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Duration: 30 minutes

Phil warns Ben to watch Ian while he focuses on Shirley’s abseil. Nervous, Shirley hides in the B&B, avoiding Phil and an enthusiastic Jean. Denise shows her a video of Carly’s baby. Meanwhile, Ben discovers Ian’s missing. Shirley hides in a car in the Arches, then the café toilets, but eventually emerges to discover the abseiling kit’s been double booked. Phil suggests Shirley face her fears by ascending the roof and agrees to accompany her. Phil cajoles a petrified Shirley onto the roof and spots Ian watching. As the crowd cheers below, Shirley proposes to Phil.

Janine’s exhausted from needlessly fussing over Scarlett. At Michael’s insistence, Lola offers mothering advice. Janine’s embarrassed. She discovers a note dropped by Michael, ‘Vic - 12’, and rings him, but he claims he’s at the gym. Janine seeks Michael out, nervy in crowds with Scarlett. She’s outraged on discovering him at the cook off making suggestive comments to Lucy but has to flee to the café when she’s desperate for the toilet. Outside, there’s no sign of Michael or Scarlett. Janine frantically searches the baby competition, then finds Scarlett safe in Michael’s arms. Michael demands she trust him. Shamefaced, Janine alleges she does.

Alfie comperes Community day. Mo runs bets on the cook-off. Nico forces Fat Boy to wear a chicken costume.

Lucy wins the cook-off. Clocking Ian watching her acceptance speech, she declares she achieved success alone.

Syed’s Olympic stock’s finally delivered. Lexi wins the baby competition. Syed despairs - without the prize money he can’t afford to run the stall.

Tamwar reveals Masood rejected the teaching assistant job. Zainab urges Masood to take it.

Ray and Kim argue during the cook-off until Ray silences her with a kiss. They embrace passionately, oblivious that Ray’s food’s smoking.

Music Played

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Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Tamwar Massod
Himesh Patel
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Joey Branning
David Witts
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Michael Owen Morris
Lauren Klee


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


Star of the stage Maria Friedman will guest as Elaine Peacock.

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