WHAT’S IN A NAME?
What a lot of babies and baby talk there is at the moment. Toyah and IVF, Sarah and Harry, and – the biggie – the Leanne/Steve/Nick/Oliver quadrangle. It must rankle with Nick every time he sees Steve with his love child (right), and events reach a head with Oliver’s naming ceremony. With Steve turning down the invitation and Nick wallowing in drunkenness, will anyone even turn up?
My bigger worry is whether Oliver will make it to his first birthday, given the speed with which Leanne pushes that pram around. And why is the hood always up? At this rate, Oliver will be lucky if he actually sees any sunshine this side of his 18th birthday.
Peter’s furious when he finds Toyah has gone ahead with IVF behind his back, and Aidan’s shocked when Kate suspects Johnny of cheating when she discovers the name Connor attached to a hotel booking. Aidan tries to cover his affair with Maria by saying the booking was supposed to be a surprise for Eva. That old chestnut. How many dubious surprises can one woman take? The idea Eva would want to go to a hotel without spending days packing her make-up is farcical. And when is Maria going to put that dressing gown in the wash?