Eastenders’ actress Charlie Brooks spotted in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: HOLIDAY: Charlie Brooks enjoys a copy of Dorset Society in shade from the sun at West Beach near to Bournemouth Pier HOLIDAY: Charlie Brooks enjoys a copy of Dorset Society in shade from the sun at West Beach near to Bournemouth Pier

WALFORD witch Janine Butcher was spotted lunching at a Bournemouth restaurant yesterday afternoon.

Charlie Brooks, who plays the soap villain most famous for killing off hubby Barry in Eastenders, was dining with daughter Kiki and other members of her family at West Beach on Pier Approach.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, the award-winning actress said she had not been to the restaurant before but was enjoying the food, having decided on West Beach’s classic Cornish mussels served with chips.

She also had a read of Dorset Society magazine and said she would be taking it home to browse through the property pages.

Charlie added that her boyfriend lives in Bournemouth and so she has become a regular visitor to the town, although plans to jet off on holiday with her family later today.

One of the restaurant’s managers, Ashley Mapfumo, welcomed Charlie at the entrance, where she chose to dine outside in the warm sunshine.

“It was really lovely to see her enjoying herself with her family. I think she really enjoyed the food,” said Ashley.

“She is absolutely nothing like her character. She is lovely.”

Ashley added that Charlie is not the first famous face to dine at the restaurant and a few months ago staff were stunned to find themselves serving theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

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11:28am Sat 21 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

So?
So? BIGTONE
  • Score: 25

11:34am Sat 21 Jun 14

Controversial But True says...

Who?
Who? Controversial But True
  • Score: 12

11:39am Sat 21 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

Spotted ,those seagulls are a menace.
Spotted ,those seagulls are a menace. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

11:47am Sat 21 Jun 14

contric says...

best news i have heard for a long time in fact i am so excited i cant even do a poo
best news i have heard for a long time in fact i am so excited i cant even do a poo contric
  • Score: 17

12:06pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

Thanks for the warning I will be keeping well away from the cliff tops!!
Thanks for the warning I will be keeping well away from the cliff tops!! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 11

12:17pm Sat 21 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy
This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

12:29pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

dum dum dum dum .....
dum dum dum dum ..... Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: -3

12:35pm Sat 21 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Garza now this equally massive star the place as gone nuts no wonder every calls it Bosc Vegas And call the Echo a charity for unemployable journalists
Garza now this equally massive star the place as gone nuts no wonder every calls it Bosc Vegas And call the Echo a charity for unemployable journalists kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

1:32pm Sat 21 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Whopeee do !
Whopeee do ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Sat 21 Jun 14

apm1954 says...

Yawn.
Yawn. apm1954
  • Score: 6

1:47pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Bryan72 says...

was she on a hen do
was she on a hen do Bryan72
  • Score: -3

2:43pm Sat 21 Jun 14

H2o-hara says...

No chance of a quiet meal without an audience then . Whoever she is .
No chance of a quiet meal without an audience then . Whoever she is . H2o-hara
  • Score: 2

3:11pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ChloeCGreen_ says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy
I assure you, he is not merely a "tea boy" - Toby is in fact a very gifted journalist with a great eye for local stories.
Despite this not being one of your priorities, what's to say it isn't somebody else's? Your opinion does not necessarily reflect the rest of Bournemouth's. How naive.

Ps. It's a lovely day outside - instead of sitting inside and criticising the work of others, why don't you go and explore?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy[/p][/quote]I assure you, he is not merely a "tea boy" - Toby is in fact a very gifted journalist with a great eye for local stories. Despite this not being one of your priorities, what's to say it isn't somebody else's? Your opinion does not necessarily reflect the rest of Bournemouth's. How naive. Ps. It's a lovely day outside - instead of sitting inside and criticising the work of others, why don't you go and explore? ChloeCGreen_
  • Score: 18

3:59pm Sat 21 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

ChloeCGreen_ wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy
I assure you, he is not merely a "tea boy" - Toby is in fact a very gifted journalist with a great eye for local stories.
Despite this not being one of your priorities, what's to say it isn't somebody else's? Your opinion does not necessarily reflect the rest of Bournemouth's. How naive.

Ps. It's a lovely day outside - instead of sitting inside and criticising the work of others, why don't you go and explore?
Would love too but got logs to split no doubt your in the kitchen making tea for the boy while he is out stalking minor celebs
[quote][p][bold]ChloeCGreen_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy[/p][/quote]I assure you, he is not merely a "tea boy" - Toby is in fact a very gifted journalist with a great eye for local stories. Despite this not being one of your priorities, what's to say it isn't somebody else's? Your opinion does not necessarily reflect the rest of Bournemouth's. How naive. Ps. It's a lovely day outside - instead of sitting inside and criticising the work of others, why don't you go and explore?[/p][/quote]Would love too but got logs to split no doubt your in the kitchen making tea for the boy while he is out stalking minor celebs kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 5

4:34pm Sat 21 Jun 14

carrrob says...

And thats news never heard of her !
And thats news never heard of her ! carrrob
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Most of these D list celebs ring up the local paper and tell them where they will be and when, to keep their profile up and to remind the public who they are.

I doubt Toby was just wandering up and down the beach with his camera in the remote hope of spotting a once famous face. It'll all be set up, and if not then it was very unprofessional to interrupt her family lunch.

I remember having lunch with the dearly departed Yootha Joyce once and a fellow diner spotted her and made her way over to our table, pen and paper in hand hunting for an autograph. 'I'm so sorry to disturb you but......'
Yootha looked her straight in the eyes and said 'Well why are you then......now f*** off'

You didn't mess with her, particularly after she's downed a few Brandy's.
Most of these D list celebs ring up the local paper and tell them where they will be and when, to keep their profile up and to remind the public who they are. I doubt Toby was just wandering up and down the beach with his camera in the remote hope of spotting a once famous face. It'll all be set up, and if not then it was very unprofessional to interrupt her family lunch. I remember having lunch with the dearly departed Yootha Joyce once and a fellow diner spotted her and made her way over to our table, pen and paper in hand hunting for an autograph. 'I'm so sorry to disturb you but......' Yootha looked her straight in the eyes and said 'Well why are you then......now f*** off' You didn't mess with her, particularly after she's downed a few Brandy's. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Sat 21 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Most of these D list celebs ring up the local paper and tell them where they will be and when, to keep their profile up and to remind the public who they are.

I doubt Toby was just wandering up and down the beach with his camera in the remote hope of spotting a once famous face. It'll all be set up, and if not then it was very unprofessional to interrupt her family lunch.

I remember having lunch with the dearly departed Yootha Joyce once and a fellow diner spotted her and made her way over to our table, pen and paper in hand hunting for an autograph. 'I'm so sorry to disturb you but......'
Yootha looked her straight in the eyes and said 'Well why are you then......now f*** off'

You didn't mess with her, particularly after she's downed a few Brandy's.
Just know the dearly departed familyis thrilled you made that public. Not sure I ever met anyone famouse how do you know do they tell you??
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Most of these D list celebs ring up the local paper and tell them where they will be and when, to keep their profile up and to remind the public who they are. I doubt Toby was just wandering up and down the beach with his camera in the remote hope of spotting a once famous face. It'll all be set up, and if not then it was very unprofessional to interrupt her family lunch. I remember having lunch with the dearly departed Yootha Joyce once and a fellow diner spotted her and made her way over to our table, pen and paper in hand hunting for an autograph. 'I'm so sorry to disturb you but......' Yootha looked her straight in the eyes and said 'Well why are you then......now f*** off' You didn't mess with her, particularly after she's downed a few Brandy's.[/p][/quote]Just know the dearly departed familyis thrilled you made that public. Not sure I ever met anyone famouse how do you know do they tell you?? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

6:48pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Chriswood says...

Who?
Who? Chriswood
  • Score: 2

8:48pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

kalebmoledirt says....
Not sure I ever met anyone famouse how do you know do they tell you??

.....

You've just got to keep your eye out for them. Over the past year or so I've seen Dom Joly, Lisa Riley, the pet shop boys, Gary Barlow, Jo Brand, Harry Redknapp all just wandering about the area. Oh and Gazza, I actually had to lay hands on him outside Beales to prevent him beating up a paparazzi cameraman from the Daily Star who'd apparently been following him about for
2 days trying to get the 'money shot' of him entering a pub or off licence.
This was March 2013 when he'd just got back from his American rehab trip that Lineker, Chris Evans, etc paid for.

Then of course just a couple of weeks ago we had Spandau Ballett's Tony Hadley turning up and singing outside Lloyds Bank. I missed him. I was in the Moon In The Square at the time.
kalebmoledirt says.... Not sure I ever met anyone famouse how do you know do they tell you?? ..... You've just got to keep your eye out for them. Over the past year or so I've seen Dom Joly, Lisa Riley, the pet shop boys, Gary Barlow, Jo Brand, Harry Redknapp all just wandering about the area. Oh and Gazza, I actually had to lay hands on him outside Beales to prevent him beating up a paparazzi cameraman from the Daily Star who'd apparently been following him about for 2 days trying to get the 'money shot' of him entering a pub or off licence. This was March 2013 when he'd just got back from his American rehab trip that Lineker, Chris Evans, etc paid for. Then of course just a couple of weeks ago we had Spandau Ballett's Tony Hadley turning up and singing outside Lloyds Bank. I missed him. I was in the Moon In The Square at the time. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

They should ban Eastenders,
All you get on that soap ,is Violence,Violence ETC ETC ETC,
They should ban Eastenders, All you get on that soap ,is Violence,Violence ETC ETC ETC, cromwell9
  • Score: 8

11:16pm Sat 21 Jun 14

justme20092009 says...

omg is this the best the echo can do,,shopper spotted in poole high street be next
omg is this the best the echo can do,,shopper spotted in poole high street be next justme20092009
  • Score: 4

11:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

kinsonjim says...

Yippee, another 'no news' report in our Bournemoutrh Ecxho. Qiuite honestly who the hell cares. Come on Echo, bring back our old imformative Daily Newspaper, or are YOU all brainwashed??
Yippee, another 'no news' report in our Bournemoutrh Ecxho. Qiuite honestly who the hell cares. Come on Echo, bring back our old imformative Daily Newspaper, or are YOU all brainwashed?? kinsonjim
  • Score: 3

11:59pm Sat 21 Jun 14

wadjit says...

The echo put this in to generate this reaction! They know its not a story. Just don't click on it and it will go away. The echo, as a paper, is one of the worst I have ever read, and I read The Mail once. So that is saying something. Its such a shame because its all Bournemouth has got.
The echo put this in to generate this reaction! They know its not a story. Just don't click on it and it will go away. The echo, as a paper, is one of the worst I have ever read, and I read The Mail once. So that is saying something. Its such a shame because its all Bournemouth has got. wadjit
  • Score: 1

1:02am Sun 22 Jun 14

woby_tide says...

ChloeCGreen_ wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy
I assure you, he is not merely a "tea boy" - Toby is in fact a very gifted journalist with a great eye for local stories.
Despite this not being one of your priorities, what's to say it isn't somebody else's? Your opinion does not necessarily reflect the rest of Bournemouth's. How naive.

Ps. It's a lovely day outside - instead of sitting inside and criticising the work of others, why don't you go and explore?
Hi Mrs Wadey, presumably you are hoping Toby gets a job at OK or Now! before long.

Well done Toby. Incisive stuff young man, just lacking in details whether salt and/or pepper were used on such a delightful meal
[quote][p][bold]ChloeCGreen_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: This paper is obsessed with d rate celebrities .to the point where they choose to put it in front of local old people's problems .but what a first go at the journalism.by the tea boy[/p][/quote]I assure you, he is not merely a "tea boy" - Toby is in fact a very gifted journalist with a great eye for local stories. Despite this not being one of your priorities, what's to say it isn't somebody else's? Your opinion does not necessarily reflect the rest of Bournemouth's. How naive. Ps. It's a lovely day outside - instead of sitting inside and criticising the work of others, why don't you go and explore?[/p][/quote]Hi Mrs Wadey, presumably you are hoping Toby gets a job at OK or Now! before long. Well done Toby. Incisive stuff young man, just lacking in details whether salt and/or pepper were used on such a delightful meal woby_tide
  • Score: -5

6:03am Sun 22 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
kalebmoledirt says....
Not sure I ever met anyone famouse how do you know do they tell you??

.....

You've just got to keep your eye out for them. Over the past year or so I've seen Dom Joly, Lisa Riley, the pet shop boys, Gary Barlow, Jo Brand, Harry Redknapp all just wandering about the area. Oh and Gazza, I actually had to lay hands on him outside Beales to prevent him beating up a paparazzi cameraman from the Daily Star who'd apparently been following him about for
2 days trying to get the 'money shot' of him entering a pub or off licence.
This was March 2013 when he'd just got back from his American rehab trip that Lineker, Chris Evans, etc paid for.

Then of course just a couple of weeks ago we had Spandau Ballett's Tony Hadley turning up and singing outside Lloyds Bank. I missed him. I was in the Moon In The Square at the time.
DickieYou need a hobby .stalking is offence
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: kalebmoledirt says.... Not sure I ever met anyone famouse how do you know do they tell you?? ..... You've just got to keep your eye out for them. Over the past year or so I've seen Dom Joly, Lisa Riley, the pet shop boys, Gary Barlow, Jo Brand, Harry Redknapp all just wandering about the area. Oh and Gazza, I actually had to lay hands on him outside Beales to prevent him beating up a paparazzi cameraman from the Daily Star who'd apparently been following him about for 2 days trying to get the 'money shot' of him entering a pub or off licence. This was March 2013 when he'd just got back from his American rehab trip that Lineker, Chris Evans, etc paid for. Then of course just a couple of weeks ago we had Spandau Ballett's Tony Hadley turning up and singing outside Lloyds Bank. I missed him. I was in the Moon In The Square at the time.[/p][/quote]DickieYou need a hobby .stalking is offence kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

7:24am Sun 22 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

WALFORD witch Janine Butcher was spotted lunching at a Bournemouth restaurant yesterday afternoon.

I see she had the sense to keep away from Christchurch they have a place for her there Ducking Stool Lane
WALFORD witch Janine Butcher was spotted lunching at a Bournemouth restaurant yesterday afternoon. I see she had the sense to keep away from Christchurch they have a place for her there Ducking Stool Lane Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:15am Sun 22 Jun 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

cromwell9 wrote:
They should ban Eastenders,
All you get on that soap ,is Violence,Violence ETC ETC ETC,
Yes, and to think that the PC brigade tried to get Tom and Jerry banned yet this crap is allowed!
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: They should ban Eastenders, All you get on that soap ,is Violence,Violence ETC ETC ETC,[/p][/quote]Yes, and to think that the PC brigade tried to get Tom and Jerry banned yet this crap is allowed! fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 4

11:24am Sun 22 Jun 14

Fuscia67 says...

Here we go again...For pity's sake Echo, stop!! First the 'news' that a 'celebrity' has chosen to take a stop here, then publicity for the business. We don't care!!...get it??
Here we go again...For pity's sake Echo, stop!! First the 'news' that a 'celebrity' has chosen to take a stop here, then publicity for the business. We don't care!!...get it?? Fuscia67
  • Score: 3

7:48pm Sun 22 Jun 14

bluethinking says...

She's going to look at property in the mag? Does it mean we will get lots of stories about celebs looking to buy in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole ?
She's going to look at property in the mag? Does it mean we will get lots of stories about celebs looking to buy in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole ? bluethinking
  • Score: 2

7:49am Mon 23 Jun 14

Richard 1976 says...

Here we go once again...Christopher Peacock enjoyed a cheese sandwich and cup of tea at durley chine on Saturday. Holiday makers couldn't beleive their eyes. Chris, popular for his appearances on Day by Day sat and chatted with folk.. It made my weekend! Chirped Mrs.Touchington from Christchurch. Much prefer him to that Barry Westwood said Mavis Bickerdyke from Ringwood.. It just isn't newsworthy!!
Here we go once again...Christopher Peacock enjoyed a cheese sandwich and cup of tea at durley chine on Saturday. Holiday makers couldn't beleive their eyes. Chris, popular for his appearances on Day by Day sat and chatted with folk.. It made my weekend! Chirped Mrs.Touchington from Christchurch. Much prefer him to that Barry Westwood said Mavis Bickerdyke from Ringwood.. It just isn't newsworthy!! Richard 1976
  • Score: 1

10:13am Mon 23 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

Richard 1976 wrote:
Here we go once again...Christopher Peacock enjoyed a cheese sandwich and cup of tea at durley chine on Saturday. Holiday makers couldn't beleive their eyes. Chris, popular for his appearances on Day by Day sat and chatted with folk.. It made my weekend! Chirped Mrs.Touchington from Christchurch. Much prefer him to that Barry Westwood said Mavis Bickerdyke from Ringwood.. It just isn't newsworthy!!
Hahaha Chris Peacock
[quote][p][bold]Richard 1976[/bold] wrote: Here we go once again...Christopher Peacock enjoyed a cheese sandwich and cup of tea at durley chine on Saturday. Holiday makers couldn't beleive their eyes. Chris, popular for his appearances on Day by Day sat and chatted with folk.. It made my weekend! Chirped Mrs.Touchington from Christchurch. Much prefer him to that Barry Westwood said Mavis Bickerdyke from Ringwood.. It just isn't newsworthy!![/p][/quote]Hahaha Chris Peacock BarrHumbug
  • Score: 1

10:56am Mon 23 Jun 14

H2o-hara says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Richard 1976 wrote:
Here we go once again...Christopher Peacock enjoyed a cheese sandwich and cup of tea at durley chine on Saturday. Holiday makers couldn't beleive their eyes. Chris, popular for his appearances on Day by Day sat and chatted with folk.. It made my weekend! Chirped Mrs.Touchington from Christchurch. Much prefer him to that Barry Westwood said Mavis Bickerdyke from Ringwood.. It just isn't newsworthy!!
Hahaha Chris Peacock
Mother always fancied him back in the day .
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richard 1976[/bold] wrote: Here we go once again...Christopher Peacock enjoyed a cheese sandwich and cup of tea at durley chine on Saturday. Holiday makers couldn't beleive their eyes. Chris, popular for his appearances on Day by Day sat and chatted with folk.. It made my weekend! Chirped Mrs.Touchington from Christchurch. Much prefer him to that Barry Westwood said Mavis Bickerdyke from Ringwood.. It just isn't newsworthy!![/p][/quote]Hahaha Chris Peacock[/p][/quote]Mother always fancied him back in the day . H2o-hara
  • Score: 0

2:23pm Mon 23 Jun 14

mpdor says...

Oh my god I just saw a whippet that looked like the mother of a dog owned by the 2nd cousin of Gordon browns housekeepers brothers son


Irrelevant nonsense????


YES

I shall of course alert the media, because although it may be rubbish to you, there must be some out there that would want to hear this news
Oh my god I just saw a whippet that looked like the mother of a dog owned by the 2nd cousin of Gordon browns housekeepers brothers son Irrelevant nonsense???? YES I shall of course alert the media, because although it may be rubbish to you, there must be some out there that would want to hear this news mpdor
  • Score: 0

6:44pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I forgot to ad......Su Pollard buying goods in Tesco in the Square, December 2012.

The temptation to shout Hi De Hi almost got the better of me, but I held myself together and remained silent.
I forgot to ad......Su Pollard buying goods in Tesco in the Square, December 2012. The temptation to shout Hi De Hi almost got the better of me, but I held myself together and remained silent. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

7:00pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Richard 1976 says...

BREAKING NEWS.... James Montgomery spotted having jimmy riddle at toft steps bogs.. "I was absolutely bursting but feel much better" he chirped.. Judith Gormworth who saw him race inside the conveniences said he looked "relieved" as he left
BREAKING NEWS.... James Montgomery spotted having jimmy riddle at toft steps bogs.. "I was absolutely bursting but feel much better" he chirped.. Judith Gormworth who saw him race inside the conveniences said he looked "relieved" as he left Richard 1976
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

oversee says...

what a sad little town this truly is...the 'daily bugle' rides again.............
what a sad little town this truly is...the 'daily bugle' rides again............. oversee
  • Score: 0

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