Valerie gets a visit from Ashley

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The staff react to Valerie wearing a headscarf. At first, Daniel and Karen think she has shaved her head in preparation for chemo but Valerie insists she is just trying the new look out. Later, Ashley is shocked to see Valerie wearing a scarf and assumes it's her new style – people often go for a new look when a relationship ends. Valerie blurts out she has cancer but Ashley is unable to offer any comfort and makes a quick exit.

Niamh expresses her disappointment in Al that he couldn't be honest with Mo. Over at the Icon, Karen tentatively wonders when Mo might return to Yorkshire but is told there's no rush - things are going really well with Al. Karen heads back to work where she warns Al to end it with Mo before Christmas if he really doesn't want to be with her.

Also, Ayesha discovers a student is using incriminating photos to blackmail his lecturer and she sets out to destroy the evidence.

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.