Tissues at the ready, soap fans! It’s going to be a tough week (Picture: BBC / Lime Pictures / ITV)

Death is the subject of much discussion in the soaps this week, as one popular character’s life is on the line, while another legend passes away in emotional scenes.

We are, of course, referring to Hollyoaks’ Luke Morgan, who dies after a three-year battle with dementia. Luke’s final scenes will air later this week, after he and fiancee Cindy Cunningham go to Mallorca for the pre-wedding celebrations of a lifetime.

EastEnders, meanwhile, will see Linda Carter left fighting for her life, after a devastating car crash ensues with Janine Butcher at the wheel.

Over in Coronation Street, Summer Spellman has some explaining to do, while Emmerdale sees Leyla Cavanagh questioned over her behaviour.

It’s going to be another week to remember, and Metro.co.uk has all the spoilers you could possibly need to tide you over until things kick off tonight.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Summer’s cheating dilemma in Coronation Street

Summer has some serious explaining to do (Picture: ITV)

Summer attends her final exam, and she unzips her blood sugar testing kit to reveal Aadi’s revision cards hidden inside. The invigilator heads over, and thus she panics, claiming that she needs to test her sugar levels. The invigilator, however, finds the revision notes and recognises the handwriting as Aadi’s! Summer subsequently heads off, but she overhears Mrs Crawshaw tearing a strip off Aadi – for cheating!

Linda fights for her life in EastEnders after a chaotic car crash

Tragedy will strike – but will lives be lost? (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)

Linda sets off on a trip with Nancy, determined to tell her the truth about Janine’s scheming. Nancy, however, questions her mum about why she was going to leave several weeks ago, resulting in a colossal row. Nancy storms off, leaving Linda and baby Annie stranded by the side of the road. Linda turns to drink.

Janine is on tenterhooks, fearful that Nancy will find out the truth, but her attention is soon elsewhere, as she intercepts a call Linda makes to Mick, and sets off to retrieve the landlady. A showdown ensues between the love rivals, but as Janine drives Linda home, she loses control of the car and a devastating crash ensues!

Liam starts to notice Leyla’s strange behaviour in Emmerdale

Leyla makes a huge decision (Picture: ITV)

Leyla’s jittery behaviour catches Liam’s attention. Suzy, meanwhile, find coke in her bag and berates her, reminding her of the dangers of buying drugs from an unknown dealer. Leyla’s left alone with the cocaine and, determined to make a change, Leyla washes the rest of it down the sink. When a buzzing Jacob arrives at Tenants eager to talk university, a ropey Leyla tries to act normal. She doesn’t fool Liam, however, who’s increasingly convinced she’s suffering from PTSD!

End of an era in Hollyoaks as Luke dies

Luke says goodbye (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Upon arriving in Mallorca, the hen-party kick back for a day at the spa, while the stag-do gang explore the island and all it has to offer. Things, however, get off to a bit of a rocky start for the lads, as they discover the boat that they’ve hired is a far cry from the one they were expecting, but a kind stranger by the name of Alex saves the day, showing them a good time!

The rest of the holiday is filled with touching moments of warmth, love and reflection, not to mention many highs and lows. But as the sun sets on the Mallorca backdrop, tragedy strikes, setting the scene for the final chapter of Luke’s tale. His loved ones wait by his bedside, desperately hoping for good news, but Cindy receives word from the doctors that there is nothing more they can do for Luke.

Jenny and Daisy’s beer horror in Coronation Street

Jenny and Daisy have quite the predicament on their hands (Picture: ITV)

Daisy and Jenny sample Leo’s homebrew, but they discover that it’s horrible. When Leo asserts that he’s looking forward to the beer tasting, Daisy and Jenny look awkward. How will they break the news to him?

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Ben opens up to Kathy about his rape ordeal in EastEnders

Kathy learns the truth about Ben’s harrowing ordeal (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)

Ben hits rock bottom, and after Kheerat relays his worries about him to her, Kathy confronts her son. She puts the blame on him for what transpired with Callum. This proves to be too much for Ben and, as emotions run high, the penny finally drops for Kathy, as she realises that Lewis raped her son.

Noah’s fate is revealed in Emmerdale

Noah prepares to face the music (Picture: ITV)

Noah sets off for court, looking lost and alone, much to Charity’s horror. Charity arrives in the court and, seeing Noah’s reaction to her arrival, she instantly regrets coming. As the sentencing commences, the group anxiously await Noah’s fate.

Nancy gives birth in Hollyoaks

Nancy gives birth (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Nancy summons Felix to discuss DeMarcus and Charlie’s actions, but a series of unfortunate events soon ensue, resulting in the two ending up locked in a classroom! Nancy’s waters break, and both she and Felix come to realise just how inexperienced they are with birthing.. Touching upon uncomfortable memories, they ultimately come together and support one another, delivering the baby.

A blast from the past for George in Coronation Street

George gets a blast from the past (Picture: ITV)

Eileen mistakes Frank for an ex-prisoner selling door to door when he calls at No.11, but Sean fills her in, revealing that Frank’s his new boyfriend. Eileen’s mortified. In the Rovers, Sean introduces Frank to George – but George becomes flustered, recognising Frank from school!

Howie is injured in EastEnders

Kim is left concerned about Howie! (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)

Howie shows up in the Square, and soon finds himself chatting to Martin. Kim is surprised to see him, but an accident soon ensues, with Howie tripping over Kim’s bag! Kim wastes little time in saving the day, as she rushes her pal to A&E. Howie doesn’t want her help, but Kim refuses to take no for an answer, insisting that he move in with her while he recovers.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV. EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. Emmerdale airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4. 

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