Eddie dumps his rubbish in the McIntyres' and the Websters' bins. Kevin's furious. It's Ryan's 18th birthday. Michelle and Sian sing Happy Birthday to him. Joe shows Gail the life insurance policy he's thinking of taking out. Gail says it's far too expensive and tosses it in the bin. Janice and Kelly are still furious that Carla's granting Sally a few days off work. Dev hosts Aadi and Asha's birthday party in his flat. Jesse and Sean entertain the kids. It's a huge success and Sunita's very impressed. Joe pulls the life insurance forms out of the bin and considers faking Gail's signature. Sally prepares to leave for hospital. Sophie gives her a prayer book and Rosie gives her a celebrity magazine. Sally's touched. Kelly and Janice watch as Sally puts her suitcase in the car. Convinced she's going on holiday they shout abuse across the Street. Rosie's incensed. Tyrone and Molly discuss Tyrone's new job and their move to Chester. Rosie follows the factory girls into the Rovers. She tears a strip off Janice and Kelly for the horrible things they've said about Sally. Realising it's time to tell them the truth, Kevin announces to Fiz, Kelly and Janice that she's got breast cancer. The girls feel terrible. Tyrone's shocked to learn that Sally has cancer and Kevin never mentioned it. Sally, Kevin, Rosie and Sophie set off for the hospital.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Rosie tries to defend Sally from the factory girls' sniping but ends up revealing more than she intended; and Matt feels sidelined when Dev organises the twins' birthday party.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,840,000 viewers (9th place).
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