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Emmerdale's Sammy Winward on final week: 'Katie's exit is exciting'

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Emmerdale's Katie Sugden finally gets proof of Robert's affair next week when she photographs him in a passionate clinch with Aaron Livesy.

Katie secures the evidence she needs when Aaron decides to betray his secret lover, seducing him at Wylie's Farm and texting Katie with details of where they'll be.

Sammy Winward as Katie Addyman in Emmerdale

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Sammy Winward as Katie Sugden


The explosive scenes play out in Sammy Winward's final week on screen as Katie, meaning that there's bound to be huge twists and turns ahead whatever the outcome.

Here, Sammy shares some gossip on her dramatic final episodes.

What happens when Katie finds out that Robert has checked into a hotel later this week?
"By this point, Katie has decided that she's going to have to bite her tongue and ignore all of her suspicions about Robert, but that changes when she overhears Robert in the pub organising a surprise for his date at the hotel.

"Katie goes straight to Chrissie to suggest they should go along to the hotel and see if he's there. Chrissie is sick of Katie getting involved but she also knows it could be the truth, so she agrees to go."

How does Robert manage to get out of this one?
"When they get to the hotel, Robert is there with Aaron but he sees Chrissie and Katie. He then quickly decides to phone Chrissie and say that he's booked a surprise for her at this hotel! Chrissie ends up thinking that Robert was just being romantic, so it's Katie who ends up in tears again and everyone hates her. Andy finds out as well and he's absolutely furious."

Robert then threatens Katie again…
"Yes, Robert tells Katie that if she plays with fire then she's going to get burned. The caravan that Katie and Andy have moved into at the farm then gets blown up a couple of days later, so Katie knows that it was Robert. Because she's the only person who has heard Robert say those words, nobody else thinks it was him."

The caravan explodes

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The caravan explodes


What was it like to film the caravan fire scenes?
"There was a huge explosion and we weren't quite ready for it! Me and Kelvin [Fletcher, who plays Andy] were both saying that we hate cheesy reactions to an explosion like gasps and silly faces. We were trying to plan the scene so that Kelvin would cover me and our faces wouldn't really be in shot, but then when the explosion happened, it was so big and loud that our reactions were completely natural because it was so shocking. We were genuinely quite scared!

"Those scenes were filmed on a night shoot in the moors. It was pretty cold and the blaze was the last shot, so we had to rely on lots of hand warmers and hot water bottles beforehand that night!"

Do Katie and Andy feel like their hopes and dreams are literally going up in smoke?
"Yeah, they really do - especially as Katie hasn't insured the caravan because she's been so busy trying to bring Robert down. That's another massive thing and Andy is furious with her again. But even that won't stop Katie going after Robert - if anything, it makes her more angry and determined. She'll do it quietly, but she's more determined than ever to bring him down."

Does Katie confront Robert about the fire?
"Yes, Katie turns up at Home Farm and the whole White family are there. She goes in all guns blazing, but all of them are really quite smug about it. They tell Katie that she's losing her mind and going crazy. They even say it could have been her because she's so unhinged at the moment!

"Everyone is sick of Katie going on and on. They don't understand why she's doing it, so they tell her that they'll call the police if she comes round again."

Robert enjoys telling Katie the news and says he'll leave her to inform Andy.

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Katie and Robert


How does Andy feel about Katie's latest accusations towards Robert?
"For Andy, these constant accusations are just too much and their marriage is now at stake. Because it's history repeating itself in terms of Robert messing everything up for them, it's too much for Andy to cope with. Unfortunately, Katie has got blinkers on because she can't see how much it's affecting him and everyone else.

"In the end, Andy decides that he's going to move out and Katie is absolutely devastated. It's only at that point that she decides to bite her tongue."

Is Katie also surprised by the reaction she gets when she confides in Chas?
"Yes, Katie talks to Chas about the situation, but Chas says that it isn't Katie's problem and she isn't going to listen to her. Katie is surprised and points out that Chas didn't listen to Gennie when she told her about Debbie and Cameron. Chas just explodes and says, 'How dare you bring my sister into this?' So Chas falls out with Katie as well!"

How does Katie react when Aaron then tells her that she's right about Robert and he can prove it?
"Aaron is very sure of himself and says that if Katie turns up at this certain time, she will find the proof that she's been looking for. At the point that Aaron comes to see her at the pub, Katie is actually done with the Robert thing - she doesn't want to deal with it anymore because she knows that she's risking losing the love of her life over this. But then when Aaron speaks to her, she can't resist."

What happens when Robert and Chrissie's wedding day arrives the next morning?
"Andy finds out that the farm sale has been pulled because of Katie's antics. He tells her that he can't do this anymore and Katie has ruined everything. She's devastated.

"Katie then gets a message from Aaron telling her to come to Wylie's Farm now. She heads straight there and finds Robert in a clinch with the last person she'd expect in the whole village - Aaron! She gets out her phone and she takes a picture of them in that embrace. It's the camera clicking on the phone that makes Robert and Aaron realise that she's there.

"The scenes are written really well and Katie's relationship with Robert is really explored afterwards. They talk about a lot of stuff and it all comes to a head!"

Robert kisses Aaron

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Robert kisses Aaron


Katie walks in on Robert and Aaron

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Katie walks in on Robert and Aaron


Robert and Aaron realise they've been caught out

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Robert and Aaron realise they've been caught out


This is your exit week, so will these episodes be unmissable for the viewers?
"Yes, I think they'll change quite a lot of characters' lives for a while, which is always exciting! It's one of the most dramatic storylines I've been involved in, especially emotionally. It's been really good to film.

"Because we've had Katie and Andy back together and Robert involved again, it's almost like the love triangle has repeated itself. We haven't repeated it exactly but we've always wanted to explore it again and bring it to a head."

How are you feeling about leaving the show after so long as Katie?
"Leaving Emmerdale is not a decision I have made lightly. I have had the most amazing 13 years and I'm going to miss everyone terribly. I have loved every second of playing Katie, but no-one becomes an actor to play just one role, so now it's time for me to move on. I don't want to give away anything about how Katie goes but it's certainly going to be dramatic."

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Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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Hollyoaks: Nancy to face further problems after Dylan steals her pills

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Hollyoaks teacher Nancy Osborne will find her painkiller addiction having serious consequences next week after teenager Dylan gets his hands on her pills.

Nancy (Jessica Fox) is delighted when she is offered a promotion at the school, but later finds herself calling on Trevor for more pills as she struggles to cope with the pressures of her new role.

As Trevor and Grace attend the school parents evening with Dylan, Nancy acts unprofessionally by asking Trevor if he has any more pills on him.

Nancy wants more pills

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Nancy wants more pills


Nancy is struggling

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Nancy is struggling


Trevor attends parents evening

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Trevor attends parents evening


Later, Dylan finds Nancy's painkiller stash and encourages Peri to sell them to students so she can raise money to visit her dad Cameron in Newcastle.

Jealous after seeing Dylan flirt with Peri, Tom becomes suspicious when he sees them sneaking into the toilet together and is shocked when he discovers that they are selling pills.

James Fletcher as Dylan.

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James Fletcher as Dylan


When Nico and Dylan take the pills, Tom also buys some in order to save face, but a shocking incident soon follows.

Following the incident at school, Nancy knows she's to blame but will she find the courage to face the consequences?

Hollyoaks airs these scenes next week on Channel 4.
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Hollyoaks spoiler pictures: See Frankie Osborne dressed as Miley Cyrus

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New Year's Eve will get off to a fun start on Hollyoaks as Frankie Osborne hosts a 'Star-i-Oke' competition at The Dog in the Pond.

Frankie (Helen Pearson) encourages the village's residents to get dressed up as some famous popstars and belt out tunes to send out 2014 in style.

The feisty barmaid surprises her punters by dressing up as Miley Cyrus for the occasion.

Frankie dresses as Miley Cyrus

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Frankie dresses as Miley Cyrus


Frankie surprises the punters

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Frankie surprises the punters


Frankie is in high spirits

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Frankie is in high spirits


Darren and Dr S'avage are shocked by Frankie

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Darren and Dr S'avage are shocked by Frankie


Dr S'avage also gets involved by transforming himself into Neil Diamond, while Kim Butterfield is Britney Spears and Jack Osborne is Frank Sinatra.

Kim dresses as Britney Spears

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Kim dresses as Britney Spears


Jack is Frank Sinatra

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Jack is Frank Sinatra


The fun scenes will air in Hollyoaks' hour-long New Year's Eve special, which focuses mainly on a turbulent time for the Roscoe family.

While there is a celebratory atmosphere to start with, the mood soon turns sour as secrets and lies are revealed and a shock fight between Joe and Rick leaves Rick's life hanging in the balance.

Hollyoaks airs these scenes tomorrow (December 30) at 7pm on E4 and on Wednesday (December 31) at 6.30pm on Channel 4.

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EastEnders row, Corrie punch, Emmerdale outburst, Hollyoaks event

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EastEnders hardman Phil Mitchell comes face-to-face with his old enemy Nick Cotton next month.

Like many in Albert Square, Phil (Steve McFadden) is currently under the impression that Nick is dead and gone - but scenes airing in mid-December will see him learn that the notorious villain is still alive.

Phil's discovery comes soon after Nick (John Altman) has started to become careless by stepping out in public as he is fed up with being holed up at Dot's house.

Ian Beale is shocked to spot Nick out and about, and word of his shock return quickly gets back to Phil.

Once Phil knows the truth, he storms over to Dot's house to confront Nick and tensions quickly flare up between the two men.

The outcome of the clash remains to be seen, but it forms part of a longer-term plot which will see Nick go head-to-head with the Mitchells once again.

Phil confronts Nick

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Phil confronts Nick

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Hollyoaks: Ste Hay faces big shocks after rehab release

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Ste Hay faces some disturbing surprises as he returns to screens on Hollyoaks next month.

The popular character has recently been absent from the village after deciding to check himself into rehab for help tackling his drug addiction.

Once the time comes for Ste (Kieron Richardson) to return home, his sister Leela Lomax catches up with him to reveal the recent tragedies which have rocked his on-off boyfriend John Paul McQueen.

After hearing about Carmel's death in the train crash and the apparent murder of Mercedes, Ste begs Leela to take him to a McQueen family memorial which is taking place that day.

Unfortunately, the poignant occasion descends into chaos when Ste arrives at the memorial and sees Lockie Campbell (Nick Rhys) comforting John Paul.

Convinced that something is going on between the pair, Ste punches Lockie and is almost tempted to return back to old habits by calling his drugs supplier.

Lockie comforts John Paul

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Lockie comforts John Paul


Ste interrupts the memorial

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Ste interrupts the memorial


Ste punches Lockie

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Ste punches Lockie


John Paul confronts Ste

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John Paul confronts Ste


Myra is mortified

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Myra is mortified


Things look up for Ste when John Paul (James Sutton) reunites with him at a nearby pub, but his joy turns to horror when he then sees Amy Barnes (Ashley Slanina-Davies) and the kids with his abusive stepfather Terry.

Ste is terrified to see Terry back on the scene and is quick to confront Amy, but she claims that the sinister villain has been supporting them all. With Amy taken in by Terry, will she see sense when Ste presses the issue?

Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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Hollyoaks: Tegan Lomax's daughter Rose to suffer health scare

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Tegan Lomax faces another worrying ordeal on Hollyoaks next month as her baby daughter Rose is rushed into hospital.

The devoted mum is already dealing with her own cancer treatment when she is left to worry about the health of her only child.

A big week for the Lomaxes begins when Ziggy Roscoe asks newcomer Celine McQueen out on a date, secretly wanting to make Tegan (Jessica Ellis) jealous.

It seems that Ziggy (Fabrizio Santino) has secured the strong reaction he wanted as Kim Butterfield quickly guesses that Tegan is in love with the village's charmer.

Mischievious Kim (Daisy Wood-Davis) interferes by tricking Tegan into going to the coffee shop where Ziggy and Celine (Sarah George) are on their date, which creates an awkward atmosphere all round.

Kim and Tegan gate crash the date.

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Kim and Tegan gate crash the date

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Home and Away betrayal, VJ kidnap - spoiler pictures

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Home and Away doctor Nate Cooper will kiss Hannah Wilson once again next month as he struggles to cope with his strained marriage to Sophie Taylor.

Nate (Kyle Pryor) and Hannah (Cassie Howarth) are brought even closer to each other when he starts to teach her to kayak.

With Hannah desperate for an excuse to spend more time with Nate, she pretends she is interested in picking up a new hobby.

However, feeling uncomfortable over their budding friendship, Sophie becomes determined to get Nate to sign the paperwork for the mortgage on their house.

Nate's doubts about taking this big step with Sophie are palpable as he makes his excuses but not willing to back down, Sophie later turns up at the hospital with the same request.

Nate and Hannh can't ignore their feelings.

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Nate and Hannh can't ignore their feelings.

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