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Stranger Things cast – Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Natalia Dyer, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp star in Netflix show

STRANGER Things is back for a second season on Netflix and fans are desperate for answers. But behind the much-loved characters is one of Hollywood’s most talented casts. Here’s who mak…

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STRANGER Things is back for a second season on Netflix and fans are desperate for answers.

But behind the much-loved characters is one of Hollywood's most talented casts. Here's who makes up the stellar crew…

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Who is in the cast of Stranger Things?

Winona Ryder

The most established in the cast, Winona Ryder is hailed as being on of the most successful actresses of the 1990s.

Her film credits include Edward Scissorhands, Dracula, The Age of Innocence, and Star Trek.

In Stranger Things, Winona takes on the role of single mother Joyce Byers, whose 12-year-old song disappears.

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Millie Bobby Brown

Since finding fame as Eleven in the first series of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown has gone on to make several high profile TV appearances.

The 13-year-old actress won the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Actor in 2017.

She's since been cast in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, scheduled for release in 2019.

 Millie Bobby Brown shot to fame in Stranger Things as Eleven�Netflix / Supplied by LMK Millie Bobby Brown shot to fame in Stranger Things as Eleven

Sean Astin (Bob Newby)

Best known for his role as Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings, Sean Astin is joining the cast of Stranger Things for the second series.

He takes on the role of Bob Newby, a former schoolmate of Joyce and Hopper.

 Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin has joined the cast of Stranger ThingsNetflix Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin has joined the cast of Stranger Things

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler)

The Canadian native found fame in Stranger Things as daring Mike Wheeler but has since gone on to find big screen success in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's It.

The record-breaking movie has become the most successful horror film of all time.

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Joe Keery (Steve Harrington)

Having found fame as an actor in Stranger Things, Joe Keery is also musically talented and released an album with his band Post Animal in October 2015.

Joe has had roles in hit US TV show Empire and also starred in adverts for Domino's pizza and KFC.

He will be upgraded from recurring to main cast member in the second series of Stranger Things.

 Joe Keery returns for the second season of Stranger ThingsNetflix Joe Keery returns for the second season of Stranger Things

Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler)

20-year-old actress Natalia Dyer started her career in Hannah Montana: The Movie after landing the role of Clarissa Granger.

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Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair)

Caleb plays the role of Lucas Sinclair in Stranger Things.

Despite initially being wary of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), he soon embraced her.

Caleb launched his acting career in the Boradway production of The Lion King.

Noah Schnapp (Will Byers)

The 13-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of Will Byers in Stranger Things.

Will sparks a frenzy when he mysteriously vanishes and falls prey to supernatural forces.

Noah's other film credits include Bridge of Spies, The Peanuts Movie, and The Angry Birds Movie.

When will Season two of Stranger Things air?

Season two of Stranger Things was released on Netflix on October 27 2017.

Netflix say:

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab.

Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

There are nine new episodes:

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  • The Pumpkin Patch
  • The Palace
  • The Storm
  • The Pollywog
  • The Secret Cabin
  • The Brain
  • The Lost Brother

What is Stranger Things?

If you're new to the programme, in a nutshell, it focuses on the disappearance of a young boy and a telekinetic girl – who helps his friends search for him.

The show is set in the 1980s, paying homage to the pop culture of the decade.

The show has a star cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown among others.

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Does Barb return to Stranger Things in season two?

Poor mom-jean-wearing, big-glasses-sporting Barb, she didn't have a great time in the first season, having been snatched by the demogorgon in episode two before her death was pretty much confirmed in episode seven.

However her sticky end has not stopped fans speculating her time is not yet over.

While creator Matt said he “can’t see [Barb’s return] happening” he insists “she will not be forgotten”.

He added: “We’ll make sure there’s some justice for Barb. People get very frustrated, understandably, that the town doesn’t seem to be really dealing with Barb.

“That stuff is all happening. We’re just not spending any screen time on it.”

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Mel B’s Christmas plans are left in tatters after bitter divorce with Stephen Belafonte

MEL B’s Christmas plans have been left in tatters by bitter ex STEPHEN BELAFONTE. The former Spice Girl – who saw her divorce from the film ­producer finalised last week – was hoping to spend the f…

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MEL B’s Christmas plans have been left in tatters by bitter ex STEPHEN BELAFONTE.

The former Spice Girl – who saw her divorce from the film ­producer finalised last week – was hoping to spend the festive season in Leeds with her family and three daughters.

 Mel B will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year with her six-year-old daughterGetty – Contributor Mel B will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year with her six-year-old daughter

But the plan was scuppered after Stephen, who shares custody of daughter Madison, refused permission for the six-year-old to leave the US. And my sources claim this also dashed her plans to meet with the other Spice Girls on December 21 to discuss their reunion.

One said: “The divorce may be done, but the bad blood is still there. Stephen is refusing to give her permission to take Madison to Leeds for Christmas, with her other kids, Phoenix and Angel.

“There’s no way Mel would go without Madison.

"And she can’t fly her family out to LA as many have other commitments over the festive period.

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"It has also caused problems because she was planning to meet the other Spice Girls in London before going to Leeds.”

The source went on to claim Stephen, who will earn millions from his divorce, is “hell-bent” on making Mel’s life a misery.

They revealed he has even threatened to haul her into court again after an accounting issue delayed payments from her.

Mel is clearly well shot of him.

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War over Vardy's

REBEKAH and JAMIE VARDY have a bidding war after two TV channels approached them to do their own reality show.

ITV and Channel 5 are both keen on signing the couple for an At Home With The Vardys-style show.

 Rebekah and Jamie Vardy are trying to get their own reality showSplash News Rebekah and Jamie Vardy are trying to get their own reality show

My source told me: “Rebekah got the nation talking with her no-nonsense attitude on I’m A Celeb, and bosses think she’d be great for a fly-on-the-wall series.

“And while she appeals to female viewers, Jamie would get guys tuning in.

"They are big personalities and aren’t shy about saying what they think. And with two channels interested, the money could be considerable.”

But TV chiefs may have their work cut out in ­signing Rebekah.

 Sources say Rebekah was shaken up by the backlash she faced when she left the junglePA:Press Association Sources say Rebekah was shaken up by the backlash she faced when she left the jungle Rebekah Vardy reveals she's struggling with 'horrific' social media backlash after I'm A Celebrity Iain Lee bullying row

My source added: “She was taken aback by some of the negativity she faced coming out of the ­jungle.

"It’s made her extra cautious about doing reality TV. So it will have to be a ­fantastic deal to tempt her.”

Fingers crossed it will happen. While the Vardys aren’t quite the KARDASHIANS, they could be a ratings hit.

Camila belle of the Ball

CAMILA CABELLO looked red hot as she took to the stage to wow fans at the Jingle Ball this weekend.

She stole the spotlight by performing in a festive outfit of red corset and braces, white shirt and black hotpants for the concert in Atlanta, US.

 Camila Cabello performed at the Jingle Ball in Atlanta, Georgia in the USGetty Images – Getty Camila Cabello performed at the Jingle Ball in Atlanta, Georgia in the US  Camila's ex-bandmates congratulated her backstageGetty Images – Getty Camila's ex-bandmates congratulated her backstage

And if she was bothered by the not-at-all-awkward decision to schedule her former bandmates Fifth Harmony on the same bill, she didn’t show it. Her show came little more than a year after the girls performed as a five-piece at the Jingle Ball in Dallas.

But that probably feels like a lifetime ago to Camila, who has since managed to rack up one of the best singles of the year with smash hit Havana.

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Roman ruins it for Rocco

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IDRIS ELBA is at the centre of a marriage riddle – months after he swore off walking down the aisle again.

I revealed in September that the British actor was dating actress and model SABRINA DHOWRE, who was crowned Miss Vancouver in 2014.

 It doesn't look like Idris Elba has sworn off getting married after allSplash News It doesn't look like Idris Elba has sworn off getting married after all

Now TV presenter MAYA JAMA has posted a photo on Instagram of her and boyfriend STORMZY with the couple – and referred to Idris’s girlfriend of ten months as his “wife”.

A source said: “It could just be a slip of the tongue but it’s possible that they could have got wed in secret.”

After revealing their romance I warned Sabrina not to book a church after twice-divorced Idris was quizzed about the chances of going down on one knee again.

He said: “Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so.

 Stormzy's girlfriend posted a photo referring to Idris's girlfriend of ten months as a 'wife'PA:Press Association Stormzy's girlfriend posted a photo referring to Idris's girlfriend of ten months as a 'wife'

“Marriage is an institution of sorts, and I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”

If they have wed, hopefully it’s third time lucky for Idris. His first marriage to make-up artist Hanne Norgaard – mother of his teenage daughter Isan – ended after four years in 2003.

And six weeks after tying the knot with property lawyer Sonya Hamlin in 2006, they split. Last year he split from girlfriend Naiyana Garth, the mother of his year-old son Winston.

Last night reps for Idris did not respond for comment.

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A source said: “They felt very left down when she cancelled.”

Hadid she do that?

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X Factor’s Jay Cutkelvin cosies up to Larissa Eddie during night out in Surrey

X Factor’s Jay Cutkelvin was spotted getting cosy with socialite Larissa Eddie during night out at Tulleys Farm. The pair were spotted joking around with some mistletoe at the celebrity hotspot on …

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X Factor’s Jay Cutkelvin was spotted getting cosy with socialite Larissa Eddie during night out at Tulleys Farm.

The pair were spotted joking around with some mistletoe at the celebrity hotspot on Friday night.

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Jay was visiting the Farm’s Bavarian nights with his siblings Shereen and Kyle when he caught Larissa’s eye.

The group enjoyed some time on the ice rink before mucking around on the fairground attractions.

A passerby said the band were bombarded by fans when they arrived and that the group stopped to talk to everyone.

Earlier this month the Scottish super-group hit the town with this year’s X Factor winners Rak-Su.

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Since leaving the show, Jay, Kyle and Shereen have been readying themselves to take on the charts – this time with their younger brother in tow.

Shereen exclusively told The Sun Online that Brandon, 16, is already “in rehearsals” so he can join the group as soon as their time in the competition comes to an end.

She said: “He's in training right now…he came to live shows and we asked him what he thought and if he'd be able to do it and he said yes.

“So he's willing to do it and we want him here as well.

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Susanna Constantine’s had nits for three years and is having them hoovered out as a last ditch resort

SUSANNA Constantine has revealed she’s had nits for three years and claims she can’t get rid of them because they’re “immune” to treatment. The TV star has now resorted to having a £200 hoover trea…

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SUSANNA Constantine has revealed she’s had nits for three years and claims she can’t get rid of them because they’re “immune” to treatment.

The TV star has now resorted to having a £200 hoover treatment to suck up the “super-nits”.

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Writing in the Mail On Sunday, 55-year-old Susanna explained: “My head lice, and the nits – or eggs – they produce have been immoveable, immune to lotions, potions and good advice, driving me to an itchy distraction, not to mention social Siberia.”

The treatment will see Susanna having the lice and eggs sucked off her scalp with a large suction tube.

Susanna revealed her problem with nits would horrify her What Not What Wear co-star Trinny Woodall, who would scream: “Ugh! Have you got nits again?”

Her problem with the mites has seen Susanna shamed by hairdressers, one who refused to colour her hair because of an infestation.

 She forked out £200 to have them hoovered off of her scalpBrian Roberts – The Sun She forked out £200 to have them hoovered off of her scalp

She explained: “It has been all the more humiliating as people still imagine that nits belong to children and the great unwashed. Neither is the case.

“Nits have no preference for clean hair or dirty hair.”

After having the costly treatment, Susanna revealed she’d finally managed to get rid of the lice.

But there’s no guarantee they won’t come back.

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