SOAP WATCH

JACI STEPHEN’S ul­ti­mate in­sight into the week’s soaps

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine - - SOAP WATCH -

Just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is no such thing as a has­sle-free wed­ding in soa­p­land. Ditched at the al­tar, revelations of af­fairs, panic at­tacks – there is no end to the ways peo­ple find not to tie the knot. Pete and Leyla failed mis­er­ably in Em­merdale, al­though she ap­pears to be quickly trans­fer­ring her af­fec­tions to David (that’s another thing – Re­cov­ery Mode post-wed­ding trauma is very, very quick). This week sees the ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated dou­ble wed­ding in Corona­tion Street, and given the rat­tling of skele­tons that has been go­ing on for months, we can ex­pect them all to come tum­bling out of the many clos­ets, come the big day.

Let’s not forget EastEn­ders’ dis­as­trous dou­ble wed­ding, when Barry mar­ried Na­talie, and Mel mar­ried Ian – only to leave him dur­ing the re­cep­tion when she dis­cov­ered he lied about his daugh­ter hav­ing can­cer. With two couples, you can al­most guar­an­tee dou­ble the trou­ble.

It’s not like the old days, when couples mar­ried and stayed to­gether for bet­ter or worse, like the Street’s Vera and Jack. To­day, it’s a case of For Worse and Even More Dis­as­trously Worse – even be­fore the cake is cut.

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