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Ben confesses to starting the fire

Susan and Karl are left reeling when Ben confesses to accidentally starting the school fire. The reality of what he's done hits home when Mark arrests him. Libby will return from China to take him home, other than returning for court appearances. The pressure of knowing she's also responsible for the fire becomes too much for Piper and she confesses to Lauren, who tells her to tell her parents no matter how difficult it will be. But Piper cannot face it and does a runner instead - and Ben decides to go with her.

When Steph learns that Vanessa is staying at the Rebecchis, she wishes she could have the chance to apologise in person. Sonya's attitude to Steph has turned a corner and she offers to ask Vanessa if she'd be happy to talk with Steph. Steph is grateful and then delighted when Vanessa agrees to see her, but while she waits, she's rattled by a call – can it really be her son Charlie, calling to say he misses her?

Ellen Markwardt
Ellen Markwardt

I've always had a passion for TV and movies, and got my dream job as TV Times Listings Editor over a decade ago. previously I was interviewing celebrities on a freelance basis for What's On TV, TV Easy and TV & Satellite Week magazines. There's nothing better than going behind-the-scenes of TV shows to bring our readers on set secrets and gossip! As well as my main role at TV Times, I also write Coronation Street spoilers for and write daily On Demand reviews.