WONDERING what’s happening in the week’s soaps? Here’s a heads-up, with a little help from Inside Soap magazine.
It’s an explosive and unforgettable Christmas in Walford this week – particularly for the Brannings, as the clan falls foul of lies, deceit and death! His Christmas Eve wedding ruined thanks to Lauren’s drunken fury, Max plots a secret ceremony for Tanya the following day. But the secret he’s been hiding for over a year tumbles out in dramatic fashion, leaving everyone stunned. As accusations fly, it’s the end of the line for Derek, who tragically dies. How does he perish? Elsewhere, Kat and Alfie’s marriage lies in tatters following the revelations surrounding her affair – but one of them is soon cosying up to another Square resident. And Denise is left fuming when sister Kim sleeps her way through the whole of Christmas Day!
It’s make-or-break for some of Weatherfield’s best-loved couples this Christmas. Tyrone is desperate to see Fiz, but with Kirsty’s hold over him stronger than ever, will he get to be with his true love over the festive period? Across the cobbles, Kylie and David’s marriage completely breaks down, pushing the heartbroken lass to sleep with another man… Elsewhere on the Street, Leanne and Nick’s wedding day dawns – but with both Eva and Peter throwing spanners in the works, will the pair end up getting hitched? Meanwhile, Sophie is on the road to recovery following her accident, and finds herself drawn to Jenna. But things become more complicated when Kevin also makes a play for the shocked physiotherapist!
Prepare for murder, misery and mayhem in the Dales this Yuletide. Firstly, Cameron’s hostage makes a bid for freedom following Cam’s murder confession. But when the attempt fails and the villager falls back into Cameron’s clutches, he ends their life. As Cameron disposes of the body, will his killing spree continue? Elsewhere in the village, Alicia is heartbroken to discover that David is not looking to reunite with her at all – and is now with Priya. Alicia acts nonchalant, but it’s clear her hurt runs deep… Also, Katie is devastated when, after experiencing excruciating pain, she is given some life-changing news. And Edna’s misery is made worse when she returns home on Christmas Day to find her house has been burgled!
All hell breaks loose for the McQueen family this Christmas. Jacqui finally discovers that it was Cindy who late husband Rhys was having an affair with – and incandescent with rage, she lashes out… And as if that wasn’t enough drama for the household, a baby is found abandoned on the doorstep! As the clan rally round, who does the child belong to, and what will the McQueens decide to do? Also in Chester, Carmel is devastated to learn of Barney’s arrangement with Nana McQueen through Mercedes – who’s in for a shock of her own when Dr Browning returns! Finally, Darren and Nancy worry that baby Oscar might be deaf. Will the doctors confirm their worst fears?
Home and Away & Neighbours are both taking a break from our screens from Monday 17 December. Home and Away will be back Monday 7 January, followed by Neighbours on Monday 14 January.
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