Marry me!

Eva pro­poses to Ai­dan in the pub – and he ac­cepts. But where does that leave his mis­tress, Maria? Ai­dan is com­pletely shocked and lost for words for quite some time

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The look on Ai­dan Con­nor’s face is a joy to be­hold when Eva pops the ques­tion in The Rovers in front of their friends, in­clud­ing his bit on the side, Maria. Does he spare Maria’s feel­ings and say ‘no’ or be a big wuss and tell Eva what she wants to hear? Why, it’s the lat­ter, of course!

‘Be­cause Eva has asked him so pub­licly, Ai­dan can’t come clean,’ re­veals Shayne Ward, who plays the cheat­ing busi­ness­man. ‘So, more than any­thing, it’s a panic an­swer – which will not go down well with Maria.’

Eva de­cides to pro­pose fol­low­ing her chat with Johnny last week – who sug­gested that, as she’s des­per­ate to marry his son, she takes matters into her own hands. With the help of Leanne, Jenny, Michelle and Kate, she ar­ranges a Mex­i­can-themed en­gage­ment party in the Bistro (ran­dom) and, when her boyfriend goes AWOL, she looks for him in the pub.

The rea­son Ai­dan’s a no-show is be­cause he’s snog­ging Maria in the men’s toi­lets. Oh, the ro­mance! Let’s hope she’s got a peg on her nose. As he emerges, an obliv­i­ous Eva pounces, along with a trio of som­brero-clad guitarists.

‘He’s com­pletely shocked and lost for words for quite some time,’ Shayne tells us.

There are cheers all round – well, ex­cept from Maria – as Ai­dan agrees to make Eva his mis­sus and the ‘happy’ cou­ple head to the Bistro for a big fi­esta.

Mak­ing his ex­cuses, Ai­dan slips out and ex­plains to Maria that he loves both her and Eva, and begs her not to end their af­fair.

But will the crimper agree or take the op­por­tu­nity to spoil Eva’s party? It’s not look­ing good for Ai­dan when she turns up at the bash…

Maria later con­fides in David that she has told Ai­dan to de­cide which woman he wants. When she and Ai­dan then meet up in the gin­nel, he prom­ises to dump Eva. What do you reckon – more chance of Nor­ris tak­ing up street dance? Maria’s thrilled, but as she and Ai­dan play ton­sil ten­nis, they’re se­cretly spot­ted by Adam.

The snidey Scot takes a photo of the pair, then anony­mously sends the pic to a hor­ri­fied Ai­dan. Is the love rat about to be black­mailed?

Sur­prise: Maria looks on as Ai­dan says yes

Prom­ises: Ai­dan tells Maria he’ll dump Eva soon

Adam takes a snap of David kiss­ing Maria

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