EastEnders new Ricky twist, Emmerdale Chas’ new low and 23 more soap spoilers

Another action-packed week in the land of serial drama – with a number of shocks ahead! (Picture: BBC / ITV / Lime Pictures)

February is almost here, and things kicking up a gear in soapland!

Expect shocks, twists and plenty of dramatics on the cards next week, with EastEnders seeing Ricky Mitchell make a big decision in the wake of dad Jack Branning’s vile behaviour.

Emmerdale, meanwhile, sees Chas revert to type as she floors Paddy Kirk with a heartbreaking revelation, while Arthur Thomas makes a big discovery about Marshall.

Over in Coronation Street, Leanne Battersby also makes a shocking discovery courtesy of Nick Tilsley, while Hollyoaks deals with a number of big twists, including a shock collapse and a march interrupted.

Sounds like quite the week, right?

If you’re desperate to know more, we’ve got you covered, with 25 must-see moments to come in the land of soap next week.


1. Jack is fuming when he discovers Ricky Jr. has offered to support Lily in bringing up their baby and he subsequently demands a meeting with Stacey and Martin, insisting that they need to talk some sense into Lily. Stacey, however, says abortion is off the table, so the policeman tells Lily what he reckons her life will be like as a teen mum. Stacey, livid, bans the whole Branning family from having anything to do with the baby.

2. Ricky Jr is devastated by Jack’s actions and subsequently moves in with Sam instead.

3. Lola decides that it’s time to tell Lexi that she is dying. The news hits Lexi like a ton of bricks but, instead of crying, she demands to go back to school, furious that her mum has lied to her.

Lola’s mum Emma sticks around (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

4. Emma, Lola’s mum, offers some words to oblivious granddaughter Lexi, before booking an appointment at Fox and Hair, requesting Lola specifically.

5. Whitney is panicked when she experiences spotting, and Kat offers to go with her to the hospital to get checked out. At the hospital, Dr Lane tells Whitney that her ultrasound has flagged up a situation with the baby.

6. Zack is worried about the reason why Sam stayed in Walford and is quick to quiz her to find out more, but Sam puts two and two together, realising the text sent to her about a previous partner testing positive for an STI was in relation to Zack, who reveals that he’s HIV-positive.

7. Martin is offered a few weeks’ well-paid work in Turkey but worries about being far away from Lily at such a tricky time – will he pluck up the courage to tell Stacey?

Coronation Street

8. Having received an email from Max’s solicitor, David tells Gail and Stephen that Max is being charged with Encouragement of Terrorism. Harriet, Max’s solicitor, offers some hope, telling David that in her view, Max was groomed by Griff and was very much a victim. David’s pleased to have her on board and assures her that he’ll find the money for her fees.

9. Hope confides in Sam that she intends to have her revenge for Cilla’s murder and needs his help. Sam reluctantly helps, coning Maria into handing over Vin-Diesel the weasel from the barbers. Ordering Sam to go, Hope carefully places Vin Diesel’s mouth around the skin of her arm. Hope approaches Peanut and lets out a scream. Will she get her revenge?

10. Daisy receives a number of messages from stalker Justin, leaving her concerned. The barmaid subsequently attends a wedding fair and shares a selfie online, unaware that there is a poster of there event in the background. Justin rocks up, much to Daisy’s horror, and it comes to light that he thinks they’re getting married. Later, after being warned off, Justin tells Daisy that he’s prepared to give her time to break the news to Daniel that she doesn’t love him any more!

Leanne is appalled by her discovery (Picture: ITV)

11. Nick receives word that Sam has been in a fight. Sam reveals Damon gave him fighting tips, much to Nick’s horror, but Leanne is puzzled by his overreaction, prompting him to confess all, revealing that Damon is Harvey’s brother and that he’s using the bistro for drug deliveries!

12. Gemma and Chesney tell Jenny that they’d like to book their wedding reception for May 8. Jenny reveals that Daniel and Daisy are getting married that day too, but Gemma points out that it will save them money with so few guests in attendance.

13. When Dev reveals that his golfing partner has let him down, Bernie offers to step in. In the Rovers, Bernie lords it over sulky Dev and tells Chesney how she thrashed him at golf.

14. Eileen returns from Thailand and George, Todd, Sean and Mary welcome her home. Eileen presents Todd with some boxing gloves from Thailand and insists he and George give them a go. George takes a swing at Todd, accidentally cracking his tooth.


15. Charity receives news over the phone that knocks her for six, leaving Mackenzie convinced that she knows about the baby. Grabbing a bottle of vodka, she steals Caleb’s car keys and invites Cain along for the ride – and the reason for her upset comes comes to light.

16. Arthur tells Laurel that his school’s LGBTQ History assembly has been cancelled, prompting her to make a call to the school, where she learns that one parent complained. Jai, meanwhile, makes an insensitive comment which leaves Arthur worried that his stepdad is trying to get him to suppress his sexuality. Later, Laurel tells Arthur he can do his presentation at the assembly – but only when some parents have withdrawn their kids.

Arthur realises Marshall is on his side (Picture: ITV)

17. Marshall comes to Arthur’s defence and there is a charged moment between the two, as Arthur realises that Marshall actually is on his side. Arthur, however, tells the lad that if he’s not being honest with him then he needs to leave, but Marshall’s cool boy bravado is stripped away – and the two boys almost share a kiss.

18. Will accuses Sam of stealing his watch, but he soon gets a shock when Nicky reveals baby Thomas was playing with it. Kim is frustrated as a result, given that she fell out with Lydia over the missing item. Kim apologises, offering both Sam and Lydia their jobs back. They accept, but Lydia makes it quite clear that she and Kim are no longer friends, given the way she was treated.

19. Chas cruelly confirms to Paddy that her love for Al was stronger than what they had, meaning that their marriage is completely over.

20. Moira isn’t convinced that Cain and Chas will ever go back to playing happy families, despite Caleb’s wishful thinking.


21. Maxine and Lizzie organise a protest for women’s safety, and a huge crowd arrives with placards and banners, ready to march. Before it can commence, however, policeman Sam arrives, revealing that there has been a noise complaint made, and Maxine knows exactly who is to blame. Tony!

Vicky’s life hangs in the balance (Picture: Lime Pictures)

22. Vicky joins DeMarcus, Leah, Shing Lin and Charlie on a camping trip, but disaster soon strikes at the campsite when Vicky collapses. The teens try to wake her, but she’s unconscious and thus she’s rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

23. Darren and Nancy are at a loss as to what they should do with their son, as Nancy blames Darren for letting him go camping in the first place.

Hollyoaks spoiler pictures reveal Maxine's protest interuppted by Sam, Mercedes and Diane bond over thier chidlrten and Scott horrified as Vicky is rushed to hospital

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24. Mercedes falls back into old habits as she turns to alcohol in a bid to distract herself from Bobby. She throws herself at Felix, but he doesn’t want to take advantage, and she ends up insulting him when he turns her down.

25. Ste screams at Leah in a rage when he makes a shocking discovery.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV. EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. Emmerdale airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4, with first look episodes daily on All4.

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