Clare Bates (née Tyler) is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Gemma Bissix. Bissix originally played the character as a schoolgirl from 1993 to 1998. She left the serial with her screen stepfather Nigel Bates, when his actor Paul Bradley opted to leave. After a ten year hiatus, Bissix returned to the role on 1 February 2008. The character was transformed from "cute and sweet" into a gold digging "maneater", chasing wealthy men for their money. The British media focused on the character's penchant for revealing clothing, and while she was praised by some critics, it was suggested that she was underused upon her return. Bissix again left EastEnders at the end of her contract in the summer of 2008. Her departing episode aired on 7 August 2008.
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... The scene in which Clare and Katy Fox drive over the cliff also won the award for 'Spectacular Scene of the Year' ... to discover "Who is Soap's greatest Legend?" Before her portrayal of Clare, Bissix played Clare Bates in BBC One soap-opera EastEnders ... It was noted that the 2008 "minx" version of Clare Bates was similar to the character Clare Devine ...
... The character's return in 2008, where Clare was thrown out of a car's rear door into the gutter, was called a "sensational entrance" by Daily Mirror critic, Tony Stewart ... If Clare's just had a bumpy ride, then Walford should buckle up as she's about to return the favour!" ... critic for the Coventry Telegraph, the character of Clare Bates is one of only two reasons to watch EastEnders ...
... Clare Bates, played by Gemma Bissix, appears from 1993 to 1998, and again in 2008 ... She first left the serial with her screen stepfather Nigel Bates, when his actor Paul Bradley opted to leave ...
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