Can Shirley talk round Nancy?

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Nancy packs her bags in a fury after Shirley's announcement that Dean will be moving in. Begging Nancy not to leave, Lee suggests she put on a brave face for Mick and Linda's sake. Ladies' Night at the Vic kicks off with the entertainment and the bar is packed. When Dean heads behind the bar to help, Nancy is tipped over the edge and she heads out.

Following Nancy, Shirley explains she can't let down Dean again. Nancy tells Shirley she thinks Dean and Linda had an affair, as she knows they kissed. Promising Nancy that Dean won't go behind the bar again, Shirley convinces Nancy to return. As Dean toasts Shirley as 'Queen of the Vic', Mick and Linda enter. The party is over...

Sonia is not enjoying Ladies' Night as talk turns to happy marriages. As Sonia discreetly leaves, Tina follows. Opening up to Tina about her divorce, Sonia and Tina share a charged moment, but Sonia quickly hurries home. Meanwhile, after Fatboy's exploits with Denise are revealed at Ladies' Night, he leaves... and gets it on with Sonia!

Also, Shabnam tells Kush she's taking Masood's place in the race.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.