Roy takes Kelly to a night club with the bonus Lisa paid him. But he's got much more than dancing and drinking on his mind. Chris give Laura a shock when he reveals he's leaving Home Farm, and invites her to his new home - the cottage once owned by Kim and Steve. Seth gets a real boost when Stella turns up with a peace offering. But later he's crestfallen when Betty tells him she's found him a new job! Zak flies off the handle when Lisa tells him she's spoken to Butch and he's happy to stand down as a godparent to Belle. Paddy has agreed to do the job. It's the last straw and Zak and Butch race off to make phone calls to stop the Dingle clan coming, but he's too late. The sound of an ice-cream van fills the air as cousins Ezra, Gwen and their children arrive. They've mistaken the date on the invitation. Viv sinks to her lowest when she calls the social services and asks to speak to the caseworker responsible for Andy.


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Guest cast



  • The children of Ezra Dingle and a man at the nightclub are all uncredited despite lines of dialogue.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,640,000 viewers (16th place).
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