THERE’S plenty of soap drama this week, with many of your favourite characters finding themselves embroiled in dramatic new plots
For example in EastEnders this week Kat Slater will be left jealous of Sharon after becoming obsessed with Phil Mitchell.
Kat and Phil’s steamy romps have sparked an outpouring of surprise from EastEnders fans, with one writing “Omg I think am gonna barf, Kat and Phil really so not here for this at all”.
Another added: “Hang on, whoa, wait, stop!! Kat goes from Kush to Phil! That’s like going from prime steak to Iceland’s economy burgers!”
Meanwhile in Coronation Street Leanna Battersby will break down as a fake psychic gives her a message from her dead son Oliver.
The grieving mother – who is played by Jane Danson in the ITV soap – has been struggling to cope after Oliver passed away from an incurable form of mitochondrial disease at the end of last year.
And in Emmerdale fans will be convinced Paul set up his own kidnapping after luring Mandy Dingle to witness it.
The gambling addict – who is played by actor Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – was dragged into a van tonight in suspicious circumstances.
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EMMERDALE’S GABBY THOMAS HORRIFIES JAMIE BY MOVING INTO HOME FARM
GABBY Thomas horrified Jamie Tate by moving into Home Farm next week in Emmerdale.
Jamie savagely rejected Gabby last night and told her their night together was a drunken mistake.
But next week’s episodes of Emmerdale will see Laurel worry for Gabby when she shocks Jamie by announcing she’s moving into Home Farm.
The big question is: how will Jamie react?
EMMERDALE’S JIMMY REPORTS JULIETTE TO THE POLICE
JIMMY King reports Juliette Holliday to the police next week in Emmerdale when she kidnaps Carl.
But when PC Swirling arrives, they’re stunned to hear Angel admit that Carl is with Juliette.
When Juliette arrives with Carl, Jimmy urges PC Swirling to arrest her but Juliette worms her way out of the situation.
Jimmy fears the worst as Juliette warns she’ll involve a solicitor if she’s not given access to her son.
CORRIE’S PAUL FOREMAN STAR HINTS AT SPLIT FROM BILLY
THE next few months could be the last of Coronation Street’s Paul Foreman and Billy Mayhew as Todd Grimshaw continues to drift them apart.
Peter Ash – who plays the factory worker in the popular ITV soap – has lifted the lid on what is in store for the lovebirds… and it doesn’t sound good.
Speaking about how Todd’s meddling will impact his character’s relationship, Peter revealed: “This is one of the toughest things Paul and Billy have had to work through, and without giving too much away, it is potentially something which could see the end of their relationship.”
CORRIE’S LEANNE NEARLY RUN OVER BY MARY
LEANNE Battersby is nearly killed in a car accident this week in Corrie as she chases a feather she thinks is from her dead son Oliver.
Leanne – who is played by Jane Danson in the ITV soap – is struggling to cope with her grief following the death of her son Oliver who passed away from an incurable form of mitochondrial disease at the end of last year.
Viewers watched the grieving mum turn to a TV psychic in recent scenes, who confirmed that the feathers she’s been finding are signs from Oliver.
But disaster strikes this week when Leanne drops the feather and runs after it on the cobbles.
Mary is horrified when she nearly runs Leanne over as she rushes across the street chasing her feather.
EASTENDERS’ STACEY EXPOSES RUBY
RUBY Allen will have her web of lies exposed by Stacey Slater this week in EastEnders.
Ruby has faked a pregnancy to keep Martin close after fearing he would go back to his ex-wife Stacey.
But this week viewers will see Stacey hatch a plan and tell Kush to meet her at the club.
Stacey pretends she wants to make peace with Ruby but soon makes clear the real reason she’s there – to prove Ruby is lying.
Will her plan to expose Ruby work or will she be able to worm her way out of this one?
EASTENDERS’ KUSH REVEALS RUBY WAS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND HIS ESCAPE PLAN
EASTENDERS’ Kush tells Stacey that Ruby was the mastermind behind his escape plan this week.
In an attempt to keep Martin away from his ex Stacey, Ruby paid his friend Kush to run away with Arthur.
This week, viewers will see Martin ask Kush for advice following Iqra’s revelation about Ruby’s part in the robbery.
After filling Stacey in about Martin’s troubles, Kush admits that Ruby orchestrated his escape plan with Arthur.
Stacey is aghast by Martin’s revelation and, after growing convinced that Ruby is also faking her pregnancy, decides to take matters into her own hands…
EMMERDALE FANS IN HYSTERICS AS CHARLES WALKS IN ON RHONA AND MARLON
EMMERDALE viewers were left in hysterics as Rhona Goskirk stripped to silk lingerie for a romp with Marlon Dingle last night.
The pair – who have been on and off for years in the ITV soap and share son Leo – gave in to their feelings for one another over the New Year period.
Viewers watched Marlon put on some jazz ready for a mid-week romp, only for vicar Charles – who’s staying in Rhona’s spare room – to walk through the front door.
Marlon then watched in horror as Rhona sashayed down the stairs in silk lingerie.
EMMERDALE FANS CALL OUT DEBBIE DINGLE PLOT HOLE
EMMERDALE fans have called out a huge blunder as Debbie Dingle stormed out of the village – without her son Jack.
The mechanic – who is played by actress Charley Webb in the ITV soap – insisted she had to leave the village because she couldn’t stand to be around her mum Charity.
But as she departed, she failed to mention her toddler son Jack.
It was as if Jack had never existed – and fans were shocked.
CORRIE’S CATHY AND BRIAN TO FACE ‘ONLINE BULLYING HELLSTORM’
CORONATION Street’s Cathy Matthews and Brian Packham are set to face an ‘online bullying hellstorm.’
The shop assistant could be set to have her past exposed as she and partner Brian are set for heartache in Weatherfield in the coming weeks.
The couple are set to be thrust back into the spotlight on the ITV soap as Cathy’s nephew Alex Warner (Liam Bairstow) is on the receiving end of online abuse.
As Cathy steps in to help, it’s apparent she could be keeping a tragic secret about her past.
EASTENDERS’ JAKE WOOD JOKES ABOUT GETTING A JOB ON CORRIE
EASTENDERS star Jake Wood joked about applying for a job on ITV’s Coronation Street after leaving the BBC soap.
The Max Branning star’s final episodes are set to air this week and he will exit Albert Square after 15 years.
Jake, 48, shared his thoughts with The Sun Online and other media regarding where his character will go when he leaves Albert Square.
The actor chuckled: “Is there a job at Coronation Street I think is the first thing.
“No I think he’s got the invite to go and see Lauren in New Zealand and he’s going to go out there and give it a go. Fresh beginnings.”
EASTENDERS FANS CONVINCED GRAY WILL MURDER KUSH
EASTENDERS fans are convinced Gray Atkins is going to murder Kush Kazemi as the hunky market trader grows closer to Whitney Dean.
The evil killer – who is played by actor Toby Alexander Smith in the BBC soap – has so far claimed two victims with his violence.
Kush and Whitney shared a kiss on Valentine’s Day after he asked her out on a housemate date.
And viewers are convinced Gray will murder Kush – and that is how actor Davood Ghadami will exit the show.
EMMERDALE FANS ARE CONVINCED THEY’VE SOLVED PAUL’S PLAN TO TARGET LIV
EMMERDALE fans are convinced they’ve solved ‘slimy’ Paul Ashdale’s plan to target Liv Flaherty’s money.
Viewers of the soap are certain Paul – who is played by actor Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – set up his own kidnapping after luring Mandy Dingle to witness it.
Viewers remembered that Paul’s ears pricked up when he discovered Liv was a property owner earlier this month, and were left questioning whether he’d set up his own kidnapping to scam Liv out of her money.
One wrote: “I’m glad liv said she didn’t have money . It’s obvious Paul has set the kidnap up.”
Another tweeted: “Of course it’s a scam. Paul is involved. Liv will be skint very very soon #Emmerdale“
EMMERDALE FANS SLAM HYPOCRITE CHAS FOR FORCING CHARITY TO SELL THE PUB
EMMERDALE fans have slammed Chas Dingle for her hypocrisy about Charity slapping son Noah – remembering that she hit her son Aaron.
The landlady – who is played by actress Lucy Pargeter in the ITV soap – is kicking her cousin out of their business partnership over the slap.
But fans have pointed out that Chas hit her much younger son in the past.
One fan pointed out: “Didn’t Chas also leave Aaron with his dad, so calling Charity a bad mother for not being there for her kids but its ok for her & Debbie to leave their kids.”
Another added: “Chas has always been a hypocritical fishwife who’s always in the right. I think we’re always meant to root for her too.”
CORRIE FANS SPOT BLUNDER AS KEVIN AND DEBBIE FREEZE TO DEATH
CORONATION Street fans were left confused by a glaring blunder during Monday night’s episode as Debbie and Kevin fought for their lives.
Viewers of the ITV soap were left scratching their heads over whether Debbie and Kevin were slowly dying in a freezer – or a fridge.
While it initially appeared the siblings were in a giant freezer, many eagle-eyed viewers spotted fresh food items on the shelves including pineapples and peppers, meaning it had to be a fridge.
One confused fan tweeted: “Watching Corrie on catch up. Why are Kev and Deb freezing to death in a fridge at 3 to 5 degrees? Freezer at – 18 maybe but not a fridge FFS.”
Another added: “What is Kevin and Debbie in is it a walk in fridge or freezer? #Corrie”
EASTENDERS’ MAX BRANNING LEAVES WALFORD
EASTENDERS’ Max Branning will depart from Walford this week.
It was confirmed back in September that Max – who is played by Jake Wood in the BBC One soap – would be leaving in a huge new storyline.
Last night Max blackmailed Phil into giving the Vic back to the Carters in a shock twist.
Later this week, Mick tells Linda they can’t move on with Max around, leading her to tell Max never to speak to her again and leave Walford.
Max announces he loves her but Linda makes clear her heart lies with Mick.
Viewers will then see Max make a huge decision as he walks away from Walford holding little Abi.
EMMERDALE’S MOIRA BUMPS INTO FAITH DRESSED AS AN UNDERTAKER
MOIRA Dingle is stunned when she dumps into Faith Dingle dressed as an undertaker next week in Emmerdale.
Faith – who is played by Sally Dexter in the ITV soap – was last seen in 2019 when she was exiled by Cain for covering up the fact he had a secret son.
As Faith tries to slink away next week, Moira demands answers but Faith runs to a hearse, steals it and speeds away out of the car park.
When Moira gets home she spots a poorly concealed hearse parked up and demands to know what’s going on.
Will Faith explain herself?
EMMERDALE FANS CONVINCED LUKE AND ETHAN WILL HAVE AFFAIR
EMMERDALE fans are convinced Luke Posner is going to have an affair with Ethan Anderson after he outed his secret.
The chef – who is played by actor Max Parker in the ITV soap – was the ex-boyfriend of Ethan’s former housemate but has been lying claiming it was just a one night stand.
Wendy apologised to Ethan, telling him Luke probably still felt weird given what happened with the housemate.
But Ethan told Wendy: “Well if he regretted it so much then he shouldn’t have kept going back for more.”
Luke was furious when his mum later sat him down to discuss what Ethan had said.
And after his angry reaction fans think Luke will end up sleeping with Ethan behind Victoria’s back.
EASTENDERS’ PETER BEALE STRIPS NAKED AND RUNS AROUND ALBERT SQUARE TO BED ASH PANESAR
The hunky personal trainer – who is played by actor Dayle Hudson in the BBC soap – has been desperate to bed Ash Panesar since her split from girlfriend Iqra Ahmed.
Peter and Ash enjoyed a night out together to help her get over it and when he suggested a hangover cure of a run, she told him even if he did it naked she wouldn’t be tempted.
So that’s exactly what he did – donning a cape from the market he went to her door and rang her bell.
As she stepped out, he stepped out of his clothes and bared all to the entire Square.
He said: “You like? You tempted now? See I’m not all talk.”
EMMERDALE’S FAITH DINGLE RETURN CAUSES CAIN AND CHAS CONFRONTATION
Faith – who is played by Sally Dexter in the ITV soap – was last seen in 2019 when she was exiled by Cain for covering up the fact he had a secret son.
After Moira spots her, Faith returns to the village and begs for his forgiveness.
But a furious Cain orders her to get out of the house.
However, Chas is stunned to see Faith and argues with Cain over whether she can stay.
Chas decides there’s only one way to resolve the situation – a Dingle court.
Will Cain give in?
EASTENDERS SHOCK AS SHARON WATTS IS FORCED TO SIGN THE VIC OVER TO MICK CARTER
The landlady – who is played by actress Letitia Dean in the BBC soap – broke down in tears as Phil told her she had no choice but to give the Vic to the Carters.
He had been blackmailed by Max Branning, and facing 20 years in prison if he didn’t, Phil told Sharon she had to hand it over to them.
After trying to find a way out, Phil realised he had no choice and went to the Vic to tell Sharon the bad news.
She was devastated: “This is a joke, right? You promised me no-one would take this place away and now you want me to just hand it over to Max?
“Max can’t prove anything. Ian took my boy. This can’t all have been for nothing. Everything I’ve done, everything Ian’s put me through – it’s the least I deserve.
“I would give this place away in a heartbeat if I could have him walk through that door again.”
CORRIE’S EILEEN DEVASTATED AFTER GEORGE DUMPS HER
EILEEN Grimshaw is devastated as George dumps her after she destroys Gail’s dad Ted’s funeral next week in Coronation Street.
Eileen and Gail reignited their feud last month when Gail got cosy to Eileen’s crush George.
Next week’s episodes of Corrie will see Eileen assure George that, with Tim driving the hearse, Ted’s funeral will be over before they know it.
As Steve winds Tim up about driving the hearse, Tim panics and admits he can’t do it.
Eileen is forced to leap into the hearse and drive it herself.
Later, following a disastrous funeral, George tells Eileen that she publicly humiliated him and that he wants nothing more to do with her.
CORRIE’S TOYAH HEARTBROKEN BY LEANNE’S GRIEF
TOYAH Battersby is heartbroken by how desperate her sister Leanne has become next week in Coronation Street when she books a psychic to come round.
Toyah insists on sticking by Leanne’s side during the appointment and listens as Jeremy the psychic makes out he’s in contact with Leanne’s dead son.
When the psychic passes on a message from Oliver saying he forgives her, Leanne breaks down and Toyah is devastated to see how grief-stricken her sister is.
JAMES FARRAR JOINS EASTENDERS AS TROUBLEMAKER ZACK HUDSON
JAMES Farrar is the latest actor set to join the cast of EastEnders.
The star will make his debut on the Square in March in the role of “troublemaker” Zack Hudson.
The BBC soap has described Zack as “an unpredictable troublemaker who lives life in the fast lane.”
“A lone wolf, Zack had a difficult childhood that has left him determined to never rely on anyone or become too attached.”
Zack is also described as a “ladies’ man” who’s set to “ruffle a few feathers when he arrives”.
EASTENDERS FANS LEFT BLUSHING AT KAT AND PHIL
EASTENDERS fans were left blushing after Kat Slater stripped to her bra for racy romp with Phil Mitchell.
Kat seduced Walford hardman Phil – who is played by actor Steve McFadden in the BBC soap – while he was meant to be having a romantic reunion dinner with his ex-wife in recent scenes.
Viewers watched Phil reject Sharon when she banged on the door of the Arches only for a barely dressed Kat to step out of one of the cars.
The pair were clearly mid romp – and fans were in shock.
EASTENDERS’ BRIAN CONLEY REVEALS EMOTIONAL REASON HE JOINED SOAP
BRIAN Conley has revealed he agreed to join the cast of EastEnders in memory of his father.
The stage and screen star, 59, will join the BBC One show as Sonia’s long-lost dad Terry Cant, despite having previously said he had turned down the soap twice.
Speaking about the emotional reason he signed up to star in the soap, he explained: “As you can imagine being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is such an incredible moment for me.
“I know for sure my dad’s looking down from above and saying “Good on yer son!” It was always his favourite programme.
“So in so many ways it really is an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to be working with an incredibly talented team on camera and off.”
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