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 bosses have decided to re-shoot parts of a Lucas Johnson storyline after the recent murders of prostitutes in Bradford.
During episodes due to be broadcast next week, evil man-of-the-cloth, Lucas Johnson played by Don Gilet, was to be seen visiting a red light district and picking up a girl named Jade, who would later suffer the same fate as his wife’s ex, Owen Turner.
However, following the CPS’s decision to charge 40-year-old criminology student Stephen Griffiths with the murders of three call girls, EastEnders bosses decided to drop the prostitute link from next week’s episodes out of respect for the families of those affected by the recent events.
A spokesperson for the BBC soap said: "EastEnders storylines are written many months in advance and any similarity to real-life events is coincidental. However, on this occasion – to ensure we do not cause distress to the families involved in the recent tragic events in Bradford – we have decided to reshoot some parts of the storyline involving Lucas Johnson."
Scenes to be aired next Wednesday are currently being reshot at Elstree Studios. Of course, all of this comes in the wake of Coronation Street pulling it’s fourth episode of Siege Week yesterday evening, following the shooting tragedy in Cumbria, in which 12 people were shot dead by a gunman. It goes without saying that our hearts go out to the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy.
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