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Tensions continue to run high in the Branning household following the Christmas bombshell, and Tanya demands answers. Lola worries that Lexi is slipping away from her.

Bianca, Tyler, Whitney, Liam, Tiffany and Morgan sell stall goods and carol sing to raise some cash to make a meal and cake for Carol, but it doesn’t go to plan. Liam buys McKlunky’s meals instead, and recruits Ray to help make the perfect cake. Ray tells Bianca she should thank Liam for getting the kids video games. Bianca asks Liam where he got them; he reveals Derek left a load of stolen goods in their garage. Bianca tells Jack, who says to call the police or get rid of it all. Michael overhears. Bianca catches Liam selling more goods and begs him to bin them. Bianca calls the police, but then discovers the stolen goods have mysteriously disappeared from the garage.

Tanya calls to cancel her honeymoon to discover Max had changed it to a cheap trip to Spain. Tanya asks Kirsty to leave, but she says she won’t without Max. Tanya tells Max they’re going to Spain together after all. Alfie gives Kirsty a barmaid job at the Vic. Carol tells Max and Jack they must tell Jim about Derek. Alice goes with them.

AJ returns to the square and Masood orders him and Zainab to spend the day together to try get along otherwise Zainab won’t get her New Year’s Eve party and AJ will be kicked out. Masood thinks AJ and Zainab are getting on but all isn’t rosy. Zainab blackmails AJ: if he gets Tamwar and Ayesha together and pretends to Masood that they’re friends, she’ll let him stay. AJ shakes on it.

Lola tells Phil she wants Jay and Cora as godparents, but Phil insists on Peggy and Grant. Lola tells Phil she’ll allow that if she gets a day alone with Lexi; they compromise on 3 hours. Lola accepts Poppy’s offer of work at Booty’s. Phil is furious when Lola is late and kicks off when he finds her in Booty’s.

Roxy worries about Kat’s involvement in Alfie’s life. Michael tells Roxy everyone thinks she’s Alfie’s rebound girl.

Patrick gives Jay some money to treat Abi. He’s happy that Fatboy’s loved up too, but tells Denise she needs to get some love in her life.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 27 Dec 2012 22:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Tulisa

    Live It Up

  • Taylor Swift

    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

  • Example

    Say Nothing

  • Avtar Maniac and Ravi Bal


  • Egypt

    In The Morning

  • Kaiser Chiefs

    Good Days Bad Days

  • TTD

    Sign Your Name

  • Lana Del Rey

    National Anthem

  • Damage

    Ghetto Romance

  • Jessie Ware

    Wildest Moments

  • Rod Stewart

    What Are You Doing On New Year's Eve

  • JayZ and Kanye West

    No Church in the Wild

  • Maroon 5


  • Rumer

    Sara Smile

  • Sunny Hayre


  • Garry Sandu

    Ik Gal

  • Little Mix


  • McFly

    Love Is Easy

  • Keane

    Sovereign Light Cafe

  • Kelly Clarkson

    I Do Not Hook Up

  • Bruno Mars

    Marry You

  • Amelia Lily

    You Bring Me Joy

  • Ellie Goulding

    Anything Could Happen

  • Green Day

    Stray Heart

  • Rihanna


  • Paloma Faith

    Upside Down

  • Rita Ora

    How We Do

  • Fun Boy Three & Bananarama

    It Ain't What You Do...

  • The Darkness

    Everybody Have A Good Time

  • Bat for Lashes

    All Your Gold

  • Holly Golightly

    Tell Me Now So I Know

  • Yasmin

    Light Up (The World) (feat. Shy FX & Ms. Dynamite)

  • Speech Debelle

    Studio Backpack Rap

  • Norah Jones

    Happy Pills

  • Avalanche City

    Love Love Love

  • Bruno Mars

    Locked Out Of Heaven

  • Ed Sheeran

    Small Bump

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Perfect Man

  • What Would Jesus Drive?

    I Think We Rushed into This

  • Dappy

    Good Intentions

  • White Lies

    Place To Hide


Role Contributor
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Liam Butcher James Forde
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Tyler Moon Tony Discipline
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
AJ Ahmed Phaldut Sharma
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Ayesha Rana Shivani Ghai
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Mr Passmore Leigh Jones
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director John Howlett
Writer Rob Williams
Writer Colin Wyatt


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