10 Years Ago This Week in the Soaps: September 17


Remind yourself of all the drama that was happening in EastEnders, Corrie, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks this week 10 years ago. Doesn't time fly!


Danny Baldwin returned from a break in Spain, determined to win back his estranged wife, Frankie. But it was all change when he learnt Liam Connor had not only bought shares in Underworld… but had got together with his ex-missus, too!

Elsewhere, Liz and Steve McDonald celebrated buying the Rovers from Fred Elliot and Bev Unwin.

Sean Tully got the wrong end of the stick when he thought Jamie Baldwin’s love for an unnamed other meant he had feelings for him. Oops!



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Denise Fox was guilt-tripped by daughter Libby into appearing in court, where she gave her abusive ex-husband, Owen Turner, a glowing character reference. Owen got a suspended sentence and was freed. Then, later on, Libby went missing...

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Elsewhere, Honey Mitchell continued to struggle with the fact that her and Billy’s daughter, Petal – as Honey called her for a few weeks – had Down’s syndrome.

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Patrick Trueman’s old pal, Cedric arrived in Walford and announced he only had a few months left to live.



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Sadie King ruthlessly betrayed partner-in-crime Cain Dingle. But he overheard her make a deal with Tom King, and confronted them both with a shotgun!

Cain ended up kidnapping the two Kings and demanded a £5million ransom for their safe return.

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The police eventually caught up with fleeing kidnapper Cain, though, and his car sped over the edge of a quarry into the murky water below.

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A heartbroken Justin Burton faced the grim task of burying his twin sisters, Mel and Sophie.

Elsewhere, Amy Barnes struggled to come to terms with the fact she was pregnant – and she took drastic measures to ensure that situation was soon remedied…