Nate helps Chris and Lucy reunite

Chris is confused after his meeting with Lucy, having realised that he wants to be more than just a donor. When Lucy tells Lauren of how Nate raised the prospect of Lucy meeting someone, Lauren reckons it sounds unhelpful, and suggests that maybe Nate was projecting his own fears of parenthood. Given food for thought, Lucy seeks out Chris to apologise for not asking his opinion sooner and she agrees to the baby contract.

After poaching The Waterhole's hot barman, Lou approaches Sheila to apologise. But when he sees she's upped the ante with a new menu, all thoughts of reconciliation are out the window. Lou ropes Paige in to the hospitality battle, and soon they and Sheila set about doing their best to steal each other's customers.

Matt's excited as his and Lauren's house settlement dawns – until he realises he's no longer getting the overtime shift work he needs to meet his mortgage repayments. He rushes home to break the bad news, but it's too late. The sale has gone through. As his family celebrates, Matt's anxiety grows.

Ellen Markwardt
Listings Editor at TV Times

I've always had a passion for TV and movies, and got my dream job as TV Times Listings Editor over a decade ago. previously I was interviewing celebrities on a freelance basis for What's On TV, TV Easy and TV & Satellite Week magazines. There's nothing better than going behind-the-scenes of TV shows to bring our readers on set secrets and gossip! As well as my main role at TV Times, I also write Coronation Street spoilers for and write daily On Demand reviews.