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 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.”
CORRIE’S JANE DANSON ADMITS SHE WAS ‘HURT’ BY VICKY ENTWISTLE’S CRITICISM OF OLIVER’S STORYLINE
CORONATION Street star Jane Danson has admitted she was hurt by Vicky Entwistle’s criticism of Oliver’s death storyline.
The actress – who plays Leanne Battersby in the ITV soap – was upset when her former on-screen mum Vicky tweeted insulting the storyline.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun’s TV mag, Jane said: “It was a little bit disappointing.
“She did apologise, she said sorry. I think the problem with Twitter is, people say things in the moment and often they sound a little bit harsher than what they were or people take it differently.
“On that occasion, yeah, I thought it was mean. But she did apologise so I suppose you have to draw a line.”
CORRIE’S LEANNE WILL BECOME FIERCE AGAIN, REVEALS JANE DANSON
CORONATION Street star Jane Danson has teased Leanne Battersby will get her fire back to save son Simon from a life of drug dealing.
The grieving mum – who is played by actress Jane in the ITV soap – is currently unable to cope with the basics after the death of her youngest Oliver.
But speaking exclusively to The Sun’s TV mag, Jane has told how fesity Leanne will return, saying: “She’s always had to look after herself so I think that’s where that hard exterior comes from.
“I don’t know what direction they’re going to take her in, but I certainly like it when she’s strong. So I’m hopeful this year maybe things will turn around a little bit.”
EASTENDERS FANS PREDICT BATTLE FOR SHARON AND KATHY OVER GAVIN’S MILLIONS
EASTENDERS fans are convinced Sharon Watts and Kathy Beale will fight it out over Gavin Sullivan’s millions.
The Queen Vic landlady – who is played by actress Letitia Dean in the BBC soap – will soon discover her criminal father has passed away – Kathy’s ex-husband.
Gavin spent his remaining years in prison but it’s believed he had a considerable fortune still.
And fans are now convinced his will will result in a battle for cash by Sharon and Kathy.
EASTENDERS FANS CONVINCED SONIA’S DAD TERRY CANT WILL BE A VILLAIN
EASTENDERS fans are convinced Sonia Fowler’s long-lost dad Terry Cant will be a villain.
Actor and comedian Brian Conley will play the never before seen character when he arrives later this year after Sonia goes searching for him.
And fans are convinced he will be evil after previous teases by the soap.
One wrote: “This will be interesting as Carol previously said Terry Cant was a wrong’un who slept with underage girls?”
A second said: “According to Carol, Terry was violent towards her so I wonder if they will retcon that or whether it will be mentioned when Terry joins the show later this year.”
EASTENDERS SHOCK AS PHIL ROMPS WITH KAT
EASTENDERS fans are in shock after Phil Mitchell stood up Sharon Watts to romp with Kat Slater.
The Walford hardman – who is played by actor Steve McFadden in the BBC soap – was meant to be having a romantic reunion dinner with his ex-wife.
However, Sharon was left eating alone when Phil abandoned her for a romp with Kat instead.
EMMERDALE FANS CONVINCED PAUL SET UP HIS OWN KIDNAPPING
EMMERDALE fans are 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 last night in suspicious circumstances.
Paul rang Mandy during the ordeal and she arrived just in time to see him being dragged into a van.
But as the van sped off – fans were suspicious.
They found the timing of everything to be too convenient to be a real kidnapping.
CORRIE FANS WORRIED DEBBIE AND KEVIN ARE GOING TO DIE
CORONATION Street fans are terrified for Kevin and Debbie Webster as they spent another night trapped in the Bistro fridge.
The siblings were locked in the cold storage by evil Ray Crosby on Friday night and are slowly freezing to death.
Last night they narrowly missed out on being rescued when Abi Franklin almost heard their cries for help after breaking into the restaurant.
CORRIE’S LEANNE BREAKS DOWN AS FAKE PSYCHIC GIVES HER A MESSAGE FROM OLIVER
LEANNE Battersby breaks down next week in Corrie as a fake psychic gives her a message from her dead son Oliver.
When Jeremy the psychic arrives and makes out he’s in contact with Leanne’s dead son, Toyah is heartbroken to see how desperate her sister has become.
When the psychic passes on a message from Oliver saying he forgives her, Leanne breaks down and Toyah comforts her.
But eventually, Leanne realises she’s being scammed and throws Jeremy out.
EASTENDERS’ RUBY FALLS DOWN THE STAIRS DURING SHOWDOWN WITH STACEY
PREGNANT RUBY Allen falls down the stairs next week in EastEnders during a furious row with Stacey.
Stacey will start an argument with the club owner after discovering she and Martin and planning a holiday with the kids.
Stacey is furious when she discovers that Ruby has bought stuff for the holiday on her credit card and vows to make Ruby pay.
She stops by at Ruby’s with guns blazing and, when Ruby’s scheming with Kush is mentioned, the argument escalates and Ruby ends up falling backwards down the stairs.
RUBY’S PREGNANCY NO LIE
EastEnders viewers know that Martin and Ruby are in the middle of a feud over Martin, with Ruby pretending to be pregnant to trap the market stall owner.
This week, Stacey will hatch a plan to prove Ruby is lying about the pregnancy and bring out a pregnancy test at the club, but they’re all stunned when the test is positive.
Next week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Dotty suggest paying Tiffany and her friends to promote the club on social media to entice more city boys.
Later, Stacey apologises to Ruby for trying to expose her pregnancy in an attempt to become a better person.
PREGNANT RUBY ALLEN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL
Pregnant Ruby Allen is rushed to hospital as she begins bleeding next week in EastEnders.
The club owner – who is played by Louisa Lytton in the BBC One soap – will then have a furious showdown with Stacey Slater which sees her fall down the stairs.
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