Hot on the heels of Bianca’s dodgy tanning product, Alfie also finds his new business venture threatened by dodgy ice cream. A reassuring Kat tells him what a natural he is on the market, and soon the customers come flocking. When he has to pay a fine for having the wrong kind of licence, will he use the knowledge about Aleks’s Latvian wife as a bargaining tool?
Dearie me. Latvian wives, broody lesbians, rampant cancer – it’s an exhausting mix these days. You can add a woman scorned, too, when Roxy uncovers Aleks’s deception. Furious, she gets her own back (below), and later they have some soul searching to do about their relationship.
The show is never more tedious than when characters have money worries. Don’t we have enough of our own in real life? In addition to Alfie’s money concerns, Tosh witters on about having to save money for a baby, Tina loses her job, and, then it’s Carol’s turn to bleat about financial woes. Tina presents her with a plan, but is it too risky? Am I bovvered?
A bailiff visits the Butcher household (would he/she really want to repossess any of their junk?), and Sonia discovers Bianca’s taken out a huge loan. She hatches a plan of her own to help out – starting a Fat Blasters class. On top of everything else, do we really want to be subjected to a load of East End blubber leaping around?
The first class doesn’t go well for Carol, when the women insist on discussing her breast cancer. Cheerful.