More stars are on their way out of EastEnders in what is being described as the Albert Square Massacre. Most recent addition to the list is Mark Monero (Steve) who is to be written out of the series this summer; his exit announcement follows that of another black actor - Steven Woodcock (Clyde) - and Peter Dean (Pete Beale). Other EastEnders news of the week concerned Michelle Gayle (Hattie) who revealed she had a miserable childhood because of her unusually large breasts.

The stars of Beverly Hills 90210 have also been headline- makers, Shannen Doherty because she faces eviction from her Hollywood home for not paying her rent, Tori Spelling because she spends pounds 7,000 a month on clothes and has a computer to keep tabs on where and when she last wore what.