Kerry Barrett

Freelance Soap Writer



London, United Kingdom


University of Birmingham


Emmerdale; Coronation Street; EastEnders; Strictly Come Dancing

  • Kerry is a huge soap geek whose specialist subject on Mastermind would be Emmerdale
  • Her passion for telly has led her to write two Emmerdale spin-off novels, and stories based on Strictly Come Dancing, Who Do You Think You Are, and The Great British Bake Off
  • She has watched EastEnders since the very first episode and doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t watch Coronation Street

  • Experience

    Kerry has been a journalist for more than two decades, starting on a local newspaper before moving to magazines and then online. She spent 10 years as Features Editor on All About Soap and is now freelance, writing for websites including What To Watch, as well as Entertainment Daily. She’s interviewed hundreds of soap stars, visited the cobbles of Coronation Street, pulled a pint in the Woolpack in Emmerdale, and posed for photos beside the Albert Square sign on the EastEnders set. Kerry is also a novelist, writing for Harper Collins and Orion.


    Kerry studied English Language and Literature at the University of Birmingham and went on to take her NCTJ and NCE journalism qualifications. She thinks there are a lot of similarities between the classic novels and plays she studied at uni, and today’s soaps.

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