'Doctors' spoilers: TV turn-off for Ruhma Carter!

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Will Ruhma Carter QUIT before she even makes her TV debut on Doctors? (Image credit: BBC)

Ruhma Carter (played by Bharti Patel) is ready to put her midwife duties on hold when she makes an appearance on a TV show called Booty or Bust on Doctors (1.45pm - see our TV Guide for full listings).

Ruhma was originally due to appear on the TV show with surgery receptionist Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson).

But Karen has now dropped out and has been replaced by Al Haskey (Ian Midlane).

Al already thinks Booty or Bust is a bit of a joke, so Ruhma is slightly worried how Al is going to behave!

First things first, Ruhma and Al have to meet with the series producer AJ Hawley (Catherine Hannay) to answer some questions and fill out some forms.

But Ruhma quickly starts to get fed-up with the whole experience as AJ grills her about her background.

And also mistakes Al for Karen?!

Will Ruhma change her mind about going on the telly, even before the cameras start rolling?

Doctors spoilers, AJ Hawley, Al Haskey

TV producer AJ is put to the challenge when she meets Al/Karen on today's episode of Doctors! (Image credit: BBC)

With Birmingham Pride getting underway this month, Emma Reid (Dido Miles) seizes the opportunity for a well-timed lesson in diversity.

Emma steps in after gay nurse Luca McIntyre (Ross McLaren) gets into a heated debate with Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) about the use of the Pride rainbow being used by others - including the NHS.

Emma gets the surgery staff to discuss all the different sexualities and flags that represent them.

But will everyone take the conversation seriously, allowing Emma to make her point about diversity and acceptance?

Doctors spoilers, Zara Carmichael, Emma Reid

What will Zara make of Emma's lecture about diversity on Doctors? (Image credit: BBC)

Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) tries to get to the bottom of what's going on with teenager Andy Goddard ( Daniel Stiller).

Andy arrives at the Campus surgery with his mum Dor (Tina Harris) and dad Andy (Chas Early).

After Dor reveals details about her family background, Jimmi suggests testing for the blood disorder, sickle cell disease.

However, Jimmi's suggestion causes Andy to SNAP and reveal his racist views that only black people get something like that...

It soon becomes clear that Andy's prejudiced views are influencing Luke.

Things take a turn for the worse when the situation becomes too much for Luke and he does a runner from Campus and later collapses...

Doctors spoilers, Luke Goddard, Dor Goddard

Does teenager Luke have sickle cell disease on Doctors? (Image credit: BBC)

Doctors continues every Monday to Thursday at 1.45pm on BBC1.

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

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He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

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