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Grange Hill cast's biggest transformations as stars are unrecognisable 44 years on - dailystar.co.uk - city Holby
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Grange Hill cast's biggest transformations as stars are unrecognisable 44 years on
BBC Grange Hill actor Lee McDonald recently looked unrecognisable, as he shared sweet snaps from his wedding day to his girlfriend of 10 years.Lee shared the happy news on his Twitter account, including a loved up snap of the couple leaving the wedding venue.He tweeted alongside the snap: 'Finally got hitched xxx," followed by a series of love hearts.READ NEXT: Grange Hill's Zammo star eyes up return as Sir Phil Redmond finishes film scriptLee is just one of the Grange Hill stars to have showcased a huge transformation in the years following their rise to fame on the beloved BBC drama.They have also gone on to new levels of fame too - from becoming EastEnders icons to appearing in Holby City.Here, Daily Star takes a look at the original Grange Hill cast's biggest transformations.If there was ever one character that was synonymous with Grange Hill, it is Samuel 'Zammo' McGuire.During his time on the programme between 1978 to 1984, Lee's character Zammo was at the centre of a hard-hitting drugs storyline, with the actor and his fellow cast members becoming involved in a number of anti-drug campaigns encouraging young people to "Just say no."Lee has since appeared in Birds Of A Feather and The Bill, and reportedly runs his own business in Surrey, where the star now lives.The actor has since wowed fans with his incredible transformation on programmes including This Morning, where the star now sports a shorter hairstyle, and as always, continues to flash his cheeky smile.He also delighted fans when he shared a photo of a cast reunion in 2017 for BBC Children In Need, alongside co-stars Alison Bettles, Todd Carty, Erkan Mustafa and the late Gwyneth Powell.Grange Hill fans could not get enough of the sweet snap, with one
Lisa Faulkner - John Torode - Celebrity Masterchef - 'Really sad!' Former Holby City star Lisa Faulkner speaks out on BBC decision to axe show - express - city Holby
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'Really sad!' Former Holby City star Lisa Faulkner speaks out on BBC decision to axe show
Lisa Faulkner, 50, has spoken out about the BBC’s decision to end Holby City for good back in March, after 23 years on the air.The former Celebrity MasterChef winner, who is married to the show’s judge John Torode, 57, admitted she was “really sad” to see the soap get axed, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. Lisa played Victoria Merrick on the show from January 1999 to June 2001.Victoria was a senior house officer who trained in cardiothoracic surgery and paediatrics at Holby City Hospital.Two years after joining the show, Lisa’s character was stabbed to death in her own home by the father of a patient whose life she could not save.The star appeared in 45 episodes of the show early on in her acting career, which meant it was a strange thing for the celebrity chef to hear it had been cancelled.Speaking about when she heard the news, Lisa reflected: “Yeah, it was really sad. “I think it’s such a great show and, for me and my two best friends…“You know, I met Angela (Griffin) and Nicola (Stephenson) on that show and we have been best friends ever since. “So to me, it’s been a really important show in my life,” she added.Apart from her job as a TV chef, Lisa is also known for her previous roles on soaps such as Brookside, where she played Louise Hope, and EastEnders, where she played Fi Browning.However, she’s also enjoyed some more recent roles, such as Murdoch Mysteries and BBC One’s The Girl Before.Speaking about her future in the world of television, Lisa explained: “You know, it’s really nice to be going up for auditions again, playing small parts in nice dramas. “It’s just been fun doing the auditioning again and getting the jobs.
Rebecca Sarker - Emmerdale's Rebecca Sarker unrecognisable before she 'transforms' into character - dailystar.co.uk - city Holby
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Emmerdale's Rebecca Sarker unrecognisable before she 'transforms' into character
Emmerdale’s Rebecca Sarker, who plays Manpreet in the ITV soap, has showed off an epic transformation prior to filming for the show.Rebecca is a soap legend, having previously had roles in Coronation Street, EastEnders, Doctors and Holby City.She has been in her current role as Manpreet since 2018 and recently gave fans a glimpse into the behind the scenes action, before the cameras start rolling.READ MORE: Emmerdale fans baffled as characters 'replaced' amid Amelia pregnancy plotSarker looks worlds away from her soap counterpart as she prepared for a day of filming on the Emmerdale set.In the first “before” snap, Rebecca wore her wavy dark hair round her face as she leaned in towards the camera.She smiled sweetly for the camera and showed off her natural beauty as she wore very minimal makeup.The actress wore a black top with a cross stitch style detail that ran along the chest and arms.The Emmerdale star wrote her name along with an arrow emoji that pointed right.In the next story post, Sarker then uploaded a second picture showing her soap star transformation.She wore a pair of thin framed glasses and pulled her long dark hair back behind her head.Rebecca wore a low v-neck dress covered in a white pattern as she held the camera away from her face and flashed a smile.On the snap she wrote “Manpreet” and added a wink emoji.She added the hashtags “back to work”, “happy”, “alter ego”, “altered state” and “seamless”.The actress was recently branded “the next Bond girl” after she shared some bikini snaps from her time at the beach.The soap star was taking a well deserved break when she decided to capture some pictures and fans went wild for the result.She wore a bright blue triangle bikini that highlighted her washboard abs
Holby City star Camilla Arfwedson announces pregnancy two weeks before due date - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Los Angeles - city Holby
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Holby City star Camilla Arfwedson announces pregnancy two weeks before due date
Holby City star Camilla Arfwedson and her loving partner Jack Hawkins have announced they are expecting their first child together.The actress – who portrayed Zosia March in the hugely popular BBC One medical drama – first met her future baby daddy on the soap back in 2016 when he played a patient on the show.She and her boyfriend have since left the UK and are now living a peaceful life in the heart of Los Angeles as they confirmed the exciting news with their loyal legion of fans online.READ MORE: Hollyoaks' Richard Blackwood recalls moment armed thugs confronted him and his sonAnd it seems as though 39,000 followers won’t have long to wait to meet the little one after she confirmed she is just two weeks away from her due date where the soon-to-be parents will meet their newborn son.Camilla posted sweet snap of herself as she showed off her blossoming baby bump in a navy-blue dress which she accessorised with a leopard print hair band, a straw handbag and comfortable white trainers.She went on to share a lengthy caption explaining how her close friends and family had surprised her with a not so low-key baby shower.The starlet penned: “I always thought pregnancy is an incredibly private journey & have resisted sharing mine on social media but with two weeks to go til we meet our little boy I thought why not.“Plus some incredibly thoughtful pals decided to throw me a ‘low key’ surprise baby shower which was not low key at all (looking at you @jahjahwalsh :oliwalsh @jasonstraker @jimmyslocum @charlotteelliswatson).“Just joyful, emotional and completely wonderful in every way.
Oscar Isaac - Ewan Macgregor - Obi Wan Kenobi - Mike Birbiglia - Star Wars icon Ewan McGregor's 'hidden' family link with original trilogy actor - dailystar.co.uk - USA - city Holby
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Star Wars icon Ewan McGregor's 'hidden' family link with original trilogy actor
Star Wars actor n his family, as he has a "hidden" link to a star from the original trilogy.Ewan, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, recently reprised his famous role in the critically acclaimed Obi-Wan Kenobi series on streaming service Disney+.However, the star left American talk show host, Mike Birbiglia, speechless after revealing that he was related to an actor from the original film trilogy.READ NEXT: Star Wars icon could return as Oscar Isaac says he's 'open' to playing Poe Dameron againSpeaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ewan explained that his uncle is none other than New Tricks actor Denis Lawson, who played Wedge Antilles in the original films.He recalled being "blown away" after seeing his uncle in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope as a child, saying: "I remember standing outside the school, I was five or six, with my brother and my mom and dad picked me up and they were taking us to the big city to watch the movie that my uncle Denis was in."Then we sat down and it was Star Wars and it just sort of blew our minds away."He played a character called Wedge and he survives all three of the original Star Wars movies."Along with playing Wedge Antilles, Denis is also a TV legend and has appeared in a number of hit series throughout the years including Death In Paradise, Just William and Jekyll.He also played Tom Campbell-Gore in the beloved BBC hospital drama Holby City.Speaking about his uncle, who has recently starred in a touring production of musical Anything Goes, Ewan also declared that Denis was his "acting hero.""He's a real song and dance man, my uncle Denis. He will always be my acting hero.
Alan Carr - Rylan Clark - Rylan Clark’s boozy night descends into hilarious chaos as Alan Carr goes ‘skinny dipping’ and belts out karaoke - metro.co.uk - county Bell - city Holby
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Rylan Clark’s boozy night descends into hilarious chaos as Alan Carr goes ‘skinny dipping’ and belts out karaoke
supports HTML5 videoRylan Clark has proven that a good ol’ fashioned Saturday night in with pizza, booze and karaoke will never, well, go out of fashion. Throw in a touch of skinny dipping and you have yourself a party. The former Big Brother presenter invited some of his closest celebrity pals over to his plush pad for a casual night in, and it looks like Alan Carr, ex CBBC host Angellica Bell and Holby City actor David Ames had a free schedule. Snubbing any of the fancy bars and restaurants they could’ve chosen, the group kept it lowkey, grabbed their hoodies and created their own fun at Rylan’s. Chatty Man host Alan made himself right at home and got stuck into the boxes of pizza while Rylan joked: ‘Why the f**k are you in my kitchen?’ prompting a big hearty laugh from Angellica. The two presenters continued with their fake fight with Alan, 46, jokingly swearing at Rylan, 33, before storming off – accidentally into the utility room – and trying to open the door which he found locked. Cut to minutes later and the group moved into Rylan’s stunning modern garden where they showed off their dance moves to Becky Hill’s music and swigged back the booze. ‘Got a text!’ Rylan exclaimed in reference to the Love Island catch phrase as they sat in an igloo, with his garden reminiscent of the dating show’s famous Mallorcan villa. It wasn’t long before Alan was stripping off into his smalls and jumping into Rylan’s indoor pool before being joined by the rest of the gang.
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