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Carly threatens to leave Walford unless Shirley packs her bags immediately. Kevin threatens Shirley that he’ll tell everyone just what she’s like, but she knows she’s holding all the cards when it comes to secrets…

Ben is jubilant in the wake of Stella’s departure and when he finds Stella’s scarf, he sets about cutting it up into pieces with Abi. Phil is furious when he finds them and he realises that Stella was telling the truth – Ben deliberately caused the oven fire to get rid of her. Ben snaps and screams at Phil that he hates Stella. A sad Phil tells Peggy that he can’t take back Stella – Ben will never accept her.

Sonia sits Rebecca down and explains that she’s leaving Walford and Rebecca is distraught. An upset Jim organises a small leaving do for Sonia in the Vic but Martin can’t bear to face the reality of her departure and he slips out. Sonia finds Martin in the Square and he makes one last plea to get her to stay, then kisses her passionately…

Also, Dawn is impatient for Rob to tell May about their relationship but he stalls her by suggesting they wait until the baby is born when Dawn will get May’s cash.

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