Actress Natalie Cassidy is to return to the soap that made her famous seven years after she left.
Dean Gaffney has told ITV Daybreak how his recent car accident, could have left him blind or brain damaged.
Coronation Street and EastEnders shared the honours with seven prizes each at the British Soap Awards.
Downton Abbey is to go head to head with EastEnders in the Christmas ratings battle.
The ITV period drama, which will be shown at 8.30pm on Christmas Day, will also be up against Mrs Brown's Boys on BBC 1, during the two-hour long episode.
Downton, which is returning to ITV for a fifth series next year, has been sold to more than 220 territories and watched by an estimated 120 million people around the world since its debut in 2010.
Danny Dyer will become the new landlord of the Queen Vic as he joins the cast of EastEnders this Christmas.
The actor, who is known for his role in The Football Factory, will take over the running of the pub before the end of the year.
Dyer, who will take on the role of Mick Carter, will be joined in the Vic by Kellie Bright - who has appeared in Ali G In Da House and the Only Fools And Horses spin-off Rock And Chips - who is to play his wife Linda.
A BBC spokesperson said Dyer's character was a "bloke's bloke" who was also a big softie, they added: "He thinks nothing of throwing on Linda's pink dressing gown and cooking breakfast for the family in the morning before getting the beer barrels ready downstairs."
Dyer said: "I'm so excited about starting a new chapter in my career and I cannot wait to become part of the East End family."
Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite and her husband Tom Ellis have separated, a spokesman for the couple said.
They married in June 2006 and had two children together.
Outhwaite, 42, who played Mel Owen in the soap, has appeared in Red Cap and Hotel Babylon since leaving Walford.
Ellis, who also appeared in EastEnders, has more recently been seen in Miranda and Doctor Who.
A spokesman for the couple said: "Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Ellis are sad to confirm they have separated. They continue to support each other as parents and will remain friends. They ask for sensitivity at this difficult time."
Soap characters Alfie Moon and Bet Lynch have been named the UK's favourite TV landlord and landlady.
A survey of 1,000 adults by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) showed that Alfie (played by Shane Richie), of the Queen Vic in EastEnders, was the clear winner in the landlord category, receiving around a quarter of the votes.
Voting was closer for landladies, with EastEnders' Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) receiving 20% of the total, just behind the winner, Coronation Street's Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear), who received 22%.
To mark the competition, Camra is offering a free pint of beer to anyone dressing as Alfie or Bet at its great British Beer Festival in London on Thursday.
Loose Women presenter Lisa Maxwell will have plenty to talk about after her new role in the iconic soap EastEnders.
The former Bill star will appear as Naomi, the girlfriend of Michael French's womanising character David Wicks.
Maxwell said, "I've had a fantastic time filming at EastEnders and working with the wonderful Michael."
The episode will air in September.
Former EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth said she is "shocked and saddened" by the death of her co-star Anna Wing.
Ms Taylforth, who played her character's daughter-in-law Kathy Beale, told Digital Spy: "What a lovely lady Anna was. It was so great to have worked with her.
"She used to say to me all the time that I should never forget her, so I always sent her birthday and Christmas cards every year.
"My thoughts go out to her family as she spoke about them often. She will be sadly missed".
BAFTA said it is "deeply saddened" to hear that former EastEnders star Anna Wing has died:
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Former EastEnders actress Anna Wing, who played the sharp-tongued matriach Lou Beale, has died aged 98, her agent announced.
Ms Wing, who died on Sunday, appeared in the BBC1 soap for three years from when it began in 1985.
She formed a formidable on-screen partnership with fellow actress Gretchen Franklin, who played Ethel Skinner.
Eastenders actress Jessie Wallace has accepted a high court apology and undisclosed damages over a claim that she snubbed co-star Letitia Dean out of jealousy.
Wallace, 41, who plays Kat Moon in the BBC soap, complained about an article in an August edition of Reveal magazine.
It alleged that Wallace deliberately snubbed Dean when she returned to the show and created an extremely tense and difficult working environment for the cast and crew.
Solicitor Roddy Chisholm-Batten said the National Magazine Company accepted the allegations were untrue and the two actresses were good friends.
The magazine apologised publicly and unreservedly for any upset and embarrassment caused and agreed to pay damages and discharge the costs the actress incurred.