Doctors spoilers: DEADLY disease outbreak at The Mill!

Doctors, Valerie Pitman

The surgery goes into shutdown when Daniel and Zara treat a patient who may have caught a deadly disease while travelling...

After the noisy squabble between estranged couple Daniel Granger and Zara Carmichael at The Mill yesterday, surgery practice manager Becky Clarke is concerned she needs to shutdown "The Daniel and Zara Show" before the doctor duo scare off the patients!

However, even though their marriage is on the rocks, Daniel and Zara are reminded that professionally they DO make a good team, when they treat a man who may have a deadly disease...

Gregory Haggerford comes back from a work trip feeling unwell and his wife Kate thinks he's coming down with the 'flu.

However, when the couple come into The Mill and Gregory is examined by Zara and Daniel, the medics fear his symptoms show he may have caught a type of plague in Madagascar!

It's all-action stations as Zara informs Becky they need to close the surgery and keep people away as the disease is potentially contagious...

Doctors, Daniel Granger, Zara Carmichael

What's wrong with patient Gregory? (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Sid Vere is pre-occupied with the mystery he stumbled upon while visiting his parents Estelle and Tye.

Sid reveals to surgery midwife Ruhma Carter, he has found out his mum had a stillbirth two years before he was born. So he's not an only child after all.

But Sid's not done with his detective work and determined to find out why his parents have never revealed this SHOCK family secret...

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

Simon Timblick

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.