Monday might be upon us but there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful, with a truly momentous and game-changing week in soapland at the very centre of it all!
Death is on the cards for Coronation Street, with the loss of two lives sending shockwaves through the cobbles, particularly for Stephen Reid, whose time is swiftly running out.
EastEnders sees Ian Beale stand up to Cindy over Bobby’s return to the family home, while Emmerdale’s Lydia Dingle calls out rapist Craig for what he is in powerful scenes.
Hollyoaks, meanwhile, is home a sad split for the show’s most popular pairing.
And of course, at the centre of all the soap-inspired drama, we have the long-awaited return of Neighbours, which makes a historic comeback, with a twist you simply won’t see coming, kicking off its new era in unmissable scenes TODAY.
If you haven’t dabbled in theAussie soap in quite some time then trust us, now is the time to dive back in.
For all the latest news on soap twists, developments and stories, Metro.co.uk is at your service, with a first look at what’s in store for the week ahead.
Neighbours returns with a bang – and a wedding twist that will blow your minds
It’s been a long year without our daily dose of Ramsay Street drama, but the wait is now over, with Neighbours officially back on our screens, with the first episode already available to stream for FREE on Amazon Freevee.
Order has been restored.
We find our Erinsborough favourites two years on since the events of the incredible ‘finale’, with conflict aplenty for some in an exciting new chapter for all, featuring the return of Guy Pearce as Mike Young and the addition of Hollywood star Mischa Barton, who stars in the new series.
How to watch Neighbours when it returns on Amazon Freevee
Amazon Freevee is a free ad-supported streaming service which offers a wide range of movies and TV programmes for just about anyone.
It is very easy to use and can be accessed on a web browser via the official Amazon website, or on a mobile device, smart TV or games console via either the Prime Video or Freevee apps – some services carry both, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Android TVs, Apple TVs and Google TVs also have the Freevee app, so if you possess any of these devices you’ll be able to stream Neighbours to your heart’s content.
Simply head to Amazon.co.uk if you’re in the UK or Amazon.com for US users and create your free account.
Once you’re registered, simply type in Neighbours and voila, let the binge-watching commence!
A selection of iconic episodes are currently available to stream, with EVERY episode from 2012 to 2022 also on offer.
The biggest must-see moment, however, comes in the premiere episode, with a wedding twist that will absolutely blow your mind. It most certainly did ours.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to Ramsay Street and get reacquainted with the show’s icons, and be prepared to have your jaws dropped!
Keen to watch new Neighbours? Here’s everything you need to know about how Amazon Freevee works.
Huge secrets exposed on Kat and Phil’s wedding day in EastEnders
It’s not just Neighbours that’s lining up a wedding twist, with EastEnders also having one on the cards for the week in question.
Phil struggles with his guilt over Emma, who he’s cheated on Kat with just prior to their wedding day, with Keanu determined to reveal all. Sharon, however, makes it her mission to sort it for Phil, threatening her once-beloved Keanu. Keanu, heartbroken, continues to drink before accidentally blabbing all to Alfie instead!
As the day of Kat and Phil’s wedding arrives, Alfie confronts the groom-to-be over his deceit, punching him, with the two men battling it out. Phil comes to realise that something else is bothering Alfie, who admits that he lied – he does, in fact, have prostate cancer and he’s having a prostatectomy. Kat, meanwhile, is left panicked when Alfie fails to show up to the venue. Will the wedding go as planned?
Stephen caught in dead body horror in Coronation Street?
A dead body is unearthed on Ed and Ronnie’s building site! Stephen and Jenny return from Paris all loved up, and Stephen is on cloud nine – that is, until he finds out about the body! Subsequent scenes see the police call at the pub to notify Jenny that the victim is none other than Leo.
Jacob’s life in danger in Emmerdale
Jacob has an allergic reaction after Victoria mistakenly tells him that a slider is nut-free. Panic ensues as a search commences for an Auto Adrenaline Injector, with Jacob indicating that there is one his car, which Victoria struggles to open. David subsequently rushes to the hospital to be with his son, while Leyla vows revenge on Victoria, who is later fired by Gabby.
Ethan and Sienna split up in Hollyoaks
Following their kiss, Sienna grows closer to Rafe, who ends things between them after an intriguing phone call. Ethan hopes this will put an end to the scheme, but Sienna refuses, leading him to issue her with an ultimatum. Him or Rafe.
Subsequent scenes see Ethan heartbroken, with he and Sienna having split up, and therefore he throws caution to wind, with things getting steamy between he and Dilly.
Suki and Ravi go to war in EastEnders
Suki convinces Denise to give a statement on the incriminating video of Ravi against Jack and Chelsea’s wishes, but the plan doesn’t go as she hoped, with the police dismissing what she has to say.
Denise therefore makes it her mission to cut ties with the Panesars, fearing for her family, while Suki’s plot to record Ravi’s confession doesn’t go as she may have hoped, with Ravi threatening to harm her family if she doesn’t keep quiet.
Daisy is taken aback by a discovery about Ryan in Coronation Street
Ryan receives a message from a guy asking for a personal video and thus he pops to the loo to take some nude pictures. The guy, however, wants to live video, with Ryan subsequently making a big decision, agreeing to talk dirty to the man who messaged him. But Peter overhears, revealing to Carla that he heard Ryan having phone sex, leaving Daisy unnerved.
Lydia stands up to Craig in Emmerdale
Sam makes a last-ditch effort to reconcile with Lydia before going to Ireland, but she struggles to reciprocate, with Sam feeling like she’s pushing him away. Craig, meanwhile, continues to use Samson to drive a wedge between Lydia and Sam. Lydia, however, orders Samson to stay away from Craig, who is left uneasy as a result.
Lydia is subsequently confronted by Craig and, in heated scenes, she calls a rapist. Mandy, meanwhile, starts to worry that Lydia is about to leave Sam.
Ian stands up for Bobby in EastEnders as Cindy tries to put her foot down
All hell breaks loose when Ian attempts to convince Cindy to let Bobby return home. Kathy does her best to offer Ian some advice, but can Ian ultimately get through to Cindy? Can the Beales co-exist under the one roof?
The aftermath of Shelly’s death sends shockwaves in Coronation Street as Bernie receives an update
Billy and Paul have a blast on their stag do, with Gemma leading the drinking games. Bernie, meanwhile, is questioned by the police over a potential fraud investigation involving Shelly Rothington, but she makes out that she was just helping a young woman with MND by collection a few parcels for her.
The police, however, break some shocking news, which leaves Bernie reeling. Shelly, as viewers know, died in heartbreaking scenes last week, but Paul, Bernie and the others have yet to be notified.
Neighbours streams free Mondays to Thursdays on Amazon Freevee, with new episodes from 7am. EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV. Emmerdale airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4, with first look episodes daily on All4.
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