Secrets are the lifeblood of every good soap and, as ever, there are many being kept by the shifty characters in your favourite shows. As Lachlan White desperately tries to cover up what he did to Rebecca in Emmerdale, Priya Sharma gets in the way and in Coronation Street, Kate and Rana are holding back while Henry is also hiding things.
Over in EastEnders, its Ted Murray that isnt being honest as he conceals some worrying health news from his worried friends and over in Hollyoaks, the deceit of Mandy Richardson and Darren Osborne continues but Nancy could finally be about to discover the truth.
Thats by no means all that is going on either. Theres a new romance, a divorce battle, a criminal discovery, an emotional confession, a big business twist, a shady return, a massive mistake, a fire, an accusation, a family war, a blast from the past, a vicious plan, some controversial passion, some serious danger, some heartbreak, a painful secret, some desperate measures, a surprising decision and some violence.
Heres what to expect!
1. After being attacked by heavies who want him to pay Cressidas family £20k for the cancelled wedding, Henry takes desperate measures. After contemplating stealing from Rita, he causes himself an injury in the Rovers so that he can sue Johnny and Jenny.
2. Audrey is back with Lewis but is understandably not wild about divulging this to Gail. Gail is soon snooping though and catches them together when she peers through Audreys window. Before long, the Platts are staging an emergency intervention!
3. Its the day of Hassans funeral and Kate is disheartened when Rana makes it clear that she plans to delay telling Saira the truth that they are still in a relationship. But can she get closer to her mum as they say goodbye to Hassan?
4. After Sean is spotted by Billy at the Red Rec, Billy helps him with Carol when she is attacked and at the hospital, Sean emotionally confesses to Billy that he is homeless and finally decides to accept help.
5. Jenny and Johnny announce that they plan to refurbish the Rovers into a gastropub and Michelle and Robert are worried about the rivalry. On opening night, a party gets underway but what will the Rovers customers find?
6. Sally is horrified when the missing phone is found in the guttering and Gina only makes things worse when she suggests that they get rid of it – before the police then arrive. Later, Gina faces more trouble when Dev ends things.
7. Imran comes face to face with his ex wife Sabine who makes demands of the divorce settlement but Leanne steps in and tells her that she will have to make an appointment as she announces herself as Imrans PA.
8. Ted continues to ignore Joyces most recent letter and focuses on Bernies chess matches but when the excitement builds, he experiences chest pains. He hides his angina diagnosis from his friends but soon Bernie is worried to find several missed calls from him.
9. Ian is nervous about the opening of the restaurant and gets stressed as he tries his best to please everyone and meet the demands. However, he then snaps when he sees Masood and Kathy kissing in the kitchen – and kicks Kathy out.
10. Kush continues to hit rock bottom over Shakil and Denise does her best to spend time with him but he gets drunk and exposes Kims pregnancy to everyone. When he tries to apologise, Kim is having none of it.
11. Tiffany is taken with Jagger and starts spending time with the gang and drinking with them to try and impress them. When Whitney finds that he is 19, she bans her from seeing him but Jaggers response surprises Tiffany.
12. Honey heads on a date with her new dentist Adam after he asks her out but she hides from Billy that she is going. As things go well, is heartbreak in store for Billy as it becomes clear theres no way back?
13. Martin is intrigued when Kush tells him he urgently needs to speak to him about the previous night and Carmel wonders what is going on with him. Soon, Denise becomes aware that Kush is hiding something from her.
14. Victoria gets jealous as Mattys blossoming romance with Abby goes from strength to strength but he admits he hasnt told her that he is transgender. When Victoria sees Abby crying, she assumes she is upset after hearing the truth and she confronts her angrily – only to realise this is the first she is hearing about it.
15. Lachlan is nervous when he learns that Priya is hiring security for the glamping site and he heads to the shack where he finds Rebeccas message. Priya then arrives and Lachlan wonders if he will have to kill her. He then prepares to torch the shack and destroy the evidence.
16. Kerry is offended when Nicola and Jai accuse her of stealing money that has gone missing at the factory as they know she is having money troubles. Kerry vehemently denies taking it but will they believe her?
17. Sam supports Lydia as she heads to get her test results but she is unsettled when she bumps into a familiar face. Sam wonders who this person is and Lydia is on edge but what is she hiding from him?
18. Leanna determines to get back at Maya and launches a spiteful campaign on posters and social media, branding her a gold digger. Before long, Jacobs in the frame and Maya prepares to confront him.
19. When Misty announces that she and Rodney are moving to Thailand, Bernice and Nicola hatch a plan to get her out of Rodneys life for good. But when it backfires, will Rodney discover the truth?
20. Aaron and Robert are guilty when they realise that they have forgotten its results day for Liv while Bernice is chuffed with the outcome for Gabby.
21. The Cunninghams decide that it is time for Milo to leave as he has outstayed his welcome, with Liberty and Dennis in agreement. But when Milo tugs at her heartstrings, Liberty has a change of heart.
22. With Nancys focus elsewhere, Darren continues to take risks with Mandy and they have another passionate rendezvous. But when Nancy then arrives, she is sure that she has caught Mandy with her mystery man…
23. Jesse and Courtney have a huge row and Glenn is there for his son as he advises him to do right by her. Genuinely moved by Jesse and Courtneys reunion, Glenn decides Courtney no longer owes him and rips up the contract.
24. Brooke and Imran enjoy a date but when she suffers sensory overload due to the smell of his aftershave she runs away and trips, cutting her head. When Misbah assumes Imran did this, he lashes out in anger at her.
25. Ste and Harry hear that James has been beaten up in prison and Harry cant stay away as he ends up taking Ellie in to visit him. As James is angry that Harry brought his sister, Ste is betrayed to find out too.
- Who creates more chaos for their enemies by furthering a revenge plot and leaving several characters fearing for whats next?
- Which soap character faces terror when they are shot in broad daylight in public?
- One popular character faces death when they take a seriously ill turn.
- Who loses their temper and launches a vicious attack during an argument at home.
- Who gets a blast from the past when they come face to face with someone who reminds them of a dead lover?