EastEnders Star Heads For ‘Strictly’

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap. There’s still time to enter this week’s caption competition so get scribbling and make us all laugh.    

EastEnders is all go at the moment. In our preview, Archie’s making an honest woman of Peggy (can she make an honest man of him though? That’s the question) and Kara Tointon will be leaving this summer – alongside Ricky Groves who plays her on-screen lover Garry Hobbs. What it means is that the self-confessed Strictly fan can finally join other Enders stars and put on her dancing shoes.

According to The Sun newspaper, she’s apparently in talks to appear in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. Kara – who plays Dawn Swann – has already appeared in a charity special of the BBC1 talent show last year and won, but she’s been banned from taking part properly for the past three years as it’s disrupted filming when other EastEnders cast members have appeared on the show.

A Strictly insider confirmed that show bosses have been in talks to sign Kara up for the new series, due to begin in September. The source told The Sun: "Kara has made it no secret that she has wanted to do Strictly for years. Hopefully we can make it happen. She’s exactly the kind of contestant that we want on the show."

What, a soap star? No shortage of those. Especially people from Albert Square. Last year alone Phil ‘Parklife!’ Daniels flopped (Kevin Wicks) as did Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater) and Gillian Taylforth. Kara won last year’s Strictly special for Sports Relief by dancing a samba. She was partnered with ex-England cricketer Mark Ramprakash, who won Strictly in 2006.

That’s it for me, I’m out of here. Join me on Friday for more soap news and gossip and the results of last week’s caption competition. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.

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12 Responses to EastEnders Star Heads For ‘Strictly’

  1. Layla says:


  2. howard says:

    Sick! Sick! Sick! Just seen Eastenders. The writers should be ashamed. After seeing a long lead up to Ronnie eventually finding out that Danielle is her daughter, to be tragically run down and killed. Viewers watching, waiting for a reunion of mother and daughter, how emotional. It seems so typical of todays society, that all workers having a job, then companies going bust and we are all out of work and no chance of getting another job in todays global meltdown. Talk about taking the bread out of our mouths. This is not what we want to see in this present day. I\’m sure Eastenders you are going to get a hella of alot of complaints!!!

  3. Tracie says:

    I am so disappointed with the producers of Eastenders, i agree with other viewers, we have endured a long wait for Ronnie and Danielle to have their moment, only for it to be taken away from them, the writers need more unique material. Complaints will be coming your way!!

  4. Ami says:

    barbie, seriously. Let people say what they want. If they\’re disappointed, they\’re disappointed. Don\’t go and throw it in their faces. Eastenders might not be real, BUT IT REFLECTS REAL LIFE SITUATIONS.And I was really sad last night, too. I can\’t believe how cliched that was! I bet a lot of people were watching last night and just waiting for the climax to come … only for her to get killed. That was really low and I don\’t think it should have happened. Don\’t get me wrong, it was very emotional and it shouldn\’t have been the way Danielle should exit.

  5. Ami says:

    "Obviously don\’t have anything better to do witht their time but moan, winge and COMPLAIN!!"Then what are you doing here then? =PWe know that it\’s "acting", as you define it. If you\’re so bored of it, then why are you even commenting here? No point in slating it if you\’re only to tell people to "get a life". If people want to complain, let them. Let them do what they want. You can\’t stop them, regardless.

  6. Tracie says:

    barbie you are boring! we have all got enough intelligence to realise that its not real. As an eastender fan, the story line was not adequate ,and Danielle should have been kept going to continue.

  7. SAM says:

    Well wot a let down… couldn\’t they of killed off one of the crap cringe characters like max! Danielle and Ronnie would of continued to be a great keep watching storyline.

  8. Unknown says:

    OMD! wat was the point in bringing her on and then jus killing her off again! i just hope Ronnie ends up happy again! cause if not its well tight x

  9. eunice says:

    eunice wrote i love watching eastendes but i am now going of it becouse they are keep killing of the catacters

  10. Unknown says:

    Talk about a laugh!

  11. m says:

    lost interest in eastdender,they will disapear 1 by 1

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