'Doctors' spoilers: WHY is Valerie Pitman upset?

Doctors spoilers, Valerie Pitman
Valerie Pitman is giving some of the surgery staff the cold shoulder on today's episode of Doctors! (Image credit: BBC)

Valerie Pitman (played by Sarah Moyle) did not quite get the reaction she was hoping for when she gathered the surgery staff to make a BIG announcement on yesterday's episode of Doctors (1.45pm - see our TV Guide for listings).

Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) doesn't have the time or patience for surgery receptionist Valerie at the best of times.

So it's no surprise when Zara is far from impressed when colleague Emma Reid (Dido Miles) spills the beans about Valerie's unexpected news.

In the meantime, Valerie is feeling quite upset that her work colleagues and friends are not being as supportive as she expects.

Has she made the right decision?

But when Valerie opens up to Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) about the situation, she is in for an unexpected surprise!

Doctors spoilers, Daniel Granger

The World Warrior races to the rescue on today's episode of Doctors! (Image credit: BBC)

Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) discovers he has become an embarassing dad when his teenage daughter Izzy Torres (Bethan Moore) laughs at video footage of him in his World Warrior costume.

Izzy helped Daniel come up with the idea for Environmental Day.

But she reckons his efforts are all a bit cringe and she certainly doesn't want her friends to see her dad prancing around on social media dressed as a superhero!

Daniel feels humiliated and regrets putting on the World Warrior costume.

Doctors spoilers, Jase Long

Daniel encounters an angry builder on Doctors... (Image credit: BBC)

However, Letherbridge needs the World Warrior when builder Jase Long (Daniel Blacker) is seen illegally dumping builders waste onto the ground.

Two teenagers Amy White (Mollie Holder) and Todd Jarrett (Josh Tedeku) witness Jase up to no good and film footage of him on their phones.

Jase loses his temper with the teens..

When things threaten to turn nasty, Daniel steps in and tries to encourage Jase to take his waste to the local recycling centre.

But will Daniel be able to keep his cool when bully builder Jase starts to make fun of Daniel and his World Warrior costume?

Doctors continues every Monday to Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One.

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?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

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.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.