Johnny (Sam Strike) met Gianluca for the first time in Friday night's episode (June 27) as they started chatting at a pre-Pride event in Soho.
The pair end up falling for each other after going ahead with their plan to attend Pride London together, so Johnny later makes the big decision to bring Gianluca (Gabriele Lombardo) along to his mum Linda's birthday celebrations at The Vic.
Although it's initially awkward for Linda, she tries to be happy for her son and Johnny is delighted as his new romance continues to go from strength to strength.
Sneaking upstairs during the party, Johnny sleeps with his new boyfriend but reality later hits home when the time comes for Gianluca to return home to Italy.
The young couple share a passionate kiss as they say their goodbyes at the Tube station, but will Johnny really be able to let Gianluca go?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday, July 10 at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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Over on Coronation Street, Carla Barlow sets her sights on Luke Britton as she continues her attempts to cut all ties with estranged husband Peter.
When Carla's brother Rob Donovan continues to insist that she needs to get Peter out of her life for good, the businesswoman takes his advice on board by making some big decisions.
Carla (Alison King) tells Peter that she intends to move out of his flat and buy back his half of the business, but Peter has a surprise of his own in store when he refuses to take any money from her.
Peter makes it clear to Carla that he still hasn't given up on their marriage, but when Carla heads back to The Rovers, she tries her best to move on by inviting Luke (Dean Fagan) back to her place.
Later, a drunken Carla confides in Luke about her many problems back at the flat before moving in for a kiss…
Coronation Street airs these scenes on Monday, July 7 at 7.30pm on ITV.
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Coming up on Emmerdale, newcomer Daz Spencer makes his first appearance on the show as he pays a visit to the village.
As previously announced, former Heartbeat actor Mark Jordon has been cast in the role of Daz, who is the brother of existing regular Dan.
While Dan (Liam Fox) isn't particularly pleased to see his sibling, his fiancée Kerry Wyatt is quickly won over by the charmer.
Kerry (Laura Norton) swoons as Daz regales her with stories about his time in the army, and even though Dan quickly becomes jealous, he feels pressured into letting his brother stay for a while.
Soon afterwards, Daz starts to win over a number of Dan's friends too, making him feel increasingly left out. Is Dan overreacting or does he have something to worry about?
Emmerdale airs these scenes in an hour-long episode on Tuesday, July 8 at 7pm on ITV.
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Meanwhile, John Paul McQueen grows closer to Ste Hay on Hollyoaks while supporting him through a tough time.
John Paul (James Sutton) tries to get Ste's life back on track after realising that he is still struggling with a serious drugs problem.
While spending time with Ste (Kieron Richardson), John Paul is shocked to find drugs stashed away in his drawer and realises that he needs some help.
John Paul ends up roping in Ste's father Danny so they can put on a united front with an intervention.
Although Danny is happy to support his son, he is also crushed that John Paul clearly cares so much about Ste.
Danny has been hoping to reunite with John Paul himself and has made this clear to the troubled teacher, but it's obvious that there's not much chance of that happening as John Paul's true feelings lie elsewhere.
Needing to find a way to make Ste see sense, John Paul and Danny decide to lock him in his room so that he can go cold turkey without drugs. However, a defiant Ste quickly takes control again by escaping out of the window.
Soon afterwards, John Paul tracks down Ste just after he has bought even more drugs. As they talk, John Paul finally reveals that he hid the gun to keep Ste out of the frame for Fraser's murder - but their conversation is overheard.
Later, the pair head to where John Paul buried the gun a few weeks ago, but are shocked further to find that someone has beaten them to it…
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Wednesday, July 9 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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Over on Doctors, Al Haskey reacts badly when his new colleague Niamh Donoghue tries to give him a treat.
Al (Ian Midlane) is surprised when Niamh presents him with a cake that she has baked for him, but he isn't pleased when she reveals that she used a favourite family recipe that she found on his social networking page.
While most of The Mill's staff are impressed by Niamh's thoughtful gesture, Al can't help but feel uncomfortable about her unexpected interest.
Calling Niamh into his office later, Al claims that her interest in his online page could be misconstrued as stalking, before making her promise never to do anything like that again. Will Al live to regret his harsh words?
Doctors airs these scenes on Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10 at 1.45pm on BBC One.
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EastEnders was the winner of our storyline poll last week as 40.16% of you chose Roxy confronting Aleks over his secret as the best plot.
Hollyoaks came second with 36.24% for the McQueen family's money worries, while Coronation Street was third with 12.03% for Carla and Luke growing closer.
Emmerdale had the remaining 11.57% for Victoria Pendleton paying a visit to the village.
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