The moment when an adulterous affair is finally exposed surely tops the list of soap’s favourite storylines. For weeks, or, as is more often the case, months, viewers are in on the secret and watch with despair as the unsuspecting partners of the adulterers obliviously and innocently go about their daily business.
Who can forget that fateful Christmas Day in EastEnders – an episode watched by millions upon millions – when, in the light of his affair, Den served Angie with divorce papers? Or, years later, Grant’s tears when he heard the tape confirming Phil’s affair with Sharon. ( Tapes! Remember those things? These days, the whole thing would be relayed on an iPhone).
This week saw the revelation of Sunita and Karl’s affair in Coronation Street, after Sunita engineered the situation that ensured Stella caught them in the act. She had already downed a bottle of wine, and who could blame her, knowing that Dev was