12 pop stars who've popped up in soaps
To one generation she's best known as Albert Square's Ronnie Mitchell but to millions she's remembered as Samantha Janus, who represented the UK at Eurovision back in 1991, aged just 18. West End and pop star Essex was due to join the cast of EastEnders ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
9 unforgettable UK Eurovision entries from
It came eighth in Eurovision. 3. Samantha Janus - A Message to Your Heart - 1991 She might be best known now for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, but Samantha Janus (now Womack), also represented the UK at Eurovision aged 18 and finished joint tenth.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
Grease is the word with Wolverhampton
Following in the footsteps of Olivia Newton John, Sonia and Samantha Janus, Holly Stringfellow takes on the starring role of hapless ‘girl next door’ Sandy and, putting the ‘slick’ in slick-back, Tom Winfield stars as musical theatre’s favourite ...
Posted on 26 February 2014 | 1:14 am
Top 10 Eurovision UK disasters: From Bonnie
Bonnie Tyler failed to get pulses racing as she came 19th out of 26 for the UK (Picture: Getty) When Eurovision first began in the 1950s it was a completely different competition. Back before the predictable Baltic-state voting and tedious ‘nil points ...
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 3:22 am
Samantha Janus: I want to be constantly
Samantha Janus adores being a mum. The EastEnders actress, who married Mark Womack in 2009, was traumatised by the soap’s controversial cot death storyline. ‘When Ronnie found her baby dead, I had to stop filming for a bit as I couldn’t stop crying ...
Posted on 22 February 2011 | 7:53 am