EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale spoilers LIVE: Max Branning FLEES Albert Sq and Ruby's pregnancy lie exposed

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For example, on EastEnders this week, Max Branning flees Albert Square with baby Abi after blackmailing Phil Mitchell.  And Ruby's pregnancy lies will be exposed by Stacey Slater whose man Ruby is trying to steal.

Meanwhile in Emmerdale this week fans will be shocked as twins Cathy and Heath Hope make ‘unrecognisable’ return to the soap, while Corrie's Sue Devaney signs bumper new contract to stay on as Debbie Webster.

For full details on the above storylines and more soap news, gossip and spoilers follow our live blog below...

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ JAKE WOOD JOKES ABOUT GETTING A JOB ON CORRIE AFTER EXIT

    EASTENDERS star Jake Wood joked about applying for a job on ITV’s Coronation Street after leaving the BBC soap.

    The Max Branning star’s final episodes are set to air this week and he will exit Albert Square after 15 years.

    Jake, 48, shared his thoughts with The Sun Online and other media regarding where his character will go when he leaves Albert Square.

    The actor chuckled: “Is there a job at Coronation Street I think is the first thing.

    “No I think he’s got the invite to go and see Lauren in New Zealand and he’s going to go out there and give it a go. Fresh beginnings."

    Jake Wood joked about getting a job on Corrie after EastEnders exit
  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE FANS SHOCKED AS CATHY AND HEATH ARE ‘UNRECOGNISABLE’ 

    EMMERDALE fans were left in disbelief last night as twins Cathy and Heath were "unrecognisable" as they made their return to the soap.

    Bob Hope's twins looked so grown up that soap fans were left doing a double take.

    The youngsters returned to the soap last week to cause trouble for Eric Pollard.

    The twins have been played by Gabrielle and Sebastian Dowling – who are twins in real life – since 2007.

    They haven't been on screen for months after younger characters temporarily stopped filming during the coronavirus pandemic.

    On their return, fans rushed to Twitter to share their shock at how different the twins look.

    "I honestly had no clue that they were Bob's twins in the cafe. They've grown up so fast!!" one viewer tweeted.

     "Those twins are so grown up. Kathy especially," another added.

    A third wrote: "So Bob’s kids have appeared practically grown up!"

    Emmerdale fans thought twins Cathy and Heath Hope were 'unrecognisable' upon their return to the soap last week
  • Molly Moss

    HOLLYOAKS’ DENISE WELCH WARNS HER CHARACTER TRISH IS DARK AND NARCISSISTIC

    HOLLYOAKS' Denise Welch has told fans to expect a very "dark, narcissistic" side to newcomer Trish Minniver.

    The Loose Women panellist, 62, has joined the Channel 4 soap as the mother of Maxine Minniver, who has already been causing trouble for her daughter.

    The pair do not have the rosiest of relationships and Maxine wasn't exactly pleased to see her mum rock up in the village.

    According to Denise, things are only going to get worse as she told TV Times: "She has a very dark, narcissistic side, but she is also great fun.

    "There's a real passive-aggressiveness toward Maxine, it's not a healthy relationship, but it's also not uncommon."

    The actress remained tight-lipped on what exactly will transpire between the two, but there's likely to be fireworks.

    Hollyoaks' Denise Welch has warned Trish Minniver has a 'dark, narcissistic' side
  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS FANS FUMING AS SOAP PULLED OFF AIR IN SCHEDULING SHAKE-UP

    EASTENDERS fans are fuming as the soap has seen a change in its schedule this week.

    The BBC serial drama usually airs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, with a break on Wednesdays.

    However, with FA Cup fifth found action between Manchester Untied and West Ham United due to take place on Tuesday, the soap is subject to a major scheduling shake-up.

    EastEnders will air tonight as normal at 8.05pm, but will not air on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Instead, the drama from Albert Square will air on Wednesday at 8pm for 20 minutes.

    There is more football from the FA Cup, with Barnsley hosting Chelsea in another fifth-round tie on Thursday, meaning there will be an EastEnders double-bill on Friday, from 8.10pm to 9pm.

    Fans hare not happy as one tweeted: "Bloody football again."

    Another viewer posted: "The FA Cup has caused havoc for the only two shows I watch on @BBCOne next week. No @bbceastenders on Tuesday and Thursday – extra episode on Wednesday at 20:00 and Friday at 20:35."

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ SHARON REUNITES WITH PHIL

    PHIL Mitchell reunites with ex-wife Sharon Watts with a romantic dinner proposal next week in EastEnders.

    Things weren’t looking great for the pair’s relationship last year as Sharon tried to kill Phil after initially blaming him for her son Dennis’ death.

    But after discovering Ian Beale was the culprit who had murdered her son during the boat crash, Sharon decided to end the businessman and enlisted Phil’s help to do so. 

    Next week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Shirley vow to destroy Phil after discovering he was involved in Ian’s attack. 

    Shirley confronts Phil and warns him that if Tina doesn’t return in one piece, she’ll kill him. 

    Later, Mick tells Linda how much he’s missing the pub and she comes up with a plan.

    When Sharon appears, Linda drags her away for a chat.

    Linda shocks Sharon with a proposition, telling her it’s what the Carter family deserve.

    Later, Phil tells Sharon that she doesn’t need to worry anymore and that he’s sorted everything. 

    Sharon is charmed when he brings her a gift for Alfie’s birthday and Phil suggests going for dinner together.

    Will Sharon say yes?

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE FANS BAFFLED AS ERIC FORCED TO LOOK AFTER CATHY AND HEATH

    EMMERDALE fans were all left with the same thought as Eric was left with no choice but to look after twins Cathy and Heath.

    The youngsters returned to the soap last week to cause trouble for the businessman.

    The twins have been raised by their father Bob Hope and his former partner Brenda, after their mother Viv died in an explosion in 2011.

    However, Bob has recently been spending more time with new beau Wendy, meaning the twins are usually with Brenda but when she is busy running the café, her partner Eric has been forced to look after Cathy and Heath.

    Emmerdale fans were left scratching their heads as to why Bob is not taking more parental responsibility.

    One bemused fan tweeted: "Where is Bob?! Brenda always with Bob children where his he? #emmerdale."

    Another less than impressed viewer wrote: "Why isn’t Bob looking after his own nasty brats #emmerdale."

    While a third added: "Why do Kathy & Heathcliffe (kids of Viv & Bob) live with Brenda & Eric???? #emmerdale."

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ SHIRLEY THREATENS TO DESTROY PHIL

    SHIRLEY Carter threatens to destroy Phil Mitchell if Tina doesn’t come home after discovering the truth about Ian Beale’s attack.

    Tina was murdered by Gray in a brutal showdown at the end of last year after she discovered he had killed his wife Chantelle. 

    But Shirley and Mick think that Tina’s disappearance has something to do with Ian Beale’s attack after Sharon framed her for the crime after she went missing.

    But everything changed in recent scenes when Max dropped the bombshell that Sharon was behind Ian’s attack in the pub – and that Tina is innocent. 

    Upcoming scenes will see Mick tell Shirley that Sharon didn’t plan Ian’s downfall on her own – and that Phil helped her. 

    Shirley is pleased when Gray tells Shirley he’ll help her find Tina.

    Later, Shirley heads out on a rampage and violently confronts Phil and warns him that if Tina doesn’t return in one piece, she’ll kill him. 

    Shirley then spots Gray milling around and asks him why he’s not looking for Tina, accusing him of knowing Tina was innocent all along.

    Will Gray blow?

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ LINDA DEMANDS THE QUEEN VIC BACK FOR MICK

    LINDA Carter demands the Queen Vic back from Sharon Watts next week in EastEnders as Mick admits he regrets selling. 

    Sharon – who is played by Letitia Dean in the BBC One soap – finally came clean to Linda about her part in Ian’s attack after Max exposed her killer secret to the whole pub.

    Linda initially refused to believe that Sharon could be capable of trying to hurt Ian, but Sharon soon set the record straight, leaving their friendship on the rocks.

    Next week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Linda hatch a plan as Mick tells her he misses the Queen Vic. 

    Linda shocks Sharon with a proposition, telling her it’s what the Carter family deserve.

    Will she request the Queen Vic back for Mick?

    Linda hatches a plan when Mick tells her he misses the Queen Vic
  • Patrick Knox

    EASTENDERS’ TINA SURVIVED GRAY ATKINS MURDER SAY FANS

    Fans are convinced Tina Carter survived Gray Atkins’ murder attempt and is really alive.

    The barmaid – who was played by actress Luisa Bradshaw-White in the BBC soap – looked to have been killed by Gray when she confronted him about the death of his wife Chantelle.

    However, fans think there is a major twist coming that will see Tina still alive.

    One wrote: “On the contrary. I dont think Gray sees himself as a murderer. He wants redemption for Chantelle, and keeping Tina Alive is him making up for wrongs.”

  • Patrick Knox

    CORRIE FANS TERRIFIED FOR SIMON BARLOW

    The student — who is played by actor Alex Bain in the ITV soap — was manipulated and groomed into getting into debt by a dealer.

    Offered the chance to earn some easy money, Simon jumped at the chance – but discovered it was drugs too late.

    He went to the deal and was tricked into handing over the drugs before getting the money – and the customer then destroyed the bike he had borrowed from dealer Jacob.

    When Simon went to tell Jacob what had happened, he was told he was in danger if he didn’t pay more than a grand to replace the drugs.

    However, it soon emerged that Jacob and the customer were in on it together and had manipulated Simon into being in their debt to recruit him to their gang.

  • Patrick Knox

    EASTENDERS’ SHARON WATTS WILL BECOME A ‘MILLIONAIRE AND BUY THE VIC’

    Fans are convinced Sharon Watts will become a millionaire after her dad Gavin Sullivan died.

    The businesswoman – who is played by actress Letitia Dean in the BBC soap – will soon discover her criminal father has passed away.

    Filming pictures revealed earlier this week that Sharon and Kathy will attend a memorial service for Gavin next month.

    Viewers know that evil Gavin was revealed to be Sharon’s birth father, after he forced Kathy to fake her death to go on the run with him.

    Abusive Gavin terrorised Kathy – and even tried to kill Sharon when she went to save her.

    Gavin spent his remaining years in prison after handing himself in but it’s believed he had a considerable fortune still.

    And fans are now convinced Sharon will inherit the money – and become a millionaire again.

    They are convinced it will give her the money to buy the Queen Vic for herself – and set herself up on the Square as the businesswoman she used to be.

    One wrote: “What's the betting he's left Sharon a fortune in his will so when Ian loses ownership of the Vic by leaving Sharon swoops in and buys it for herself?”

    A second said: “The only possible reason to kill off Gavin is to enable a will reading and a windfall for Sharon.

  • Patrick Knox

    WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT GABBY AND JAMIE’S PREGNANCY STORYLINE?

    Emmerdale producer Sophie Roper has teased Gabby and Kim will lock horns at Home Farm after Gabby falls pregnant with Jamie’s baby in the coming weeks. 

    She teased: “Tracy and Nate’s due date approaches as we head to the birth. 

    “As they adapt to being new parents it will be a real test, pushing them to the limit and Tracy will take the lion’s share. 

    “It will also put a spotlight on Nate and Cain. Will they finally bury the hatchet? There’s some really emotional stuff.”

    Speaking to The Sun, actress Claire teased there’s a danger that Kim could create a monster in Gabby who takes everything from her.

    “She could take her place,” said Claire.

  • Patrick Knox

    ERR… AND HOW OLD IS JAMIE TATE?

    Emmerdale fans were shocked to see Jamie had set his sights on Gabby and flocked to Twitter to express their horror at the couple’s age gap. 

    One viewer tweeted: “Jamie is like in his late 20's Gabby's barely 19 this is just no. Oh well it beats Suki and Peter in #EastEnders

    Another added: “I just can’t see #Gabby & #Jamie together #Emmerdale.”

    A third skeptical viewer chimed in: “Lol @ Gabby. Gabby 18 Jamie 45.”

    But fans will be shocked to hear that Jamie was born on 24 September 1996, which makes him 24 years old. 

  • Patrick Knox

    HOW OLD IS GABBY THOMAS IN EMMERDALE?

    Longtime Emmerdale viewers will remember that Gabby was born on Christmas Day in 2001, which means she’s just turned 19 years old. 

    Gabby was initially played by actresses Jemma Giles and Annelise Manojlovic from 2001.

    Jemma departed from Emmerdale in 2001, with Annelise continuing to play the role of Gabby until 2015.

    Actress Rosie Bentham then took on the role in 2016.

  • Patrick Knox

    CORRIE FANS CONVINCED GAIL WILL BUY HER HOUSE BACK FROM UNDER DAVID’S NOSE

    Fans are predicting a twist for David Platt as a mystery person buys his house from under him.

    The hairdresser – who is played by actor Jack P Shepherd in the ITV soap – will be soon left shocked when a mystery buyer snaps up his house during an auction and leaves him homeless.

    However, fans think David will be back in the house before long as they think his mum Gail will be the one to rebuy her house.

    Next week Debbie will put the house up for auction with David bidding against Tracy Barlow for the house.

    Desperate to keep the house, Shona causes a power-cut knocking out both houses' WiFi leaving them stuck at the same amount – and in that time someone else joins the bidding and snatches the house from under them.

    Fans are convinced it will be Gail after the death of her dad Ted, with her using the inheritance money.

    One wrote: "That will obviously give Gail the money to buy Number eight."

    A second said: "What's the betting this conveniently gives Gail enough money to buy her house back?"

    Another said: "Agreed. Gail will have her home back finally."

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S CARLA CONNOR’S EX LUCAS KEMPTON WILL STALK HER SAYS FAN THEORY

    CORONATION Street fans are convinced Carla Connor’s ex-Lucas Kempton will become obsessed with her and subject her to a stalking ordeal.

    The businesswoman – who is played by actress Alison King in the ITV soap – was left shocked when old flame Lucas arrived on the cobbles last month.

    Lucas then asked Carla for a dirty weekend away and tried to convince her that it would be a mistake for her to stay with alcoholic Peter Barlow.

    At first it looked like Carla was going to go with Lucas but at the last moment she changed her mind and returned to Peter. 

    Now fans are convinced that Lucas won’t be as good a guy as he first appeared.

    They are sure he will turn out to be a stalker who is obsessed with Carla and who will put her through a terrible ordeal.

    One wrote: “That Lucas apparently becomes obsessed with Carla for months and will become very stalker like or something. 

    “Maybe they could have her relapse after that, I mean psychosis can be triggered off by any form of trauma including something like stalking.”

    A second said: “I'd prefer Lucas and Carla together but he supposedly becomes obsessed with her. Just another Tony Gordon/Frank Foster situation again.”

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ TINA SURVIVED GRAY ATKINS MURDER SAY FANS

    EASTENDERS fans are convinced Tina Carter survived Gray Atkins’ murder attempt and is really alive.

    The barmaid – who was played by actress Luisa Bradshaw-White in the BBC soap – looked to have been killed by Gray when she confronted him about the death of his wife Chantelle.

    However, fans think there is a major twist coming that will see Tina still alive.

    One wrote: “On the contrary. I dont think Gray sees himself as a murderer. He wants redemption for Chantelle, and keeping Tina Alive is him making up for wrongs.”

    A second said: “I’m always suspicious when I don’t see what happens to the body So Until it’s proven beyond doubt I’ll say she’s alive.”

    Another added: “Diane Parish also confirmed her 'death' all those years ago. 

    “Never take what they as gospel. I have a strong suspicion she’s alive.”

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ SHARON WATTS WILL BECOME A ‘MILLIONAIRE AND BUY THE VIC’

    EASTENDERS fans are convinced Sharon Watts will become a millionaire after her dad Gavin Sullivan died.

    The businesswoman – who is played by actress Letitia Dean in the BBC soap – will soon discover her criminal father has passed away.

    Filming pictures revealed earlier this week that Sharon and Kathy will attend a memorial service for Gavin next month.

    Viewers know that evil Gavin was revealed to be Sharon’s birth father, after he forced Kathy to fake her death to go on the run with him.

    Abusive Gavin terrorised Kathy – and even tried to kill Sharon when she went to save her.

    Gavin spent his remaining years in prison after handing himself in but it’s believed he had a considerable fortune still.

    And fans are now convinced Sharon will inherit the money – and become a millionaire again.

    They are convinced it will give her the money to buy the Queen Vic for herself – and set herself up on the Square as the businesswoman she used to be.

    One wrote: “What's the betting he's left Sharon a fortune in his will so when Ian loses ownership of the Vic by leaving Sharon swoops in and buys it for herself?”

    A second said: “The only possible reason to kill off Gavin is to enable a will reading and a windfall for Sharon.”

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS FANS CONVINCED NEWCOMER ZACK WILL BE SHARON’S SECRET BROTHER

    EASTENDERS fans are convinced newcomer Zack Hudson is Sharon Watts’ secret brother.

    The hunky newcomer – who will be played by actor James Farrar in the BBC soap – will make his debut next month.

    And with the news that Sharon Watts’ biological father Gavin Sullivan will soon die in scenes to air in March, fans have begun speculating that there’s a connection.

    They now think that Zack will be revealed to be Gavin’s son – and Sharon’s brother.

    One wrote: “I wonder if this new Zack character announced the other day could be related – perhaps it’s Gavin’s son? Would give Sharon a sibling…”

    A second said: “I suppose they could retcon it so that Gavin is revealed to be the father of Carol Hanley's other children, making them Sharon's full blood siblings. It's a relatively easy retcon to swallow.”

    Another added: “My thought on him was could he be Dennis Rickmans son or a brother of him, but Gavin’s son could be a good call.”

    Zack wil lmake his debut on the soap next month
  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE VIEWERS CRINGE OVER JAMIE AND GABBY’S FLIRTING

    EMMERDALE viewers were left cringing tonight over teen Gabby Thomas and vet Jamie Tate's flirting before they headed upstairs to have sex.

    Out of nowhere, the pair had a late night boozy heart to heart after a very tense day at Home Farm.

    They both admitted to finding the other attractive and things escalated rapidly after that.

    After Jamie called Gabby “gorgeous”, she said: "Why don't we take this somewhere more private?"

    Surprised, Jamie naively said: "Go upstairs, you mean?"

    Viewers found it hard to stomach, with one writing on Twitter: "Pass me a bowl."

    Another posted: "Gabby and Jamie, oh god no!"

    As a third said: "Ok well that literally came out of nowhere with Gabby and Jamie. Like WTF."

    Emmerdale has confirmed Gabby will fall pregnant with Jamie's baby
  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S TYRONE GROWS CLOSER TO ALINA

    TYRONE Dobbs grows closer to Alina Pop after throwing her out next week in Coronation Street. 

    The mechanic – who is played by Alan Halsall in the ITV soap – grows so distracted by Alina that he leaves the furniture shop unattended and returns to find it’s been robbed.

    Viewers will see Fiz have a go at Tyrone for throwing Alina out at such short notice next week. 

    When Alina calls at the garage and hands her keys over to Tyrone, she tells him she turned down a job earlier in the morning.

    Tyrone suggests she should take up beauty therapy again, but is left kicking himself when he realises he’s said the wrong thing. 

    Later, Fiz reminds Tyrone that Alina was a victim of human trafficking last time she worked in a beauty parlour. 

    Tyrone apologises to Alina for being insensitive and offers to help her look for a suitable college course. 

    Later, Fiz asks Tyrone to look after the furniture shop whilst she goes to Hope’s school assessment. 

    But when Alina invites him for a coffee to discuss the business course she has enrolled on, he jumps at the chance and ends up leaving the shop unattended.

    He’s shocked to find the shop has been robbed upon his return. 

    How will Gary react?

    Corrie fans are predicting an affair between Tyrone and Alina
  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE’S ERIC DECLARES HIS LOVE FOR BRENDA

    Eric Pollard declares his love for Brenda Walker next week in Emmerdale.

    There were hints of a romance blossoming between the pair last year when Eric impressed Brenda – who is played by actress Lesley Dunlop in the ITV soap – with his new healthy snacks at the cafe. 

    Jacob was quick to realise Eric fancied his chances with Brenda and his suspicions were confirmed when Eric asked her out for a drink.

    Next week viewers will see unlucky-in-love Brenda delighted when Pollard reveals he loves her and doesn’t want the twins to think he’s just a temporary arrangement. 

    Will his feelings be reciprocated?

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE FANS BAFFLED BY PRIYA’S REVENGE PLOT AGAINST KIM

    EMMERDALE fans are baffled by an error they spotted with Priya Sharma's revenge plot.

    The heartbroken business manager turned the tables on love rat Al Chapman on Tuesday's episode, framing him for fraud.

    Despite fans getting behind Priya for outsmarting Al, they did notice a mistake and made the point that it is likely Kim Tate (Claire King) overheard her confession to the crime.

    In a heated exchange, Priya (Fiona Wade) did her best to convince Kim that Al (Michael Wildman) had stolen the money and she had nothing to do with it.

    It appeared to work as Kim sided with Priya and told Al she would call the police, before closing the doors to her office and leaving them to fight in out.

    As they continued to argue, Priya then told Al she had framed him, which suggests Kim must have heard what was said from just behind the door.

    Fans took to Twitter to express their confusion at what went down in the gripping and vindictive scenes.

    "Kim is just thru those doors & Priya isn't exactly being quiet. A few words spring to mind starting with f*** & b******."

    "Surely Kim can hear her," added a second.

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S DANIEL BROCKLEBANK TALKS BILLY MAKING HISTORY WITH SOAP’S FIST GAY WEDDING

    CORRIE'S Daniel Brocklebank has dished the gossip on Billy making history with the soap's first gay wedding – but he also hints there'll be trouble ahead.

    Daniel, who plays vicar Billy Mayhew on the the Cobbles, revealed the news as he appeared on the ITV lunchtime show.

    Chatting with hosts Charlene White, Judi Love, Kelle Bryan and Brenda Edwards, Daniel said: "I have been told by the powers that be that I’m allowed to share there will be a proposal in the future.

    "Whether it’s coming from Todd or Paul remains yet to be seen. But there will be a proposal."

    But Daniel went on to comment that any wedding plans would be unlikely to go smoothly.

    Daniel went on to comment that any wedding plans would be unlikely to go smoothly.

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ SHARON TO BE ROCKED BY THE DEATH OF HER DAD GAVIN SULLIVAN

    EASTSENDERS' Sharon Watts is set for more turmoil after the shock death of her dad Gavin Sullivan.

    Pictures show the Vic landlady actress Letitia Dean, 53, and Cathy Beale star Gillian Taylforth, 65, filming the 'Celebration of Life' Wake for the former Albert Square star.

    Both characters along with everyone else in the shot were dressed in black, as they made their way to the wake.

    Sharon's dad was played by Paul Nicholas, who made 31 appearances on the soap between August 2015 and July 2016.

    Kathy was in attendance as she was married to Gavin for 15 years between 2001 and 2016.

    Gavin had an eventful time in his brief stint on the Square, which included killing his sister and Sharon's aunt Margaret Midhurst by pushing her off a balcony.

    Sharon then joined him on the balcony and he asked Sharon to tell the police that Margaret fell.

    A police officer then arrives on the balcony and Gavin grabbed Sharon, threatening to jump, killing them both.

    Sharon said he could never kill himself, so he let her go and she told him it is over between them, before Gavin was arrested.

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