Doctors spoilers: Karen Hollins discovers a patient's SEXY secret!

Doctors, Karen Hollins, Ruth Garrod
(Image credit: BBC)

Karen tries to help when she discovers a depressed patient Ruth has been posting sexy photos of herself online on Doctors

In today's episode of Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide for full listings), surgery receptionist Karen Hollins (played by Jan Pearson) discovers a patient is hiding a SEXY secret!

Karen goes to check on Ruth Garrod (Vanessa Emme), because she hasn't been to the surgery to collect her repeat prescription for anti-depressants.

But at Ruth's flat, Karen is startled when she catches Ruth's neighbour, Rick Trivett (Louis Tamone, whose Hollyoaks character Sam Owen once set fire to The Dog) snooping about the bedroom, looking for something.

Doctors, Rick Trivett

Karen and Ruth confront Rick when they catch him snooping about Ruth's flat on Doctors

Rick claims Ruth has been posting naked photos of herself online. But he's worried because she writes sad and desperate messages beside her posts. Rick should know, because he has been secretly following her online!

Are Ruth's posts a cry for help and linked to her depression? Can Karen help get to the bottom of what's going on?

Meanwhile, at the surgery, Sid Vere (Ashley Rice) is impressed with Ruhma Carter's (Bharti Patel) new sign language skills.

However, when Sid asks for Ruhma's help translating for a deaf patient, things take an embarassing turn when Ruhma attempts to ask the patient about his ill father but makes a sign and communicates a very different message. Whoops!

Doctors, Ruhma Carter

Whoops! Ruhma makes an embarassing mistake while using Sign Language to translate for a deaf patient on Doctors

Elsewhere, Ayesha Lee (Laura Rollins) is excited about her new role as Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Ayesha is full of ideas and wants to organise a group study clinic involving patients.

However, surgery boss Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) thinks Ayesha is getting ahead of herself and tries to shut down her plans.

Will Ayesha stand her ground against bossy Zara?

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.