JACI STEPHEN’S ultimate insight into the week’s soaps
Soapland’s ability to come up with ever more ingenious ways to show men with their kit off never ceases to amaze. Emergence from the shower with a wet chest and a towel wrapped around the waist is the most popular, and sports venues provide the opportunity to show half- dressed blokes sweating in tight, clinging T-shirts. That can be the only reason why Coronation Street has now gone the way of EastEnders and provided us with a gym, albeit one that has no more than three members.
Emmerdale has gone a whole new route, and this week Bernice established her spa, another venture that’s just a thinly disguised excuse to treat viewers to exposed male flesh. Her first guinea pig was Andy who, when he took his top off, revealed a fit torso that could rival that of any boxer. Wow! I tell you, that kid has come a long way since his arrival in 1996.
With Michael dead in EastEnders, there has been a great deal less action at the boxing club, so where next in Walford’s never-ending quest to bring us more naked men? I’m slightly nervous of the new funeral home. Are naked corpses going to be e the way forward?