Emmerdale spoilers: Fans all saying the same thing as killer Meena murders Ben; plus EastEnders & Coronation Street news

EMMERDALE killer Meena brutally murdered Ben in last night's episode- leaving fans begging for the psychopath to be caught.

Meena Jutla – who is played by actress Paige Sandu in the ITV soap – killed Ben after he discovered evidence she tried to murder Victoria Sugden, but viewers think it was a mercy killing.

The killer was forced to take action when her murderous secrets were put at risk, courtesy of curious Ben, who was desperate to find something he could use to clear his name in the wake of the survival event bridge collapse.

In twisted scenes, she re-watched her attempt to murder Victoria while sitting beside ailing Ben, who desperately called out for help to no avail.

Meena snatched the bracelet Aaron had bought for him, but as Ben continued to cry out, she made the decision to silence him forever, picking up an oar and beating him to death.

Read our soap spoilers live blog below for all the latest news & gossip…

  • Milica Cosic

    Emmerdale spoilers: Nate Robinson devastated over secret plot

    NATE Robinson and Tracy Metcalfe called it quits earlier this year after she discovered he spent the night with another woman.

    But now he set to get working hard to win her back – and has roped Belle Dingle to help him – with a secret plot to win her over.

    Heartbroken Nate, played by Jurell Carter, has been trying desperately to win back the affections of his ex Tracy – played by Amy Walsh.

    It came after she discovered he had stayed the night at another woman's home – after lying that he had been at a friend's house.

    This week, Belle Dingle – played by Eden Taylor-Draper – will hatch a plan to help Nate win Tracy over and see them get back together.

    In the scenes yet to air, Tracy walks into Nate's romantic surprise that he's set up for her – and initially is over the moon by the sweet gesture.

    But she's soon put out when she figures out that Belle was involved, and lied to her as part of the secret plot, leaving Nate devastated.

    He begs Tracy for another chance at their relationship as she tries to walk away, not wanting to hear him out.

  • Milica Cosic

    Corrie spoilers: Speed Daal burns down

    CORONATION Street’s Speed Daal will burn to the ground next week – with someone trapped inside.

    The Nazirs’ family restaurant will be burned down in a suspected insurance scam after Hashim’s blackmail of Zeedan is exposed with terrifying results.

    Next week Zeedan will find himself opening up to Ryan Connor about Hashim’s threats after the barman discovers a bag of dodgy cash and confronts him.

    And when Ryan quickly tells Alya everything, Zeedan’s terrified.

    Alya thinks she can solve everything by confronting Hashim but she’s soon out of her depth.

    Things further spiral when Elaine decides to sell her share of the business – with Zeedan determined to buy it.

  • Milica Cosic

    Emmerdale’s Tracy hurt as Frankie utters first words

    EMMERDALE mum Tracy Metcalfe is left devastated after her tot Frankie utters her very first word.

    Viewers of the ITV soap saw Tracy give birth to her daughter back in February and the character, played by Amy Walsh, has struggled with her mental health ever since.

    After her post natal depression saw her flee in a taxi Tracy returned to Dales life, yet was then left reeling when partner Nate Robinson appeared to cheat on her following a rowdy lads’ night.

    Upcoming Emmerdale scenes see the parents attempt to get things back on track when Belle Dingle helps Nate to plan a romantic date night.

    Tracy walks into Nate’s sweet plan and realises Belle has been deceptive to get her to attend. Nate then pleads for another chance in a conversation which Tracy struggles with, before little Frankie interrupts. She chants out her first word – ‘dada’ – leaving Tracy in turmoil and questioning her parenting skills.

    On the other side of the room, Nate is understandably elated.

  • Louis Allwood

    I’m A Celeb fans in hysterics as Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson hold sheep’s balls in their MOUTH

    I'M A Celebrity's Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson had fans in hysterics as they arrived in camp after the Helmet Of Horror trial.

    Viewers of the ITV show have been desperate for the soap legends to make their debut.

    On Wednesday, hosts Ant and Dec told the campmates that they were all taking part in a trial – not knowing they would have two newbies arrive.

    Last night Dec told the celebs: "There are two very important people here tonight and I’m not talking about me and Ant.

    "Please welcome your new campmates, the new Lords of the Castle – Simon and Adam.”

    Ant added: “But first this evening, you must earn their respect and you need to win them food to eat tonight. The way to do that is by taking on a Trial.” 

  • Louis Allwood

    No difference between himself and the character

    Asked if there was much difference between himself and Corrie character Steve McDonald, actor Simon Gregson replied: “Not a lot at all.

    “For the simple reason that I had no idea what I was doing when I joined the show, I’d never acted, I didn’t know what I was doing, I kind of learned on the job.

    “As the decades rolled by I thought well the simplest way to do this is maybe just be a more exaggerated me.

    “Obviously the big differences are I probably wouldn’t do half the things that idiot does, and he wouldn’t do half the things I do.

    “It would be nice for people to see I’ve got a modicum more of intelligence than Steve.

    “It’ll be nice for people to see a different side to me, hopefully that’ll come across if I’m not too absolutely nervous.”

  • Louis Allwood

    EastEnders’ rarely-seen teen star looks unrecognisable in childhood throwback 

    EASTENDERS star Martine McCutheon has thrilled fans with a festive throwback photo on Instagram.

    Martine was just a child when the snap was taken in her former home in Hackney, North London. Now 45, she cut her teeth in the entertainment industry as a child actress, starring in BBC1 soap EastEnders from 1995 to 1998.

    She played Tiffany, and was introduced as a school friend of Bianca Jackson (Patsy Palmer), and became a Mitchell when she got a job as a barmaid at the soap's pub, The Queen Victoria.

    Tiffany started a relationship with Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp) and they married before the year was out, with the pair having a daughter in 1997 called Courtney.

    However, soap bosses made the decision to kill Tiffany and her time on Albert Square came to an abrupt end, when she was tragically mowed down by Frank Butcher on New Year’s Eve 1998.

  • Louis Allwood

    Holby City spoilers for this week

    Another dramatic week awaits at the doors of Holby City hospital with Amelia sharing some big news with Eli.

    In other news, Josh's world is turned upside down by a newcomer – while Russ shows he will do what he can to try and build a bridge with Hanssen.

    Click here to read the key moments taking place in the BBC series next week.

  • Louis Allwood

    EastEnders actor back Frankie Bridge to win IAC

    Adam Woodyatt has claimed Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge's 1.3 million Instagram followers will ensure she is named Queen of the Castle.

    He said: "I'm not going to win it. Frankie Bridge has got too many followers on Instagram.

    "She has already won it. I am going in there to just enjoy myself, to challenge myself and have a laugh."

  • Louis Allwood

    Emmerdale's Tracy hurt as Frankie utters first words

    EMMERDALE mum Tracy Metcalfe is left devastated after her tot Frankie utters her very first word.

    Viewers of the ITV soap saw Tracy give birth to her daughter back in February and the character, played by Amy Walsh, has struggled with her mental health ever since.

    After her post natal depression saw her flee in a taxi Tracy returned to Dales life, yet was then left reeling when partner Nate Robinson appeared to cheat on her following a rowdy lads' night.

    Upcoming Emmerdale scenes see the parents attempt to get things back on track when Belle Dingle helps Nate to plan a romantic date night.

    Tracy walks into Nate's sweet plan and realises Belle has been deceptive to get her to attend. Nate then pleads for another chance in a conversation which Tracy struggles with, before little Frankie interrupts. She chants out her first word – 'dada' – leaving Tracy in turmoil and questioning her parenting skills.

    On the other side of the room, Nate is understandably elated.

  • Louis Allwood

    EastEnders fans shocked as they learn Janine Butcher's age

    EASTENDERS fans were left open-mouthed as the BBC One soap FINALLY confirmed the age of Janine Butcher this week.

    Viewers were shocked as the character – played by actress Charlie Brooks – revealed she was 38 years old on Monday night.

    During a frosty exchanging with Peter and Bobby Beale as they discussed the upcoming Christmas tree event, Janine let loose on the information.

    Fans were shocked by her real age and flocked to social media to share their thoughts on the surprising news.

    “Janine is younger than I thought,” one wrote to Twitter, as someone else chimed in: “I actually thought Janine was in her 40s.”

    A third fan looked into her age further and added that the scriptwriters may have actually aged the character by a year accidentally.

    “So they have aged up Janine on her return,” they wrote. “She started secondary school with Sonia, Martin and Clare in 1996, so should be 36-37 now, not 38.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Coronation Street spoilers: Speed Daal burns down

    CORONATION Street’s Speed Daal will burn to the ground next week – with someone trapped inside.

    The Nazirs’ family restaurant will be burned down in a suspected insurance scam after Hashim’s blackmail of Zeedan is exposed with terrifying results.

    Next week Zeedan will find himself opening up to Ryan Connor about Hashim’s threats after the barman discovers a bag of dodgy cash and confronts him.

    And when Ryan quickly tells Alya everything, Zeedan’s terrified.

    Alya thinks she can solve everything by confronting Hashim but she’s soon out of her depth.

    Things further spiral when Elaine decides to sell her share of the business – with Zeedan determined to buy it.

  • Louis Allwood

    The reason EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt is taking part in IAC

    The soap star, who has played Ian Beale for 37 years, said: “Why have I finally said yes? Because I am not in EastEnders!

    "That is the honest answer. I am not in contract with the BBC so I can come and do it.

    “Everyone thinks I am Ian Beale and so it’s going to be great to show I am not.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Corrie: Steve McDonald was Simon Gregson's FIRST ever acting job

    Simon says Steve McDonald is just a version of himself after he joined the cast aged just 17.

    He admitted: "I had no idea what I was doing when I joined the show. I'd never acted. I kind of learned on the job.

    "And as the decades rolled by, I thought, 'Well, the simplest way to do this is maybe just say it like you mean it and be maybe a more exaggerated me'.

    "Obviously, the big differences are, I probably wouldn't do half the things that that idiot does and he probably wouldn't do half the things that I do.

    "It would be nice for people to see that I've probably got a modicum of more intelligence than Steve. I believe myself to be extremely blessed with where I work.

    "I love everybody there and they pretty much pay me just to go in and mess around all day and I just laugh from the minute I go until the minute I leave.

    "I've grown up with pretty much everybody there since I was a kid, so it's a very, very good place to work and I've no plans to leave.

    "No. Not at all. It's a job for life. Can't see why not."

  • Louis Allwood

    Simon Gregson's past battles with addiction

    Simon struggled with booze and drugs in the 1990s but he has turned his life around and now has a whole new positive outlook.

    He said: "I mean, I think if you put yourself under pressure, that's the worst thing you could do.

    "So I'm just going into it with the philosophy of, 'Don't worry worry, til worry worries you'. Kind of like Winnie-the-Pooh.

    "I look a bit like Winnie-the-Pooh, so I'm going to act like him while I'm in there, hopefully."

  • Louis Allwood

    Crossroads star to be focus of new documentary (continued…)

    Russell T Davies, whose credits include Doctor Who and It's A Sin, has written the script and Peter Hoar will direct.

    Bafta winner Bonham Carter said: "Noele Gordon was a fascinating, complex, brilliant and gutsy woman – none of which I knew before I read Russell T Davies' script.

    "I'm so thrilled to help tell Nolly's long overdue and largely forgotten story. Russell's screenplay is a work of brilliance and I hope I'll do him and Nolly justice. I can't wait to start."

  • Louis Allwood

    Helena Bonham Carter to play Crossroad actress in new drama

    Helena Bonham Carter is to star as Crossroads actress Noele Gordon in a three-part ITV drama exploring her rise and fall.

    Gordon, known to her friends as Nolly, played widow Meg Richardson in the long-running soap between 1964 and 1981, when she was sacked unexpectedly.

    ITV describes the drama as "a bold exploration of how the establishment turns on women who refuse to play by the rules, the women it cannot understand and the women it fears".

    The episodes will show how Gordon was both "tough, haughty and imperious" but also hard-working and "fiercely loyal" – and why she was sacked one day.

    In 1985, new Crossroads producer Phillip Bowman was reportedly planning to bring back the character of Richardson.

    However, Gordon died in April that year at the age of 65 with stomach cancer.

  • Louis Allwood

    EastEnders' Danny Dyer reveals unlikely nickname on set

    IT'S takes bravery to call Danny Dyer slippery or wet.

    But his EastEnders castmates have done just that with an unlikely nickname.

    Danny revealed the team at the BBC soap call him "Otter".

    He said: "That's my nickname in EastEnders. How weird is that? They think I look like an otter. I tell you why.

    "There's a beer mat we've got in the Vic. We're not allowed any branded stuff because it's BBC and on one of these beer mats there's this otter that looks a ringer for me when I've got my whiskers.

    "At first, I was like, 'Am I being fat-shamed?' They get quite lumpy, otters. Because of my chins and stuff."

  • Louis Allwood

    Adam Woodyatt does not know if or when he will return to EastEnders

    I'M A Celebrity's Adam Woodyatt has admitted he does not know if or when he will return to EastEnders.

    The actor ? known to millions as Ian Beale since the soap started in 1985 ? is on a break from the show.

    And he revealed his contract with the BBC has expired.

    Speaking before checking in at Gwrych Castle, he said of going on I'm A Celeb: "Why have I finally said yes? Because I am not in EastEnders. That is the honest answer.

    "I am not in contract with the BBC so I can come and do it. It's the first chance I've had.

    "I'm just quite happy doing what I'm doing at the moment, which is doing I'm A Celeb."

    Adam, 53, left Albert Square in January for an unexplained break and has been busy with theatre work and helping with his pal's burger van.

    On a return to Walford, Adam said: "To be honest with you, I don't know the answer. And it's also not just my decision, it's a BBC decision. There's lots of factors that come into it.

    "I'm just taking it as it comes along. There's no plan."

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Coronation Street star David Neilson’s VERY different jobs 

    CORONATION Street star David Neilson has left the soap as Roy Cropper – but he had some very different jobs before he became an actor.

    To mark his incredible stint on the Manchester-based soap, David – one of the most recognisable TV stars of all time – revealed exactly what he did just before he shot to fame. 

    Leaving school when he was just 15, the 72-year-old did whatever it took in order to help to fund his education at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

    Making cash on the side while honing his acting skills, the Corrie legend first landed a gig as a gas fitter and a plumber.

    Shortly following the tradesman role, David also pulled pints behind a bar – good preparation for running his cafe in Weatherfield.

    When he left acting school, David then managed to land some paid acting work in shows like Z-Cars and Young at Heart, launching his acting career and leaving the odd jobs behind. 

    Discussing his previous roles in a 1996 interview, the Corrie legend said: “I have worked as a gas fitter, plumber, ice-cream salesman and barman.

    “Since becoming an actor, I have also had stints as a theatre director, taught drama at RADAR Central and Rose Bruford and written plays.

  • Louis Allwood

    Corrie: Roy Cropper says goodbye to the cobbles for good

    Roy Cropper walked the Cobbles for the very last time, as he was seen leaving the show for good in last night's episode.

    Roy knew about the gun that killed Natasha but didn’t report it, and has since lied to the police to protect Abi Franklin.

    After signing over his entire business and flat to niece Nina, Roy decided to travel to South America to work as a chef for the needy. But his family and friends were devastated at his plans to leave and came together to stop him.

    Nothing worked and so in a last ditch effort, Nina locked the cafe door and tried to stop Roy that way. But when the taxi driver beeped his horn, Roy told her it was time for him to go.

    “One day I hope you’ll find it in you heart to forgive me,” he said. 

  • Louis Allwood

    I’m A Celeb fans in hysterics as Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson hold sheep’s balls in their MOUTH

    I'M A Celebrity's Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson had fans in hysterics as they arrived in camp after the Helmet Of Horror trial.

    Viewers of the ITV show have been desperate for the soap legends to make their debut.

    Last night hosts Ant and Dec told the campmates that they were all taking part in tonight's trial – not knowing they would have two newbies arrive.

    Tonight Dec told the celebs: "There are two very important people here tonight and I’m not talking about me and Ant.

    "Please welcome your new campmates, the new Lords of the Castle – Simon and Adam.”

    Ant added: “But first this evening, you must earn their respect and you need to win them food to eat tonight. The way to do that is by taking on a Trial.” 

  • Louis Allwood

    Simon Gregson’s feud with Liam Gallagher (Continued…)

    Recalling the incident, Liam, 49, said: “We performed Take Me at Granada TV Studios.

    "After we did it, we thought we were amazing and we thought we’d go for a pint and the guy who is in Coronation Street, Steve McDonald, I was walking down the road with my jacket on and he’s come out.

    "He’s staring at me and I’m staring at him and he’s giving me looks back and I’ve gone, ‘What you f***ing looking at?’

    “And he’s wound down his window and flipped the bird at me and then I’ve chased him down the road.

    “And he wound his window up and drove off and I kept catching him at lights. "

  • Louis Allwood

    Simon Gregson’s feud with Liam Gallagher

    Simon Gregson should be able to handle any conflict in camp – after tangling with the mouthiest men in rock.

    The Coronation Street veteran, 47, once clashed with Liam Gallagher in a bizarre confrontation which saw the Oasis rocker chasing his car down the street.

    The pair ran into each other at ITV's Manchester studios – with the singer saying Steve "flipped the bird at me".

  • Louis Allwood

    David Neilson's work life before corrie

    Corrie star David Neilson has left the soap as Roy Cropper – but he had some very different jobs before he became an actor.

    To mark his incredible stint on the Manchester-based soap, David – one of the most recognisable TV stars of all time – revealed exactly what he did just before he shot to fame. 

    Leaving school when he was just 15, the 72-year-old did whatever it took in order to help to fund his education at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

    Making cash on the side while honing his acting skills, the Corrie legend first landed a gig as a gas fitter and a plumber.

    Shortly following the tradesman role, David also pulled pints behind a bar – good preparation for running his cafe in Weatherfield.

    When he left acting school, David then managed to land some paid acting work in shows like Z-Cars and Young at Heart, launching his acting career and leaving the odd jobs behind. 

    Discussing his previous roles in a 1996 interview, the Corrie legend said: “I have worked as a gas fitter, plumber, ice-cream salesman and barman.

    “Since becoming an actor, I have also had stints as a theatre director, taught drama at RADAR Central and Rose Bruford and written plays.

  • Louis Allwood

    Emmerdale spoilers: Dawn Taylor breaks down to ex Billy Fletcher

    Dawn Taylor will break down to her ex-boyfriend Billy Fletcher in upcoming episodes of the ITV soap.

    It's been a year since Dawn, played by Olivia Bromley, confessed to her former beau Billy, played by Jay Kontzle, that she killed copper DI Malone.

    And while things have been difficult between the pair ever since – a distraught Dawn is set to turn to Billy to confide in about her feelings.

    Despite how terrible the policeman could be, Dawn opens up that she feels like a monster for killing Malone and burying his body in the graveyard.

    But not wanting to see his ex so upset, Billy delivers an impassioned speech to help Dawn see things from a different point of view.

    He reminds her of the threats that Malone made to Dawn's young son, Lucas, before the killing took place.

    Moved by his words, Dawn, who slept with Billy's brother Ellis to wreck their relationship, leans in for a cheeky kiss with Billy.

    Fans will likely be shocked to see that Billy reciprocates the smooch before pulling away, leaving her feeling humiliated.

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