It’s the beginning of another new week, and we all know what that tends to bring with it in the land of soap: plenty of drama!
It’s an emotional week in Coronation Street, as Leanne Tilsley (Jane Danson) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) learn that Oliver has an incurable form of mitochondrial disease.
EastEnders icons Letitia Dean and Adam Woodyatt — aka Sharon Watts and Ian Beale — take centre stage in the second Secrets From The Square, while viewers can also revisit the iconic Sharongate episode form 1994.
Meanwhile, Emmerdale returns to a pre-lockdown world, as the fallout of Andrea Tate’s (Anna nightingale) disappearance is revealed, while Jordan Price (Connor Calland) is kicked out in Hollyoaks.
Leanne and Steve are devastated as they learn via Dr Ward that Oliver as an incurable form of mitochondrial disease.
Letitia Dean and Adam Woodyatt take centre stage in the second instalment, as Stacey Dooley quizzes them on their 35 years in Albert Square, as well as asking them about what’s ahead.
Andrea assures the police that she’s okay, and — later — they inform Jamie that they’ve located both his wife and his daughter, but he’s fuming when they’re unable to disclose her location.
Feeling as if she’s let Sid down, Leela seemingly resolves to focus her attention on him from here on out — as opposed to her relationship with Jordan — and therefore buys Jordan a car, before asking him to move out.
Toyah decides to put her fostering plans with Imran on hold in an effort to be there for Leanne.
Sharongate — aka arguably the most iconic moment in the soap’s history — as Sharon’s affair with Phil is revealed in the Queen Vic for all those present to hear.
Will suggests that both he and Harriet meet with the bishop in an effort to fix a date for their wedding. Harriet’s caught off-guard by such a suggestion, which leaves her beau puzzled. Later, the vicar speaks to Laurel about her impending nuptials — admitting that she has reservations.
The doctor asks Sienna for a meeting, and she begins to fear the worst. In spite of her fears, she tells Warren she’s okay.
Nick — reeling form Oliver’s diagnosis — apologises to Peter, and the two make amends as a result.
The next three episodes from 2008, which will be available to view on BBC Four on Monday mornings at 2am or on iPlayer afterwards. There’s drama aplenty for Bianca, Peggy and Sean.
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. EastEnders: Secrets From the Square airs Mondays 8pm on BBC One, while Iconic episodes air Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Emmerdale airs Monday Wednesday and Friday at 7pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Monday and Tuesday on E4 at 7pm.Follow us: