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Who is leaving and returning to Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks? 13 cast changes revealed

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That revolving door used by the casts of soap just keep..

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That revolving door used by the casts of soap just keeps on spinning, with more dramatic exits and explosive returns ahead. With the likes of Mick Carter and Max Branning taking breaks from EastEnders, Kim Tate heading back to Emmerdale, Lewis Archer meeting a nasty end in Coronation Street and Lisa Loveday coming home to Hollyoaks, some pivotal faces are making changes – and the storylines are sure to be dramatic.

Here, we present our every-so-often roundup of soap cast changes so you can keep track of who is doing what and potentially how.

MORE: Coronation Street spoilers: The character who dies at new year is confirmed

Leaving

Lewis Archer – Coronation Street

Lewis is back with Audrey in Coronation Street
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The smooth talking charmer of Weatherfield looks set to be heading for a nasty end as it has been revealed he will die in a dramatic New Year storyline – but will he be departing as a villain or a tragic loss to devastated Audrey?

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For now, he is well trusted as a reformed character by the woman who loves him – but considering that Nigel Havers knew the outcome of the story from the day he signed up to come back, could there be another twist in store?

Mick Carter – EastEnders

Mick is in prison in EastEnders
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In order to participate in theatre performances next year for several weeks, there is another break on the horizon for Danny Dyers troubled landlord character. He is currently in prison accused of shooting Stuart but he will appear on screen again before long for an explosive and violent showdown with his enemy.

But as he will then be performing in Harold Pinter plays The Dumb Waiter and A Slight Ache alongside Martin Freeman for most of February, it looks like another temporary goodbye will need to be said to Mick.

Fiz Stape – Coronation Street

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Happily, Jennie McAlpine recently welcomed her newborn daughter Hilda to the world, meaning that she is taking maternity leave from her role as Fiz. This will come about after she has an almighty clash with Evelyn Plummer but will this spell the end of her relationship with Tyrone?

Jennie expects to return to the role after her maternity leave.

Max Branning – EastEnders

Max loses Abi in EastEnders
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Things are about to kick off again for Max as he fears Rainie has ruined their chances of getting custody of baby Abi. When Rainie and Cora end up in a fight after the truth about Rainies night with Jack is exposed, Abi is taken into care.

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Early next year, Jake Wood will be taking time off to tour with the live version of his podcast Pound For Pound, so will he be leaving Walford in despair? Or might he choose to flee with Abi?

Jude Appleton – Coronation Street

Jude wants to be with Angie in Coronation Street
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Jude will be back on our screens in coming episodes for the final part of his story but Paddy Wallace has confirmed that he has filmed his final scenes with the soap. As Jude remains absent following his disappearance act, what brings him briefly back remains to be seen.

Will Mary get the closer she seeks?

Buster Smith – Hollyoaks

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Evil abuser Buster is due to stand trial next year for his abuse of Brody and Ollie but with cast members promising the right ending to the high profile storyline, it seems inevitable that we will be saying goodbye to Buster.

But will Brody and Ollie be able to pick up the pieces if they get the justice they deserve?

Dr Legg – EastEnders

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It has been lovely seeing Dots old friend Dr Legg back in Walford but with his devastating bombshell that he is dying, it is only a matter of time before a painful goodbye follows. As Dot vows to be there for Dr Legg, there are emotional scenes ahead as they visit the graves of his parents.

Quite when the final goodbye will air remains to be seen but its certain to be emotional.

Returning

Kim Tate – Emmerdale

Kim Tate returns to Emmerdale
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She caused a whole heap of trouble in just one day when she returned to the village recently but ended up back inside after just 24 hours of chaotic freedom. But Kim will be back in the village long term next year – with a vengeance.

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With the death of Joe and her order for Graham to find James, she is going to want answers.

Phil Mitchell – EastEnders

Phil loses it in EastEnders
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While the cats away, Sharon will play – but her affair with Keanu could bring a devastating turn of events when Phil comes back. Steve McFadden is already back filming with the soap and fans will be waiting with bated breath for him to discover the shocking truth.

All hell is sure to break loose.

Lisa Loveday – Hollyoaks

Lisas return scenes air next week but we may have to enjoy her comeback while we can as she arrives straight into deadly danger. With Liam still determined to avenge his evil dad Glenn, he threatens Lisas life and sends the Lovedays into a spin.

Zack locks Lisa in the house for her safety but she soon escapes…

Imogen Pascoe – Coronation Street

Imogen returns to Coronation Street
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Metro.co.uk recently confirmed the return of Kates ex Imogen to Weatherfield this winter for a handful of episodes that see her act as a catalyst for a Kana reunion. Kate and Rana are estranged by this point but Imogen will help them patch things up after coming face to face with Rana.

And its a good thing too, wed already bought our wedding outfits.

Alfie Moon – EastEnders

Alfie and Kat EastEnders
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Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace have been back where they belong filming as Kat and Alfie Moon – with scenes on location airing in the coming weeks. But will Alfie discover the truth that Hayley has given birth to his child?

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And could this lead to a colossal Slater showdown as Kat finally learns what has happened behind her back?

Luke Morgan – Hollyoaks

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With Gary Lucy currently touring with The Full Monty, Luke is languishing in prison but he will be popping up again in the not too distant future for a few episodes here and there before his full time return next year.

And Sarah Jayne Dunn recently told us that this would bring big trouble Mandys way…

Mike Thornberry – Coronation Street

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Liz may have been a bit too hasty in ditching reliable Mike due to her feelings for Johnny – look how spending the night with him turned out. And the teacher turned cabbie will soon be back – but will it be for Liz or for another reason?

Actor Louis Emerick has already returned to filming but how long the stint is for remains unconfirmed.

MORE: Coronation Street spoilers: Maureen Lipman drops details on Fizs exit

MORE: Coronation Street spoilers: The character who dies at new year is confirmed

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Emmerdale spoilers: Faith Dingle cheats on Eric Pollard with Rodney Blackstock

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Eric Pollard and Rodney Blackstock think they have got the upper hand by spending all their time together since Rodney moved in in Emmerdale – but Faith hatches a plan to turn the tables on Eric. But its one that could lead to them splitting up as she gets her claws into Rodney.

After going through a number of failed attempts to try and get Rodney out of the house, Faith decides that enough is enough and she decides to instead use her feminine wiles to seduce a hapless Rodney.

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The pair are soon sharing a passionate kiss and when Eric walks in, he is staggered by what he sees. But while it may be enough to get Eric to kick Rodney out, has Faith considered that she too might get the boot for going so far with her plan?

Its a busy week for Faith as more irresponsible actions see her join Sarah Sugden in launching revenge against Home Farm for Debbies plight.

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Debbie is facing years in prison as her trial commences and upset Sarah blames Joe Tate for abandoning her in her time of need so she heads to the estate to smash the windows.

Faith finds her and when she gets upset, she agrees to help and they break in before carrying out their plan. But will it land them in serious trouble?

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EastEnders spoilers: Whitney Dean pregnant in new year storyline?

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Whitney Dean and Halfway could be set to take the next step in their relationship in EastEnders as Whitney has cause to believe that she might be pregnant. But when she then sees a surprising reaction from Halfway, she is thrown. Do they have different ideas about what the future holds?

Against all odds, Halfway won the heart of Whitney and the pair have gone from strength to strength over recent months, standing firm as a unit against the bullying of Stuart Highway and the wrongful incarceration of their shared friend Mick Carter.

Now as Mick and Linda try to put the pieces of their shattered lives back together and move on, Whitney and Halfway can focus on their own relationship once more. And theres a big surprise in store.

As Whitney starts off 2019 by telling Halfway that she thinks she might be pregnant, she is surprised by how he responds. But as she then takes a test, what will it show?

Is there a baby on the way for the couple and, if so, will this cause a divide between them if not both of them are so keen on starting a family just yet?

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Captain Marvel: Brie Larson Flies Into Brazils Comic Con Experience With New Footage

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Fresh off the 90s superHERo awesomeness of the new Captain Marvel trailer, Brie Larson flew into (not literally, obviously) Brazils Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Sao Paulo to talk about the forthcoming Marvel Studios film.

Larson participated in a panel and also shared footage and an extended trailer from the comic book flick with the packed audience. But if youre looking for that footage, you probably not going to find it because it was exclusive to CCXP.

However, the Academy Award-winning actress tweeted a video of the crowd which was massive. “Look at these gorgeous humans feeling all the feels with me after watching exclusive footage from #CaptainMarvel,” she wrote.

In addition, Marvel Studios tweeted out a new Captain Marvel poster which is exclusive to CCXP. It features Larson in full Captain Marvel regalia and gives off some serious comic book HERo vibes.

Captain Marvel brings us back in time to the 1990s before all of the events we have seen in the MCU. The movie is an all-new adventure that follows the journey of Carol Danvers (Larson) as she becomes one of the universes most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

The film stars a mix of familiar and new faces in the MCU including Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel opens in theaters March 8, 2019.

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