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Favourite stars past and present of Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks chat behind the scenes stories and give us a rare, intimate insight into their lives.

Soap From The Box Lee Salisbury

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Favourite stars past and present of Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks chat behind the scenes stories and give us a rare, intimate insight into their lives.

    Gemma Merna

    Gemma Merna

    The Hollyoaks legend that is Gemma Merna, also known as Carmel McQueen, comes to Soap From The Box!

    Gemma reveals all to Lee about wearing fishnet stockings to her Hollyoaks audition, her friendship with Jennifer Metcalf, dealing with overnight fame, winning at the Soap Awards, her breast enlargement, yoga, her time on the TV show Splash and how she’d love to do Strictly. 

    The chat also covers Gemma’s love of yoga.  She is an ambassador for Myga yoga and you can find them on Instagram @myga_yoga

    You can find Gemma on Instagram and Twitter @gemmamerna

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    Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders.  He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!

    Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
    @davidstevens_editor @the__bothy

    Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @soapfromthebox

    • 51 min
    Zima Anderson

    Zima Anderson

    Neighbours, everybody needs good… you know the rest!  

    Zima Anderson aka Roxy Willis from Neighbours joins Soap From The Box this week.

    Zima chats to Lee about how she always wanted to be on Neighbours, how gymnastics helps her wellbeing, what she does in between takes while filming and how Lee should really be called Meadow Salisbury! 

    You can find Zima on social here:
    Instagram @justzima 
    Twitter @AndersonZima
    Tik Tok @zimaanderson

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    Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders.  He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!

    Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
    @davidstevens_editor @the__bothy

    Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @soapfromthebox

    • 39 min
    Shobna Gulati

    Shobna Gulati

    Lee is joined by Shobna Gulati who played Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street.

    They chat about Snoop Dogg’s love of Corrie, how Barbara Windsor was always supportive, being cast for Eastenders and Corrie in the same week and appearing in both a Boy George video and Bollywood.

    Shobna also tells all about her iconic role in Dinnerladies, her work in soon to be released feature film Everyone’s Talking About Jamie and her book Remember Me?: Discovering My Mother As She Lost Her Memory.

    They reminisce about Shobna’s appearance in the Children In Need special East Street, that combined Eastenders and Corrie and was directed by Lee.  Relive it here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGTYY3qONHM

    You can find Shobna on Instagram and Twitter @shobnagulati 
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    Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders.  He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!

    Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
    @davidstevens_editor @the__bothy

    Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @soapfromthebox

    • 46 min
    Natalie Anderson

    Natalie Anderson

    Lee talks to close friend Natalie Anderson who played Alicia Gallagher on Emmerdale.

    Natalie tells Lee about her magical memories of Emmerdale, how difficult it was to leave, the fact that she was on Pop Idol, her work in The Royal plus her experience of being in Wicked. 

    The conversation does cover the Emmerdale storyline when Alicia was attacked.  If these issues affect you, you can find information and support here:
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/

    Check out Natalie’s own website and podcast here:
    https://www.thecapsule.co.uk/

    And take a look as her production company here:
    https://houseintheroad.com/
    You can find Natalie on Insta @natjanderson and Twitter: @AndersonNatalie
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    Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders.  He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!

    Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
    @davidstevens_editor @the__bothy

    Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @soapfromthebox

    • 57 min
    Louisa Clein

    Louisa Clein

    Louisa Clein, who played Maya Stepney in Emmerdale, joins Lee on Soap From The Box.

    Louisa and Lee talk in-depth about her award winning portrayal of Maya in the controversial storyline about grooming young Jacob Gallagher.  

    They also chat about her time in Judge John Deed, the equal representation of women in soap, getting the giggles in front 1000 people and drinking real beer in the Woolpack!

    For the grooming storyline, the Emmerdale team sought advice from Barnardo’s and if these issues affect you, you can find information and support here:
    https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/protecting-children/sexual-abuse
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/

    You can find Louisa on Instagram and Twitter @Louisaclein
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    Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders.  He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!

    Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
    @davidstevens_editor @the__bothy

    Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @soapfromthebox

    • 45 min
    Lukas Radovich

    Lukas Radovich

    Soap From The Box says ‘G’day Mate’ to Lukas Radovich who plays Ryder Jackson in Home and Away. 

    Lukas and Lee chat about joining the Stewart dynasty, their shared love of the retro opening titles and how Lukas felt to be part of the first same sex kiss screened on Home and Away.  

    Plus - it turns out that Lukas actually has the greatest Star Wars name ever AND all is revealed about Lee’s own appearance in Home and Away The Musical! 

    You can watch the video for Secret Lover by Yuma X starring Lukas here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QVsrbntckc

    And check out the Groovehouse cover of the Home and Away theme here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMjU0OdaxxM

    Lukas mentions the Telethon charity in Western Australia that he has worked with.  You can find out more and donate here:
    https://www.telethonkids.org.au/

    Lukas speaks about being part of the storyline involving Ryder and Ty that culminated in the first same sex kiss screened on Home & Away.  If the experiences explored in that storyline affect you, you can find information and support here:
    https://lgbt.foundation/
    https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

    You can find Lukas on Instagram @lukas.radovich
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    Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders.  He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!

    Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
    @davidstevens_editor @the__bothy

    Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @soapfromthebox

    Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/

    • 52 min

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