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Doctors spoilers: WHAT does Zara discover about Daniel and Becky?

Doctors, Zara Carmichael, Emma Reid
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Will Zara secretly be crushed when she discovers estranged husband Daniel is taking new girlfriend Becky for a romantic weekend getaway on Doctors?

No-nonsense Zara Carmichael (played by Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) is not happy about the sympathy she's been getting from her surgery co-workers on Doctors (opens in new tab), now her estranged husband Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) is officially in a new relationship with their colleague Becky Clarke (Ali Bastian).

However, Zara must try to be the bigger person in today's episode of Doctors (opens in new tab), when she finds out Daniel is taking Becky away for the weekend... to a boutique hotel she'd once hoped he would take her to.

Can Zara accept that dream is long gone?

Emma Reid (Dido Miles) tries to distract Zara from thinking about Daniel and Becky, by telling her about ANOTHER dream she has had about policeman Rob Hollins (Chris Walker)! What is going on?

Zara bluntly concludes that Emma must fancy Rob, and winds the medic up by buying her a plastic policeman's helmet!

However, will Rob's wife, surgery receptionist Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) see the funny side when she catches the pair joking around?

Meanwhile, Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) is concerned about Phil Sutton (Jack Bennett), who has lost faith in all medical professionals, as the fate of his and wife Theresa's (Ibinabo Jack) premature baby Josh hangs in the balance.

Can Jimmi and midwife Ruhma Carter (Bharti Patel) find a way to support Theresa and Phil as they fight to save their son?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman

Valerie tries to help her neighbour Davy on Doctors (Picture: BBC)

Doctors, Valerie Pitman

Will Valerie's neighbour Davy find out the secret his sister Millie and wife Karina have been keeping from him on Doctors? (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, surgery receptionist Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyle) tries to help her neighbour Davy Corlett (Nathan Dean Williams) who is going to donate a kidney to save his sister Millie's (Lizzy Watts) life.

But unknown to Davy, Millie has secretly confided in his wife Karina (Susan Jayne-Robinson) that she is having second thoughts about going through with the transplant.

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

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