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10 Years Ago This Week in the Soaps: 17 December

Jamie Baldwin, Corrie

Remind yourself of all the soap drama that was happening in Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks 10 years ago this week.


Jamie, Frankie and Viv Baldwin (Danny’s mum) were worried by Danny’s disappearance and after Viv reported it to the police, they were called to identify a body. Happily it wasn’t Danny, but Viv was disgusted when Jamie revealed he and Frankie were a couple.

Steve McDonald. Corrie

Steve McDonald missed out when circumstances conspired against him and he arrived late for his date with Michelle Connor only to find she had left a few minutes earlier with a good-looking guy. But Steve got his girl in the end!

Cilla Battersby-Brown, Corrie

Cilla Battersby-Brown told the shocking lie that she was suffering from terminal cancer after Chesney gave her the idea that Les and Yana Lumb had been having an affair while she was in hospital. Naughty Cilla!



Rob Minter, EastEnders

Rob Minter burst in on his wife May at the clinic, begged her to forgive him for cheating with Dawn Swann, and asked her to continue with her IVF treatments.

Honey Mitchell, EastEnders

Honey was determined to give up her baby daughter Petal for adoption but Billy was distraught about the idea. Petal was handed over to foster parents but then came the news she needed a serious operation…

Tanya Branning, EastEnders

Chelsea Fox, Tanya Branning and Preeti Choraria brought the house down when they performed their sexy routine at a charity fundraiser at the Queen Vic. But the cash was being raised to help Pauline Fowler and her non-existent brain tumour.



Marlon Dingle, Emmerdale

Marlon and Donna did a runner with Lilith Dingle’s children after having a change of heart about their care. But when they heard they were wanted for kidnap they had another re-think and handed themselves in to the police!

Carl King, Emmerdale

Tom King forced Chas Dingle to move out of Home Farm and end her engagement to Carl. When Carl got home he produced plane tickets and asked her to fly to Las Vegas to get married, but Chas hid her pain and said no…

Jamie Hope, Emmerdale

Jamie and Bob Hope stood united in revenge on the Kings for Dawn’s death by setting fire to the sign for the family's new housing development.


Justin Burton, Hollyoaks

Becca Dean, Hollyoaks

 Justin Burton’s revenge on pregnant Becca Dean landed her in court charged with having sex with a minor. She collapsed in the dock when the verdict was delivered and ended up in prison where she gave birth to a baby boy.

John Paul McQueen, Hollyoaks

Hannah Ashworth was determined to get her man and eventually, feeling bad for hurting her, John Paul McQueen gave in and the pair took the ultimate step. That can’t have gone too well…