoaks’ Clare got up to. Remember when she tried to kill Max by tampering with his medicine after he’d had a heart-attack? What about the way she made poor little Tom look like a liar? A child! Drawing on the walls, pouring water on his bedsheets – I can’t imagine EastEnders’ Clare doing anything like that because it’s already been done. So what can the writers do? Make her a goody-goody?
We’ll see where they take her character, but if she’s out of EastEnders, I’d love to see her back in Hollyoaks.
I still can’t make up my mind about whether I should have Vinnie Watch or Dev Watch and were it not for the fact that the actress who plays her is on maternity leave soon, I was almost leaning towards Clurrrrrrrr Watch.
The 9,454,530th item more interesting than Corrie’s Peacock family is…?
The humble toilet seat. Far more captivating.
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