The weather is getting colder but in contrast, the soap storylines are hotter than ever and here, we present the biggest hitters for all the winter drama. There’s tragedy in store in Coronation Street in the form of a new year death while EastEnders looks set to blow apart the Carter storyline as Mick has it out with Stuart Highway.
Over in Emmerdale, there is romance ahead as a wedding at Christmas looms followed by a proposal in the not too distant future while Hollyoaks is going full on McQueen with an hour long Mercedes wedding special and then a chaotic Christmas for the clan.
Here is what winter is bringing:
Mick attacks Stuart in EastEnders
Mick’s future looks bleak as he currently resides in prison facing years in prison for shooting Stuart – but at some point this winter, he will be out of jail and wanting revenge against Stuart. Stuart is the smug cat who got the cream right now but the tide is about to turn.
Mick may not have tried to kill him last time but this time he truly is out for blood as he takes Stuart hostage and prepares to bludgeon him to death. Can anyone stop him?
Time runs out for Lewis in Coronation Street
Lewis is acting every bit the reformed character and Audrey is on cloud 9 having finally persuaded her family to join her in giving the cad another chance. But as new year dawns, it all goes spectacularly wrong and Lewis will die, leaving Audrey broken.
The nature of the storyline – including whether Lewis leaves us as a hero or a villain – remains under wraps but there’s a very unhappy start to the new year for Audrey.
Cain and Debbie destroyed in Emmerdale
Cain is currently hiding the secret that he was involved in the death of Joe but as Debbie seeks answers, this is one relationship that is going to head for the rocks very quickly. As Graham heads for a spectacular meltdown, wracked with his own guilt, will the truth be exposed?
With Charley Webb warning that Debbie may never forgive Cain and show boss Jane Hudson revealing that two Dingles will be ripped apart, it’s clear that things will get messy.
Alfie is back – and the baby secret exposed in EastEnders?
It’s no secret that Alfie will soon be back in EastEnders for a reunion with Kat but the smiles are surely not set to last as the secret of Hayley’s baby daddy looks set to finally explode. With Dean Gaffney strongly hinting that the Christmas action is at the overcrowded Slater house, are we in for a Christmas Day showdown?
And will Kat and Alfie ever be the same again?
Mercedes’ wedding drama in Hollyoaks
Hollyoaks has announced its first ever hour long episode outside of Christmas specials and it will focus on a very dramatic wedding for Mercedes. With Russ hiding the secret that he has cheated with Goldie, will the truth come out?
The episode will also include a major step in Liam’s quest for revenge on the WAGs.
Sally’s Coronation Street trial trauma
Sally is hopeful that she will be a free woman by the time her trial comes round but could she be facing Christmas in prison as the courtroom drama gets underway? With Duncan prepared to pull every trick in the book to set Sally up for this fall, is there fresh devastation ahead?
Pictures have revealed Tim and Gina undertaking an investigation to try and expose Duncan’s true nature but will they succeed?
Emmerdale wedding joy
There are wedding bells ahead in Emmerdale as one couple prepare to tie the knot this Christmas in a ceremony with a difference – and Anthony Quinlan dropped more than a heavy hint that the pairing in question could be Rhona and Pete.
Will they get their happy ever after if so?
Mel’s wedding revenge in EastEnders
The EastEnders cast have been on location filming a wedding day for Mel and Ray which is set to air over the New Year. Show boss Kate Oates has already confirmed dramatic times for Mel – but is she planning a huge revenge on her groom and will he play her at her own game?
With Mel knowing Ray is already married, she clearly has something major in store…
Christmas carnage for the McQueens in Hollyoaks
The focus of Hollyoaks’ Christmas this year will be the McQueen family as Mercedes has everyone round to the pub to sample her, uhh, culinary expertise. But aside from the disastrous dinner, there are major revelations afoot.
Not least of all for Prince and Lily – will their marriage be blown apart?
Carla and Peter reunite in Coronation Street?
The wish of fans to have this couple back together may be granted by Santa Claus this year as they find themselves becoming closer again – and even visiting the snooker hall together. After Carla makes a big Christmas gesture, the pair are set for an unforgettable new year.
Are they back on at last?
Who pops the question in Emmerdale?
As well as a wedding, there is a proposal coming in the new year too – and producer Jane has branded it very romantic but held off telling us which two characters are involved – but Vanity fans have a fair idea on who they want it to be.
Could Charity and Vanessa be making wedding plans in 2019?
Baby woes for Kate and Rana in Coronation Street
One wants a baby and the other is not so sure – just days after their engagement, Kate and Rana are facing a challenge but as they head onto the path of becoming a larger family (Rana quite reluctantly), a desperate plan is formed.
As Robert is asked if he will be a sperm donor for the couple, will he agree – and what will Michelle say?