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10 Years Ago This Week in the Soaps: May 20

Jamie Baldwin, Kirk Sutherland, Claire Peacock, Coronation Street

Remind yourself of all the soap drama that was happening in Corrie, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks 10 years ago this week. So much has changed yet so much is the same!

Dramatic rescues, affairs and baby shocks… it was all happening in the soaps this week back in 2007…


As fire raged through the Peacock house, Jamie Baldwin (Rupert Hill) and Kirk Sutherland (Andy Whyment) kicked the door down and dragged unconscious Claire Peacock (Julia Haworth) to safety. The locals stood watching in shock as fire fighters arrived to put out the blaze.

Eileen Grimshaw, Ashley Peacock, Joshua Peacock, Claire Peacock, Coronation Street

Claire was rushed to hospital, her life hanging in the balance, as Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver), Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold) and his son Joshua kept vigil at her bedside.

Fiz Brown, John Stape, Coronation Street

Fiz Brown (Jennie McAlpine) invited John Stape (Graeme Hawley) over for dinner  but there was more than food on the menu. They were getting up close and personal when Maria Sutherland (Samia Longhambon) walked in on them. Maria was livid and told Fiz to come clean to her brother Kirk before he heard about the affair from anyone else…


Bob Hope, Viv Hope, Emmerdale

Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) returned to the village and realised Eddie had fed him a pack of lies about Viv (Deena Payne) saying their marriage was over. But Viv wasn't in the mood to listen to Bob's excuses and chucked her wedding ring away…

Donna Dingle, Eric Pollard, Emmerdale

Policewoman Donna Dingle (Verity Rushworth) was far from impressed when Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) tried to bribe her after she pulled him over for speeding. This was a woman who couldn't be bought - and instead she arrested him for the offence!

Jo Stiles, Dan McHerron, Emmerdale

Jo Stiles  (Roxanne Pallett) had a row with lover Andy Sugden and escaped on a spa day with her mate Sharon. She blew their rent money on pampering, but was shocked when Sharon's fiancé Dan McHerron (Patrick Molyneux) tried it on with her and chucked a glass of champagne over him.


Ian Beale, EastEnders

Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) rescued Peter Beale after their car crashed into a river and paramedics took them all to hospital. Peter woke up at A&E and dad Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) was so grateful he gave Phil a big hug! Probably for the first and last time…

Max Branning, Bradley Branning, Stacey Slater, EastEnders

Bradley Branning (Charlie Clements) asked Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) about the mystery man she was seeing and gave her a comforting hug when she said he had dumped her. Max Branning, Stacey's other man, watched from a distance…

Tanya Branning, Max Branning, EastEnders

Max, meanwhile, was keeping a secret from Stacey - his wife Tanya (Jo Joyner) was pregnant and the couple cooed over a photo of their unborn baby. But when Stacey found out, she gave Max 30 minutes to tell Tanya about their affair - or she would!


Steph Cunningham, Darren Osborne, Hollyoaks

Steph Cunningham (Carley Stenson) was told she was in line to inherit a fortune but she had to show she was charitable first. Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor-Dawson) encouraged her in various noble acts but when the solicitor eventually handed over the 'inheritance' it wasn't exactly what either of them had in mind!

Burton, Katy Fox, Hollyoaks

Katy Fox (Hannah Tointon) and Justin Burton (Chris Fountain) were getting closer and enjoyed a romantic picnic away from the prying eyes of her big brother Warren. But when Katy told Louise that Justin was the man of her dreams, Louise told her a few things about Justin's past with Becca…