Coronation Street spoilers, EastEnders and Emmerdale LIVE – Leanne Battersby IGNORES fears over son Simon's drug dealing

THERE'S plenty of soap drama this week, with many of your favourite characters finding themselves embroiled in dramatic new plots

Whether your fave is Corrie, EastEnders, Hollyoaks or Emmerdale, we've got all the latest news, gossip and spoilers right HERE on The Sun's soaps live blog.

For example in EastEnders this week fans are shocked when Phil Mitchell and Kat Slater are seen romping.

The unlikely couple have sparked an outpouring of surprise from EastEnders fans, with one writing "Phil Mitchell and Kat ?! What the bloody hell….."

A second said: "Omg I think am gonna barf, Kat and Phil really so not here for this at all, I will always prefer Sharon and Phil, I am sorry".

Another added:  "Hang on, whoa, wait, stop!! Kat goes from Kush to Phil! That’s like going from prime steak to Iceland’s economy burgers!"

Meanwhile in Coronation Street Leanna Battersby will break down as a fake psychic gives her a message from her dead son Oliver. 

The grieving mother – who is played by Jane Danson in the ITV soap –  has been struggling to cope after Oliver passed away from an incurable form of mitochondrial disease at the end of last year. 

And in Emmerdale fans will be convinced Paul set up his own kidnapping after luring Mandy Dingle to witness it.

The gambling addict – who is played by actor Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – was dragged into a van tonight in suspicious circumstances.

For full details on the above storyline and more soap news, gossip and spoilers follow our live blog below...

  • Molly Moss

    JAMES FARRAR JOINS EASTENDERS AS TROUBLEMAKER ZACK HUDSON

    JAMES Farrar is the latest actor set to join the cast of EastEnders.

    The star will make his debut on the Square in March in the role of “troublemaker” Zack Hudson.

    The BBC soap has described Zack as “an unpredictable troublemaker who lives life in the fast lane." 

    "A lone wolf, Zack had a difficult childhood that has left him determined to never rely on anyone or become too attached."

    Zack is also described as a “ladies’ man” who’s set to “ruffle a few feathers when he arrives”.

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS FANS LEFT BLUSHING AT KAT AND PHIL

    EASTENDERS fans were left blushing after Kat Slater stripped to her bra for racy romp with Phil Mitchell.

    Kat seduced Walford hardman Phil – who is played by actor Steve McFadden in the BBC soap – while he was meant to be having a romantic reunion dinner with his ex-wife in recent scenes.

    Viewers watched Phil reject Sharon when she banged on the door of the Arches only for a barely dressed Kat to step out of one of the cars.

    The pair were clearly mid romp – and fans were in shock.

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ BRIAN CONLEY REVEALS EMOTIONAL REASON HE JOINED SOAP

    BRIAN Conley has revealed he agreed to join the cast of EastEnders in memory of his father. 

    The stage and screen star, 59, will join the BBC One show as Sonia’s long-lost dad Terry Cant, despite having previously said he had turned down the soap twice. 

    Speaking about the emotional reason he signed up to star in the soap, he explained: “As you can imagine being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is such an incredible moment for me.

    “I know for sure my dad’s looking down from above and saying “Good on yer son!” It was always his favourite programme.

    “So in so many ways it really is an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to be working with an incredibly talented team on camera and off."

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S JANE DANSON ADMITS SHE WAS ‘HURT’ BY VICKY ENTWISTLE’S CRITICISM OF OLIVER’S STORYLINE

    CORONATION Street star Jane Danson has admitted she was hurt by Vicky Entwistle's criticism of Oliver's death storyline.

    The actress – who plays Leanne Battersby in the ITV soap – was upset when her former on-screen mum Vicky tweeted insulting the storyline.

    Speaking exclusively to The Sun's TV mag, Jane said: "It was a little bit disappointing.

    "She did apologise, she said sorry. I think the problem with Twitter is, people say things in the moment and often they sound a little bit harsher than what they were or people take it differently.

    "On that occasion, yeah, I thought it was mean. But she did apologise so I suppose you have to draw a line.”

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S LEANNE WILL BECOME FIERCE AGAIN, REVEALS JANE DANSON

    CORONATION Street star Jane Danson has teased Leanne Battersby will get her fire back to save son Simon from a life of drug dealing.

    The grieving mum – who is played by actress Jane in the ITV soap – is currently unable to cope with the basics after the death of her youngest Oliver. 

    But speaking exclusively to The Sun's TV mag, Jane has told how fesity Leanne will return, saying: "She’s always had to look after herself so I think that’s where that hard exterior comes from.

    "I don’t know what direction they’re going to take her in, but I certainly like it when she’s strong. So I’m hopeful this year maybe things will turn around a little bit."

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS FANS PREDICT BATTLE FOR SHARON AND KATHY OVER GAVIN’S MILLIONS

    EASTENDERS fans are convinced Sharon Watts and Kathy Beale will fight it out over Gavin Sullivan's millions.

    The Queen Vic landlady – who is played by actress Letitia Dean in the BBC soap – will soon discover her criminal father has passed away – Kathy's ex-husband.

    Gavin spent his remaining years in prison but it’s believed he had a considerable fortune still.

    And fans are now convinced his will will result in a battle for cash by Sharon and Kathy.

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS FANS CONVINCED SONIA’S DAD TERRY CANT WILL BE A VILLAIN

    EASTENDERS fans are convinced Sonia Fowler's long-lost dad Terry Cant will be a villain.

    Actor and comedian Brian Conley will play the never before seen character when he arrives later this year after Sonia goes searching for him.

    And fans are convinced he will be evil after previous teases by the soap.

    One wrote: "This will be interesting as Carol previously said Terry Cant was a wrong'un who slept with underage girls?"

    A second said: "According to Carol, Terry was violent towards her so I wonder if they will retcon that or whether it will be mentioned when Terry joins the show later this year."

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS SHOCK AS PHIL ROMPS WITH KAT

    EASTENDERS fans are in shock after Phil Mitchell stood up Sharon Watts to romp with Kat Slater.

    The Walford hardman – who is played by actor Steve McFadden in the BBC soap – was meant to be having a romantic reunion dinner with his ex-wife.

    However, Sharon was left eating alone when Phil abandoned her for a romp with Kat instead. 

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE FANS CONVINCED PAUL SET UP HIS OWN KIDNAPPING

    EMMERDALE fans are convinced Paul set up his own kidnapping after luring Mandy Dingle to witness it.

    The gambling addict – who is played by actor Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – was dragged into a van last night in suspicious circumstances.

    Paul rang Mandy during the ordeal and she arrived just in time to see him being dragged into a van.

    But as the van sped off – fans were suspicious.

    They found the timing of everything to be too convenient to be a real kidnapping.

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE FANS WORRIED DEBBIE AND KEVIN ARE GOING TO DIE

    CORONATION Street fans are terrified for Kevin and Debbie Webster as they spent another night trapped in the Bistro fridge.

    The siblings were locked in the cold storage by evil Ray Crosby on Friday night and are slowly freezing to death.

    Last night they narrowly missed out on being rescued when Abi Franklin almost heard their cries for help after breaking into the restaurant.

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S LEANNE BREAKS DOWN AS FAKE PSYCHIC GIVES HER A MESSAGE FROM OLIVER

    LEANNE Battersby breaks down next week in Corrie as a fake psychic gives her a message from her dead son Oliver. 

    When Jeremy the psychic arrives and makes out he’s in contact with Leanne’s dead son, Toyah is heartbroken to see how desperate her sister has become. 

    When the psychic passes on a message from Oliver saying he forgives her, Leanne breaks down and Toyah comforts her. 

    But eventually, Leanne realises she’s being scammed and throws Jeremy out. 

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ RUBY FALLS DOWN THE STAIRS DURING SHOWDOWN WITH STACEY

    PREGNANT RUBY Allen falls down the stairs next week in EastEnders during a furious row with Stacey. 

    Stacey will start an argument with the club owner after discovering she and Martin and planning a holiday with the kids. 

    Stacey is furious when she discovers that Ruby has bought stuff for the holiday on her credit card and vows to make Ruby pay.  

    She stops by at Ruby’s with guns blazing and, when Ruby’s scheming with Kush is mentioned, the argument escalates and Ruby ends up falling backwards down the stairs.

  • John Hall

    RUBY'S PREGNANCY NO LIE

    EastEnders viewers know that Martin and Ruby are in the middle of a feud over Martin, with Ruby pretending to be pregnant to trap the market stall owner. 

    This week, Stacey will hatch a plan to prove Ruby is lying about the pregnancy and bring out a pregnancy test at the club, but they’re all stunned when the test is positive. 

    Next week’s episodes of EastEnders will see Dotty suggest paying Tiffany and her friends to promote the club on social media to entice more city boys. 

    Later, Stacey apologises to Ruby for trying to expose her pregnancy in an attempt to become a better person.

  • John Hall

    PREGNANT RUBY ALLEN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

    Pregnant Ruby Allen is rushed to hospital as she begins bleeding next week in EastEnders. 

    The club owner – who is played by Louisa Lytton in the BBC One soap – will then have a furious showdown with Stacey Slater which sees her fall down the stairs. 

  • John Hall

    EMMERDALE'S JULIETTE KIDNAPS SON CARL

    Juliette Holliday kidnaps her son Carl next week in Emmerdale as she plots to split Nicola and Jimmy King up. 

    Juliette gave Jimmy – who is Carl’s biological dad after a mix-up at the fertility clinic – all parental responsibility back in 2016 after her husband left her.

    But Juliette turned up out of the blue last month – five years after she abandoned her son.

    And next week viewers will see the plot thicken as Juliette watches Nicola and Jimmy from afar before approaching Carl. 

    Later, Nicola realises Carl is missing but he soon appears with Juliette who warns she’ll involve a solicitor if she’s not given access.

     

  • John Hall

    EMMERDALE FANS SLAM ‘BIPHOBIC’ VICTORIA

    EMMERDALE fans have accused Victoria Sugden of biphobia over her reaction to boyfriend Luke Posner telling her he had slept with a man.

    The chef – who is played by actress Isabel Hodgins in the ITV soap – insisted she didn’t have a problem with Luke having slept with a man, but her actions said otherwise.

    Last week Luke opened up to Victoria about his past – and told her he had slept with a man before.

    Fans accused Victoria of being biphobic when her reaction was one of anger.

    “Why now?” she said. 

    “When I think of the thousands of times we’d poured our hearts out to each other, and what we’ve said, you’d think it would have come up before?”

    She added: “I can’t get my head around the fact you never told me until now. It’s not just about the lying and the betrayal. I have to think about what I need – not just for me, I’ve got Harry to think of too.”

  • John Hall

    EMMERDALE’S MANDY DINGLE GOES TO EXTREME LENGTHS TO SAVE PAUL

    MANDY Dingle takes drastic action to raise thousands to save kidnapped Paul Ashdale this week in Emmerdale. 

    Gangster Connor will bundle Paul – who is played by Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – into a van and demand £4,000 from Mandy in ransom in return for his safety.

    Mandy and Vinny struggle to gather the money together, but the next day Mandy reveals a bag of cash to her stunned family.

    Mandy heads out with a cricket bat in hand, driving to the layby where Connor has requested they meet.

    The big question is: how did Mandy get the cash?

  • John Hall

    EASTENDERS’ MICK CARTER THREATENS TO KILL MAX BRANNING

    MICK Carter threatens to kill Max Branning this week in EastEnders as he accuses Linda of staying with him out of pity.

    Max was gutted when Linda ended their affair and went back to her husband Mick last month.

    But this week he’ll hatch a plan to win Linda back when Jack tells him about Mick’s abuse ordeal.

    Later, Max tells Linda that he’s got a surprise that may help her and she realises in horror that he knows about Mick’s abuse.

    After quizzing Max, Linda is furious to discover that Jack told him.

    Jack heads over to Mick’s to apologise but Mick storms out, tracking down Max and threatening to kill him.

    Will Max make it out of Walford in one piece?

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S ABI PROPOSES TO KEVIN 

    ABI Franklin proposes to Kevin Webster in hospital this week in Corrie after saving him from Ray Crosby’s murder attempt. 

    Abi will find Kevin and Debbie slumped on the floor in the bistro’s walk-in freezer. 

    As Kevin recovers in hospital, Abi gets down on one knee and proposes to Kevin, who says yes. 

    Meanwhile, Ray’s accountant hands over his passport and flight details. 

    Viewers will then see Ray waiting in the airport lounge for his flight to Turkey.

    Will it be happy ever after for Kevin and Abi or might Ray strike again?

  • Molly Moss

    CORRIE’S AGGIE TERRIFIED AS BROTHER IN LAW RONNIE ARRIVES

    AGGIE Bailey hides a dark secret this week in Coronation Street as her brother in law Ronnie arrives on the cobbles. 

    Aggie – who is played by Lorna Laidlaw – will admit to Grace Vickers that Ronnie’s presence unsettles her, but what is she hiding?

    Following Ronnie's reunion with his brother Ed and his family, Grace Vickers will notice Aggie looking distressed and asks her what’s up. 

    Aggie admits to Grace that she can’t relax when Ronnie’s around given that he always manages to lead Ed astray.

    But is that all there is to the story or is Aggie hiding something?

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE FANS SLAM ‘BIPHOBIC’ VICTORIA

    EMMERDALE fans have accused Victoria Sugden of biphobia over her reaction to boyfriend Luke Posner telling her he had slept with a man.

    The chef – who is played by actress Isabel Hodgins in the ITV soap – insisted she didn’t have a problem with Luke having slept with a man, but her actions said otherwise.

    Last week Luke opened up to Victoria about his past – and told her he had slept with a man before.

    Fans accused Victoria of being biphobic when her reaction was one of anger.

    “Why now?” she said. 

    “When I think of the thousands of times we’d poured our hearts out to each other, and what we’ve said, you’d think it would have come up before?”

    She added: “I can’t get my head around the fact you never told me until now. It’s not just about the lying and the betrayal. I have to think about what I need – not just for me, I’ve got Harry to think of too.”

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE’S GABBY TELLS LAUREL SHE’S PREGNANT

    GABBY Thomas tells Laurel she’s pregnant this week in Emmerdale. 

    The teenager will fail to mention that Jamie Tate is the father of her baby following their one night stand earlier this month.

    Viewers will see Jamie savagely tell Gabby she was a drunken mistake this week – and advise her to forget the night they spent together.

    The following day, Laurel is stunned when Gabby tells her she thinks she might be pregnant. 

    A test confirms Gabby’s fears, but the teen refuses to tell Laurel who the dad is and insists he won’t want anything to do with the child.

    Laurel assures Gabby that she has her support but encourages her to tell the father in case he changes his mind.

  • Molly Moss

    EASTENDERS’ MICK CARTER THREATENS TO KILL MAX BRANNING

    MICK Carter threatens to kill Max Branning this week in EastEnders as he accuses Linda of staying with him out of pity.

    Max was gutted when Linda ended their affair and went back to her husband Mick last month.

    But this week he’ll hatch a plan to win Linda back when Jack tells him about Mick’s abuse ordeal.

    Later, Max tells Linda that he’s got a surprise that may help her and she realises in horror that he knows about Mick’s abuse.

    After quizzing Max, Linda is furious to discover that Jack told him.

    Jack heads over to Mick’s to apologise but Mick storms out, tracking down Max and threatening to kill him.

    Will Max make it out of Walford in one piece?

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE SLAMMED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE CENTRE AFTER CHARITY HITS SON NOAH 

    A DOMESTIC violence organisation has slammed Emmerdale after teenager Noah was slapped by his mum Charity Dingle.

    The shocking scene saw the landlady – played by actress Emma Atkins in the ITV soap – explode at her son during a row outside of The Woolpack.

    In the heat of the moment she whacked her distressed son across his cheek, before startled Noah ran away.

    Sharon Bryan – the Head of Partnerships and Development at support organisation National Centre for Domestic Violence – told The Sun: "We at NCDV will never condone the use of violence and abuse in any of its forms, whether it be between partners in intimate relationships, parent to child or child to parent. 

    "All abuse is wrong and is essentially a misuse of power and control by one person over another. There is no justification".

  • Molly Moss

    EMMERDALE’S MANDY DINGLE GOES TO EXTREME LENGTHS TO SAVE PAUL

    MANDY Dingle takes drastic action to raise thousands to save kidnapped Paul Ashdale this week in Emmerdale. 

    Gangster Connor will bundle Paul – who is played by Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – into a van and demand £4,000 from Mandy in ransom in return for his safety.

    Mandy and Vinny struggle to gather the money together, but the next day Mandy reveals a bag of cash to her stunned family.

    Mandy heads out with a cricket bat in hand, driving to the layby where Connor has requested they meet.

    The big question is: how did Mandy get the cash?

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