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What’s going on in the soaps this week? Let’s find out (spoilers ahead).
EastEnders w/e Friday 27 August
Before we talk about poor old Minty, a bit of news; when Robert Kazinsky, best known as EastEnders’ Sean Slater, announced he was leaving the show, it was with the hope of landing different roles and maybe, cracking America.
Now we hear that he is among celebrities rumoured to have signed up for Strictly Come Dancing. It just wouldn’t be Strictly without an ex-Enders star or two. But what a come down for Robert Kazinsky if this report turns out to be true…
They’re an unlikely couple, but that doesn’t stop Minty from popping the question to Sam. He tells her that he’s always loved her – you don’t need to be Einstein to see where this storyline is going.
Meanwhile, Ian and Jane are shocked when their kids are accused of cheating. At Christian’s flat, Syed feels really bad because he’s broke and has to ask Christian for money. Christian offers Syed a job and Syed reluctantly accepts.
Max is stunned when Dot presents him with a gift. Jane discovers that Ian has betrayed her. Heather gets a scare, but Minty’s there to help. Christian and Roxy’s drunken behaviour alarms Syed. Jane stands firm over a massive decision. Tamwar refuses to pretend that his brother doesn’t exist. Jane’s left reeling when Zsa Zsa lets the truth about Lucy’s abortion slip.
Later, Jane tells Denise that she plans to bide her time before showing Ian just how much he’s hurt her. Minty’s devastated when Sam brushes off the fact that she agreed to marry him.
Also on EastEnders this week:
Vanessa gives Abi a makeover
Max has a go at Darren
Bradley is remembered by his loved ones
Emmerdale w/e Friday 27 August
Emmerdale star Danny Miller has apparently been attacked by two drunken idiots because he plays a gay teenager. The incident happened in Manchester, but thankfully – Danny escaped unharmed. This is an absolute disgrace – it’s a lot for a 19-year-old to have to deal with. I hope Danny Miller continues to play young Aaron Livesy and doesn’t let this upset him too much. There are idiots everywhere unfortunately. Let’s hope they catch those thugs.
To the soap itself and things are heating up as Carl and Eve share a passionate kiss… is this the beginning of a sordid affair? Maisie confesses her fears to Nikhil. Elsewhere, Nicola’s upset because she missed Angelica’s first word. John’s search for Holly proves fruitless and tensions grow as Mark’s funeral approaches. Marlon hopes this is the real deal with Rhona – well, we all know his luck with women, don’t we?
Maisie knows Ryan’s innocent, but hides her belief that Nathan’s guilty. Carl tries to lure Eve back into his arms. Maisie’s stunned that Sam’s kept a secret about Mark. Marlon decides to ask Rhona a very important question. Chas unwittingly pushes Carl and Eve together.
Cain’s confession confirms Maisie’s worst fears. Eve and Carl continue their dangerous liaison. Nathan and Natasha fear Maisie’s onto them. David’s thrown as Leyla tries to hide where she’s been. Marlon’s disappointed by Rhona’s lack of enthusiasm about moving her stuff into Tall Trees.
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Nathan steals Maisie’s phone
Ryan loses control at the prison
Hannah catches Holly sneaking around
Coronation Street w/e Friday 27 August
Vicky Entwistle has told the News of the World that she’s leaving Coronation Street because fans think that she really is Janice Battersby. Her husband encouraged her to explore other acting opportunities. Well, it won’t be easy for her. Not many soap stars break free of the bubbles. However, I’ll be positive and say: good luck Vicky!
On’t cobbles this week, Becky feels nervous and under pressure as she faces the adoption panel with Steve… will she wreck her chances? Natasha desperately tries to make Nick believe her pregnancy lie. Oh dear – you just know that it will all end in Natasha’s tears.
Owen asks Eileen out on a date (can someone please give her a decent boyfriend for a change? It’s about time Eileen had a love life again). Becky and Steve receive the adoption panel’s decision.
Natasha’s odd behaviour arouses Fiz’s suspicions. Meanwhile, Sophie turns to Sunita after rowing with Sian. Becky tracks down her half sister with explosive results. Must admit, I’m not too keen on this storyline about Becky’s sister but it’s early days – so we’ll see.
Dev and Sunita are distraught as Aadi collapses with a serious mystery injury. Becky’s half sister causes havoc in the Rovers. Norris finds an intriguing letter from the 1960s addressed to Ken. A shocked Dev and Sunita find themselves under suspicion of causing Aadi’s injuries. Elsewhere, Hayley has more than one surprise at her hen night. Becky’s actions after Kylie and Michelle’s fight tears the Rovers apart.
Also on Coronation Street this week:
Kylie sets her sights on Ciaran
Claire makes a shocking discovery about Sophie and Sian
Sally plans a family meal
Hollyoaks w/e Friday 27 August
Former Brookside actress and Hollyoaks newcomer Alex Fletcher has admitted that she lost confidence after becoming a mother. However, the 34-year-old is thrilled to have landed the role of stepmum-of-two Diane O’Connor, where she is working with her former Brookie boss Paul Marquess. She’ll be a great addition to Hollyoaks – I’ve no doubt about it.
So to the show itself and the Costellos are reeling from Mitzeee’s earth-shattering revelation. Meanwhile, Michaela exits the SU excitedly, knowing that she’s got her scoop. A venting Cindy demands to know the truth about Tony and Gabby. Meanwhile, Cheryl and Brendan shop in Drive ‘n’ Buy, unaware that Veronica’s spying on them. To Theresa’s horror, a hungover Myra’s determined to sue Tony for her ‘accident’.
As Tony prepares for Il Gnosh’s food fair, a scheming Amber’s set to cause chaos. Veronica shows up demanding money from Brendan. Cheryl tells Brendan that Lynsey has some good news: she’s inherited £20,000. Brendan sets fire to his balaclava before filling Veronica in on the crime he’s committed. Elsewhere, Rhys receives festival tickets from Josh and excitedly plans to take his new internet friend.
Malachy warns Brendan that he’s going to stick to him like glue until he gets proof that Brendan robbed Chez Chez. Cindy’s in a fluster, anxiously awaiting her date with Alistair.
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Veronica blackmails Brendan
A dramatic mix-up benefits Cindy
Brendan steals money from the club
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