It may well be the biggest week in soap so far this year – the Barlows are in complete meltdown in Coronation Street, disaster and shocking incidents rock EastEnders, Amy Barnes is killed off in Hollyoaks and it’s the beginning of the end for Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale.
Life is never going to be the same as lives are lost, secrets explode, families are torn apart and huge mistakes are made that could alter the course of our favourite characters’ futures.
There’s a lot we can’t say about the big drama ahead – but here are 12 pictures which give you some whopping hints on what to expect:
Michelle’s jealousy over Preston and Bex reaches boiling point and when the truth about her affair with her ex student finally explodes, the pressure on Michelle drives her to take drastic action – which sparks disaster in Walford. How far has she gone and who ends up in the firing line?
Across the Square, another shocking incident is about to unfold. We’ll level with you, picture selection for this week is pretty sparse and we have been sworn to absolute secrecy but as darkness looms over Walford, a family could be set to change forever.
Denise and Kush continue to grow closer and a highly charged moment sees them unable to resist each other – until Carmel interrupts and ruins the mood. Later, after Denise says they should just be friends, Kush opens up his heart about how he really feels.
The Barlow family are in meltdown. Peter has lost Toyah and blames Ken, Sinead has lost her baby and Daniel blames himself, Adam has lost his place in the family and blames just about everyone and Tracy is pretty peeved too. Tensions rise and huge rows explode in the Barlow household that could tear the family apart.
Todd continues to wind up an on edge Phelan about the builder’s flat being haunted by ghost. With the guilt of the deaths on his conscience weighing on him, Phelan stuns Billy and Shona by snapping and slamming Todd against a wall.
After Sally does an interview with a radio station about her cancer experience, she is rocked when the hospital contacts her and says her cancer has returned. But when the phone conversation is published online, a shaken Sally realises that she has been the victim of a despicable prank.
Ashley’s health takes a turn for the worse and Laurel dreads that this could be the end when he has a coughing fit and brings up blood before being rushed to hospital. As the Thomas family keep a vigil at the hospital, is the end nigh for Ashley?
Debbie tries to unite Faith and Chas and the mother and daughter have a heart to heart which seems to resolve their issues. But when Chas goes in for a hug, Faith instinctively recoils, leaving her daughter rejected. Later, Liv learns that Sandra is ill and Chas offers to take her abroad to visit her mum. Can she restore peace with Faith before she goes?
Jai finds himself drawn to Nell, a girl at his NA meeting who bears a resemblance to Holly. After reaching out to her, Jai is concerned to learn that Nell is sleeping on a friend’s sofa. With his regret over not doing more to help Holly weighing on him, can he get Nell and her bleak situation out of his mind?