Zainab departure; Johnny and Nina in Celebrity Wedding Planner

Sad news: it’s been announced that Nina Wadia will be leaving her role of Zainab Masood in EastEnders. The Daily Star report says she will film her exit in ‘the next few weeks’ (indicating a February or March departure on-screen), but this hasn’t been confirmed anywhere.

John Partridge and Nina Wadia will both be appearing in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner at 10pm, Friday 4th January on Channel 5.

Some pictures have been released from the show:

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER S3

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Johnny appearing in WWTBAM Pantomime Special

John Partridge is appearing in a ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire Pantomime Special’ on Sunday 9th December (6.40pm, ITV1); a couple of pictures have been released.

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Johnny Partridge news – A Chorus Line and Dames n Dudes

It’s been announced that Johnny Partridge will be taking on the role of Zach in a new West End revival of A Chorus Line, running from 5 February 2013 at the London Palladium. You can buy tickets here.

Tickets have also gone on sale for Johnny’s one-man show at the Hippodrome Casino, “Dames ‘n’ Dudes”, 22-27 April 2013.

And a reminder that Johnny will be appearing in panto from 8 December to 13 January at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.

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Marc Elliott and John Partridge interviews

Apologies for not providing these earlier, life’s been a bit hectic! Some recent interviews with Marc and Johnny – thank you Laura for uploading:

(The Johnny interview from today’s Loose Women contains a clip from tonight’s episode.)

Marc on This Morning, 18 October 2012:

Marc on BBC Breakfast, 5 November 2012:

Johnny on Loose Women, 15 November 2012:

It’s the end of an era; hope everyone watching finds something to enjoy in tonight’s episode. :) #vivachryed

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Various bits and bobs.

Couple of small bits and pieces:

Johnny Partridge will appear on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two tonight at 6.30pm on BBC2/BBCHD as part of their ‘Friday Panel’.

Johnny will also be appearing on Loose Women next Thursday 15 November12.30pm on ITV1.

Interview with Marc Elliott in Metro about his favourite TV.

And one more spoiler (thanks, KBambi!):

Thursday 15 November
Syed and Christian won’t talk things through, despite encouragement from their families. Zainab and Lucy get them in the restaurant and lock them in to talk. After an honest chat, Christian sadly leaves for the airport. Is Syed about to lose the love of his life? (What’s On TV website)

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Inside Soap interview + behind the scenes pics

Radio Times article about next week.

Scans of the joint Marc and Johnny interview from Inside Soap:

The two behind-the-scenes pics that have been released from their last week of filming:

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Week beginning 12 November – detailed spoilers

Last ever detailed spoilers!

There is a joint interview with Marc Elliott and Johnny Partridge in Inside Soap today; KBambi has helpfully typed it up here.

Digital Spy article with more details on Chryed’s last episode.

Monday 12 November
Meanwhile, the Masoods are saying their goodbyes to Yasmin when Christian suddenly turns up and begs Amira not to take the youngster away. Christian urges the family to tell Amira how they really feel, but the Masoods all insist it’s for the best. Before she leaves, Amira promises Christian that he can continue to be a part of Yasmin’s life. Afterwards, a lonely Christian makes a phone call to Jane… (Digital Spy)

Tuesday 13 November
Elsewhere, Syed tries to patch things up with Christian by inviting him over for lunch, unaware that Christian is planning to leave Walford and move to America. When Masood sees how upbeat his son is, he is forced to break the news to Syed that Christian intends to move. Later, Christian turns up and Syed blasts him for keeping his intentions secret. Syed then throws Christian’s belongings into the Square, telling him that it would be best for everyone if he moved to America. (Digital Spy)

Thursday 15 November
Syed realises that he is going to have to move back in with his parents, as he cannot afford the rent on his own and he seemingly has no chance of patching things up with Christian. Zainab urges Syed not to give up on his marriage, but he is too stubborn to listen. Christian is also refusing to see Syed, so Lucy and Zainab team up by scheming to get them both in the Argee Bhajee and locking them in!
As the troubled couple have an honest conversation about their recent problems, Christian throws Syed’s betrayal in his face. With Christian leaving for the airport soon, will they be able to salvage their marriage? Or will Christian and Syed have to end things for good? (Digital Spy)

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