THE SOAP YEARS
Remember these plots that had us hooked?
10 YEARS AGO – EMMERDALE
Jimmy King jilted Kelly Windsor at the altar after learning she’d aborted his baby so she could continue modelling. Kelly (above, with Jimmy) then stole Debbie Dingle’s car and fled the village, and wasn’t seen again until 2011.
15 YEARS AGO – EASTENDERS
Street sweeper Gus Smith’s plan to propose to Sonia Jackson ended up in tatters. Sonia nursed her former fiancé Jamie Mitchell back to health after he was beaten up, rekindling the pair’s romance and leaving Gus (above) heartbroken.
20 YEARS AGO – CORRIE
Within a week of marrying butcher Fred Elliott, Maureen Holdsworth realised she couldn’t stand him. Desperately unhappy, she ran off to Germany with builder Bill Webster (above, with Maureen) without telling her distraught husband.