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Desperate Janine, devastated Malachy and more

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Let's start with a fresh, never-seen-before EastEnders pic this week, shall we?

As you've probably already read, Janine (Charlie Brooks) sinks her claws into Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) during next week's episodes when she lures him to her flat for a meal.

Ian, however, appears to be one step ahead of the vixen when he rumbles her intentions - that she and Archie (Larry Lamb) are working in league to sweet-talk him into signing over the Mitchells's debts, ultimately allowing them to get their hands on The Vic.

Janine feigns ignorant to Ian's claims and talk soon turns to Jane (Laurie Brett). A few bottles of wine later, Ian and Janine toast their 'losers in love' status, before Janine mentions the bedroom. Ian's initially dismissive but when Ryan (Neil McDermott) returns to the flat, Janine's in her dressing gown finishing a glass of wine.

Heading back to the bedroom, she looks on at an inebriated Ian who's asleep under her covers.

The following morning, Ian's surprised to wake in Janine's room and when he goes to leave, he drops £30 on the kitchen table. Ryan, however, is disgusted at Janine's actions.


These scenes air on Thursday, December 10 at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Over in Hollyoaks, Malachy's (Glen Wallace) devastated to discover that his wife Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) is having an affair with one of his best friends, Calvin (Ricky Whittle).

After a drinking session with Jake (Kevin Sacre), Malachy returns to The Loft to see Mercedes and runs straight up to the office. However, when he walks in, he's stopped in his tracks by what he sees - Calvin and Mercedes in a passionate clinch.

With that, Malachy flees the scene, feeling completely betrayed by his wife.


These scenes air on Wednesday, December 9 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.

To Yorkshire now, where Emmerdale's Carl King (Tom Lister) is a man on a mission - he's desperate to retrieve his money from Cain (Jeff Hordley).

With Cain away for a few weeks, Carl's desperate to track down the money - and he's sure that Debbie (Charley Webb) knows its location. Seizing the opportunity to sneak into the garage, Carl waits for Debbie to return and after looking around the premises to see why the door was unlocked, Carl's blocking her exit.

Carl leads Debbie back to her house and insists that he won't be leaving without it. Debbie, however, questions why she'd keep a bag of cash in the house. With that, Carl bundles Debbie down the garden path and into the shed. Charity (Emma Atkins), however, hears the commotion and rushes to Debbie's aid - cracking Carl on the back of the legs with a spade.

Will Carl ever retrieve his money from Cain or the Dingles?




These scenes air on Thursday, December 17 at 7pm and 8pm on ITV1.

And finally to Coronation Street, where Rula Lenska and Nigel Havers appear as Claudia and Lewis alongside hairdresser Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls).

In a fortnight's time, it's the Weatherfield Traders' Association Christmas party and Audrey's delighted to bump into her old friend Claudia (Lenska). Audrey's also taken by her date for the evening, Lewis (Havers).

Later in the evening, though, Audrey's shocked when Claudia confesses that Lewis is, in fact, an escort. With that, Claudia offers Audrey his card...


These scenes air on Friday, December 18 at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV1.

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