10 Years Ago in the Soaps: Remind yourself of all the soap drama happening in EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks 10 years ago this week!
10 Years Ago in the Soaps - Max Branning (Jake Wood) thought he had the upper hand in EastEnders, Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) was pregnant in Coronation Street, Paul Lambert (Matthew Bose) and Jonny Foster (Richard Grieve) tied the knot in Emmerdale, and Calvin Valentine (Ricky Whittle) proposed in Hollyoaks…
10 Years Ago in the Soaps - EastEnders
Sean Slater (Rob Kazinsky) was in on Tanya Branning’s plan to get revenge on her cheating husband Max but that didn’t make it any easier, knowing Max was back in Tanya’s bed. Sean had to hide his feelings when Max gloated, but Tanya (Jo Joyner) had assured him she was going to lull Max into a false sense of security then, one night, just disappear with everything, including the girls. She was a very good actress, though…
Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) reckoned Steven Beale (Aaron Sidwell) was behaving like a stalker, but Steven assured her he was just trying to help her get a place on a fashion course at the local college. When she got upset over the dress she was making, though, Steven picked his moment and lunged, kissing her full on the lips. Stacey wasn’t impressed.
10 Years Ago in the Soaps - Coronation Street
Gail Platt (Helen Worth) was worried her son David (Jack P Shepherd) and girlfriend Tina McIntyre had had a lover’s tiff but was stunned when Tina said she was pregnant! Gail interfered in the most unforgivable way, putting the idea into Tina’s head that she should have a termination and not tell David. Then she piled on the pressure, revealing that David had attempted suicide the previous year and wasn’t ready to be a dad…
Discovering her baby had been swapped at birth had thrown Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) into turmoil, but letting Alex Neeson (Dario Coates) stay on at The Rovers wasn’t helping anyone, least of all Wendy Neeson (Jane Slavin), the woman who’d always been ‘mum’ to him. Wendy turned up at the pub demanding her ‘son’ back while Alex pleaded with Michelle not to abandon him. Tough on all of them!
10 Years Ago in the Soaps - Emmerdale
With the stress of their planned Home Farm wedding getting too much for them, Paul Lambert and Jonny Foster sneaked off to a register office and tied the knot there. But when they eventually arrived at Home Farm they didn’t have the guts to tell their nearest and dearest what they had done, so they persuaded a mate to pretend to be registrar and went through with a fake ceremony. And everyone was happy…
Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) would do anything to seal a deal, and that included sleeping with local councillor’s wife Rosalind May (Phillipa Howell). It was Rosalind who booked the hotel room and when Pollard tried to talk business, she insisted that would come ‘later.’ When it came to the crunch, Pollard couldn’t deliver, but Rosalind conceded that she liked him and would put in a good word for him anyway!
10 Years Ago in the Soaps - Hollyoaks
When Calvin Valentine dropped down on one knee and held out a box, Carmel McQueen (Gemma Merna) naturally thought he was asking her to marry him. Only he wasn’t - he was just giving her an engraved police whistle to congratulate her on becoming a PCSO. Carmel was heartbroken when she discovered her mistake and the only way Calvin could win her back was by buying a ring and proposing for real!
Myra McQueen (Nicole Barber-Lane) was fiddling benefits but she was caught on the hop when fraud investigators from the Welfare Department gate-crashed the party she was throwing at Il Gnosh to celebrate Carmel’s passing out as a PCSO and her and Calvin’s ‘engagement’. Myra was hauled off to the police station for questioning, but not before she took the chance to vent her rage by chucking a drink over love rival Val Holden (Samantha Giles)…
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