19 Jul 19
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There’s a lot of sexual scandal going on in the soaps as summer heats up! As Moira Dingle (Natalie J Robb) can no longer resist the lure of farmhand Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) in Emmerdale, Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) is shocked to the core to realise that Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton) is Max Branning’s (Jake Wood) new love interest.
Over in Coronation Street, there’s a similar scandal – only that nothing actually happened when Gemma Winter‘s (Dolly-Rose Campbell) mum Bernie (Jane Hazlegrove) claims Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) made a pass at her. And over in Hollyoaks, there could be a summer romance brewing for Prince McQueen (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) and Peri Lomax (Ruby O’Donnell).
Not enough scandal? There’s also a furious outburst, an exit decision, a surprising announcement, a sinister plan, a risky move, a disastrous date, a dangerous situation, a potential split, some high suspicion, a battle over a child, a business decision, a kidnap plot and a major discovery.
Phew, that’s a mouthful!
1. Ben is pleased when it seems that Phil is finally starting to show him some acceptance when he digs out an old boxing trophy. But Ben’s joy and pride is short lived when he interrupts a meeting between Phil and Shirley and realises with anger that his dad still doesn’t trust him.
2. Stacey is stunned when she finds a broken Max and he makes a shocking admission. Martin simmers with jealousy as the pair grow close again but Stacey later heads to see Max and is stunned when it’s Ruby who answers the door.
3. It’s the day of Bobby’s birthday and Kathy and Ian are keen to make a fuss but Bobby isn’t interested. Later, he gets a gift from a friend and hides it from Kathy and Ian, making them curious and concerned about his odd behaviour.
4. Tiffany announces that she is moving to Milton Keynes and when Whitney tries to get Keegan to speak to her, his reaction just makes it clearer to her that she is doing the right thing. Later, Bernie finds a gift from Tiffany and Keegan has a change of heart, but is it too late?
5. The Taylors are intrigued when Karen gathers them all together to make an announcement – and they can’t quite believe what she has to say. Later, her new relationship raises eyebrows in the community.
6. After overhearing about all of the trouble that Jack is in, Stuart hatches a plan.
7. Mel realises that Louise hasn’t told Lisa that she is pregnant and encourages her to get in touch.
8. Gary heads into Rick’s home and starts smearing his jacket with anti vandal paint but is soon caught in the act by Sharon. Later, Gary fears that the game is finally up when he is hauled in by the police.
9. Chesney is stunned when Gemma’s mum turns up claiming to be homeless and Gemma offers up the money that has been raised for the quads. Chesney allows Bernie to stay but as he sleeps on the couch, she suggests he joins her in bed. Later, she accuses him of making a pass at her!
10. Maria heads on another date but can’t get out fast enough when the man says that all of his exes had names ending in ‘a’ and died in mysterious circumstances. Later, Ryan and Alya can tell there are sparks between Ali and Maria and they do a bit of matchmaking.
11. Kevin makes it clear that he thinks the age gap between Sophie and Paula is too much but Sophie is defiant and insists that Paula stays with them. But while Jack is momentarily alone, an intruder barges in and starts rifling through Paula’s paperwork and he knows he is in danger…
12. Tracy is fuming when she discovers that Steve has had his license back for some time and has been secretly organising unicorn parties instead. But she is soon distracted when she learns about Robert spending time with Vicky.
13. Larry believes Roy is the one who has been leaving negative reviews and he barges in and confronts him. Later, as Roy confronts Evelyn, Tyrone notices a spark between them.
14. Seb is worried for Alina as he realises that she is back at the nail bar but clearly avoiding him.
15. Nate encourages Amy to go for custody of Kyle and after she witnesses another frosty exchange between Cain and Moira, she decides that he is right and she braces herself to tell them what she plans to do.
16. Matty is keen to fit in with his new group of friends and soon starts acting out of character to try and impress them but Pete, Ellis and Billy are concerned for him – especially when they hear about what Ste and Jono are saying about him.
17. Rishi and Manpreet are forced to admit that the factory is in serious trouble and when Rishi heads to ask Kim for a loan, he is stunned to discover her terms. He tries to haggle with her but is soon trapped into making a decision.
18. Cain decides that it’s time he made things up with Moira and he heads up to the farm to make an effort. But Nate is busy getting under Moira’s skin and, overcome with temptation, she pulls him in for a passionate kiss.
19. Jai is keen to encourage Laurel that they should go public with their romance.
20. Rodney is acting strangely as he continues in his business venture with Ryan and Matty but what is he hiding?
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21. As Breda encourages Tony to stand by Harry, even if he is guilty, Harry is shocked when he overhears that Mercedes was in the car during the accident. He implores her to tell the truth. Meanwhile, James heads for the edge as he appears to have missed his chance to win Harry back.
22. Peri, Prince and Romeo have fun with the kids at Tom’s Turtles while Tom is distracted. They split into teams and launch a ‘capture the flag’ game in the village, armed with water guns. Back at camp, there’s a spark of summer love between Prince and Peri.
23. Maxine thwarts Sienna’s plan to see the twins when she orders her to the salon for a wedding hair trial. While Sienna’s there, she tries on wigs and finds one that matches au pair Nina’s hair. She then puts her plan into action to try and kidnap the twins.
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24. Levi lays a trap for Maxine by supplying her with painkillers which she immediately takes without knowing what they are. He later explains that they were mints and, caught out, Maxine flees the room, leaving her crutches behind.
25. Breda is incensed when she witnesses selfish dad behaviour from Darren – and vows to keep an eye on him…
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