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Doctors spoilers: Has Joe Granger Carmichael got an imaginary friend?

Doctors, Daniel Granger, Zara Carmichael
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Daniel and Zara wonder what's going on when their young son Joe suddenly starts talking about a new best friend Ozzy on Doctors...

Remember when Daniel Granger (played by Matthew Chambers) and Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) thought their young son, Joe (Oliver Falconer) had been talking to somebody sinister online on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide for full listings)?

Luckily, it turned out it was just their work colleague Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) trying to prove a point about the dangers of the internet.

However, in today's episode of the BBC daytime drama, Zara becomes concerned when she finds Joe giggling in the kitchen by himself. He tells her his best friend Ozzy made him laugh.

But WHO is Ozzy?

Neither Zara or her partner Daniel have heard of Ozzy before.

Daniel thinks Joe may have made Ozzy up, and reveals to Zara how he had an imaginary friend when he was younger.

But although Zara laughs at Daniel's funny tale, she continues to feel uneasy as Joe carries on laughing along with Ozzy at home...

Doctors, Emma Reid, Shak Hanif

Emma talks to Shak, hoping to make amends with his mum Ruhma after her recent angry outburst on Doctors

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, surgery business manager Bear Sylvester (Dex Lee) asks Emma Reid (Dido Miles) to take part in a student radio show discussing LGBT+ issues.

However, still shaken by the homophobic attack that she and ex-girlfriend Jasmine Dajani experienced, Emma refuses.

But will someone from the surgery unexpectedly change her mind about sharing her experience on-air?

Doctors, Alex Dowling

Why does Alex break into a flat? And what is his connection to one of the residents on Doctors?

Meanwhile, nurse Ayesha Lee (Laura Rollins) tries to help when a break-in at a local flat leads to the surprise discovery that the burglar, Alex Dowling (Richard Lumsden) has an unexpected connection to one of the residents.

But WHAT?

Doctors continues weekdays 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.