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Peter’s in turmoil as Leanne fusses round him, determined to get their marriage back on track. He calls Carla to apologise, admitting he couldn’t tell Leanne the truth. Bitter Carla slams the phone down, it’s over. Peter lies to Leanne, claiming he’s going to an AA meeting, but instead goes to Carla’s where he begs for a chance to explain. Peter assures her he does love her, but he can’t bring himself to destroy Leanne and Simon’s lives. Admitting she can’t live without him, Carla agrees to start an affair.

Steve fires questions at Lloyd about why he’s leaving, while Tracy is outraged to hear Becky’s used her divorce settlement to buy Lloyd’s share of the business. Becky argues that as she’s growing closer to Kylie and Max she wants to rebuild her life in Weatherfield. But Steve is far from happy.

David‘s seething when Owen tries to scupper Kylie’s meeting with the social worker. When Owen later finds his pond-lining is leaking he suspects the Platts.

Also, business is booming for Chesney and Gary as they sell Christmas trees; Gary’s put out to see Izzy and Will together; Eileen invites Paul and Lesley for Christmas dinner.