THE SOAP YEARS

Re­mem­ber th­ese plots that had us hooked?

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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.

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