DEVASTATING baby twist to air today in new BBC daytime drama, The Heights

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Shannon makes a shocking decision about her baby today...

There is drama and heartache in today's episode of the new BBC One daytime soap, The Heights.

The new show, which is currently being aired at lunchtime each week day, aired in the UK for the first time yesterday, and has already got viewers gripped.

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The Heights started on BBC One yesterday (Picture: BBC/Matchbox Productions/Screenwest (Australia)/Ben King) (Image credit: BBC/Matchbox Productions/Screenwest (Australia)/Ben King)

The Heights is set in an inner-city suburb of Perth called Arcadia Heights, and follows the lives of the residents of the Towers housing block.

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Yesterday's episode saw a baby found abandoned outside the block of flats, and after a police search for the mother, it turned out to be the daughter of Towers resident, Hazel.

Shannon's baby bombshell

Today's episode sees Hazel trying to convince her daughter, Shannon, that she should come home and live with her once she has recovered from the birth.

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Hazel meets her grandson, Patch, for the first time (Picture: BBC)

But Shannon doesn't want to know and announces she is putting her baby up for adoption.

Shannon's brother, Ryan, also tries to convince her not to rush into anything, and it seems like he might have got though to the new mum at last.

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Ryan tries to convince his sister Shannon not to give up on her son (Picture: BBC)

However, while Hazel sleeps in a chair at the hospital, Shannon creeps out of her bed in the middle of the night and discharges herself... leaving without her baby.

How will everyone react when they wake the next morning to find she is missing and has abandoned her baby all over again?

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It seemed like Shannon was bonding with her baby, but she soon made a shocking decision (Picture: BBC)

Romance for Pav and Claudia?

Also in today's episode, things get flirty between former cop, Pav, and doctor Claudia as they keep bumping into each other during the day.

Could there be romance on the cards for the pair?

There is also a connection between their children as Claudia's daughter, Sabine, starts at Arcadia High School, where Pav's son, Mich attends.

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Is there romance on the cards between Pav and Claudia? (Picture: BBC)

The teenagers get on well, and it seems they could be good friends... until Sabine's boyfriend from her old school turns up.

Is there only friendship on the cards for the teenagers?

Watch The Heights every weekday on BBC One at 1.45 pm.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.