Raquel is thrilled to be asked to be Betty's bridesmaid and Bet agrees to be matron of honour. Bet tells the staff that she and Rita are going into partnership. Rita is relieved when Bet agrees to a legal agreement. Vicky is stunned when Steve suggests they buy his old Quayside flat. Rita doesn't like the idea of buying the Rovers on her own for £68,000. She feels that Bet is pushing her too hard and tells her that she won't commit herself until she's certain she's doing the right thing. Fiona is pleased to see Steve and Vicky looking miserable. Vicky tells Steve that she can't afford to buy a posh flat but he knows it's because he used to live there and had also asked Fiona to move in. Des is upset when Vera tells him that he'll never see Tommy again. The Wiltons celebrate the news that Des isn't moving. Rita's accountant tells her that she can comfortably afford to buy the Rovers. Bet is pleased when Mavis tells her the accountant thinks it's a good idea. Bet tells the customers about the partnership. Betty is pleased when Bet tells her that she'll look after the wedding reception for her. Rita is on her way to tell Bet she'll buy the Rovers when she bumps into Ken who congratulates her on the partnership. Angry that Bet is acting like it's already a done deal, Rita realises she may be making a mistake and heads back home.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Is Rita the answer to Bet's dreams?
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,040,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 1st June 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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