Sunday, 22 November 2020 ... because they always thought he only had one brother called Philip. Grant is desperate for a child, and when he discovers Sharon is still taking contraception, he smashes up the pub and then disappears. Grant returns to Portugal, and Sharon has to call him about Peggy having killed herself. The repercussions of Phil's betrayal contributed to many subsequent storylines involving the brothers throughout the 1990s. The breathtaking iconic episode, which initially aired in October 1994, saw brothers Grant (Ross Kemp) clash with brother Phil (Steve McFadden) over sleeping with his wife Sharon (Letitia Dean). Michelle has a volatile relationship with Grant but, following Sharon's exit, falls pregnant following a one-night stand with him and then flees to the US without telling Grant that he is to be a father. Despite the fact that Sharon married Grant initially, EastEnders writer Tony Jordan has revealed in The Mitchells – The Full Story that the love-triangle storyline had been planned since Phil and Grant's introduction, after the writers came to the realisation that Sharon was perfect for them both. There will never be another like that incredible woman. [5] His quick temper was off-set by a period of genuine remorse and promises that he would change. [19] In a study by the Stirling Media Research Institute called Men Viewing Violence, participants branded Grant "a fascinating character" because of his complexity and likened him and Phil to a soap operatic version of the notorious East End criminals, the Kray Twins. Their efforts quickly falter by Grant arguing with Phil about the situation he has put them in, all the while Phil demands Grant to maintain their course against Johnny – who uses this opportunity to capture the brothers. I didn't even watch the soaps when I was in them because it's like a coal miner coming home and staring at the coal scuttle—I was never a great lover of watching myself act. "All I can hear is 'ello darlin'," she added in reference to Peggy Mitchell's cockney catchphrase. Their volatile relationship made headlines in July 1997 amid reports that EastEnders bosses were considering airing a highly controversial storyline that saw Tiffany brutally raped by Grant. Grant's poor treatment of Tiffany included physical and emotional abuse and two affairs, one of which was with her mother Louise (played by Carol Harrison) and the other with Lorraine Wicks (played by Jacqueline Leonard). Mark gets in Grant's car to help him, and they find Ben and Grant scares off the men. Let’s explore the lives and careers of the unrelated pair. After a brief fling with Julie Cooper (Louise Plowright) and getting involved in various dodgy deals, Grant starts wooing the local barmaid – Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean). [2] Steve McFadden was given the role of Phil. The infamous Mitchell brothers who first graced our screens back in 1990 aren't as close as we originally thought... well kind of. When Courtney tells Grant that Sharon wanted to meet him, he goes to see Sharon and declares his love to her, but she is not interested. Grant was also reunited with Phil, Sharon and Kathy. "[21], On 18 January 2016, it was announced that Kemp had agreed to reprise his role for a few episodes. She leaves Grant for a while, and when she returns and attempts to seize control of The Queen Vic; Grant turns violent, assaults Sharon and her best friend Michelle Fowler (Susan Tully) and is imprisoned on remand. In 1998, press reports claimed that Kemp had asked producers to tone down Grant's violent behaviour because "it was insulting the viewers' intelligence. A spokesperson from the BBC confirmed, "the door is always open for a return. Mark also works out who Grant is, but Sharon convinces him he is better off with his adoptive father – Tim. Kemp was persuaded to return to the role for brief stints during a period of heavy media criticism aimed at EastEnders. EastEnders scriptwriter Colin Brake has said that it was a challenging period, but "the results on-screen were a programme with a new sense of vitality, and a programme more in touch with the real world than it had been for a while". Grant manages to put behind him his differences with both Phil and Sharon, forgiving Sharon when she confesses that she aborted his child. [23] Later, it was announced that Kemp would film a further three weeks,[24] and he resumed filming on 6 June 2016[25] and finished on 26 June 2016. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC. Courtney is angry with Grant when he stops her kissing Mark. ... Kemp is a very popular surname, it is mentioned in Ricky Jervais'Extra's, maybe someone got confused after Ross Kemp appeared in that!! [20] Although he only featured in the show for a period of three weeks initially, his contract was subsequently extended for a further three months, beginning in the spring of 2006. Larry Lamb, who played Peggy's controlling husband Archie, described her as "an extraordinary woman". So Ross Kemp (who played Grant Mitchell in EastEnders) has just revealed that he doesn't like to be around his former co-star Steven McFadden, you know, his onscreen brother Phil Mitchell. The newspaper also relegated the story as it focused today's front page on the other twist to the EastEnders tale, an assault on Ross Kemp's onscreen brother, Steve McFadden, by his ex-girlfriend. [2] He became restless easily and actively sought the thrill of danger in order to regain excitement in his life, which led to his participation in numerous crimes, fights and affairs. From their time in Spandau Ballet to acting in The Krays, the Kemp brothers have remained supernaturally close. 0 0. gvih2g2. You was a beautiful rare one," he wrote. [30], Grant's long-awaited return eventually happened in 2005, during a period of heavy media criticism aimed at EastEnders. Ross Kemp was chosen to play Grant. Their marriage is stormy and punctuated with violent rows and fights. He mocked the episode's stunts, commenting: "There are so many post-watershed dramas on TV that do these kind of scenes properly that Phil and Grant ended up looking like two little kids playing on a building site. Mr Kemp, 41, who plays Grant Mitchell, said it was a "fuss about nothing". Martin and Gary Kemp are in mourning after their parents died within 48 hours of each other. Ross Kemp became a father to a baby boy by ex-partner Nicola Coleman who was working as his makeup artist at the time. ", Pam St Clement, who played Peggy's friend and sometime rival Pat Butcher, told BBC News: "She was a brilliantly vivacious, joyful person, and a light's gone out today I'm afraid.". Their relationship was a typical portrayal of unrequited love on Tiffany's side and was fraught with tragedy and drama. The presenter went from being Rylan Clark to Rylan Clark-Neal after he married Big Brother 2013 contestant Dan Neal in 2015. Ian Hyland of the Sunday Mirror branded the storyline a "farce... hardly a fitting exit for Walford's dodgiest geezer since Dirty Den." Ferguson had previously been a producer on ITV's The Bill — a hard-hitting and successful police drama, which seemed to be challenging EastEnders in providing a realistic vision of modern life in London. Grant and Carla resume their relationship, but Carla's ex-partner Ray (David Kennedy) soon arrives to retrieve £12,000 that Carla has stolen from him. The plot, which was slated to be aired on Christmas Day 1997, evoked high criticism from female MPs and children's groups, TV clean-up campaigners and church officials, who were all expressive in unanimous condemnation about the BBC's "cynical ploy to win the seasonal ratings war over arch-rival Coronation Street." Grant had returned from being a paratrooper in the Army who got involved in the Falklands War. Funny story written by Scooter Nairns. Doctor Who star John Barrowman, who was interviewed by Dame Barbara on BBC Radio 2 in 2011, said in a Twitter video that the star would be "sorely missed". Lucy Benjamin, who played Lisa Fowler, added: "You were a true star in every sense", while Tamzin Outhwaite, who played Mel Owen, described the actress as an icon and national treasure. In 2011, Kemp told Radio Times that he has no plans to return to EastEnders: "I enjoy the fact that I've far more control over my destiny than I ever had when acting. Grant showed impulsive behaviour, a disregard for social rules and an indifference to the feelings of others, particularly the women in his life. Johnny later orders Danny to kill the brothers and bury them in the woods. He hosted the show Ross Kemp: Extreme World from 2011 to 2017. When Phil learns about his brother's return, he tricks Grant into helping him with quest against Johnny. He was introduced by producer Michael Ferguson to revamp the show, and originally served as one of the show's leading protagoniststhroughout the 1990s; with the character first appearing in 22 February 1990 and then departing on 25 October 1999 after Kemp had opted to leave the show in 1999. Since his marriage to Renee, the documentary maker has welcomed another three children. "[28] He was also voted the second most hunky man in British soap by gay readers of the magazine, attitude, who described him as "a dashing big, bad bully boy. She decides to stop her treatment, but Phil tries to change her mind, enlisting the help of Sharon. ... Then there were the Pope brothers, repeat offenders from the area of south-east London that Belmarsh serves. Executive producer, Kate Harwood, commented: "We are so pleased that Ross will be back on the show. Although she was involved in the events surrounding Den's murder, Sam was framed for the crime by his widow and her nemesis Chrissie (Tracy Ann Oberman) – the real murderer. Grant then meets Belinda again and they go to her home for sex but are interrupted by her family. Ross Kemp, 53, admits there is one reason he hates attending events where he crosses paths with his former on-screen sibling, Steve McFadden, who still plays his on-screen brother … Oberman recalled how welcoming the star had been when she first arrived into the "whirlwind" of the "fast-moving" show, despite Dame Barbara having been absent from EastEnders for a couple of years due to ill health. Craig Fairbrass, who left EastEnders in 2001 having played Dan Sullivan, tweeted that she was a "larger than life proper legend", while Diane Parish, who played Denise Fox, said she would remember "her kindness, and of course laughter". As they attempt to flee from the oncoming police, Phil pulls out a gun and shoots the steering wheel in their getaway car – causing Grant to plunge the car into the River Thames. She told 5 Live Dame Barbara was "like showbusiness's fairy godmother". After quitting his job at the newly reopened Scarlet nightclub, currently owed by Jake following Johnny's imprisonment, Grant leaves the country again with Courtney for a new life in Portugal. .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}play.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Barbara Windsor, who has died aged 83, was an entertainer from the age of 13, Dame Barbara Windsor: Carry On and EastEnders actress dies aged 83, Top Trump ally ends silence to congratulate Biden. Knowing he cannot get it, Grant threatens him unless he returns the money. Back to work on the @bbceastenders set today #EastEnders, EastEnders – The Mitchells – Naked Truths, The diary: EastEnding for Tiff as Grant kills her off, "Ross Kemp admits his days in Albert Square could be numbered", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Grant_Mitchell_(EastEnders)&oldid=994456658, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 20:30. It was later revealed that Grant's terrible temper was due to post-traumatic stress disorder, caused by nightmares and scarring memories of his combat in the Falklands War. Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. Despite the majority of occasions when the pair clashed, particularly in the follow-up to Phil's affair with Sharon, the two brothers remained faithful to each other. She loved it.". "She was a small woman but feisty, and she had the biggest, biggest heart in the business," he said. Horror. Grant Mitchell first arrived in Albert Square with his older brother Phil (Steve McFadden), and the pair become co-owners of the local garage – The Arches. She had star quality. Grant returns to the square soon after and walks in on Phil and Peggy. The character was involved in numerous storylines, including the unveiling of Den Watts’ killer; an affair with Ian Beale’s (Adam Woodyatt) girlfriend, Jane Collins; and a week’s worth of episodes dubbed “Get Johnny Week,” which saw the Mitchell brothers embroiled in a vendetta against gangster Johnny Allen. [13] In November 2005 the character was blamed for turning children into playground bullies by Dr. Sally Henry, who claimed that impressionable children look to male soap characters as role models and subsequently copy their violent behaviour. Ross Kemp visits HMP Belmarsh. By then, Grant and Phil have conducted a plan to cheat some gangsters by intercepting a drug deal and stealing a large amount of cash – in order to take care of their debts. He goes on to marry Tiffany Raymond (Martine McCutcheon), who soon becomes pregnant – although it is unclear whether he or Tiffany's ex-partner Tony (Mark Homer) is the father of her child. [6], The Mitchell brothers quickly became two of the soap's most popular characters and storylines involving the brothers soon began to dominate the programme. This impact heightens in 1999 when Grant goes into partnership with Phil's archenemy Steve Owen (Martin Kemp), and they end up having a feud – which ends with Grant punching Steve after getting annoyed with his disrespectful attitude towards him. Both actors worked well and convincingly together and both shared similar physical characteristics, such as short cropped hair and a "round, open face" — facial characteristics also shared by Danniella Westbrook, who was chosen to play their sister Samantha partly because of this (Westbrook was later recast, with Kim Medcalf taking over).[2]. The brothers reconcile after Phil apologises to Grant for the situation he put them in, and Grant forgives Phil for his actions. Past winners of the posh annual event include Scooter Nairns, Luke Goss, Gabrielle, Ronan Keating and Sade. Sharon decides to go to the police and finds Grant outside the police station as a result of being drunk and disorderly. Grant and Jane both comfort each other, but Ian walks in on them and shouts at Grant for deserting his family. The actor, who played Alfie Moon and was recently in ITV's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, wrote on Instagram: "She will always be my Duchess. Which of them are actually worth watching. [38], Although popular with many viewers, the character has garnered criticism, mainly regarding the way his anti-social behaviour is sensationalised by the programme makers. In 2012, Ross married … Scotland Yard said Angela Bostock was arrested outside her home in … Kemp's life changed when Steve Dagger, the manager of his brother Gary's band the Gentry, suggested Gary should replace the band's bass-player. With a new mockumentary about their … "[40], Grant and Phil's brotherly confrontation — marking Grant's initial exit in 1999 — was panned by critics. She then confesses to him that she no longer loves him, before returning to the US, leaving Grant heartbroken. Writer of Sharongate, Tony Jordan, has stated that of all the storylines he has penned for the soap, Sharongate is the one he is most proud of. The job is initially successful, but is quickly grows obstructive when Phil finds out that Grant had slept his ex-wife Kathy before doing the job. [42] Additionally, the show was criticised for turning the brothers into a comical farce by incorporating uncharacteristic humour into their dialect, which was described as "cringeworthy. The first two episodes drew respective audiences of 13.15 million (52.9%) and 12.8 million (55.2%) in the overnight ratings alone, consolidating to 13.34 and 13.21 million viewers, respectively. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. On the eve of 2006 commencing, Dennis learned from Phil about the threat Johnny made to Sharon – as well as being told that Johnny killed his best-friend and Sam's ex-husband, Andy Hunter (Michael Higgs), on the same night Chrissie killed Den. "[11] Sharongate has also proven a popular storyline with viewers and it was voted the sixth top soap opera moment of the decade in a poll of 17,000 people for What's On TV magazine. "So grateful to have known ya. Ross Kemp welcomes twin baby girls in September (Image: Ross Kemp/Twitter). Throughout the course of his 1990s duration, Grant established himself as one of the show's most prominent characters. Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is remembered as an excellent athlete. Shortly after, his estranged Brazilian wife, Carla (Christianne Oliveira), shows up in Walford. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. Grant Mitchell is a fictional character from the British soap opera EastEnders, played by Ross Kemp. He was portrayed as a tough persona, wildly known for his fiery temper and his tendency to resort to violence. ", A post shared by Shane Richie (@theshanerichie), Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Mitchell, said the actress "will be missed beyond measure", adding: "They broke the mould when they made Dame Barbara Windsor. Carla and Ray resume their affair and plan to fleece Grant for £25,000. After a heart to heart, Grant realizes that Mark would be better off not knowing and decides to return to Portugal after seeing Phil. This is Barbara here. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden added his voice to the tributes, telling BBC Breakfast she was "the greatest landlady Albert Square ever saw". I will miss Bar always. During The Kemps: All True it’s revealed there is a third Kemp brother – Ross (played by Perry Benson). Ross Kemp played notorious hardman Grant Mitchell in EastEnders from 1990-1999 and was consistently at the centre of the drama. When Sam returns to Walford for Peggy's funeral, she reveals that Grant is unable to attend the funeral, although Grant secretly attends, laying a flower and watching from a distance. It is at this point that Grant and Phil have established themselves as the undisputed hardman of the square's local borough – Walford; the pair have spent the entirely of the 1990s decade embarking on criminal activities, amongst other separate shenanigans. He comments "Three of the strongest characters that have ever been in EastEnders are the Mitchell brothers and Sharon... when we actually blew that story it was incredible... being able to reach that many people with your work is what makes EastEnders exciting. Grant is angry when Peggy reveals that her plan for him and Sam to learn about it was by letters to them after her death by suicide, however Phil and Grant seemingly convince Peggy not to do this. He pursued a career in acting early on in his life, and trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Tiffany attempts to snatch Courtney, but is hit by a car driven by Grant's stepfather Frank Butcher (Mike Reid); she dies instantly as the clock struck midnight. They have been parodied even in adverts where their gruff, tough talking, cockney accents have been impersonated. He has one brother, Darren, who is a filmmaker for the BBC. This Is Bugging Me?Is Ross Kemp Brother To Gary And Martin Kemp From Spandu Ballet? Ross Kemp and wife Rebekah Wade have ended their seven-year marriage on the grounds of his alleged adultery. Weeks after the election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates the president-elect. [1], Following a relatively unsuccessful inclination towards comedic storylines throughout 1989, Ferguson decided to take the soap in a new direction in 1990. [14] The year finally culminated with the death of Tiffany — killed in a motor accident, while trying to reclaim her daughter from Grant. Ross Kemp visits a brothel in Mumbai, India and hears shocking stories told by the women working there. Despite this, however, his family is important to him – particularly his relationship with his older brother Phil (Steve McFadden). Grant tells Courtney that Phil killed Peggy. Labour MP Anne Clywd suggested that the BBC should "reconsider" and Michelle Elliott, director of the children's charity Kidscape, said: "This is an appalling, outrageous, utterly nauseous example of rape for ratings." Shock. "The word 'star' gets a little bit over-used, and if you're going to be a star you've kind of got to learn out to be one," Lamb told BBC Radio 5 Live. This resulted in Dennis beating up Johnny, who then ordered Jake's brother Danny (Jake Maskall) – his henchman – to kill Dennis. Grant visits Jane where he learns that she has been paralysed by her adoptive son Bobby Beale (Eliot Carrington). "I have so many happy memories and moments that I will always cherish, even when Peggy floored Ian with a punch," he said. [2] He always strived to live up to the family name and enjoyed the reputation he inherited and maintained. 22 million viewers tuned in to see Grant and Tiffany's final clash on New Year's Eve 1998. Sue Dunderdale directed the episodes and the performances of McFadden, Kemp and Dean have been described as memorable and filled with high-tension drama. A new era began in 1990 with the introduction of Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp)—the Mitchell brothers—successful characters who would go on to dominate the soap thereafter. [31] Their return was voted as one of the Golden TV Moments of 2005 in a BBC poll. Everyone who comes and talks to her she's got time for, she was just absolutely golden to spend time with. Grant was originally depicted as the more spontaneous of the Mitchell double-act, suffering from a lack of self-control, often incapable of restraining himself and requiring his elder brother to do it for him. Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is remembered as an excellent athlete. Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. Ross Kemp visits a brothel in Mumbai, India and hears shocking stories told by the women working there. France replaces lockdown with evening curfew, How Covid changed our lives - in 12 charts, New Uighur cotton evidence 'game-changer' for fashion brands, Bogus reports, accidental finds - the Oxford vaccine story. He then returned to the show on 24 October 2005 for a few weeks and returned again between March and June 2006. She grows attracted to his machismo, and soon their flirting progresses into a relationship. I n the mountainous jungleland of Hagen, Papua New Guinea, Ross Kemp is searching for The General, leader of a brutally violent criminal gang. Goodnight sweetheart x. Ross Kemp is to reprise his role as EastEnders hardman Grant Mitchell in a family reunion to say goodbye to on-screen mother Peggy.. In 2012, Ross married … Phil and Grant Mitchell went on to become major long-term characters, rooted firmly at the heart of the series. However, Grant discovers her plan and retrieves Courtney. "She was a wonderful, wonderful woman, because not only was she excellent at her work, she was also a really good human being," she said. I just want to let you know that I've been watching you on screen and you're fantastic, and if there's anything you need call me'," Oberman said. She just gave. Former EastEnder Shane Richie said he was "absolutely devastated" at the news because "Barbara was a friend as well as my TV boss in the Queen Vic". Before Fame. Ross Kemp has paid tribute to his friend and former co-star Dame Barbara Windsor, following her death on Thursday evening. Lv 5. He quit after ten years but made brief returns in 2005 and 2006. [9] The episodes — which were watched by 25.3 million viewers[10] — centred around Grant's discovery of the affair and his startling reaction. Grant confronts Ian about keeping the secret for so long and punches him after Ian insults his parenting skills. It was criticised as "patchy" and "awkwardly written... unveiling a common weakness in the EastEnders camp, that character continuity can often fall by the wayside when you are dealing with larger characters". Which of them are actually worth watching. We sparked off each other. 1 decade ago. "You could best describe it by seeing her with the public, with her fans. EASTENDERS actor Ross Kemp - who played Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap - revealed his unusual fears about a return to Albert Square following the drama of … Ross Kemp I aplod your heroics about where you go but this is all….your veiwers can tell you are searching for the bull shit. Grant returns to Walford with Phil to exonerate their younger sister, Sam (Kim Medcalf), for the murder of her ex-boss and Sharon's adopted father – Den Watts (Leslie Grantham). [1], As a consequence of these changes, a large number of characters, including Marge Green (Pat Coombs), Julie Cooper (Louise Plowright), Trevor Short (Phil McDermott) and Paul Priestly (Mark Thrippleton), were axed in early 1990 as the new production machine cleared way for a new direction and new characters. Meanwhile, a 29-year-old woman has been cautioned for an alleged assault on his on-screen brother Steve McFadden. The funny story above is a satire or parody. He said: "Dame Barbara Windsor, the woman who always had time for everybody, has sadly left us. The date has been revealed for the eagerly anticipated mockumentary The Kemps: All True starring brothers Martin and Gary Kemp.It will air on BBC2 on Sunday, July 5 at 10pm.Made by BBC Studios, The Kemps: All True will see Rhys Thomas OBE interview the pair about their lives and careers following Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations in December. ", TV presenter Jonathan Ross tweeted: "Barbara Windsor in real life was everything you might have hoped for. [1] Ferguson altered the way the episodes were produced, changed the way the storylines were conceptualised and introduced a far greater amount of location work than had previously been seen. My thoughts are with her husband Scott, who could have done no more and who stayed strong for her to the very end pic.twitter.com/vIIJlA9KUW, McFadden, who played Phil, said: "I truly loved Barbara and, like everyone, I am going to miss her terribly. Away from the chaos onscreen, actors Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden, who played the duo, are rarely seen together in public – and unearthed … His character is one of the most iconic and popular in the history of soap. In the wake of this, Grant decides to re-enlist in the army; however, he is left despondent after getting rejected for failing their psychiatric tests. Kemp's mother Jean was a hairdresser and his father John was a Detective Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service. See more ideas about Eastenders, Phil, Ross kemp. The impact escalated after Dennis humiliated Johnny on Christmas Day 2005, which prompted Johnny to throttle Sharon with an ultimatum; Dennis will be killed unless she and him leave Walford for good. Phil finds a letter in Sharon's bag that Michelle sent Peggy, revealing that Grant fathered Michelle's child, Mark Fowler (Ned Porteous) 21 years previously. Fellow soap star Danny Dyer, who played Mick Carter, posted on Instagram that Dame Barbara was "the only one Dame in my eyes". He is currently 56 years old. [32], The character has been the focus of varying EastEnders merchandise in other media, which includes the VHS EastEnders – The Mitchells – Naked Truths[36] and EastEnders: Blood Ties – The Life and Loves of Grant Mitchell, a novelisation written by Kate Lock, which chronicles facts about the character, explores his background and attempts to explain the source of his aggression and vulnerability. We were like family for a long time, ups, downs, ins and outs but you will never meet a more professional actress than Babs.". But she was an extraordinary woman '' ideas about EastEnders, tweeted: `` are. 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