This weeks soap gossip

Coronation Street

Coronation Street’s Simon Barlow is rushed to hospital later this month as his latest act of rebellion ends in disaster.

The youngster’s behaviour continues to spiral out of control in the coming days, leading to a confrontation between him and headteacher Brian Packham.

Simon (Alexander Bain) runs out of school following the row, resulting in panic for Peter when he learns that his son has done a disappearing act. Peter (Chris Gascoyne) initially presumes that he’ll have gone to Leanne, but when she insists that she hasn’t seen him, they realise Simon is missing and are forced to call the police.

Unbeknown to Peter, Simon has actually returned to the flat, but he hides in the cupboard when his worried father comes home. As Peter heads back out to continue the search, Simon then comes out of his hiding place, where he has found a bottle of wine stashed by Carla (Alison King).

Still without news, Peter later returns to the flat and is horrified to find an unconscious Simon on the sofa with the open bottle of wine.

Simon is immediately taken to hospital, where a shocked Peter and Carla are forced to explain what has happened. When a guilty Carla then suggests that she should move out for Simon’s sake, will Peter be able to give her the reassurances she needs?

Peter and Carla rush Simon to the hospital where they try to explain to the nurse what happened to him



Simon Barlow in hospital

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Monday, June 11 at 8pm on ITV1



Over on EastEnders, Abi Branning must decide how serious her feelings for Jay Mitchell are when she receives a letter offering her a scholarship trip to Costa Rica.

Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) becomes visibly distracted as she considers her options, but she soon realises that she can’t leave Jay (Jamie Borthwick) – and the young couple end up declaring their love for each other.

The teenager is thrilled when a smitten Jay tells her that he doesn’t know what he’d do without her, but she is soon left livid when she discovers that Tanya has confirmed the Costa Rica trip behind her back.

Abi insists that she wants to stay with Jay in Walford, but her plans are opposed by Tanya and Max, who attempt to talk the pair round. When Max assures Jay that his relationship with Abi will last whatever happens, the mechanic gets an idea.

Later, an emotional Jay tells Abi that she should go to Costa Rica after all, but on their honeymoon! Jay then drops to one knee, asking a stunned Abi to marry him…

Abi is stunned by Jay's proposal.


EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday, June 14 at 7.30pm on BBC One



Coming up in Emmerdale, Chas Dingle and Cameron Murray’s affair storyline continues as they head off for a weekend away together.

The pair seize the opportunity to spend time in each other’s company while Debbie, Andy and Sarah are on holiday in Paris.

Although they enjoy their time in a hotel room, Chas (Lucy Pargeter) can’t help but feel jealous when Cameron (Dominic Power) calls Debbie to see how she’s doing.

Chas and Cameron go on a weekend break together, but it begins badly when Chas is jealous of Cameron while he is on the phone to Debbie



Over in the village, things become more complicated when Cain receives a phone call from Cameron’s son asking for his dad, blowing Cameron’s cover story that he’s in Jersey with his family.

As Cain decides that Cameron must be playing away, he’s determined to get to the bottom of this once and for all. Are Chas and Cameron in danger of being caught out?

Emmerdale airs these scenes on Thursday, June 14 at 6.45pm and Friday, June 15 at 7.30pm on ITV1



Meanwhile, Hollyoaks bad boy Brendan Brady will remain at the centre of drama in the village as Walker arrives back on the scene.

Walker (Neil Newbon) doesn’t get a warm welcome as he makes his return, with Cheryl feeling particularly concerned as she fears that Brendan (Emmett Scanlan) could be up to no good again.

Jealous Joel (Andrew Still) is also furious to see that Walker is back, but when he questions Brendan about this, he is confused when his mentor sticks up for Walker. Squaring up to Joel, Brendan reminds the teenager who’s boss.

Joel and Brendan clash in Hollyoaks

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Joel and Brendan clash in Hollyoaks

Joel refuses to keep his nose out of the situation as he is determined to find out what Brendan is up to.

When Joel follows Walker in an attempt to find out more about him, he makes an intriguing discovery about the mysterious newcomer… What is Walker hiding and how will Brendan react when Joel reports back to him?

Joel follows Walker in Hollyoaks



Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13 at 6.30pm on Channel 4