Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Vote For Faye - Sexiest Female

Voting for the Inside Soap Awards 2016 is now open!

Make sure you vote for Faye as 'Sexiest Female'!


Voting closes on Monday 15th August 2016 so you have plenty of time to encourage all your friends and family to vote too!

Monday, 30 May 2016

Faye at the British Soap Awards

Sunday Express Interview

In the closet with Coronation Street star Faye Brookes 

How do you describe your style?
Girlie and glamorous.

Which colours and shapes suit you best?
Black is my basic, but I’m becoming more adventurous when it comes to colour. I love gold, all shades of blue and nude pinks. Shape-wise, I love high-waisted trousers, fitted dresses and full skirts.

What is your favourite fashion era?
The late 20s and 30s – the fashion for men and women was so elegant. When I did the TV drama Our Zoo, set in that era, I adored all the costumes.

What is your favourite high-street store?
Topshop, always.

Who are your favourite designers?
I like British designers, especially Burberry and Mulberry. But if money were no object, Christian Dior.

Do you have a style icon?
Audrey Hepburn. I like to think I’m a bit like her, without the short fringe.

What is your best beauty secret?
Use an anti-ageing eye cream.

Are you a fan of vintage?
Yes. York is one of my favourite cities for vintage.

How many shoes and handbags do you own?
Sixty pairs of shoes, including boots and trainers, and 30 handbags, including my favourite Mulberry. Gareth bought it for me after I landed the role of Princess Fiona in the touring version of Shrek in 2014.

What is the best piece of fashion advice you have ever been given?
Keep it simple.

Faye models a gold sequin top and silk organza skirt from Coast. The skirt was a present to herself for her birthday

What is your current favourite outfit?
A camel coat over a fitted dress – it’s chic and simple.

Is there an old favourite you turn to in a wardrobe crisis?
One of my Jack Wills blazers.

Have you a favourite pair of jeans?
Yes, a pair of black stretchy Joni jeans from Topshop.

How similar or different is Kate’s wardrobe to your own?
The colours and patterns are bolder and louder than the ones I’d wear in real life, but she has some really cool pieces, too. Some of her clothes I’d never wear – she has an oversized Del Boy coat, which suits her personality, but I don’t think I could get away with it as me.

Do you help choose Kate’s wardrobe?
Corrie stylists pick things out they think will work, then I get my say, because I have to feel comfortable. On my first day on set I wore a pair of really high Russell & Bromley tiger-print wedges. In the beginning, I was stumbling all over the cobbles but when I got into character, as confident Kate, I could suddenly walk properly. They are so her.

How much do you spend on clothes each month?
About £100, but I do splash out more for a special event, like the £150 I spent on a long skirt from Coast for my birthday.

What is the most expensive item in your wardrobe? And best bargain?
A Juicy Couture tracksuit, which cost over £200. My best bargain is a leather biker jacket from River Island, which cost £30 in a sale.

What is the oldest item in your wardrobe?
My nana’s fur jacket with her initials in the lining. I never wear it, but I’ll keep it for ever.

Who would you like to make your wedding dress?
Vera Wang. I’m thinking Sex And The City.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

TV Choice Awards - Vote For Faye!

Make sure you vote for Faye as the 'Best Newcomer' in the TV Choice Awards 2016! 

Click on the link below to vote.

TV Choice Awards Voting Link

Voting closes at midnight on Friday 3rd June 2016.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Sponsor Faye on her Charity Run

Faye and Tina's JustGiving Message

We have dug out our trainers and sweat bands to take part in this year's Great Manchester Run in support of the wonderful 'Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity'.

The hospital treats some of the poorliest children from across the North West all of whom show immense bravery and courage whilst receiving treatment from often life threatening and debilitating illnesses and this is where all the money we raise will go. Anything you can spare, pennies or pounds, in sponsorship of our race around Manchester would be most welcome so thanks for taking  the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Click Here to Visit Faye and Tina's JustGiving Page

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Has Faye Got Style or What!

Here are a few pictures showing that Faye is not just ridiculously beautiful but she also has an incredible sense of style.

The pictures above were taken earlier this week in Manchester and the two below were taken back at the beginning of April when she visited the Palace Theatre to watch the Green Day musical American Idiot.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

It's That Lesbian From Corrie!

Love this video blog Gareth and Faye posted on Facebook Sooooo cute!

100% Voted for Sophie in our Poll

According to our latest Corrie poll, Caz is fighting a losing battle in her attempts to hold on to Kate.

100% of our readers voted for Sophie as the girl Kate would end up with in the end.

Personally I hope they're right because Caz seems a little unhinged and I can't see a happy ending for her and Kate.

It would be nice to think that Kate and Sohpie could be the first Corrie lesbians to walk down the aisle and still be together in 5+ years time.

Of course this is soapland so anything can happen. We'll just have to wait and see.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Support Faye On Her Charity Run

Two stars of Coronation Street are putting on their running shoes to help raise funds for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

Tina O’Brien and Faye Brookes, both regulars in ITV’s long-running soap Coronation Street, will be putting their best foot forward at the Great Manchester Run as part of Team Humphrey.

The Manchester-born actresses will be joining 2,000 Team Humphrey fundraisers on the day at Europe's biggest 10K running event, to help raise funds to support the charity’s Helipad Appeal.
Of the run, Tina says:
"I’m delighted to be taking on the run with Faye in support of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. Being born and bred in Manchester, I know the exceptional work the Children’s Hospital does and I’m proud to have supported the charity at a number of fundraising events over the years.
We are so lucky to have such a fantastic facility on our doorstep and it’s going to be great fun taking on this prestigious run for such a worthy charity."

– Tina O’Brien
All funds raised from the Great Manchester Run will go towards the Charity’s fundraising appeal to build a 24 hour access helipad on location at the hospital’s Central Manchester site.

Currently, the hospital relies on a secondary landing site in a local park, adding precious minutes to the transfer of an incredibly ill child. An on-site landing pad will help to dramatically reduce patient transfer times by up to two thirds and in turn will help to save lives and improve patient recovery.

Faye, who joined the Coronation Street Cast last year as Kate Connor says:
"This is my first time running the Great Manchester Run and I’m really excited to take on the challenge in support of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
It’s such a fantastic charity to support and I jumped at the chance as the hospital was unbelievable when they looked after my little brother.
I’ve no doubt the knowledge my fundraising is going towards such a great cause will spur me on throughout the run!”

– Faye Brookes
This year the Great Manchester Run takes place on Sunday 22nd May with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity once again being the nominated charity for this year.

The 10 kilometre run is open to those aged 15 years and over. Those too young for the main event can also put on their running shoes to take part in the Mini and Junior Run at Event City on Saturday 21st May.

Hannah Thomas, Events Manager for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, said:
"We’re delighted that Tina and Faye have chosen to join Team Humphrey at this year’s Great Manchester Run.
The day is the biggest event in our sporting calendar, so we are very grateful to have them backing our charity.
The Great Manchester Run is always an amazing day with a brilliant atmosphere, and we look forward to cheering Tina, Faye and all our Team Humphrey supporters along on the da."

– Hannah Thomas

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sophie or Caz?

Well we all saw it coming and now it's been revealed that Kate and Sohpie do indeed become close and share a kiss in a soon to be aired episode of the Street.

Read the story below and vote in our latest poll - under the 'Welcome Message' in the right side bar - to say whether you think Kate will end up with Sophie or Caz.

SPOILER ALERT: Caz walks in on Sophie Webster kissing her fiancee Kate Connor in Coronation Street

She's had her fair share of heartbreak on the cobbles of Coronation Street. However, Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) may be in for even more trouble after Caz catches her sharing a kiss with fiancee Kate Connor (Faye Brookes).

Taken from an upcoming episode of the soap, the pair are seen to get cosy in Kate's flat after she reveals that she has cancelled both her hen party and wedding.

Sophie, who is played by actress Brooke Vincent, originally overhears the news from Michelle Connor as she tells barmaid Liz, that the hen party is no longer on. And eager to lend a shoulder to cry on, she goes over to Kate's flat to give her a comforting hug.

Already suspicious that Sophie is behind her ex-fiancee's decision, Caz also makes her way over to the apartment. However, she gets more than she bargained for when she walks in on Kate and Sophie sharing a romantic moment. For, the pair can no longer deny their feelings for each other and kiss

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Faye & Gareth Backstage at Footloose

The Palace Theatre holds plenty of fond memories for Coronation Street favorite Faye Brookes - and now she can add another one to the collection.

Faye, who plays Kate Connor in Corrie, was proud to revisit the theatre where she once worked as an usher and where she starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek the musical in 2014.

This time the Urmston actress is here to support her singer boyfriend Gareth Gates as he stars as Willard in the hit 80s musical Footloose.

Gareth, who shot to fame in the singing show Pop Idol in 2002, is in the very same dressing room that Faye had for her role as Princess Fiona.

She said: “My first ever job was here. I feel like I have come 360 degrees.

“Our families and the Corrie crew are here tonight to watch the show.

“I remember decorating this dressing room when I was Princess Fiona.”

Gareth, who previously performed at the Palace as Marius in Les Miserables, is keeping in great shape for his role as Willard in the musical about a rebellion against a dancing ban in rural America.

On his dressing room rider is a stock of healthy porridge, bananas for energy and honey to keep those vocal cords in tip top condition for eight shows a week.

He said: “Footloose is a great family show and it’s great to be here in Manchester.”

Here are a few more pictures of Faye looking as gorgeous as ever on the red carpet for the Footloose press night at the Palace theatre in Manchester.

Monday, 15 February 2016

First Kiss Nerves For Faye & Rhea

Faye was recently interviewed about how she and Corrie co star Rhea Bailey had to overcome their nerves for their first ever lesbian kiss.

As I'm sure you know, the couple play The Streets latest same sex couple, Kate Connor and Caz Hammond.

Here is the article from today's Sun:

NEW CORONATION STREET sex siren Faye Brookes has revealed she was a bag of nerves when she filmed her first ever gay kiss.

Her character, Kate Connor, joined the cobbles in September, followed soon after by actress Rhea Bailey as her soldier fiancée Caz.

And while Faye is an experienced stage actress, she admits playing a lesbian on one of Britain’s biggest soaps was a nerve-racking experience.

She said: “It was the first time I’d ever kissed a girl.

“Both Rhea and I were nervous and we had to talk to each other a lot.

“It was the first day I had ever met Rhea too. We read the scripts together first but that was nothing compared to having to actually kiss her.

“There were hands everywhere. Luckily, we had a chemistry.”

Coronation Street has led the way for gay characters in soaps and Faye is proud to carry on the tradition.

She said: “We wanted to make it believable, real and loving.

“I was really glad that Rhea was open to whatever I had to say and I was all ears to her ideas.”

But Faye need not have worried about the scene as she found it easier than kissing a male actor.

Faye, who has been with boyfriend Gareth Gates for three years, said: “In some ways it was easier than kissing a guy. I loved how open she was. I’ve kissed loads of guys on stage and this was very different. We got a really positive reaction from viewers.”

And Faye revealed that singer-turned-stage star Gareth — currently touring in musical Footloose — is not jealous of her smooches with Rhea, because he has to kiss his leading ladies too. 

She said: “Gareth has been very supportive. We both work in an industry where we have to kiss people, and he is so proud. So proud. 

“It doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman, it’s work.” 

While the Corrie lovers are preparing for their on-screen wedding in April, Faye exclusively revealed there is trouble ahead as Caz turns abusive. But could there soon be wedding bells for Faye and Gareth? 

She said: “This is all Kate, this isn’t Faye. I’m not getting married any time soon.”

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Your Favourite Look For Faye Is...

After a very tight battle the results of our latest poll are in.

Faye always looks stunning so I knew it was going to be close when I asked you to choose your favourite look from four gorgoues pictures taken at various events over the past few months.

The winner with 22 votes is my personal favourite, this naturally beautiful look from her interview on 'This Morning'.

In second place with 20 votes was the spectacular dress and glamorous look from the NTA Awards.

In joint third place with 18 votes each were the equally alluring and dazzling looks from the TV Choice Awards and the Corrie Christmas party.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pick Your Favourite!

She always looks beautiful but which of these stunning looks is your favourite for Faye?

I've set up a poll just to the right of this post so as you can vote for your favourite. It's just under the welcome message in the blogs side bar.

If you're visiting the blog on your mobile you will need to schroll down to the bottom of the opening page and click on the link marked 'View Web Version' to be able to see the side bar and vote in the poll.

Vote 'A' for Picture 1 (This Morning)
Vote 'B' for Picture 2 (TV Choice Awards)
Vote 'C' for Picture 3 (NTA Awards)
Vote 'D' for Picture 4 (Corrie Xmas Party)

The poll closes on Sunday 14th Feb at 11am.

Almost impossible to choose I know, I love them all.

If I was forced to pick a favourite I'd probably go for 'A' Picture 1 from 'This Morning'. Having said that, I'll more than likely change my mind tomorrow.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Faye at Mary Poppins Press Night

Faye looked as beautiful and stylish as ever on Wednesday evening attending the Mary Poppins press night at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Faye at the NTA Awards

Last night Faye attended the National Television Awards at Londons O2 Arena.

As you can see she looked breathtakingly beautiful in a simply stunning full length partially see-through black dress.

Gareth was there too, escorting his lady down the red carpet.

Unfortunately Faye wasn't up for an award this year having only hit our screens as Kate Connor in October but she was no doubt delighted to see her Corrie brother Shayne Ward pick up 'Best Newcomer'.

It's probably just as well Faye didn't have to take to the stage because she looked that hot they may not have been able to show her on TV until after the watershed.