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Once An EastEnder…

by | 7th, November 2006

EASTENDERS might be unwatchable, but the former stars of the dire telly soap are worth the occasional look.

The Sun says Gillian Taylforth, who played the show’s Kathy of the café, “was punched by her partner in front of their seven-year-old son”.

It is alleged that Geoff Knights did strike Taylforth. (Knights rose to an aroused prominence on a slip road off the A1 in 1994. Taylforth unsuccessfully sued the Sun for saying she and Knights had performed “sex acts” on said road.)

Knights spent 18 hours in a police cell. He was then released. And Taylforth says she has no interest in pressing charges.

And that unpleasant story is followed by the Star’s news of “shamed” soap star Leslie Grantham. The actor, who played Dirty Den, has been on The Jeremy Kyle TV show (a kind of Jerry Springer without any of the spring). With an autobiography to promote, Grantham’s been telling the daytime telly watching unwashed and institutionalised about the “sex scandals that have rocked his life”.

We only know of one. And the Star acts as an aide memoir, showing Grantham sucking his finger while engaging in a spot of cybersex.

The result of all this is that Grantham now has an addendum for his book – after the show, his wife kicked him out the family home.

Cue drum roll…

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