She misunderstands him and gets into his bed, naked.  Sonia departed on screen in February 2007, along with her former husband Martin, as his actor, James Alexandrou, also left the serial. The flirtatious ladies man has been seen flirting heavily with Denise, who is married to police officer Jack Branning. Bex hears a rumour that Louise had sex with Keegan at the party, so she tells her to take a pregnancy test, but Martin catches Bex purchasing the test for Louise and wrongly assumes it is for herself. In December 2017, Sonia discoversKim Fox(Tameka Empson) having a miscarriage and supports her when she believes that she has let her husbandVincent Hubbard(Richard Blackwood) down. Bex and Gethin kiss and after Bex's attempts to pursue him and he eventually confesses to Sonia. Sonia and her family move to Albert Square. Madison and Alexandra overhear Bex insult them when she confronts Louise over their friendship. At the prom, Louise suffers burns after being pushed onto lit candles by Alexandra and Madison, leading to their arrests. Carol Jackson Pauline refuses Sonia access, causing many rows. News of Mick gets to the Square. To show their support and raise awareness, Jasmine and EastEnders bosses have teamed up with Samaritans for the harrowing storyline, to ensure they play out the plot accurately. Executive producer Diederick Santer explained that he wanted great stories to get people talking, saying "The wedding is the perfect opportunity for us to bring back the much-loved Jackson characters Carol, Sonia, Robbie and Billie. Plus the truth about Ricky Jr being the father of Lily's baby is revealed, while Reiss re-enters Sonia's life thanks to a major new development regarding Dot. Five years ago, Simon and his friends brutally beat up Ben and boyfriend Paul in a vile homophobic attack. Heartbroken,. Duration  Other storylines included a period where Sonia was bullied by her friend Clare Bates (Gemma Bissix) after she fell in with the wrong crowd at school. The characters would reunite with Bianca who returned in 2008. Despite his husband Callum Highway pleading with him not to get involved, it isn't long before Ben is seeking revenge. They insult her and Alexandra trips Bex, causing Kathy to spill soup on Madison. At Dot Branning's wake, Sonia is sitting on the stairs with Reiss Colwell and grabs his hand and takes him upstairs. Terry decided to prove that he could do a better job, which he did as he managed to sell a pair of boxing gloves. In the EastEnders spoilers for next week, Patsy Kensit is new in town playing the estranged mum of terminally ill Lola, but will she attend her daughter's wedding?. During her childhood, she becomes close friends with Clare Tyler (Gemma Bissix) and the two are inseparable until Clare falls in with the wrong crowd at school and starts bullying Sonia but they reconcile before Clare leaves in 1998. 2 December 1993 , Cassidy was 10 years old when she joined the soap as Sonia. For the academic, see, Last edited on 29 December 2022, at 16:23, List of LGBT characters in television and radio, "EastEnders: Carol Jackson visits daughter Sonia spoiler pictures", "Natalie Cassidy to take extended EastEnders break as Sonia exits", "EastEnders' Sonia does the unthinkable to Dot but repulsed fans spot plot blunder", "Natalie Cassidy bemoans lesbian storyline", "Natalie Cassidy to return to EastEnders as Sonia Fowler", "Natalie Cassidy returns to EastEnders as Sonia Fowler in dramatic New Year storyline", "Sonia's back in EastEnders and she exposes Louise's part in Bex's bullying", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sonia_Fowler&oldid=1130320771, This page was last edited on 29 December 2022, at 16:23. However, Sonia becomes obsessed with her daughter and abducts her, locking herself in her house with the baby. Stacey kicks Martin out and Sonia agrees for him to move into No. Sonia confides in Carol about her marriage problems and Carol advises her to try to stay together for Rebecca's sake. Sonia eventually forgives Martin and as they grow closer, they fall in love and eventually elope. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Pauline responds with fire, threatening to cut her son from her life. Bex tells Linzi's mother, Thelma Bragg about the relationship, and points out Jay to her when she demands to know who has been having sex with Linzi. She first appears when Martin Fowler ( James Alexandrou) and his friends pretend to have a stag party to get free drinks. Bex moves in with Martin and Stacey, but struggles to cope with the overcrowding until they move into Sonia's old house. She returned full-time on 27 June 2017. Sonia keeps a bedside vigil and is with Jamie when he dies. Bex asks Stacey how to know if you're having sex right and explains how Shakil is behaving towards her. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. In the toilets, Madison and Alexandra push Bex, tear her shirt and write on her face whilst Louise stands outside, worried about Bex but feeling unable to help. It follows heartbreaking scenes on Thursday night as Bex, who is played by. Louise is taken to hospital with paralysis and Sharon tells Louise about Bex finding her. Research We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Sonia begins nursing training and she and Martin live with Pauline but struggle to cope with her interference. Louise accidentally tells Shakil about Bex and Gethin, and Bex is heartbroken when Shakil kisses Louise, though Louise is stunned and disgusted by Shakil's immaturity. In 2005, Neil and Sue are killed in a car crash and Rebecca moves in with Sue's mother, Margaret Wilson. Sonia forgives Tina for the humiliation, but Sophie tells Sonia that Tina cheated and their relationship ends, but they soon reunite. Liam Butcher Morgan Butcher Martin struggles to accept Bex dating, and after disputes between Martin and Shakil, Sonia gets them to make amends for Bex's sake. Relationships/Known relatives 1994 was a "historic" year for EastEnders, as in April, a third weekly episode was introduced. Martin moves in with Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner), while Sonia and Tina embark on a full relationship. A swastika is graffitied on Dot's door which causes Dr Legg to fall into a panic attack. On Friday, Sonia rushed her. Martin, realising the situation may be his own fault, decides to have Bex live with Sonia, reasoning that she needs to spend more time with her mother. We also may change the frequency you receive our emails from us in order to keep you up to date and give you the best relevant information possible. Bex confides in Stacey about Shakil wanting to have sex, who mentions this to Martin; Martin interrupts Shakil's party, but later apologises to Bex. Devastated, Sonia announces this in the Queen Victoria pub and although she puts on a brave face, she breaks down in private. Bex apologises but Gethin reassures her, however, he says he can no longer tutor her and says a relationship would be illegal due to the fact he is her teacher and insists he has no feelings for her. He tells everyone in The Vic about Sonia and Tina, but Sonia ends their relationship. However Martin still has feelings for Stacey, which upsets Sonia. He lies to her that he loved Carol but Sonia is unwilling to build bridges due to Terrys treatment of Carol when they were together- however, Sonia does warm to him until she finds out the truth. , Despite Cassidy's departure being specified as a "break", Cassidy commented in 2008, "I feel that door's closed now and I need to go and do other stuff  Maybe in nine years I might go back. Several weeks have gone by since the . Leonard Lewis (1993) Matthew Robinson (1998) Diederick Santer (2010) Bryan Kirkwood (2011) Dominic Treadwell-Collins (2014) Betty (II)|Blue|Boots|Bronson|Chips|Chops|Corky|Craig|Crush|Crystal|Dalgliesh|Dave|Eric| She forgives him again and realises that she still has feelings for him. Sonia and Martin's divorce is finalised. The Millers change Chloe's name to Rebecca. Sonia also visits Bex's school but does not mention Louise is part of the bullying when Bex asks her not to, which gives Louise hope that they can be friends again. Her first appearance was on 2 December 1993 and she departed on 2 February 2007. Liam follows them to Walford and tries everything possible to break Nigel and Debbie up. Nephews Rebecca saw Sonia slap Pauline before her death and believes that Sonia killed Pauline. Posing as friends of the Millers, Margaret allows the Fowlers into their home where they meet Rebecca. Got a story? "It is so easy for someone to feel ALONE in a room full of people. Sonia and Martin (now played byJames Bye) separate and Sonia starts to feel isolated and depressed. News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Rebecca will be with her mum when Sonia returns to Walford in the New Year. Sonia returned as a permanent character on 14 January 2014, as part of a storyline that saw her mother Carol (Lindsey Coulson) develop breast cancer. However teasers for the show have revealed Martin will be back on the show by the time next week arrives, meanwhile leaving Sonia frustrated by his failure to pick up the phone. Martin is heartbroken when his marriage ends and the situation is complicated further by Rebecca, who, on Margaret's request, is spending more time at the Fowlers'. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Sonia and Martin face further upset when they discover that their daughter's adoptive parents have died in a car crash. Carol has the BRCA gene and Sonia finds out she has inherited it. Phil says he considers Jamie to be one of his own children and tells Sonia to go upstairs to sober up. Natalie Cassidy is a proud mum over her daughter's baking success.  Additionally, in 2004, Cassidy was awarded "best dramatic performance by a young actor or actress" for the role. Armfield's first episode as Rebecca will air in January, when Sonia also returns to the show. We use your sign-up to provide content in the ways you've consented to and improve our understanding of you. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Sonia, who has started a weight loss class, arranges to have agastric bandinBulgaria, telling friends and family she is on a course. Just as Pauline intends, Martin ends his relationship with Sonia in order to care for her, but when the truth finally comes out, a furious Martin moves out anyway. Bianca invites Sonia and Martin to her wedding to Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen) and Sonia attends alone. When Preston returns from Manchester, he and Bex become a couple. Her father, Liam Tyler was abusive towards Debbie, which led to them separating. EastEnders' Sonia Fowler dropped a hint that her mum Carol and daughter Bex will be returning to Walford - where they would join Sonia's dad Terry. , Sonia returned permanently on 14 January 2014. EastEnders legend reveals the huge role they missed out on after joining soap Outside the church, Sonia bumps into Reiss Colwell, who reveals he was Dot's great nephew. Frank|Freddie Mercury|Freida|Genghis|Gilbert|Gloria|Gumbo|Heathcliff|Hercules|Joey|Joey|Lady Di|Lionel|Lovebirds|Mandoo|Marge|Marge (II)|Marilyn|Musty|Neville| "Having worked closely with Samaritans, our wish is that by telling this story we can encourage others in Bexs position to realise theres always help and theres always In the EastEnders spoilers for next week, Patsy Kensit is new in town playing the estranged mum of terminally ill Lola, but will she attend her daughter's wedding? An #EastEnders Carol Jackson return needs to happen. They visit Rebecca's (Jade Sharif) guardian,Margaret Wilson(Janet Amsden), hiding their true identity but when Margaret realises who they are, she asks them to leave. Sonia is offered a job in Kettering and Martin and Stacey agree for Bex to live with them. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Your dads showing Billy how its done, said Billy. Tomorrow the teen will be rushed to hospital in an ambulance, and Sonia will be relieved when Bex wakes up. When Margaret has a fall and dies, Rebecca is given to Martin - with him now having sole custody of her and changing her name to Rebecca Fowler. Repeated intentional offences of this rule could lead to a ban, Many thanks the EastEnders Wiki admin team. " In December 2010, it was announced Cassidy would return to EastEnders, as Sonia in order to facilitate a temporary storyline departure for co-star Palmer, who was due to take maternity leave. First cousins In 2000, Sonia discovers that she is pregnant at 15 and gives birth to a daughter Rebecca Fowler ( Jasmine Armfield) whom she puts up for adoption. EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One, Don't miss out on the biggest soaps gossip! Keegan suggests to Shakil they should get revenge on Bex, and Keegan imposes Bex's face on a porn video and spreads it around. Sonia returns in January 2011, following Bianca's disappearance following her attack on Connor Stanley (Arinze Kene), who had also dating Whitney. After absconding with Rebecca, Sonia is cleared of Pauline's murder when Joe Macer, Pauline's husband, admits to manslaughter. The 13-year-old is a well-behaved teenager, but also has a determined streak and a reputation as "a little fighter". Bex goes busking but almost backs out when she sees a group of girls laughing. Sonia keeps a bedside vigil and is with Jamie when he dies. Reenie Branning Dot Branning (step) Eileen Sonia reads about the crash in the newspaper and she and Martin, who are now married, are concerned for their daughter and decide to track her down to make sure she is well. They liked Cassidy and she was asked to audition at Elstree studios, after which she was offered the part. Status Sonia wastes no time in giving Dotty. Sonia and Gus begin a second romance, which ends due to Sonia's lingering feelings for Martin. We also may change the frequency you receive our emails from us in order to keep you up to date and give you the best relevant information possible. , In 1997, the actress who played Sonia's mother Carol decided to quit EastEnders. Appalled, Martin refuses Sonia access to Rebecca. Caroline "Carol" Branning was born in the East End of London to Jim and Reenie Branning on 3rd October 1962. Sonia and the Brannings try to help Tiffany and promise to pay off the drug dealers that Tiffany and her friend Evie Steele (Sophia Capasso) owe money to, in order for Tiffany to stay. Birth Last week, the character attempted to take her own life after months of secretly struggling with events in her life, including her upcoming move to Oxford University. Tina's mother Sylvie Carter later moves in with Sonia and Tina, but Bex does not cope looking after her when Sonia and Tina are not around. We pay for videos too. Sonia visits Jamie's grave and later returns toThe Queen Victoriapub, and drunkenly berates Phil, Jamie's godfather, about his treatment of Jamie. Sonia blames Dot's new lodger Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) for the attack and threatens to report him to the police if she comes anywhere near No. Before Bex's performance at the showcase, Madison and Alexandra break a guitar string and when Bex looks for one in a classroom, Madison and Alexandra pin Bex up against a wall. Bex tries to warn Louise that they cannot be trusted but Louise accuses her of being jealous because she has no friends of her own. Fearing imprisonment, Sonia abducts Rebecca and goes on the run. In last night's emotional funeral, the Walford legend went on her way with a twenty-pack of Mayfair menthols (her favourite) thrown onto her coffin. Bex receives her GCSE results and is disappointed that she gained a D in music, so Sonia contacts Gethin about Bex's result and Gethin agrees to tutor Bex. However, Shakil apologises to Bex and she forgives him. Even if it's only for a few episodes, added another. Tiffany discovers that Sonia is lying and attempts to leave, but Sonia stops her from leaving causing Tiffany to slap her. Despite pleas from Rebecca's adoptive parents, it is Sonia's step-grandmother, Dot Cotton (June Brown), who persuades Sonia to return the baby. Bex is humiliated when Martin sees the video. Sonia forgives Tina for the humiliation, but Sophie tells Sonia that Tina cheated and their relationship ends, but they soon reunite. Within moments of stepping into the East End the cockney, who also goes by the name Rocky, dropped hilarious one-liners and was entertaining punters in Ruby's nightclub. Lesbian website AfterEllen.com was also critical of the storyline that saw Sonia experimenting with her sexuality and then returning to her heterosexual orientation shortly after. One distraught viewer wrote on Twitter: "Very powerful sat in tears very well done #Eastenders. 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When she returns, she tries to confess to her class but collapses before she can do so. Sonia and Martin receive their divorce papers. Dotty Cotton 's ( Milly Zero) mother, Sandy (Martha Cope), will make her arrival to . Sharon Hadrian writes: "It was the first time in over a decade that a lesbian couple had been depicted in the East London drama, lending cautious optimism to the idea that the BBC was finally integrating its traditionally heterosexual soaps  Lesbian fans, meanwhile, are struggling to care at all after being led on by the show's failed attempts at writing a decent lesbian story line  Despite their troubles, Martin and Sonia got married in 2004 and given their past many fans believe they are meant to be together. In January 2018, it is discovered that Stacey has slept with Max, which subsequently fractures Martin and Stacey's relationship. Their departing storyline was the culmination of the death of Pauline Fowler, following actress Wendy Richard's high-profile resignation from the serial in 2006. She misunderstands him and gets into his bed, naked. (Getty Images) EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has revealed her pride at her daughter taking part in Junior Bake Off, saying "dreams do come true". Pauline also interferes and visits Rebecca with Martin. And after Clare left the Square [in 1998] I was gone for another eight months. She later inherits the majority of Dots estate, including her house, much to her disbelief and Dottys anger, which results in Dotty departing the square on bad terms with Sonia. Bex overhears Madison and Alexandra inviting Travis to a party at Louise's home, which Louise believes will just be for the three girls. Since her return in 2014, Sonia's storyline has included divorcing Martin, coming out as bisexual, a cancer scare, an on-off feud with Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner), relationships with Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White) and Gethin Pryce (Cerith Flinn), supporting Bex through her attempted suicide, briefly reconciling with Martin and stealing money from step-grandmother Dot Cotton (June Brown) to help pay off Martin's hit-and-run victim who had been blackmailing her. Sonia confides in Carol about her marriage problems and Carol advises her to try to stay together for Rebecca's sake. However, it is later revealed that Sonia and Martin are no longer together. If this seems like the most inopportune time to turn Sonia into a lesbian, well, the show's writers did it anyway  Sonia's sudden lesbian affair was met with disapproval from all sides, and nobody the fans, characters or even the actors was particularly supportive of her relationship. However, both regret getting divorced and they reconcile. Nieces Feeling neglected, Naomi ends their relationship. Later, Bex goes to the caf where Kathy asks her to serve Alexandra and Madison their drinks. She is the third ofCarol Jackson's (Lindsey Coulson) four children and the result of her mother'sone-night standwith Terry Cant, whom Sonia never knew. Your dads showing Billy how its done, the cafe owner replied. She barricades herself inside her house, leaving Neil and Sue, understandably upset about Sonia's actions. She is the third of Carol Jackson's (Lindsey Coulson) four children and the result of her mother's relationship with Terry Cant, whom Sonia never knew and who was violent towards Carol. Martin tells Bex that Arthur is still her brother, and Bex later explains to Stacey that she hurt her father. "We can encourage others in Bexs position to realise theres always help and theres always hope and we hope that others will be encouraged to start a After Michelle and Sharon get them talking, Louise agrees not to be friends with Alexandra and Madison, but in front of Bex she tells them she is not friends with Bex again, so Bex walks off in anger. Sonia hands Chloe over to Ameena, who takes Chloe into foster care. In March 2015, Rebecca, tired of strife between her parents, enters a rebellious phase of her life. Earlier this year, Cassidy gave an insight into her family life as they celebrated Joanie's. After speaking to Dennis about the party on Travis's behalf, Bex tells Louise that Alexandra followed Travis into the kitchen and Alexandra interrupts them. 1. Sarah Cairns, played by Alison Pargeter, is a barmaid in Angie's Den nightclub. EastEnders Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Fearing imprisonment Sonia goeson the run, abducting Rebecca. Son Boring old bag Natalie Cassidy announced her EastEnders comeback as Sonia in October. Sonia meets Bex's teachers before returning to Kettering. Martin is frantic, but days later Sonia returns and she is arrested on a murder charge; however, that same night Dot uncovers the identity of Pauline's real murderer Pauline's husband Joe Macer (Ray Brooks), who had argued with Pauline on Christmas Day and struck her over the head, causing her death. Sonia departed on-screen on 20 September 2016. What happened to Sonia daughter in EastEnders? Martin sends Rebecca, who now wants to be called Bex, to live with Sonia so she can spend more time with her mother. Kathy watched on as Terry worked his charm, before Sonia approached. Get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us direct 0207 29 33033. I don't think it particularly mattered that none of us Jackson kids looked like each other because all our characters had different dads! conversation if they are worried about someone they know. She forgives him again and realises that she still has feelings for him. Father When Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) makes light of the pandemic, Sonia snaps at him and visits family aboard in early 2021. On her 36th birthday, Sonia meets Tom "Rocky" Cotton (Brian Conley) who is masquerading as her father, Terry but is actually working in cahoots with Dotty Cotton (Milly Zero) to con Sonia who is in control of Dotty inheritance since Sonia has power of attorney. Martin plans to propose to Stacey and Bex gives him her blessing but is glad when they decide not to marry. Bex then tells Shakil she wants to have sex with him and they try to arrange a place and time that they can be alone. EASTENDERS' Sonia has sparked speculation her mum Carol and daughter Bex are returning to Walford. During a conversation with Carol, Sonia reveals she and Martin are no longer together and she and Rebecca are back living in London while Martin remains in Manchester. Not knowing she is pregnant, Sonia goes into labour and gives birth to Martin's daughter. Sonia Fowler discovers her daughter Bex Fowler's suicide note on tonight's EastEnders in heartbreaking scenes. SONIA Fowler horrified as her estranged father Terry Cant returns with a fake name next week in EastEnders. In December 2017, Sonia discovers Kim Fox (Tameka Empson) having a miscarriage and supports her when she believes that she has left her husband Vincent Hubbard (Richard Blackwood) down. Louise is distressed when Lisa and Bex arrange for Travis to visit her.  The Jacksons have been described by EastEnders scriptwriter Colin Brake as a "classic problem family". Louise finds out that Michelle and Preston are having an affair so tells Bex, who refuses to believe it until she sees Preston touching Michelle and Michelle flinching, so publicly demands to know if Michelle is having sex with her boyfriend. Although Sonia wants Bex to move in with them, Bex chooses to stay with Martin and Stacey.  She departed on 8 January and returned on 16 April.  It was expected that Cassidy would leave in spring 2016, with Sonia departing on-screen in summer 2016.
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