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Doctors spoilers: Valerie Pitman and Emma Reid AT WAR!

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Emma Reid
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Valerie and Emma's rivalry over Chef Aashiq gets out-of-hand on Doctors. Valerie makes a SHOCK accusation she may later regret...

Uh-oh. The rivalry between Valerie Pitman (played by Sarah Moyle) and Emma Reid (Dido Miles) is starting to get out-of-hand on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings)

After competing for the attention of Chef Aashiq at their Indian Cookery class, Valerie and Emma are at odds after things got a bit messy in the kitchen!

Valerie is still feeling jealous of Emma flirting with Aashiq.

But when the receptionist snaps and accuses medic Emma of being a greedy bisexual, it looks like she has gone too far!

Meanwhile, Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) is stressed out when she and hubby, Rob (Chris Walker) get a call from Social Services and are asked to take on an emergency foster case.

The children in question have recently been through a terrible trauma.

Will Karen and Rob welcome them into their home?

Elsewhere, Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) is still trying to find the right time to break-off his engagement with temp receptionist, Lily Walker (Verity Rushworth).

But the situation is now more complicated since Lily discovered she might possibly have cancer.

So when Lily asks Al if they can go shopping for an engagement ring, will his guilty conscience over Lily's health crisis mean he digs himself in even deeper?

Doctors, Sid Vere, Kevvo Miller, Samya Mahmoud

Doctors, Sid Vere

Sid makes a SHOCK discovery that puts him in danger on today's episode of Doctors...

ALSO, paramedic Sid Vere (Ashley Rice) investigates when Samya Mahmoud (Montana Manning) reports a burn to the arm.

Samya claims she burnt it on a heater and isn't keen to go to hospital. So Sid hooks up a drip.

However, something strange is going on in the house.

Samya's associate, Kevvo Miller (Luke Vernon) has been making mystery phonecalls.

Plus there is the smell of cannabis in the air...

Doctors continues every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 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.