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Doctors spoilers: Al Haskey gets asked out on a date!

Doctors, Al Haskey, Catrin Ballard
(Image credit: BBC)

There's a romantic surprise in store for Al when fellow LARP-ster Catrin Ballard meets him at the Icon bar and asks the doc out on a date!

With Valentine's Day on the way, there's a romantic surprise in store for Dr Al Haskey when Catrin Ballard (aka Lolirop from the latest LARP adventure in the woods) meets up with Al at the Icon to discuss their Live Action Role Playing... and invites the doc out on a date!

Doctors, Catrin Ballard

After their LARP adventure, Catrin asks Al out on a date! (Picture: BBC)

However, Al gets all flustered and claims he's already dating someone!

When Al's best buddy Jimmi Clay finds out he's turned down a date with Catrin, he urges the muddled-up medic to get his act together and try again with Catrin. But has Al already blown his chance?

Doctors, Becky Clarke, Mrs Tembe

Welcome, Becky! (Picture: BBC)

Meanwhile, it's Becky Clarke's first official day on the job as the new surgery practice manager. Mrs Tembe takes Becky on a tour of The Mill and passes on all her golden knowledge from her years working at the surgery.

Becky is overly excited and already thinking of the staff at The Mill as one big, happy family. However, Becky's bubble is burst when she walks in on her surgery bosses Daniel Granger and Zara Carmichael having a massive row about their son Joe, who is now being accused of bullying at school!

Doctors, Chloe Bingham, Steve Bingham

Steve clashes with Al over his terminally-ill wife Chloe (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Sid Vere clashes with Steve Bingham, the angry husband of terminally ill patient, Chloe, who believes she is missing out on the use of new treatment because of the postcode where the couple live.

Chloe urges Steve to stop hassling Sid. But Steve's not done trying to prove his point about treatments decided by a postcode lottery!

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

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