Carmel’s attempts to make peace are snubbed by Stacey, who refuses to let her have contact with Arthur. When Max overhears, he takes Carmel for a drink and discusses her new venture.

Later, Max interferes further by encouraging Stacey to rethink her attitude towards Carmel. Will Stacey listen to him?

Meanwhile, Madison and Alexandra arrive to cause trouble when Michelle helps out at the café with Bex. As the pressure increases, Bex snaps and tells Michelle to go.

Elsewhere, Tina moves back into the Queen Vic to help out while Mick is away. Whitney, Johnny and Tina try to come up with ideas to boost business at the pub. Johnny and Whitney also seek some advice from Abi about Lady Di.

Also today, Lauren’s boredom with Steven leads to her inviting Whitney on another night out, while Ben and Jay enjoy the company of their temporary guests.