EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks: Thursday's soap highlights

Published Thursday, Dec 19 2013, 01:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks: we take a look at tonight's top soap stories…

EastEnders, BBC1, 7.30pm

David wakes up on the car lot floor again, but now he's got a plan to wheedle his way back into Janine's life and heads off to buy her a Christmas tree.

EastEnders, David brings Janine a Christmas tree, Thu 19 Dec


They decorate it together and reminisce about their childhood at Christmas time. Janine hangs a pair of Pat's earrings on the tree and David takes the moment to bring up Michael.

She instantly closes up and he worries he's pushed too far too soon. He offers her his support and comfort and tells her she's not alone – and Janine asks him to stay. Phase one of his plan is complete.

Emmerdale, ITV, 7pm & 8pm

When Jai offers Charity a great divorce settlement, she's thrown because she was all ready to play dirty to get what she wants.

She's completely deflated Jai's not putting up more of a fight and determined to get a reaction out of him, she starts flirting with Ross in the pub. She snogs Ross and invites him back to Holdgate, taking him upstairs to bed.

Emmerdale, Jai punches Ross, Thu 19 Dec


Charity is excited waiting for Jai to return home and catch her in his bed with Ross, and it has exactly the effect she was hoping for when he darkens upon seeing them and punches Ross in the face! But will this mean a reconciliation for Jai and Charity?

Hollyoaks, C4, 6.30pm

Robbie and Finn step up their hate campaign against John Paul and decide they need to teach him a lesson.

They steal Danny's phone and keys and text JP to meet his lover at the Lomaxes'. John Paul gets there to find the door open and goes inside, where Finn and Robbie grab him and blindfold him.

Hollyoaks, John Paul tied to staircase, Thu 19 Dec

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When the Danny and Ste arrive home, they find John Paul handcuffed to the staircase in just his underwear. The rest of the Lomaxes walk in not long after – how will Danny explain this to Sam?

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