Patsy Kensit’s EastEnders debut, Max’s shocking Corrie arrest and Priya’s explosive Emmerdale exit- a look at what’s coming up on the soaps this week
- WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
It’s expected to be another action-packed time in EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, with debuts, weddings, exits and arrests galore.
Fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Patsy Kensit in EastEnders as Lola Pierce’s estranged mother, as her terminally-ill daughter races to tie the knot with her fiancé Jay after an unexpected hospital dash.
So, MailOnline takes a look at the biggest storylines that are set grip viewers in soapland this week…
Arrival: This week is expected to be another action-packed time in soap land, as Patsy Kensit makes her debut in EastEnders as Lola Pierce’s estranged mother
This week finally sees Patsy make her debut as Lola’s mother Emma Harding, after her casting was first announced late last year.
As Lola and Jay rush to plan their big day while she battles a terminal brain tumour, Billy manages to find Emma at work, hoping he can convince her to attend the wedding.
As Lola’s hen party approaches, she becomes concerned by how unwell she’s been feeling, suffering a crisis of confidence about her appearance.
Thanks to pal Kim and Denise, Lola enjoys a glamorous transformation and a night out ahead of her big day, but the next morning Jay and Bill notice she’s become secretive with her phone.
Emotional: Lola rushes to make her wedding to fiancée Jay as she struggles with her terminal illness, unaware that grandfather Billy has got in touch with her mother
Tough time: As Lola’s hen party approaches, she becomes concerned by how unwell she’s been feeling, suffering a crisis of confidence about her appearance
Here comes the bride! But as Lola dons her wedding gown, she becomes concerned about her symptoms, and detours to the hospital
After Jay and Billy get a hold of her phone, Lola furiously berates them, and on the morning of her wedding, is once again concerned about worrying symptoms she’s been having.
Donning her wedding dress and veil, Lola and Kim detour to the hospital on their way to the venue so she can get checked out.
Lola then confesses that she can’t marry Jay after all, and Jay is furious when he learns Billy has contacted Emma without his granddaughter’s knowledge.
As Jay waits at the registry office for his bride, Lola arrives, before quickly asking to have a word with him – leaving viewers on tenterhooks to see whether the big day will go ahead.
What? As Jay eagerly waits at the registry office, Lola finally turns up before admitting that they can’t get married after all – will they make it down the aisle?
Huge move: Elsewhere in Albert Square, Ricky Butcher makes a drastic decision about his future with Sam Mitchell as her son Ricky Jr faces the police
Scary: She is forced to accompany her son Ricky Jr to the police station of he learns about teen Lily Slater’s pregnancy
Marry me? He makes the drastic move of proposing to Sam, as she remains conflicted about whether or not to stay in Walford
Elsewhere in Albert Square, Ricky Butcher makes a drastic decision about his future with Sam Mitchell as her son Ricky Jr faces the police.
Having reconnected with his old flame, and gained custody of Scarlette in the wake of Janine Butcher’s arrest, Ricky plans to go back to Germany with Sam, but she remains conflicted about her decision.
Meanwhile, Sam’s son Ricky Jr learns that Lily Slater is pregnant, and is upset further when Sam tells him she’s planning to move back to Germany.
As Ricky chooses an engagement ring for Sam, she takes her son to the police station after discovering Lily’s underage pregnancy, but as she turns around she sees Ricky down on one kneE.
Viewers will have to wait and see whether Sam says yes, especially as she vows to support her son at the police station.
EastEnders airs on Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One and iPlayer.
Explosive: Over in Coronation Street, Max Platt’s extremist videos cause yet more trouble on the cobbles, as his bully Blake reveals his plans for another shocking incident
Over in Weatherfield, teen Max Platt remains under the influence of extremist grooming, even after he sounded the alarm that the far-right group had planted a bomb in Speed Daal.
Even after reporting group leader Griff to the police, behind closed doors Max showed that his far-right views hadn’t changed, and this week another shocking incident will unfold, organised by Max’s former bully Blake.
As part of her plans to help local refugees, councillor Maria Connor hosts a drop-in session at Speed Daal, insisting she will not let the extremists win.
What will happen? As he livestreams his attendance at a drop-in session for refugees hosted by Maria Connor, viewers will be on edge of what shocking act Blake could commit
Trouble! After Blake is confronted by police, they also turn up at Max’s door, where they arrest him on suspicion of incitement to murder
While at home, Max begins to watch a racially-charged rant that Blake has posted online, and in one tense moment he vows to put a stop to Maria’s drop-in session.
Blake continues to record himself while he heads into the restaurant, while Maria gives a speech to those in attendance.
Viewers will have to wait and see what happens next, but Blake is later confronted by police and he immediately claims he was inspired to go on a stabbing spree by Max’s videos.
Soon enough, the authorities arrive at Max’s house and reveal they are arresting him on suspicion of incitement to murder.
What’s going on? Elsewhere on the cobbles, Tyrone Dobbs is just weeks into his marriage to wife Fiz , but already he’s sparked concerns that he could be having an affair
Cheating AGAIN? Grandmother Evelyn follows a suited and booted Tyrone to a hotel bar, while his wife Fiz is away
Elsewhere on the cobbles, Tyrone Dobbs is just weeks into his marriage to wife Fiz, but already he’s sparked concerns that he could be having an affair.
Evelyn begins to grow suspicious when Fiz tells her friend Sally that their sex life isn’t what it once was, and when she leaves Weatherfield to visit her mum, Tyrone fails to kiss his wife goodbye.
As Tyrone gets all suited and booted, he catches his grandmother’s attention, and with Roy Cropper in tow she follows him to hotel bar.
Watching him from afar, Evelyn and Roy are stunned to see Tyrone enjoying a drink with a blonde woman – but is all as it seems?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
Cosy! Watching him from afar, Evelyn and Roy are stunned to see Tyrone enjoying a drink with a blonde woman – but is all as it seems
She’s leaving! This week will see a big exit for one of Emmerdale’s longest serving characters, as Priya Sharma bids farewell to the village after 11 years on the soap
This week will see a big exit for one of Emmerdale’s longest serving characters, as Priya Sharma bids farewell to the village after 11 years on the soap.
The week begins with Priya and Leyla hosting an important event at Take A Vow, but when a veil catches alight from candles, Priya becomes helpless with fear, reliving the trauma of being left scarred by a fire in the maize maze in 2021.
Fraught Jai searches for Priya and understanding her past trauma, Manpreet agrees to help.
Dramatic: The week begins with Priya and Leyla hosting an important event at Take A Vow, but when a veil catches alight from candles, Priya becomes helpless with fear
Worried: Priya relives the trauma of the maize maze fire, which left her permenantly scarred
Unaware that Leyla was already offered a job in London by the client Justin, Priya decides to meet him for coffee, and immediately accepts his job offer over the phone.
Leyla is left stunned when Priya reveals she’s been offered the job with Justin’s company, but Priya defends herself, explaining that she didn’t even know Justin had offered Leyla the job; but Leyla accuses Priya of sabotage.
Unhappy about Priya’s plan to move away for the new job with their daugher Amba, David is determined to take control, and Priya is left distraught when she concludes that her ex has kidnapped their child.
Desperate to fix the situation, Jacob and Pollard try and convince Priya not to call the police, while Leyla is determined to help, and finds David hiding in a cottage.
Raging: Later Leyla is furious when Priya accepts a job in London with a client that she had already been offered, accusing her of sabotage
Drama! Unhappy about her plan to move away for the new job with their daughter Amba, David is determined to take control, and Priya is distraught when he appears to kidnap their child
Raging: Defensive David refuses to see sense and is in denial as Leyla accuses him of running away from his problems
What will happen? The conclusion to this drama will lead to Priya’s exit from the village next week, but will she be taking her daughter Amba with her?
Defensive David refuses to see sense and is in denial as Leyla accuses him of running away from his problems, and he locks her in the bathroom before she can contact the authorities.
The conclusion to this drama will lead to Priya’s exit from the village next week, but will she be taking her daughter Amba with her?
Elsewhere, teen Cathy Hope opens up about her menstrual struggles to an unlikely ally, after making a crude jibe to Bernice about the menopause.
In the cafe, Bernice tries to help Cathy with her revision, but when the teen makes a hurtful comment, she hurries out.
Hard time: Elsewhere, teen Cathy Hope opens up about her menstrual struggles to an unlikely ally, after making a crude jibe to Bernice about the menopause
Upsetting: Despite Bob’s best efforts to scold Cathy she lashes out by smashing Heath’s guitar, and the next day it is revealed that she had run out of her mock exam
Despite Bob’s best efforts to scold Cathy she lashes out by smashing Heath’s guitar, and the next day it is revealed that she had run out of her mock exam.
Inside Connelton, Bernice catches Cathy washing her skirt in the sink, and the teen opens up by admitting she is ashamed by her heavy periods and explains this is the reason why she missed her exam.
A pensive Cathy is relieved and grateful for Bernice’s support and promises to talk with Manpreet about ways to help manage her symptoms.
Shamed Cathy wishes she could tell Bob how she’s feeling but instead she lies to get him off her case.
The next day, Cathy is honest with Manpreet about her heavy periods and relieved to have got the help she needs as Manpreet writes her a prescription for the pill.
Bob informs Cathy that she can re-sit her mock exam, and the teen is relieved to finally put an end to her nightmare as she swallows her first pill.
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV1, and ITVX.
Need some help? Cathy opens up about struggling with heavy periods and explains this is the reason why she missed her exam
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