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Doctors spoilers: WHO does Chef Aashiq ask out on a date?

Doctors, Aashiq Sawney
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Will the truce between Valerie and Emma be short-lived when Chef Aashiq visits the surgery and asks one of them out on a date on Doctors!

Things have cooled down between Emma Reid (played by Dido Miles) and Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyle) after their almighty bust-up on yesterday's episode of Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

However, will their rivalry over dish-of-the-day, Chef Aashiq be reignited when Aashiq visits the Mill and asks Emma out on a date!

Not wanting to hurt Valerie, mixed-up Emma seeks advice from Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh).

But since Zara isn't exactly Valerie's number one fan, perhaps that isn't the smartest move!

Doctors, Rob Hollins, Ella Robson, Tom Robson

Rob tries to help Tom and Ella with their trauma on Doctors

Meanwhile, policeman Rob Hollins (Chris Walker) takes Tom (Max True) and Ella Robson (Lily-Mae Evans) mini-golfing and gets the kids to open-up about their recent family tragedy.

Doctors, Zara Carmichael, Max Sterling

Groom-to-be Max is hiding a secret on Doctors

ALSO, Zara meets groom-to-be, Max Sterling (Ed Larkin) who is worried about his upcoming bachelor party in Ibiza.

Max is in a wheelchair and has been keeping his catheter use a secret from his mates because he feels ashamed.

But now he has an infection which could ruin his pre-wedding celebrations.

Doctors continues every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.