Frank and Carla are loved-up after spending the night together. Carla lets slips to Sean and Izzy that she and Frank are now an item. The factory girls are gobsmacked. Sean worries about Maria's reaction. Carla makes a reference to pregnancy cravings in front of Simon, who immediately wants to know what cravings are. Leanne's furious with Carla. Hayley's worn out having been up half the night with Hope. Sylvia reckons that she's too soft and shouldn't go running at the slightest whimper. Sean reads in the Gazette that Freshco's are running a "Search for a Star" competition and are looking for a four-year-old to front the campaign. Frank books a couple of nights in Rome for him and Carla. She's delighted. Peter admits to Ken he's not sure that he's ready to be a dad again. James receives a package from the loan company. He's just putting Ken's passport back where he found it when Tracy catches him. He lies to her saying that he was looking for some old photographs. Tracy wonders what's the matter with Amy as she's clearly frightened of James. Amber persuades Sunita to give Sophie her job back in the Corner Shop. Sean asks Marcus if he'll take Dylan to audition for the "Search for a Star" campaign. Amy tells Tracy about the strange man in the house and how James said he'd send Tracy back to prison if she said anything. Tracy's quietly furious. Leanne and Peter continue to row over Carla. Peter's offended when Leanne refers to Simon as his son rather than their son. Peter storms out. Realising she's gone too far, Leanne rushes out of the flat after him but she slips and falls down the stairs.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Leanne falls down the stairs following an argument with Peter; Carla and Frank announce they are a couple; and Sean tries to get Dylan an audition for an advertisement campaign.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 7,600,000 viewers (11th place).
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