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10 Years Ago This Week in the Soaps: 3 December

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


Steve McDonald and Michelle Connor got into the festive spirit when they shared a kiss under the mistletoe. But Steve's mum, Liz, was less than impressed when they locked lips and lingered in an embrace for just a moment too long.

Tricky Tracy Barlow's plan to get revenge on love rat boyfriend Charlie Stubbs continued to take shape when she staged a bitter argument between them... and she ensured that  all of her neighbours could hear it. The concerned friends feared for Tracy and called the police. Nice work...

Audrey Roberts and Bill Webster took their golden oldie romance a stage further when she invited him to stay the night!


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Kevin Wicks and his kids, Dean and Carly, and Denise Fox and her girls, Chelsea and Libby, left Albert Square for a seaside break in a cottage. Once there, though, they attracted the attention of a mysterious stranger, who turned out to Shirley Carter... Kevin's ex and Dean and Carly's mum! Kevin, obviously, was less than pleased to see the ex who abandoned both him and their children.

There was heartbreak for Denise, Chelsea and Libby, too, when they learnt that Patrick Trueman wasn't the real father of Denise.

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Jealous Jo Stiles decided to take revenge on love rival Katie Sugden. She waited until Katie was about to go riding on her horse, then she spooked the animal and Katie was thrown to the floor. Victoria Sugden, however, had seen everything...

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There was happiness for Laurel and Ashley Thomas when Laurel announced that she was expecting their child!

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Clare Devine faked concern when she decided to take control of a very ill Max Cunningham's medication. Little did her doting boyfriend know that she was secretly poisoning him!

Justin Burton took refuge in drugs when he worried about Becca Dean's impending court date. He then made his already bad situation worse when he tried to tempt Sash Valentine to join him. Oops...