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15 huge soap storylines airing this September – digitalspy.com

15 huge soap storylines airing this September – digitalspy.com

1 September 2019 NEWS



It’s the start of a new month and it’s going to be a huge one in Soapland, as the autumn season sees storylines step up a gear. There are returning faces, new arrivals, exits and some of our favourite characters are pushed to breaking point.

Here’s our guide to 15 huge storylines that will be keeping fans gripped across the month.

1. Daniel and Sinead’s wedding (Coronation Street)

Daniel Osbourne and Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street

ITV

After a quieter few months for Daniel and Sinead’s emotional storyline, the couple will be returning to the forefront of the Weatherfield drama this month.

Sinead decides to show her commitment to Danielby springing a surprise wedding on him, just like he did for her last year.

Pushing aside her fears that her cancer could return, Sinead wants this new ceremony to be the first day of the rest of their lives. But with persistent rumours thatSinead’s days on the cobbles are numbered, could another tragic turn of events be just around the corner?

2. Bianca and Lisa are back (EastEnders)

Bianca Jackson wants to speak to Tiffany Butcher in EastEnders

BBC

EastEnderskicks off autumn with the return of two fan favourites, asPatsy PalmerandLucy Benjaminreturn as Bianca Jackson and Lisa Fowler.

Bianca is back for a few episodes to tie in withWhitney and Callum’s wedding, but her presence also sneakily sets upa much longer storylinefor some of her loved ones on Albert Square.

Lisa is back for a longer stint, centring around a specific storyline, which will involvecausing trouble for Philand the rest of the Mitchell family along the way.

3. Robert appears in court (Emmerdale)

Robert Sugden in court in Emmerdale

ITV

AsEmmerdalebuilds up toa heartbreaking farewellfor Robert Sugden, we’ll see the popular characterface court for his plea hearingin the first week of September.

Ahead of the big moment, Robert consults with his solicitor and is advised to plead guilty as this is his best chance for a shorter sentence. This coincides withVictoria having second thoughtsover whether she can lie in court for her brother. What will Robert’s plea be?

4. Stuart’s plan is revealed (Hollyoaks)

Stuart Sumner and Jonny Baxter gatecrash the Maaliks' Eid party in Hollyoaks

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Hollyoaksfans have recently watched some ominous scenes in the show’s ongoingfar-right extremism storyline, as Yasmine and Sinead discovered that Stuart had a USB stick containing a floor plan to a local community centre. This appeared to suggest that Stuart and his group could be plotting a terror attack.

Haiesha Mistry, who plays Yasmine,toldDigital Spy: “The audience are in for a lot more drama in this storyline. There is going to be something major happening. It’s going to impact on the far-right and on the Maaliks. It’s something the audience will be shocked by.”

Show producer Bryan Kirkwoodalso previously toldRadio Times: “We have a huge week in mid-September, by which time Jonny and Stuart have a radicalised Ste where they want him and start to explain they have bigger plans.

“That’s when the scales finally fall from Ste’s eyes as he realises he’s in the company of monsters. It’s a week that changes the lives of the Maaliks and Ste forever, and alters the course of the story.”

5. Paul’s ex-wives are back (Neighbours)

Rebecca Napier returns to Neighbours

Channel 5

Neighbourskicks off September with a week of nostalgia, as all of Paul Robinson’s living ex-wives appear in the same week. WithGailandLynalready back in town, Paul will have to brace himself further asRebecca NapierandChristina Alessiare back too.

Paul fears that the reappearance of his exes is a sign that his wedding to Terese is doomed, but he may well be in for a surprise when he discovers the true reason for his troubles.

6. Kate Connor’s exit (Coronation Street)

Faye Brookes as Kate Connor in Coronation Street

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Coronation Streetwill be airingKate Connor’s exit scenesthis month, as Faye Brookes bows out from the show after four years.

Show bosses have already confirmed thatthe door is being left openfor Kate to return, and since she’s currently making plansto go off travelling, it seems that we can expect a low-key departure.

Announcing herCorrieexit on Twitter earlier this year, Faye commented: “Thanks to everyone for your amazing support, but after four fabulous years in Weatherfield it’s time for me to explore new opportunities. I’ve loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while, and so with a song in my heart, I’m off to pastures new.”

7. Callum and Whitney’s wedding (EastEnders)

Ben Mitchell, Whitney Dean and Callum Highway in EastEnders

BBC

It’s the wedding of the year in Walford, as Whitney prepares to head down the aisle and marry Callum, despitenow being awareof his secret fling with Ben.

The wedding episodes air on September 2 and September 3, as Whitney arrives at the venue to tie the knot with Callum. But with recent discoveries sinking in and Callum’s heart clearly lying elsewhere, will the big day end in tears?

8. Mandy Dingle returns (Emmerdale)

Mandy Dingle returns in Emmerdale

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Emmerdaleis also welcoming back a legendary character this month, as Lisa Riley reprises her role as Mandy Dingle. Fans were scratching their heads after Mandy’s last stint in the Dales, as we were left with more questions than answers over a mysterious secret she was keeping.

As well as finally getting to the truth on that front,Emmerdalefans can also expect some classic Dingle scams as Mandy settles back into the village with her son Vinny – this time for a longer period.

Emmerdaleproducer Jane Hudsonrecently said: “We’ve got Lisa Riley returning – Mandy and Vinny are back with scams and all sorts going on and we’re very excited about that. It’s going to be very fun and colourful as she makes herself at home.”

9. Finn returns (Hollyoaks)

Finn O'Connor in Hollyoaks

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Hollyoaks‘ big returnee this month won’t be getting such a warm welcome, as Finn O’Connoris released from jailand moves back into the family home. Finn is determined to prove that he’s a reformed character, but plenty of people in the village will understandably have their doubts.

Nancy, who Finn tried to rape in 2014, has to deal with her attacker living in close proximity. Sally will also be sickened to know that her son’s attacker is out. Later this year, we’ll also see Finn come face-to-face with John Paulwhen he returns to the village too.

10. Ramsay Street’s first transgender storyline (Neighbours)

Georgie Stone in Neighbours

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Neighbourscontinues to break new ground for Aussie soaps by exploringthe show’s first ever transgender storyline. Fans have already seen trans actressGeorgie Stonemake her first appearance as Mackenzie Hargreaves, who’ll confide in Yashvi Rebecchi about her past next week.

Mackenzie will be appearing for an extended guest stint, which came about when Georgie wrote into theNeighboursproducers and suggested the storyline.

11. James’ sexuality story begins (Coronation Street)

Coronation Street: James Bailey (embargoed 5/4/19 src.src1)

Joseph ScanlonITV

Coronation Streethas previously announced plansto explore homophobia in footballwith new character James Bailey. Although comfortable with his own sexuality, James is keeping quiet about the fact that he’s gay, as he’s unsure about the reaction he’d receive from his team-mates and his loved ones.

We’ll finally see this storyline begin this month, as James develops a friendship with Bethany, which has unexpected consequences.

Hinting at how this causes problems,Corrie‘s producer Iain MacLeodpreviously said:“What we don’t want from James is that he leads anyone on, in particular. It’s more that James at every turn tries to do the right thing but ends up [inadvertently] leading someone on a little bit.”

12. Hunter’s revenge leads to a death (EastEnders)

Charlie Winter and Tamzin Outhwaite as Hunter and Mel Owen in EastEnders

Kieron McCarronBBC

Next week’sEastEndersepisodes also see Hunter Owen’s escape storyline come to a dramatic conclusion, as he causesa terrifying siege situationat the Queen Vic.

Armed with a gun, Hunter seeks out Jack Branning at the pub – but it doesn’t take long for other characters to get caught in the crossfire. Who lives and who dies? That would be telling…

13. Jessie’s exit build-up (Emmerdale)

Sandra Marvin as Jessie Dingle in Emmerdale

ITV

It’s no secret that Jessie Dinglewill be waving goodbye toEmmerdalethis autumn, with Sandra Marvin recently announcing that she’s bowing out for new projects. The door is expected to be left open for Jessie to return, so we can rule out a shock death.

The build-up to Jessie’s exit will start airing soon. We’ve already seen tell-tale signs thatJessie’s marriage to Marlon is crumbling, while the arrivalof her ex-husband Alhas also led to tensions. Is a storm brewing that will tear Jessie and Marlon apart for good?

14. Martine’s past is explored (Hollyoaks)

Kelle Bryan as Martine Deveraux in Hollyoaks

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Hollyoakshas been teasing a family secret for the Deveraux clan for nearly a year now – and we can promise that answers are coming. We already know that Mitchell is secretly struggling with his sexuality, but he’s not the only member of the family who’s trying to hide something.

After a deliberately slow build-up with Martine’s character, September marks a shift in direction as her past starts to be explored – with some big revelations to come.

15. Paul’s historic abuse storyline begins (Coronation Street)

Paul Foreman tries to reassure Gemma Winter in Coronation Street

ITV

Paul Foreman’sbig newCoronation Streetstorylinebegins this month, as actor Joseph Alessi makes his first appearance as newcomer Kel. The sinister arrival is the ex-partner of Bernie and stepdad of Paul, who sexually abused him when he was a teenager.

At the time, Kel groomed Paul into thinking they were in a consensual relationship. However, when Paul confides in his boyfriend Billy in upcoming scenes, the conversation helps him to realise that he was being sexually abused by Kel.

Coronation Street‘s producer Iain MacLeod recently said: “This story sensitively explores something that is tragically all too common in families in the real world and will highlight the way these painful events still reverberate many years later.

“It will, I hope, allow people who have survived similar abuse and perhaps suffered in silence to find their voice and speak up.”


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