Surprise proposal on Hollyoaks. (Lime Pictures)

Extended coverage.
It’s a new year, with new drama on UK & Aussie soaps. Sisters fight over a man on “EastEnders,” a fake marriage on “Emmerdale” might be more serious than previously thought and an off-screen wedding for two “Home and Away” actors is just the tip of the iceberg.

Coronation Street:
Spoiler alert: After reuniting with her husband David, Kylie learns she’s pregnant. David has wanted a baby, so he should be happy with the news, unless of course the baby turns out to be his brother Nick’s, who she had a one-night-stand with.

After Carla fired her brother Rob from running her factory, he started a rival business and stole some of her clients. Rethinking her actions, Carla offers Rob his job back, but he wants more than just to be her employee at Underworld. He wants to be a shareholder.

EastEnders:
Spoiler alert: Ayesha has been staying with the Masoods so she can get to know the man her family wants her to marry. When Zainab discovers Ayesha is crushing on someone other than her intended Rashid, she enlists her husband Masood to investigate. He rules out the two likely suspects Fatboy and Tamwar and quickly learns he is the object of her affections.

In a bit of miscommunication, Ray thought Kim learned he kissed her sister. With his back against the wall, he blurted out that Denise kissed him. It obviously causes a rift between the sisters, but they work things out, until Ray breaks up with Kim. She blames Denise and puts her out on the street. Needing a place to stay, Kim turns to Ian for shelter. Will he offer her anything more?

Emmerdale:
Spoiler alert: Much to Alicia’s disappointment, she and David end their pretend marriage, freeing David up to be with Priya. Things might not be as over between them as they think though, as David asks Alicia and her son Jacob to keep living with him. He tells himself it’s all for the boy he’s grown close to, but could he be ignoring his growing feelings for his soon to be ex-wife?

Charity knows something is up with her husband Jai, but can’t get the dirt on him. Fed up, she suggests they divorce since he wants a baby and she doesn’t. Little does she know he just had a child with Rachel. Even if the truth doesn’t come out, things aren’t looking too good for the couple.