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Matthew Wright Column: Janine Mk 3; EastEnders' Butcher kid is biggest TV clone.



EASTENDERS bosses are to resurrect Janine Butcher - and have hired a THIRD actress to play her, making her the most cloned character in soap history.

The latest young lady to assume the role of Frank Butcher's daughter is pretty Charlene Brooks, 19, who has already appeared in The Bill.

Janine was last seen in Albert Square Albert Square is the fictional location of the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. It is ostensibly located in the equally fictional London borough of Walford in London's East End.  more than three years ago. In those days she was a peculiar little thing with a nasal voice A nasal voice is a type of speaking voice characterized by speech with a "nasal" quality to it. It can also occur naturally because of genetic variation. In vocal context, the opposite of nasal is adenoidal or denasal. , played by Alex Demetriou.

Alex, of course, replaced the original Janine, portrayed by Rebecca Michael, who debuted back in June 1989, four years after the soap was launched.

She left in February 1993 when Janine was sent off to stay with her older sister Claire.

I understand the new Janine will clash memorably with Bianca - but then who doesn't?

It seems quite the rage for soap bosses to clone clone, group of organisms, all of which are descended from a single individual through asexual reproduction, as in a pure cell culture of bacteria. Except for changes in the hereditary material that come about by mutation, all members of a clone are genetically  characters. Who can forget Coronation coronation, ceremony of crowning and anointing a sovereign on his or her accession to the throne. Although a public ceremony inaugurating a new king or chief had long existed, a new religious service was added when Europe became Christianized.  Street's revamped Nicky Platt?

Originally young Nicky was a weedy wooden-top played by Warren Jackson. Then Adam Rickitt Adam Peter Rickitt (born 29 May 1978 in Crewe, Cheshire), is an English actor, former singer and model.

His surname is frequently mis-spelled as 'Rickett', including once on the credits of Coronation Street when he returned in 2002.
 took on the role, complete with six-pack muscles.

Adam later left to launch - don't laugh - his pop "career".
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Author:Wright, Matthew
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 24, 1999
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