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Sue Johnston feels ‘sad’ she’ll never do The Royle Family again

Sue Johnston feels ‘sad’ she’ll never do The Royle Family again

Sue Johnston feels "sad" she will never film ‘The Royle Family’ again. The actress admits it is a "poignant" time of the year after losing her co-star Caroline Aherne, who passed away in 2016 aged 52, and while she finds it hard to watch repeats of the programme, she looks back on those days of shooting the sitcom alongside Ricky Tomlinson and Craig Cash as times of... »

Sue Johnston signed up for Brookside during Corrie stint

Sue Johnston signed up for Brookside during Corrie stint

Sue Johnston signed up for ‘Brookside’ midway through her first ‘Coronation Street’ stint. The 76-year-old star made her TV debut in ‘Corrie’ in 1982 as a character called Mrs. Chadwick, and during her three-episode role on the cobbles she went for an interview for then-new soap ‘Brookside’ and successfully landed a part on the programme. She said: &... »

Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little reunite for Gold show

Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little reunite for Gold show

‘The Royle Family’ stars Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little are reuniting for new Gold show ‘Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip’. The two actors – who played father and son Jim Royle and Anthony Royle in the beloved sitcom – will be seen driving around the north of England in a campervan to discover the wonders that part of the UK has to offer and along... »

Sue Johnston: Caroline Aherne was ‘like my daughter’

Sue Johnston: Caroline Aherne was ‘like my daughter’

Sue Johnston says Caroline Aherne was "like a daughter" to her. The 75-year-old actress played Barbara Royle in the classic sitcom and she heaped praise on her former ‘The Royle Family’ co-star – who portrayed her on-screen daughter Denise – three years after she tragically died aged 52 after a battle with lung cancer in 2016. Appearing on ITV’s ‘Loose... »

Ricky Tomlinson: Countdown’s Richard Whiteley was a ‘spy’ who jailed me

Ricky Tomlinson: Countdown’s Richard Whiteley was a ‘spy’ who jailed me

Ricky Tomlinson thinks Richard Whiteley was responsible for his imprisonment in 1973 because he was a secret government spy. The ‘Royle Family’ star – who was a plasterer before his glittering career in comedy – was sentenced to two years in prison after he organised the first national building workers’ strike, but he’s convinced the late ‘Countdown’... »

Ricky Tomlinson wants outtakes tribute for Caroline Aherne

Ricky Tomlinson wants outtakes tribute for Caroline Aherne

Ricky Tomlinson wants to put together an outtakes special in honour of his late ‘Royle Family’ co-star Caroline Aherne. The writer and actress passed away in July following a lengthy battle against lung cancer, and the Liverpudlian – who starred as Jim Royle in the popular BBC sitcom – is keen to pay homage to his on-screen daughter [Denise Best]. The 77-year-old comedian a... »

Louis Walsh becomes agony uncle for new TV show

Louis Walsh becomes agony uncle for new TV show

Louis Walsh is to become an agony uncle for a new TV show. The ‘X Factor’ judge will join the likes of Rick Edwards, Richard and Chloe Madeley and Ricky Tomlinson, who will all give their two cents on topics ranging from relationships to parenting, for the forthcoming series ‘Celebrity Advice Bureau’. As a panellist on the ITV talent show he has plenty of experience of hand... »

Ricky Tomlinson pays tribute to Caroline Aherne

Ricky Tomlinson pays tribute to Caroline Aherne

Ricky Tomlinson has paid a heartfelt tribute to his ‘Royle Family’ co-star Caroline Aherne. The writer and actress passed away yesterday (02.07.16) following a lengthy battle against lung cancer, and Ricky – who starred as Jim Royle in the popular BBC sitcom – has admitted he’s been left reeling by the tragic news. He shared: "I’m so bloody shocked. She was... »