Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap. There’s still time to enter this week’s caption competition so get scribbling and make us all laugh. What’s going on in soapland this week? Let’s find out…
EastEnders w/e Friday April 3
It’s all go in Albert Square! And I’m not even talking about Archie and Peggy’s wedding day yet (read on for more of that – how miserable do these two look?). Apparently Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is being lined up for an appearance. Shilpa in EastEnders! No way will that work out – she’s far too pretty and glamorous! She was offered a part after she won Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 (get this – as a love interest for Phil Mitchell: hahahahahahahahahaha!) but she turned it down.
Anyway, she’s got a London pad and wants to expand her TV career here so we’ll see if she turns up in Walford. But even bigger news on the horizon is a shock pregnancy.
SPOILER: The woman who discovers she’s expecting is the last person you’d expect it to happen to. It’s Heather! Omigod!! By now you’ll all know that Kara Tointon and Ricky Groves (Dawn Swann and Garry Hobbs) are on their way out. What happens to Minty though? If he doesn’t get it together with Heather, surely his days are numbered too?
On to this week’s events and Aunt Sal arrives early to help Peggy prepare for her wedding. Danielle pushes Archie to tell Ronnie the truth, but Archie resists. Janine offers to rent Peggy the sports car she has at the car lot for the wedding. Garry puts his foot in it and Jack offers to babysit Amy for the wedding. Jean sets to work as the Square’s new make-up artist. Archie’s trying to enjoy his stag do but it’s clear that he has other things on his mind. It’s Peggy and Archie’s respective hen and stag nights; the bride-to-be is shocked that Ronnie and Roxy have organised an American cheerleading troupe for the night. Janine puts in a surprise appearance at The Vic. Danielle sneaks into The Vic and drops her locket into Ronnie’s champagne glass.. Jack tells Ronnie that he loves her, not Roxy. Masood stands up for Jane and The residents of Walford deal with aftermath of Peggy and Archie’s wedding day.
Also on EastEnders this week:
Archie tries to convince Danielle to leave Walford
Roxy slaps Ronnie at the reception
Tanya wants to talk to Max about their kiss
Emmerdale w/e Friday April 3
Another soap and another wedding to come (Lexi and Carl). But you don’t need to be Einstein to figure out that neither one will go smoothly. It’s that old unwritten soap law again – I’m struggling to remember the last one that did. Anyway, while we await that and the return of some old Emmerdale faces, the producers have been busy. Ex-Hollyoaks hunk James Sutton will arrive in the summer. Best-known for his role as John Paul, he’ll play mechanic Ryan Lamb who turns up in the village to stay with his mum after losing his job. Apparently Ryan quickly becomes embroiled in Faye’s plot for revenge against Mark.
Oh the Wyldes – the Wyldes! They’re so bad that I’m almost warming to them. Leyla gets a grilling from Natasha for the Home Farm job. Mark’s beside himself when he finds out that Natasha and Nathan have agreed to give Faye the marketing job. It’s stag and hen nights and the Woolpack has been double booked. Lexi storms out when Carl’s stripper arrives and has a confrontation with Chas. Daz and Victoria give in to their feelings. Meanwhile, Bob prepares to break some news to his customers when the auctioneer arrives. Natasha is suspicions of Mark’s grumpy mood. Victoria blanks Daz. Sandy worries when she hears that Jasmine is moving to a prison further away. Meanwhile, Natasha invites Marlon to tea although she’s convinced that something isn’t quite right about him. Will she discover that Marlon is a fraudulent suitor?
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Paddy quizzes Carl about his feelings for Lexi
The Sugdens help Victoria celebrate her birthday
Maisie snogs Marlon
Coronation Street w/e Friday April 3
Is Hollywood beckoning for Street stars Anthony Cotton (Sean) and Katherine Kelly (Becky)? According to The Sun the pair have apparently jetted off to Los Angeles to audition for TV pilots. Don’t hold your breaths though – I honestly believe that Anna Friel is a one-off. Not many UK soap stars make it in Hollywood. You could argue Sean Maguire (Aidan in EastEnders) who’s appeared in support roles in sitcoms – but he isn’t a name. Back to the reality of the cobbles and how cute is little Alexander Bain who plays Simon Barlow? He is just adorable.
I really hope nothing bad happens to him but I’ve heard horrible spoilers – let’s hope they’re not true. Peter wakes with a hangover and Simon’s fending for himself again. It all gets worse when Michelle quits the bookies. Later that night, Peter’s smoking sets off a fire…
Tara introduces Dev to her star photographer but things aren’t great between them. Kirk tells Julie that he plans to get them a place of their own. Eileen has Paula round for lunch but Paula can’t wait to get away. Kirk lets on to Chesney that he knows he’s been bunking off school and Fiz confronts him about it. Rita tells Eileen that she’s planning a surprise party for Colin’s 70th birthday. Chesney says he’s being bullied at school by Kenzie. Graeme reckons Joshua could be a very talented footballer. Simon’s life hangs in the balance and Ken’s finally feeling guilty about everything and comes clean to Martha.
Also on Coronation Street this week:
Michelle offers Peter her support
Tara nearly catches Dev being unfaithful
Kirk ends his relationship with Julie
Hollyoaks w/e Friday April 3
Well. It’s no surprise is it? I mean, we all said it would happen and now it looks like it will. Former Hollyoaks actress Gemma Bissix is to make a surprise return to Hollywoodoaks as superbitch Clare Devine. Hooray! She left in September 2007, turned up in EastEnders again (where she was completely ineffectual) before leaving the BBC soap once more. Clare’s return to Hollyoaks village is to tie in with the departures of old flame Warren Fox and the man who pushed her off The Loft balcony, Justin Burton. She’s hell-bent on revenge. Can’t wait to see her back again! Yes! So to this week’s drama and Lauren wants Newt back. Archie’s still on his mission to win Sarah over. Sasha’s heartbroken after Warren dumped her and blames Calvin for splitting them up. Amy and Sasha comfort each other. Ste’s anxious for news on Amy’s baby and in the heat of the moment, they kiss… Archie finally gets Sarah, but reverts to his usual egocentric self and messes her around.
Comforted by Lydia, Sarah offers to buy her a thank you drink. Later Lydia kisses her leaving Sarah sexually confused. Josh punches Ste for kissing Amy. To Lauren’s dismay, Newt announces that Anita is his girlfriend. Leila starts her first tango lesson, finding herself up close and personal with Fernando; a jealous Elliot looks on. Theresa, Newt and Gov are shocked to ‘learn’ that Anita is apparently bullying Lauren, prompting a furious Gov to haul Anita to his office. Kris and Ravi get passionate. Later, Ravi decides it’s time to come out to his family. Amy’s waters break; later, she and Ste are dazed parents to a baby son.
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Bel’s begins preparations for Ram Navami
Anita hears upsetting news
Mike and Sarah’s relationship is still strained
That’s it for me, I’m out of here. Join me on Wednesday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.
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