Soap From The Box

Soap From The Box

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.


March 30, 2022 22 min

Neighbours… everybody loves good Neighbours…

Everyone sing-a-long!  

This week same Neighbours comes to London in three very special and very exciting episodes with the London stories directed by our very now Lee Salisbury!  

So of course Lee grabbed the stars of the these London specials, JEMMA DONOVAN, real life daughter of Jason who plays Harlow Robinson, and our own national treasure, AMANDA HOLDEN!

The trio chatted over lunch betw...

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Make your Christmas a cracker with the Soap From The Box Christmas party.

Lee is joined by Sam Giles, Jodie Prenger and Tom Lister for a Santa Sack full of laughs, games and chat covering everything from Christmas traditions to Christmas food.  Well this is a Christmas Special!  

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see you all in the new year with the rest of Series 3!

Ho Ho Ho!  


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December 18, 2021 62 min


Soap From The Box, the ultimate TV podcast, brings you this super special end of year episode to whet your appetite for the amazing SERIES 3 that is COMING IN JANUARY! 

Lee and longtime friend Dannii talk about her life as a singer, songwriter, actor, TV personality and judge and fashion designer.  

The chat covers Dannii’s experiences as a young star in Skyways, The Sullivans and of course Home & Away where...

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Soap From The Box, the ultimate behind the scenes soap podcast, is back with a special episode in support of soap crossover week that aims to raise awareness of the COP26 conference and the battle against climate change. ?

Series 3 is coming soon, but until then enjoy this madcap special featuring Nina Wadia from Eastenders, Lucinda Cowden from Neighbours, Sophie Austin from Hollyoaks and Nicola Wheeler from Emmerdale. ?

Watch the vi...

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July 11, 2021 10 min


19th + 20th July 2021 at City Varieties Music Hall Leeds.

Tickets are on sale NOW!  Go to

And to celebrate here’s a bonus treat of an episode with Jonas Armstrong, heartthrob star of the BBC’s Robin Hood, Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise, and recent ITV hit drama The Bay.  

Find Jonas on Instagram @jonasarmstrong——————————————————————————————————————————————————————...

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June 6, 2021 41 min

In this end of Series 2 special TV STARS BONUS EPISODE, Lee chats to Mike Gunner, star of Married At First Sight Australia. 

The Aussie reality show became an international sensation during lockdown, and Mike reveals all about his relationship with wife Heidi, his thoughts on all the other couples, coping with fame, his work as a tattoo artist and radio presenter PLUS the joys of partying on a boat in Newcastle! 

Remind yourself of t...

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June 6, 2021 39 min

The last double header of Series 2 is wrapped up by Nathan Sussex who played Buster Smith in Hollyoaks.

As well as his wonderful work in soap, Nathan tells all about his part on the hit show It’s A Sin including his first day on set, working with Olly Alexander and filming New York street scenes in Manchester and Liverpool.  

Nathan talks in depth about his time on Hollyoaks, including only being told the grooming storyline at the ta...

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June 6, 2021 68 min

It’s the big Series 2 finale - and what better way to wrap the series than with the absolute legend that is Sherrie Hewson who played Maureen Webster in Coronation Street AND Virginia Raven in Crossroads AND Lesley Meredith in Emmerdale. 

What’s more Sherrie chats to Lee about her amazing career, including Benidorm, Loose Women, The Amazing Wonderbirds and being trapped in a caravan on a Carry On film with Joan Sims, Kenneth William...

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May 30, 2021 54 min

Tom Lister is back!  He downed some Egg Nog for our Christmas special and now he’s back to chat to Lee about love, life and all things Soap - not least playing Carl King in Emmerdale. 

Tom reveals his real name, tells all about kissing scenes with Glynis Barber, leaving Emmerdale in the unforgettable live episode, and his work in Doctors.

Tom does discuss the domestic violence storyline he portrayed in Doctors and if these issues aff...

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May 30, 2021 33 min

We’re back Down Under as Neighbours star Charlotte Chimes, who plays Nicolette Stone, joins Lee for a Soap From The Box chat. 

Charlotte tells Lee about her time as a TV Producer, her nerves before starting on Neighbours and how strange it is to be recognised.

Charlotte talks in depth about her character’s surrogacy storyline, and if the issues explored affect you, you find out more information here:

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May 23, 2021 52 min

Lee’s dear friend Samantha Giles, who plays Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale, joins Soap From The Box for a good old chin wag.

This chat straddles a 7 month gap - when the sensational news dropped that Sam was returning to Emmerdale Lee just had to have another catch up for all the latest gossip.  

Sam tells Lee all about life in the Dales, filming with Rob Lowe, the embarrassment of kissing scenes, dealing with fame, getting the gigg...

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May 23, 2021 41 min

The man with the finest name in show biz - Fabrizio Santino who played Ziggy Roscoe in Hollyoaks - joins Lee for a Soap From The Box chat.  

Fab tells Lee about still being mates with the Hollyoaks gang, that Gillian Taylforth (aka Sandy Roscoe) is ‘the best soap mum that anyone could ever have,’ his own battles with anxiety, his theatre work and his appearance in the move Captain America.  

Fab talks about his involvement with the S...

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May 19, 2021 23 min

Welcome to Soap From The Box Adam Rickitt who played Nick Tilsley in Coronation Street and Kyle Kelly in Hollyoaks.

This extra special mid-week bonus episode continues Soap From The Box’s support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Adam kindly tells Lee about his own issues with mental health and they also chat in depth about the Hollyoaks storyline where Adam’s character Kyle Kelly battles with his own mental health and ultimately take...

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May 16, 2021 56 min

Soap From The Box welcomes the legend Ashley Taylor Dawson, who plays Darren Osborne in Hollyoaks, appearing in over 1,000 episodes! 

Continuing our support of Mental Health Awareness Week the chat explores Hollyoaks storylines portraying depression and suicide. If any of these issues affect you, you can find information and support here:

For more on Mental Health Awareness Wee...

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May 16, 2021 52 min

Alicya Eyo, who played Ruby Haswell in Emmerdale, joins Lee for a Soap From The Box chat.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and all of us at Soap From The Box want to send our love to anyone suffering with their mental health and encourage everyone to talk about how they’re feeling.

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In that spirit, Alicya very kindly shares the story of her own struggles with anxiety and alcohol.  Than...

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May 9, 2021 40 min

Lee is joined by Kelli Hollis, who played Ali Spencer in Emmerdale.

Kelli chats to Lee about playing a gay character, her first scene in the Woolpack, her work on Shameless and reveals proof that James McAvoy is lovely. 

You can find Kelli on Instagram and Twitter @kelli.hollis
Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years.  Notable episodes including the Cot Deat...

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May 9, 2021 60 min

Welcome to the show Julie Hesmondhalgh who played Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street.

Julie chats to Lee abut how important Corrie has been in her life, her wonderful relationship with David Neilson who played Roy, Hayley’s red coat, taking her mum to the Soap Awards and her work on Catastrophe, Cucumber and Broadchurch. 

They talk in depth about Julie’s portrayal of a transgender character and how she hopes Hayley has encouraged in...

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May 2, 2021 51 min

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 ambassa...

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May 2, 2021 39 min

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
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April 25, 2021 46 min

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 M...

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