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Ian receives a stark warning

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Ian doesn't like what his accountant has to say.

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Aired Tuesday, May 1 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One

Ian pours cold water over Mandy's plans for a honeymoon cruise, claiming that it would be too expensive. His mind then turns to the café, where he's facing a health inspection today. As Ian has staff problems, he's forced to ask Lauren to help with the cleaning, but it's not long before the pair are arguing. When Ian sacks the feisty teenager, she tips the bins all over the floor before she leaves - and at that moment, Ian's accountant and the health inspector both walk in!

As the health inspection gets under way, Ian's accountant has bad news for him - he needs to curb his spending immediately, otherwise he'll lose everything. When Ian returns home following his difficult day, he takes his temper out on Mandy as she mentions wanting to visit Lorraine in hospital. Ian's outburst upsets Mandy and she's on the verge of walking out, so he tries to win her back round by offering to splash out on a cruise for their honeymoon. Will Ian regret ignoring his accountant's warning?

Michael talks to Jean about Alfie's money worries.
Meanwhile, Michael is still determined to prove himself to Janine, so he vows to pay for their wedding venue. When Janine tells him that the cash is due tomorrow, Michael is desperate to get his hands on the required sum. The schemer pays a visit to The Vic and once again targets Jean as he hands over £500 that he's scraped together, claiming that it's a return on her investment. Michael is delighted when he then manages to convince Jean to invest the money that Alfie has in the safe, suggesting that the subsequent profits could help Alfie with his financial troubles. Soon afterwards, Michael is smug as he tells Janine that he's sorted the payment for the venue. However, he's left disappointed when Jean later reveals that she's changed her mind about investing more money after hearing of Ian's financial problems.

Elsewhere, Alfie attempts to make some cash by arranging a barbecue at The Vic, Max tries to convince Lauren to return home but she's too stubborn to agree, while Kim announces that she'll have a surprise Olympic guest in attendance as she unveils the new B&B sign - but there's disappointment all round when it turns out to be future torch-bearer Billy Mitchell. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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