arrivals & departures lounge
HELLO: DAYS OF OUR LIVES’
Stella Hopton (Unnamed child). This time of year always brings sightings of children in the corridors of Salem University Hospital, and this festive season is no different. Stella’s character is one of many who’ll be appearing in time for the holidays and the annual reading of the festive story. GOODBYE: DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Vanessa Williams (Valerie Grant). Choosing to prioritise her career advancement over love and romance, Valerie left Abe to make a brand new start in Washington – and although she promised to pursue a long-distance romance with him, she’s now decided against it, cutting all ties with Salem for good! HELLO: EASTENDERS’ Roger Griffiths (Mitch Baker). January 7 is the date you need to know in preparation for the unwelcome return of Keegan’s troublemaking dad.
HELLO: EASTENDERS’ Eric
Richard (Maurice). Stodgy old cabbie Maurice spread his fair share of grief when he rst lobbed weeks ago, so now he must make amends with the tormented Kat. Either way, it’s lovely to see The Bill’s beloved Bob Cryer back on our screens in a new guise on Boxing Day.
Julia Hills (Morag). Her choral pursuits and amboyant string of embellished white lies have put everyone’s noses out of joint – so when Ian upstages her, she promptly quits her choirmaster’s post! HELLO: NEIGHBOURS’
Debra Lawrance (Liz Nilsson). Christmas
Eve brings uninvited guest Liz to the Kennedy abode – but she may not be sincere in her efforts to forge a mother/ daughter bond with unhappy daughters Elly and Bea.
Alan Dale (Jim Robinson). Relatives no longer with us are often on people’s minds over the yuletide season, but this year, Paul won’t just be
thinking about his late dad Jim... he’ll get to see and hear him, too!
HELLO: B&B’S Maile
Brady (Tiffany). Emma’s old mate is back in LA but this time around she’ll be catching up with Zoe and her dad Reese for some interesting conversations!
Scarlett Archer (Nell Fairfax). Grieving Jai thought he’d found the woman to help him get over the death of old ame Holly but, little by little, naughty Nell has shattered those hopes and now she’s leaving him to wallow in her wake as she ees on December 25. HELLO: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS’ Kelly Kruger (Mac Browning). Perhaps Mac should think about permanently relocating to Genoa City again because she’s spending more time there helping the police hunt for her husband JT and/or his killer than she is at home in Washington!
STREET’S Darius Fry (Paul Foreman). He may have offered cellmate David his friendship when they were in jail together months ago but now he’s out, Paul’s arrival at the Platts’ is to be far more dramatic than David could have ever imagined!