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Doctors spoilers: WHO is the new arrival at the Mill?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Deborah Kovak
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Temporary replacement midwife Deborah gets off to a good start at the surgery on Doctors... that is until she reveals a SHOCK secret about Ruhma!

As Ruhma Carter's (played by Bharti Patel) suspension continues, it's the first day at the Mill for temporary replacement midwife, Deborah Kovak (Jamie-Rose Monk) on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Business manager, Bear Sylvester (Dex Lee) makes the introductions.

It's not long before the surgery staff are impressed by Deborah's sunny personality and easy-going nature with the patients.

However, after a successful first day on the job, Deborah overhears some gossip about Ruhma's suspension.

Wrongly assuming that everyone already knows the REAL reason behind Ruhma's suspension, Deborah lets slip about Ruhma's forbidden kiss with Doug Machin, the fiance of her pregnant patient, Carrie Wade.


Doctors, Bear Sylvester, Zara Carmichael, Daniel Granger, Deborah Kovak

The surgery staff meet temporary replacement midwife Deborah on Doctors

Meanwhile, still stuck at home, Ruhma can't help but feel curious about her replacement, Deborah.

Ruhma's son, Shak Hanif (Sunjay Midda) tries to assure her that nobody at the Mill has forgotten about her.

But will Ruhma let her worries about her job, suspension and the future get the better of her?

Back at the surgery, nurse Ayesha Lee (Laura Rollins) is still feeling annoyed by the way Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) wrote-off her and Bear's BAME organ donor campaign.

Ayesha is determined to go ahead and get the campaign off the ground.

But WHO does she approach about working with her and Bear on the campaign?

Doctors, Eddie Morgan, Jenny Morgan, Emma Reid

Emma's patient Eddie is responsible for knocking a cyclist off his bike on Doctors. Liz Crowther, who was in Channel 5's soap Family Affairs, plays Eddie's wife Jenny

Meanwhile, Emma Reid (Dido Miles) is alarmed when one of her older patients, Eddie Morgan (played by Edward Peel, who has previously appeared in Emmerdale, The Bill, London's Burning and a whole LOT of other TV series), accidentally knocks a cyclist off his bike.

The cyclist is now in a critical condition in hospital, and driver Eddie under investigation by the police.

The trouble is, Eddie has no memory of the accident.

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.