Polly Perkins Joins Eastenders Cast

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Polly Perkins is set to join cast of BBC soap Eastenders as Dot Branning’s estranged sister Rose. Polly is an actress/singer best known for playing Trish Valentine in 90’s soap Eldorado.

Rose will arrive in Albert Square after Dot decides to track her down and put things right following a bout of hypochondria. The sisters have been estranged for most of their lives after Rose had an affair with Dot’s husband Charlie.

Polly says “I am thrilled to be joining the cast of EastEnders, the show is a real British institution with an extraordinary creative team. I’m really looking forward to working with June again, who I have been friends with for over 30 years.”

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TV Times Awards Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2010 TV Times Awards have been announced this week.  You can vote for your favourites here (you’ll also be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning £250).

We really hope Lacey Turner and the Doctor Who lot (either Karen Gillan or Matt Smith) get some love at the awards – and if Babs Windsor wins best Soap Star after those embarrassingly badly final few episodes we’ll be miffed!

*UPDATE* We have now marked who the winners were next to each category

Favourite Actress

Julia McKenzie
Sarah Parish
Amanda Redman
Julie Walters (winner)
Dawn Steele
Suranne Jones

Favourite Actor

David Jason (winner)
Kevin Whately
Alun Armstrong
Phil Glenister
Stephen Tompkinson
Benedict Cumberbatch

Favourite Soap Star

Lacey Turner (winner)
Katherine Kelly
Barbara Windsor
Simon Gregson
Mark Charnock
Dominic Brunt

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