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As Michelle heads out wedding dress shopping Ciaran throws himself on Nick’s mercy, begging for his job back, but Nick won’t budge. Seeing his depth of desperation Peter offers to lend Ciaran the cash he lost in order to save his relationship. Ciaran’s grateful as he plans to get to the wedding venue fast and secure his booking. But while out shopping Michelle and Maria have decided to have a peek at the venue. Michelle is furious when she discovers Ciaran never paid the deposit and the date has gone to someone else.

With Dennis still missing Rita and Deirdre head out to look for him. Asking Sophie for details of local soup kitchens they head out. Eventually they spot him by a soup van and Rita tries to convince him to come home.

Nick offers a delighted Eva the post of bar manager, while he asks Gail if she’d like the job of waitress. But with news that social services have decided to place Max with Kylie and David permanently Gail surprises Nick.

Also, Becky taunts Tracy as she spends her divorce settlement; Dr Matt tells Leanne she needs some tests done to look into her problems conceiving and doesn’t feel Peter is being supportive.

*Second Episode, 8.30pm*

Ciaran‘s forced to come clean about gambling away the wedding deposit to a horrified Michelle. Admitting he was searching for a buzz as he’s bored of living on the street he pleads with Michelle to return to the ships with him. As Carla arrives home Michelle’s torn – but desperate not to lose him she eventually agrees. Ciaran calls the cruise ship manager before revealing they need to leave tonight. But when Michelle’s friends give her a great send-off in the pub, it may be too hard to say goodbye…

Nick’s concerned that the wine he paid for still hasn’t arrived and quizzes Eva about the supplier she introduced him to. When she goes looking for Ian she’s horrified to find the wine warehouse closed with a sign declaring bankruptcy. Nick’s angry and things get even worse when he hears that Ian is Eva’s ex.

Dennis comes clean about his past with Norma, telling Rita that he didn’t love her, but rather than admitting it he ran away. Rita tells him Norma deserves an explanation.

Also, Becky’s floored when Steve suggests she use her divorce settlement to start a new life away from him and Tracy; Peter’s relieved to see Carla back on the street.