US are Bolton won­der­ers

I was gut­ted to see En­der me Amer­i­cans can’t un­der­stand Paddy’s ac­cent

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Tv Talk -

Eas­ten­ders ac­tress Rita Si­mons has spo­ken of her dis­tress at be­ing writ­ten out of the soap.

Her char­ac­ter, Roxy Mitchell, was killed off in a bru­tal dou­ble drown­ing along­side sis­ter Ron­nie, played by Sa­man­tha Wo­mack, on New Year’s Day.

Rita said: “I was al­ready think­ing about leav­ing. But did I want to die?

“No. And it wasn’t be­cause I can’t now come back. Sam and I were dev­as­tated for other rea­sons.

“We re­ally loved those char­ac­ters. We both found watch­ing our death scene re­ally dis­tress­ing.

“It’s hor­ri­bly strange to see your­self and your best friend float­ing dead in a pool.” There’s no hol­i­day for Hol­l­i­day Grainger as the ac­tress ap­pears in not one but TWO new se­ries.

As well as star­ring in the hit BBC de­tec­tive drama Strike: The Silk­worm, writ­ten by JK Rowl­ing, the ac­tress also stars in Chan­nel 4’s new and un­usual sci-fi Elec­tric Dreams, along­side Richard Mad­den (pic­tured), which starts tonight.

Based on books by Philip K Dick, who wrote fu­tur­is­tic clas­sics which in­spired the films Mi­nor­ity Re­port, Blade Run­ner and To­tal Re­call, view­ers can ex­pect to be taken on a jour­ney of the imag­i­na­tion as they visit a dif­fer­ent world in each of the 10 stand-alone episodes. Strictly con­tes­tant Char­lotte Hawkins is in for some rib­bing on the sofa to­mor­row morn­ing from Good Morn­ing Bri­tain co-pre­sen­ter Piers Mor­gan. He who was quick to point out a re­cent mag­a­zine shoot with Char­lotte left lit­tle to the imag­i­na­tion. Piers tweeted: “Crikey Hawkins... I said it’s all about the EYES not THIGHS!”

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