The latest goings on in Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors.
Aggie gets a text from Dee-Dee excusing herself from the housewarming party and Michael is unsurprised by her no-show. A drunken Daniel tucks into the rum punch but when Bethany checks he’s OK, he gives her a scathing reply. James follows an upset Bethany into the backyard and touched by his kindness, Bethany leans in for a kiss but is mortified when James resists. Bethany makes to leave so James blurts out that he’s gay.
Later, James calls at Bethany’s flat and begs her to understand – he can’t come out publicly because it would be impossible to be an openly gay, black footballer due to some fans’ prejudice. Bethany softens when James apologises for using her. Back at the party, Michael tries to talk to James about Bethany but James laughs it off as a tiff.
Meanwhile, Sinead urges Daniel to attend the Baileys’ party and when Jenny finds him drinking alone in Victoria Gardens, she drags him along. As Daniel dances wildly, Michael tries to lead him outside. Daniel takes a swing at him before Adam arrives to escort him away. Elsewhere, Sinead asks Beth to ensure she’s dressed nicely when she’s buried, dissolving her to tears.
Also, Gary returns and is riled to hear what Derek’s been up to in his absence. He orders him to finish with Izzy; Paul’s shocked to see Bernie back with Kel and takes it out on Chesney; Shona receives a call informing her that Max has walked out of school and later confronts him; and Steve’s delighted when Emma introduces him to the footballers as her dad for the first time.
Coronation Street, Friday at 7.30pm on ITV, STV and UTV.
It’s the day of Hunter’s funeral and Mel composes herself with Lisa’s support. Across the Square, Phil is adamant that the funeral be a Mitchell-free zone, leaving Louise conflicted. Later, Mel and Lisa head to The Vic but with the Mitchells also there, tensions are fraught.
Things get worse when Phil realises Jay went behind his back to help Mel, an argument ensues and Mel leaves the pub. Back home, Mel is surprised when Sharon tries to smooth things over, but after the day’s events the pair are soon at each other’s throats.
Elsewhere, after some advice from Jack, Tiffany talks to Keegan and they agree to take things slowly. Sheree seizes the opportunity to play cupid and sets up a date for Ted.
EastEnders, Friday at 8.30pm on BBC One.
Zak’s stance frustrates Mandy.
Meanwhile, Kim is forced to let Jamie down.
Elsewhere, Jai tries to engage with his distant son Archie, wishing he could get through to him.
Emmerdale, Friday at 7pm on ITV, STV and UTV.
As Yazz adjusts to her hearing loss, she feels like she has become invisible. Elsewhere, Ste meets with Jed and breaks down when the weight of what has happened hits him. Jed asks Ste to trusts him and arranges for them to see Officer Turley from Prevent. Later, Ste is beaten up by Jonny and Stuart when they catch him leaving The Teahouse with his bags.
Meanwhile, Maxine is being harassed online following Damon’s arrest. James explains that Maxine’s illness is still their best defence for the trial and Sienna is stunned when Maxine uses makeup to make herself look worse. James and Damon are similarly concerned by how Maxine looks, unaware that it’s all fake.
Also, Marnie sets up a dating profile for James.
Hollyoaks, Friday at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and a ‘first look’ at 7pm on E4.
Emma puts her foot in it when she sees Karen talking to Rob and wrongly assumes, she is telling him about her dreams. After Valerie is inquisitive about her dreams, Emma has a snooze in her office and has another one in which Valerie figures. When Emma wakes upin a state of distress, Zara resolves to help and signs them up for uniform dating.
Meanwhile, Becky wants Daniel to stop hiding their relationship but he is concerned that Joe may not respond well to his dad dating a new woman. And then there’s Izzie to think about. Daniel explains that Zara and Izzie had a difficult relationship. Becky is appalled to learn Zara hit Izzie and agrees to do things at Daniel’s pace.
Doctors, Friday at 1.45pm on BBC One.