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Doctors spoilers: Zara Carmichael returns... and she's NOT happy!

Doctors, Daniel Granger, Zara Carmichael

After going on holiday to Tanzania last month with her son Joe, Zara is back at The Mill... and is soon on the warpath when she finds out what's been going on!

Dr Zara Carmichael is back from her safari trip to Tanzania with her son Joe, and immediately clashes with estranged husband Daniel Granger upon her return to the surgery!

She's annoyed when she discovers Daniel didn't consult her before giving nurse Ayesha Lee permission to do the nurse prescribers course. Plus Zara is confused when she finds practice manager Becky Clarke cleaning the surgery. Which leads to the question, where is surgery cleaner Enzo D'Agostino?

Could Enzo's absence have something to do with that totally awkward lunch between him and Becky yesterday?

Meanwhile, after finding himself on the wrong side of Zara (again!), Daniel is left annoyed when his estranged wife turns down his request to see their son Joe, claiming he's too tired after their safari adventure. Could trouble be brewing again between the married medics?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Ruhma Carter, Karen Hollins

The ladies get sketching! (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Ruhma Carter's new interest in drawing rubs off on receptionists Karen Hollins and Valerie Pitman, and the women compete to sketch a portrait of their grumpy colleague, Dr Al Haskey!

Doctors, Anat Khalidi, Layla Khalidi

What is protective mum Layla hiding about her daughter Anat? (Picture: BBC)

Plus, Dr Emma Reid and Inspector Rob Hollins investigate when a  young girl Anat Khalidi's stomach ache turns out to be something far more serious...

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.