EastEnders’ Janine pops the question to Ryan

 
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EastEnders w/e Friday 13 August
 
It’s a big week for EastEnders’ Janine Butcher (played by Charlie Brooks). The scheming minx is gonna pop the question to boyfriend Ryan (played by Neil McDermott), without knowing that he is the father of Stacey Branning’s baby Lily.
 
Charlie Brooks thinks that Janine will be "absolutely destroyed" when the truth is revealed. Charlie – who has played Albert Square’s Janine for 11 years – is keeping schtum as to whether her conniving alter-ego will actually walk up the aisle for the third time.
 
Coming up in the soap this week, Shirley makes a shock discovery. Janine surprises herself when she pops the question to Ryan. Elsewhere, a frustrated Max goads Jack to breaking point. Shirley turns to Heather – and the bottle – for comfort. Ryan and Janine’s crippling defences start to crumble… is there hope for some kind of happiness in Walford?
 
Meanwhile, Peggy’s stunned by some home truths and a lovesick Whitney excitedly waits for Billie’s return. A furious Carol gives Bianca a humiliating public dressing down. Phil’s descent into oblivion takes a dark turn when he hatches a chilling plan.
 
Not sure I buy Phil on crack at all, but the EastEnders writes are capable of anything.
 
Peggy’s left shocked and angry following an important discussion over The Vic’s future. Carol makes amends with Bianca – but only after exposing her dirty little Texan secret. Peggy continues to fret over The Vic’s future and Roxy makes a big announcement about the pub.
 
Also on EastEnders this week:
Ryan reaches a decision over Janine
Peggy suffers a big setback
Is Bianca cheating on Ricky?
 
 
Emmerdale w/e Friday 13 August

Fans of the old rural soap are set for a "huge reveal" concerning Leyla Harding and her sister. Natalie Anderson, who has joined Emmerdale as Leyla’s fiery sibling, is tight-lipped about the reason for the rift between the pair. She said: "I can’t tell you because there’s a huge reveal coming up. It’s something that happened in their past when they were younger. That’s why Alicia’s not fond of Leyla." Oooooh! Wonder what that’s all about – we’ll find out soon.

So to the action and a terrified Ryan faces his day in court. Holly firmly denies that she’s got problems to Adam. Meanwhile, Marlon’s chuffed that things are going well with Rhona. Charity urges Cain to keep quiet about Mark’s wallet. Leyla’s thrown by a visit from her sister Alicia. Rhona shrugs off her nagging feelings about Paddy.

Faye visits Ryan in prison. Leyla’s distraught when Alicia dismisses her at the funeral. Rhona’s time with Marlon is ruined by a call out. Andy’s unhappy about not seeing much of Adele. Jackson and his mum Hazel move in with Aaron and Paddy. Andy’s paranoia starts to get the better of him. Elsewhere, Rhona beats the boys at their games evening. Leyla scatters her mum’s ashes. Aaron’s shocked to hear that Jackson and his mum Hazel will be staying at Smithy.

Also on Emmerdale this week:
Leyla’s sister makes a surprise visit
Katie advises Andy to give Adele her space
Rhona decides to distance herself from Paddy

Coronation Street w/e Friday 13 August

There’s been so much speculation about the future of Coronation Street legend Jack Duckworth. Now, according to the News of the World, it looks as if he might be involved in an assisted suicide storyline. The paper reports that he will beg his girlfriend to help him commit suicide after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Bear in mind that the same paper also reported that his demise will come in the great tram accident. We’ll see…

Feeling guilty over his schemes, Lewis insists that Audrey mustn’t sell the salon. Then again, leopard’s don’t change their spots and in the next instant, Lewis’ latest scam at the bookies earns him £4k – will Peter rumble him?

Probably not because Peter isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the box, but Lewis’ winnings raise Leanne’s suspicions. Having to think quickly, Lewis throws Deirdre off track by kissing her. Yuck.

Cheryl’s having second thoughts about her and Lloyd sticking together. Meanwhile, Lewis’s scams are uncovered when the Barlows watch the CCTV in the betting shop. With Fiz gone, will John’s partner in crime make a move on him? Sophie and Sian try to conceal their secret from nosy Sally. Carla and Nick bury the hatchet for the re-opening of Underworld.

Meanwhile, a clingy Natasha ups the pressure on Nick about moving in together… but will Nick confront naive Natasha and end it once and for all? An accident at work leaves Bill doubting his abilities. Meanwhile, Deirdre, Audrey and Peter all suffer the consequences of Lewis’ deception. A dumped Natasha reveals her secret to Leanne… and is it over for Sophie and Sian?

Also on Coronation Street this week:
Deirdre’s indiscretion is exposed
Audrey’s shocked as she learns the truth
Is sickly Molly well enough to leave the Street?

Hollyoaks w/e Friday 13 August

Former Emmerdale actress Sheree Murphy will take a break from Hollyoaks for family reasons. She has played Anita Roy’s long-lost mother Eva since February and originally thought she’d be off to America with footballer husband Harry Kewell. But that’s fallen through and although she’ll be written out, Sheree will eventually make a return to the soap.

Hollyoaks seems to be settling down into a groove again – the ratings have stabilised so that’s good news for fans. This week, Veronica robs the McQueens. Jasmine’s forced to hide from Carl as he narrowly escapes seeing her dressed as a boy. Lauren’s got a visiting order from Gaz and Leo’s been offered a job in another county; he wants Sasha to move there with him.

Elsewhere, Bart’s spotted by Jasmine with a spray can tagging the Skate Park. Rhys is running out of patience with Duncan. Brendan’s suspicious of calls that Cheryl’s making. Mitzeee winds Jasmine up about the boy she kissed. Meanwhile, Darren and Duncan’s living habits leave a lot to be desired. Lauren still hasn’t made up her mind about which parent she wants to live with. Cheryl interviews potential bar staff for Chez Chez.

Jasmine’s still having to persuade Heidi that nothing serious is going on with Bart. Jacqui and Rhys are getting on each other’s nerves. Jasmine’s in the doghouse for seeing Bart behind her Dad’s back. Jem and Carl’s history is finally revealed.

Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Veronica calls a mystery accomplice
Lauren makes a big decision
Malachy decides to track Veronica down

 

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