10 Years Ago in the Soaps - remind yourself of the top soap drama happening EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks 10 Years Ago this week!

Ian Beale had a nasty accident in EastEnders, Carla Connor went into partnership with Liam Connor in Coronation Street, Bob Hope fought for Viv’s freedom in Emmerdale and Calvin Valentine cheated before his wedding in Hollyoaks – 10 years ago in the soaps…

EastEnders – 10 Years Ago in the Soaps

Ian Beale, EastEnders

Bianca Jackson’s plan to have a minor industrial accident at the cafe and sue Ian Beale came unstuck when it was Ian (Adam Woodyatt) who slipped on the margarine she had smeared on the floor. Ian injured his back and his knee and his wife Jane (Laurie Brett) ran over as he was loaded into the ambulance while Bianca (Patsy Palmer) lurked in the background…

Coronation Street – 10 Years Ago in the Soaps

Carla Connor, Liam Connor, Coronation Street

Carla Connor (Alison King) was like the cat who’d got the cream when she trapped Liam Connor (Rob James Collier) into a new business partnership. Liam was attempting to make his marriage to Maria work but would he be strong enough to resist Carla, who wanted do more than business with him?

Emmerdale – 10 Years Ago in the Soaps

Bob Hope, Emmerdale

Bob Hope, Emmerdale

Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) was devastated when his wife Viv was sentenced to three years in prison for charity fraud. But he wasn’t giving up the fight to clear her name. He climbed onto a platform at the side of the local paper building, ranting and raving, and scrawled ‘VIV IS INNOCENT’ on a tarpaulin hanging over the edge of a rail. Did it work? No – but it made him feel just a little bit better!

Hollyoaks – 10 Years Ago in the Soaps

Calvin Valentine, Val Holden, Hollyoaks

Calvin Valentine (Ricky Whittle) was due to tie the knot with Carmel McQueen but the sexual tension was sizzling between him and his dad Leo’s on-off  lover, Val Holden (Samantha Giles). He left his stag do early and, finding Val at home one thing led to another and they were soon kissing passionately. It was Calvin who called a halt then made matter worse by blurting out that Leo planned to ask Val to marry him. It was all too much for Val and she fled to Spain.