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Fake relationships, unwelcomed returns and rekindled affairs. Things are heating up on soaps from across the pond.

Coronation Street:
Spoiler alert: Ken's working with his ex-mistress Wendy despite Deirdre's concerns. Seems Deirdre had a right to worry, as Wendy accuses Ken of coming on to her. It's all a lie though. Wendy's just mad Ken rejected her advances. But a heartbroken Deirdre doesn't know that.

Unsurprisingly, Gloria's schemes to win Pub of the Year for her daughter Stella blow up on her face. That comes courtesy of Lewis after he learns Gloria has been trying to expose him for still being a conman. Lewis sets it up so Gloria is humiliated just as she's about to receive her coveted prize. Facing her furious daughter, Gloria offers to move out. Much to her devastation, Stella agrees.

Spoiler alert: Kat has ended her affair with one of the Branning brothers (we still don't know which one) to focus on her marriage to Alfie. Her ex-lover isn't finished with her though, as he buys back the ring Kat pawned to help her and Alfie out of a jam. Will Kat be tempted to thank her ex-lover for his grand gesture in private?

Sharon is dating Jack, but agrees to pretend to be engaged to Phil in order to get his granddaughter Lexi back from social services. Jack reluctantly goes along with the plan, but starts to get jealous when the two start spending more and more time together. Imagine how he'll feel when he sees the engagement ring.

Spoiler alert: Upon learning of Cameron and Chas' affair, Cain seeks revenge. Concerned, Moira intervenes, bringing the exes in close proximity once again. This of course leads to a kiss, but Moira insists she isn't ready to go down that road again. She may reject him in the moment, but temptation continues to lurk.

"Emmerdale" is welcoming a few new faces. Word is, Rhona's partier college friend Vanessa will hit town, Bernice will get a new lover in the form of Steve Harland and the town will meet mechanic Dominic and his daughter Gemma. What fresh drama will they bring?

Spoiler alert: Bad boy Brendan's been doing some soul searching lately, even turning to a priest, regarding his feelings for Ste. He's forced to admit that he does still love his ex when he sees the invitation to Ste's wedding to someone else. Will that prompt Brendan to fight for the man he loves?

Mitzeee is released from prison and returns to the village to learn her flat has been rented out. Being homeless isn't her only problem though as she is reunited with her conning sister, who stole her fiancé years ago. Maybe Mitzeee should forgive and forget since she could probably use a friend now that's she on the outside again.

Home and Away:
Spoiler alert: Jamie's in over her head when her too eager suitor takes her son on a jet ski without her permission. He then trashes the diner upon Leah's continued rejection. Liam steps in to help and discovers a photo of Leah and VJ, with Jamie's face photoshopped in. Creepy!

Sasha tried to keep her suspicions from him, but she eventually tells Casey she might be pregnant. The 18-year-old boy is understandably rattled, which Sasha takes as rejection. After getting encouragement from Romeo, Casey mans up and vows to be there for her. With Casey by her side, Sasha prepares to take a pregnancy test. No matter the outcome, the couple will still have to deal with her disapproving father.

Take a look at Wednesday's episode as Marilyn nervously tests the dating waters in the video below, which might not be available in all areas.

Spoiler alert: Carmel returns to Erinsborough for a couple of months with romance on the brain. While visiting her sister, Carmel decides she needs love in her life again and targets Susan's ex Karl. Welcome back Sis!

Vanessa is pregnant with Lucas' baby, but was involved with Rhys. They broke up but now Vanessa is marrying Lucas to fool her mother, not knowing Lucas is really in love with her. Complicating matters even further, Rhys shows up to the wedding. It all sounds very messy, which is just the way soap fans like it.

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