10 Years Ago in the Soaps - Remind yourself of all the soap drama happening in EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks 10 years ago this week!
David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) pushed his mum Gail (Helen Worth) down the stairs in Coronation Street, Sean Slater (Rob Kazinsky) got involved in a bedroom farce in EastEnders, Louise Appleton (Emily Symons) got a proposal in Emmerdale and Jake Dean (Kevin Sacre) snatched little Charlie in Hollyoaks – 10 Years Ago in the Soaps
Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) secretly aborted David Platt’s baby behind his back – egged on by his mum Gail – but David smelt a rat, confronted Gail and she was forced to tell him the truth. They were at the top of the stairs at the time and, as the red mist descended, David shoved Gail out of his way, causing her to crash down the stairs. Then he panicked and did a runner, leaving her for dead. She wasn’t dead, but it was a close thing!
Claire Peacock never could keep her nose out of other people’s business and when she interfered over Chesney Brown’s living arrangements he ended up in care! Fiz was away and Kirk Sutherland (Andrew Whyment) was looking after Ches (Sam Aston) – only not well enough for Claire’s liking, or the social worker’s who came to check. Kirk was devastated when Ches was sent to a foster home, but when he visited Ches, along with ever-faithful Schmeichel, Ches’s main worry was how Kirk was coping without him!
Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) and lover Sean Slater were enjoying a little afternoon delight when estranged husband Max (Jake Wood) arrived back early with the girls so panicking Tanya told Sean to escape through the window. Only he forgot his watch, so when Tanya and Max came upstairs they had no idea Sean was hiding under the bed. And he wasn’t impressed when he overheard Max hinting about sleeping back in their bedroom and Tanya said she’d think about it…
Evil schemer Clare Bates (Gemma Bissix) ran rings around the Albert Square men and this week 10 years ago it was Bradley Branning (Charlie Clements) she was tying in knots. They were in the Square’s nightclub and Clare was playing Little Miss Vulnerable, asking Bradley to put his arm around her and pretend to be her boyfriend to stop the other men leering at her. Bradley was way out of his depth…
Louise Appleton and her toyboy lover Jamie Hope (Alex Carter) got their wires hopelessly crossed. When Jamie told Louise he had something to say to her, she assumed he was going to dump her so got in first and dumped him… then fled in tears. Jamie later found her and finished what he’d been trying to say… ‘Will you marry me?’ A thrilled Louise said ‘yes’!
Carl King (Tom Lister) never liked big brother Matthew telling him what to do and wanted to be king of the Kings. And it looked like he might have achieved his aim when he betrayed Matthew and Jimmy by going behind their backs to beat them to the contract for the local council refuse collections. His backer? Nicola De Souza’s husband, Donald… !
When Jake Dean saw his chances of winning his custody battle for little Charlie slipping away he came up with a plan to keep the boy to himself forever. He snatched Charlie, drove to the woods and attempted to gas the pair of them. Fortunately he had left a message for estranged wife Nancy. She got there in time to save Charlie but left Jake to die. He didn’t…
When Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) got sacked from her job at The Dog, she didn’t get much sympathy from sister Jacqui (Claire Cooper). What she did get, though, was the offer of covering some shifts at II Gnosh. But this was a bit too close for comfort as hiding the secret she’d slept with Jacqui’s bloke Tony Hutchinson became ever more difficult…