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Huge congratulations are in order for Hollyoaks stars Nadine Mulkerrin and Rory Douglas Speed who have welcomed a baby boy.

The co-stars shared their joyous news on Instagram last night and we couldn’t be happier for them.

Rory posted a photo of his gorgeous family, which was taken shortly after Nadine gave birth at Liverpool Women's Hospital.


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The proud dad revealed their son, Reggie was born on October 15.

He gushed, ‘Welcome to the family wee Reggie Speed 15.10.19’

The actor continued, ‘We love You man. So proud of Nadine, I didn’t think I could love her anymore but my heart is bloody bursting! She was amazing throughout her labour.’


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‘Women are seriously Superhuman,’ Rory added.

Nadine also shared their wonderful news on her account. The new mum wrote, ‘Your the coolest little dude we never knew we were missing in our lives!  We love you so Much.’


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She also thanked the incredible medical team who were by her side during labour.

‘Also Thank you to every incredible NHS worker we’ve come across at the womens. (Helen,Jordine,Amy,Amy) You’re all walking angels. Thank you so much for making one of the biggest moments of our lives so extra special with care,’ Nadine shared.

We couldn’t be happier for the Hollyoaks couple. Little Reggie is adorable!

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While Love Island's Amber Gill may not seem to have any luck on the reality show when it comes to finding a proper gentleman (bye, Greg), it seems as though she's already moving on.

The Geordie beautician may have been left shocked by Greg O'Shea's brutal text where he called time on their romance just five weeks after winning the ITV2 show, she seems to be getting back on the horse.

The stunning winner appeared at last night's TV Choice Awards and by the end of the night was spotted looking cosy with I'm A Celebrity star Malique Thompson-Dwyer at the after-party.


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The beautician seemed to be getting along well with Malique, cuddling on the sofa while she sported a one-shouldered multi-coloured metallic dress with a thigh-high slash. 

An eyewitness told Mirror Online: "Amber and Malique were clearly flirting with each other – there was loads of eye contact between them.

"They looked like a great match and even got out their phones as if they were swapping numbers. At one point they seemed to be close to kissing, before Jamie Lomas interrupted and started talking to his co-star. Amber looked annoyed when another girl came over and took Malique's attention off her."


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The former beauty therapist had appeared on Loose Women to discuss the breakdown of her romance with Irish hunk Greg that same day, so it must have been a rough time for her.

"So from my point of view I still wanted to make it work. There was a call a few days prior just chatting, not specifically to do with that.

"I think there was a bit of miscommunication but I think if you don't want to be with someone, you don't want to be with someone," she added.


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"Basically all I wanted was a bit of effort from him to come to London or Newcastle to see me. I said I'm going to have to give up if you don't put the effort in. He said 'okay bye'. I was expecting it to be a bit different."

Amber made sure to compliment Greg (he doesn't deserve it..): "He's a lovely guy but I'm not sure what’s going to happen in the future really. It's a bit of an odd situation," the 22-year-old said.

"The Islanders in from the beginning were naive to people going in later on and what people's perceptions were and what were being said. I didn't really think of that at the time."

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After a rough start Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and his husband Carl Hyland are expecting twins.

The couple have been longing to start a family together for over a year, having married in 2015.

The couple announced the news via a video posted to Kieron’s Instagram. The video pans their Christmas tree adorned with two Mickey and Minnie Mouse decorations titled “Baby on Board”.


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Sitting in front of their tree, with Pug in tow, Kieron and Carl unwrap a present to reveal a notice board which reads “Twins coming 2017”.

This comes as wonderful news for the pair, having previously tried IVF four times and failed with the same surrogate.

The video was captioned “Merry Christmas to us thanks to the British Surrogacy centre”.

In an interview with The Mirror earlier this year, the father to be said although it was “tough” they would not be discouraged from fulfilling their dream to be parents.

“Everyone is fit and healthy, yet it just not working. We wont look for another mother. It is just one of those things. We won’t stop until we have our baby.”

What a wonderful Christmas present for the happy parents-to-be!



After 14 months of failed attempts, Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson is refusing to give up on his dream of becoming a dad.

Kieron and husband Carl Hyland have been trying to start a family for over a year but like many who have tried IVF, none of their attempts have been successful.

"We were hoping to have a baby this year," the actor told The Mirror.

"Unfortunately, like anyone who is trying for a baby through IVF – whether they are gay couples of not – it is a lottery."

The pair have tried on four occasions to become fathers with the same surrogate mother but have so far remained unsuccessful.

"The statistics when we first started it were a 70pc success rate. 

"We have tried it four times, with the same surrogate mum and we have fallen into that 30pc bracket of it not working."

But it seems Kieron and Carl are determined to start a family and are not letting past attempts deter them.

"We have not given up the fight and are still continuing. We are going to keep trying until it is successful."

The pair married last year and started their parenting journey shortly after.


Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has announced that he and Hollyoaks actress Sophie Austin are expecting their first child together.

Coronation Street actor Shayne took to Twitter last night to confirm that he is about to become a father for the first time.

He wrote: "After much speculation I am overjoyed to announce that @sophieaustin1 and I are expecting our first child #blessed."



According to The Daily Mail, Sophie and Shane began dating in March – just months after she ended her short marriage with Graeme Rooney. 

The parents-to-be went public with their relationship last month.


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From the Australian jungle to the streets of Chester! It's seems like George Shelley is taking his talents all around the world!

It has been reported that the Union J singer has been taking acting lessons from Sir Ian McKellan to scrub up on his acting skills.

And it's all for a good reason, as The Daily Star is reporting that Hollyoaks bosses are eager to get him on the TV soap.

A source told the paper: "As soon as producers heard that George wanted an acting career, they got in touch.

"They are willing to work around George's schedule so it could either be a cameo or a full-time role."

We wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of him on our TV screens, that's for sure!


Earlier this summer is was revealed that Stephanie Davis was cut from the Hollyoaks line up in something of a shock announcement. Many fans were confused as not too long before the news broke her contract had with the soap had been renewed.

Last night her final scenes for the show were aired and she took to Twitter in what some are saying was a subtle dig at the series.

Her character, Sinead O’Connor, did receive something of an under whelming exit from the show. She downed a glass of wine and then took off out of the village seemingly less than pleased.

This was considered quite interesting seeing as in the past Sinead has had some more dramatic storylines.

Apparently there was a second tweet posted by Stephanie which said: “Some of my best scenes cut.. Can’t go out on a high I guess oh well”. This was later deleted from her account.

The 22-year old actress had received warnings from show bosses for “lateness” and “after a final incident in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption” it appeared that she had to pack her bags.

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Stephanie later denied any claims that she was drunk at work and instead claimed that the show bosses unhappiness was due to her going home when she was meant to be filming.


Since the announcement last week that Stephanie Davis would be leaving Hollyoaks the rumours around he departure have begun to come to light.

Not long before her contract was terminated it was found that Stephanie was on holiday in Marbella.

According to The Sun, one fellow holidaymaker has said that on the day Stephanie was due back home for filming, she was “absolutely hammered”.

The paper the reports that Stephanie was hospitalized as a result of her partying and then called in sick after “wasting” too much time in hospital on her holiday.

The source went on to say: “She said she was supposed to be filming that day but had told them she was still ill, while actually she was throwing back cocktails with us. She was quite brazen about pulling the stunt, too.”

Her departure from the show came only months after she signed a contract but there are rumours she turned up on set “unfit” for work.

According to the Daily Mail Stephanie has a reputation for being a party girl and her now private Instagram includes plenty of snaps of her and boyfriend Sam Reece out and about on the Manchester and Liverpool social scene. There was also an incident in 2011 when she accidentally flashed onlookers making her way out of a British Soap Awards after-party.

Breaking her extended Twitter silence only days ago, Stephanie was quick to attempt to put a stop to the rumours surrounding her departure.

Her spokesperson stated her contract was terminated “following warnings for lateness, attendance” and also an incident “in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption.”

Stephanie then told OK! Magazine that she did not have any issues.


Helen Pearson was caught three times over the legal alcohol limit when she was pulled over for drink driving on a busy motorway.

The 55-year-old actress who is most popular as Frankie Osborne on Hollyoaks pled guilty to the charges. She was also found to be driving without insurance.

Helen, who has also appeared on Emmerdale and EastEnders was given a 26-month ban from driving as well as having to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Ms Pearson has also been fined €720 for the insurance offence, €122 for costs, €215 for court criminal charges and €86 as a victim surcharge.

This is the second incident of high drama for the show in two weeks as it was recently announced that Stephanie Davis was being fired from Hollyoaks. While the reason behind her departure is not totally clear, it has been reported that she was causing trouble on set for months before she was let go.

Although, Ms Davis tweeted saying, “I have no problems don’t believe everything you read. I’m staying quiet and rising above it. I know what’s true and what’s not. I’m all good xx.”


She’s been a part of the show for 6 years but, it was recently announced that Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis has been dropped from the show.

Since she was 16-years old the actress has taken on the role of Sinead O’Connor but now the 22-year old has been told her contract is being terminated, effective immediately.

Speaking to the Mail Online a spokesperson for Stephanie has confirmed the news saying:

“Stephanie Davis will no longer be filming Hollyoaks. Her contract has been terminated with immediate effect.”

There hasn’t been any mention of the news on the star’s social media accounts aside from an Instagram post where spoke about “learning something new” and “rebuilding”. Her account is set to private however. 

No one has identified the reason for her sudden departure from the show.

Her post also read: “Self-destruction is not an option. And let every choice you make be a brick in the foundation of rebuilding yourself.”

Stephanie’s character has been at the centre of some of the show’s major plot lines over the years and it was only in April of this year that she gushed online about her one year contract.

She spoke of her excitement with the Daily Star saying: “I'm really happy. I've been in the show since I was 16 and I'm 22 now. I've kind of grown up here, which has been mental.”

She first became noticed by TV bosses after appearing on the reality competition Over The Rainbow in 2010. After that she joined the Hollyoaks soap and has been involved in some of their biggest storylines; including a prostitution plot.

Just last year the fan favourite was nominated for a Best Actress Award and Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards.

We’re sure everyone will be curious to find out if Stephanie has any comments on her sudden departure. 


It looks like Irish reality TV star and model Nadia Forde is ready to go after her ‘dream job’.

Reports are saying that Nadia has auditioned for a role on British soap Hollyoaks. Nadia has made no secret lately of that fact that a role in a drama or a soap would be her ideal next move career-wise.

It seems like her unexpected turn on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year got her some attention from TV bosses in London and she’s auditioned for a number of roles since a source tells Goss.ie

One being for the E! series The Royals, which would mean we could end up seeing Nadia on screen with Elizabeth Hurley.

Nadia’s agent had confirmed that she is “auditioning for a number of TV series at the moment”. Sounds promising.

After acting on popular Republic Of Telly, Nadia told The Herald about her ambitions, saying: “I always had such a fun day at work. I also love doing stage because it marries singing and acting together. I'm that jazz hands girl. I love it."

Acting isn’t the work Nadia is dipping her toes into either.

The ambitious model, 26, has also been working on her music career. Although, she has taken a step back from the recording studio since it was revealed not too long ago that it wasn’t bringing in the kind of cash she had hoped.

She earned only €24.40 from Spotify sales of her two singles Haunted and BPM.

She's not letting that stop her though. After taking time off to be with her family following the tragic death of her mum, Bernice, it's now full-steam ahead for Nadia.

"I've taken some time off. I'm back auditioning and I was going to release a single but I stopped because of the family stuff, so it's all going to start again," she said to The Herald in a recent interview.

We reckon a role on Hollyoaks would be perfect for her, and we can’t wait to see what happens next for the star. 


The bar may still very much be under construction – but earlier today Billie Faiers and Gemma Merna were smiling and happy when they called into the Cathedral Bar in Maynooth a full month ahead of its planned launch night.

And the duo were certainly eye-catching in their club-appropriate attire: Gemma wore an LBD by House of CB, while Billie opted for a red-hued crop top and matching pencil skirt from Torn by Ronny Kobo. They even managed to accessorise their looks with… builders hard hats!


Billie called the venue, which opens on June 12, “absolutely stunning,” and said: “it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen and the décor is just out of this world.”

She also added with a smile: “We’ll definitely be recommending it as a go-to place for celebs!”

Gemma, 31, is best known for her playing Carmel Valentine on Hollyoaks, a role she left last year to pursue other acting projects. She opened up to Goss.ie earlier today, explaining why she withdrew from her planned appearance on I’m A Celebrity last year – a departure which opened the door for Dublin model Nadia Forde to take her place.


“I had just left a soap and for me my priority is being an actress,” she revealed. “So for me my decision was to concentrate on my acting career.”

Meanwhile, The Only Way Is Essex’s Billie also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother last year. When she’s not staring in reality TV shows, she co-owns and runs a boutique with her younger sister, Sam. At the weekend, 25-year-old Billie was looking decidedly more low-key then she did this morning – namely at a Thomas The Tank Engine event in London.

She attended with her fiancé, Greg Shepherd, whom she marries in September, and their young daughter, Nelly, who turns one in July.


The Cathedral Bar was originally a ballroom, hotel and coach house dating back to 1777. It stretches to 2,800sq metres and when completed next month, will be a massive multi-level restaurant and bar complex. The tropical garden outdoor space is a real gem too – complete with a waterfall.

The owners have also signed up head chef Austin Byrne, who moves from the Trocadero in Dublin, to mastermind their kitchens.