Gillian Taylforth

Gillian Taylforth
Actress Gillian Taylforth is best known as one of the most-loved characters in EastEnders, where she played Kathy Beale before leaving in 1998. During her 15 years in the soap, Gillian's character was involved in countless dramatic storylines which included affairs, rape and death.

Famed for her gritty drama performances, Gillian has also appeared in Casualty, The Bill and Footballer's Wives, has taken part in Strictly Come Dancing and has become a panellist on Loose Women.

Gillian is a huge fan of Celebrity Big Brother and was inspired to take part after seeing Julie Goodyear's bitchy behaviour last time around when she called her agent and said: "Get me in there!"
The BBC has published the scripts for EastEnders Live Week online. EastEnders Live Week scripts made public The actress thinks that Cindy could be written back into the show. Michelle Collins wants Enders return Which actress came back to the soap to keep Taylforth's return a secret? Who stood in for Taylforth in EE rehearsals? The actress will have to appear in court again in May. Gillian Taylforth gets drink-driving bail Someone on Albert Square will be wrongly suspected of killing Lucy Beale. EastEnders Lucy murder gets wrongful arrest The first photos of Gillian Taylforth making her return as Kathy are released. First look at Kathy Beale back on the Square Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, overwhelmed by news of the character's return. EastEnders star sobbed over Kathy return The actress discusses the secrecy surrounding Kathy Beale's comeback. Taylforth stayed silent over 'Enders return Adam Woodyatt reacts to the shock return of his on-screen mum. EastEnders star reveals Kathy secrecy Kathy made a shocking return to the soap last night. EastEnders: Watch Kathy Beale's story Dominic Treadwell-Collins warns fans to have the tissues ready on Friday night. EastEnders boss teases Friday's live ep A familiar face makes an unexpected return to EastEnders on night Lucy's killer is revealed. EastEnders Live: Kathy Beale returns Adam Woodyatt reflects on his 30-year history at EastEnders. Adam Woodyatt: 'I want to stay on EastEnders' New pictures preview drama for the Roscoes in the New Year's Eve special. Hollyoaks: Joe to make shock discovery The pair's affair story will come to a head in the build-up to New Year's Eve. Hollyoaks: Freddie, Lindsey caught out Hollyoaks actor Alfie Browne-Sykes chats to Digital Spy. Hollyoaks star teases Jason's big week Ian Beale is visited by ghosts from his past for BBC Children in Need. EastEnders' Ian Beale haunted for CiN Strictly's judges get the animated treatment for Children in Need. See Tom & Jerry face the Strictly judges Pat Butcher, Cindy Beale and more will haunt Ian Beale for Children in Need. EastEnders characters to rise from the dead Gillian Taylforth makes her on-screen departure in Thursday's E4 episode. Hollyoaks: Sandy's exit scenes revealed Sandy makes a shocking discovery about Freddie and Lindsey in tonight's E4 episode. Hollyoaks pictures: Sandy makes discovery Sandy loses all patience with her sons in tonight's E4 first-look episode. Hollyoaks: Will Sandy leave tonight? Reconstruction of soap star's libel case against The Sun to air next month. Trial of Gillian Taylforth for Channel 5 Jason almost injures himself on the bench press in tonight's E4 episode. Hollyoaks pictures: Jason humiliated again Robbie will be blamed for more bad behaviour next month. Hollyoaks: Robbie accused in exam scandal The character will appear back in the village whenever her sons need help. Hollyoaks boss: 'Sandy will return' A number of the villagers continue to lose patience over the dangerous villain. Hollyoaks: Tensions rise over Fraser Jesse Birdsall thinks Sandy Roscoe should be the mystery culprit. Hollyoaks star talks Fraser murder plot Joe puts his own mother in danger on Hollyoaks next week. Hollyoaks murder plan endangers Sandy Ayden Callaghan will be sad to see his on-screen mum leave the show. Hollyoaks star on screen mum exit Joe is close to waking up in next week's episodes. Hollyoaks gangsters face Joe panic Charlie Wernham discusses the future of the Robbie, Finn and John Paul story. Hollyoaks star on Robbie's big decision Mum-of-six Sandy will depart the village in early summer. Hollyoaks exit for Sandy Roscoe Details emerge of a heartbreaking storyline for the young mum. Hollyoaks: Sinead O'Connor faces tragedy The family receive shocking news after Lindsey hires a PI. Hollyoaks' Roscoes to identify body Holly and Jason face Patrick's wrath in tonight's E4 episode (January 23). Hollyoaks: Holly and Jason in trouble Maxine is urged to tell the truth about the abuse she is suffering. Hollyoaks: Maxine taken to hospital Fraser tries to carry on as normal in Hollyoaks' E4 airings tonight. Hollyoaks: Fraser hides kidnap worry Ray spoils Fraser's big day in Hollyoaks' E4 episode tonight. Hollyoaks wedding has sinister visitor Sandy could be making a terrible mistake in Hollyoaks next week. Hollyoaks' Christmas wedding - pictures