There’s romantic drama in the lives of some of our Dales residents next week, which begins when Katie Macey (Sammy Winward) moves out of Home Farm, telling hubby Declan that their marriage is over, while Alicia Gallagher learns that as the new wedding events manager, she has to play David and Priya’s big day!
Starting with Katie and Declan’s woes, their relationship has of course been under strain for weeks, but in the episode that airs on Monday, February 11th, we’ll see that Katie’s staying with her ex, Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) until she finds something more permanent.
However, not unreasonably, Declan (Jason Merrells) isn’t chuffed about the arrangement, and neither is Andy’s girlfriend Kerry (Laura Norton) but when Andy goes to Home Farm to pick up some of Katie’s things, Declan’s anger reaches new levels…
So, as he drowns his sorrows in the pub, he ends up drunk enough to confront Andy, and despite Megan (Gaynor Faye) begging him to leave it alone, Declan takes a swing at his love rival. But Andy fights back, and within moments, Declan’s on the floor.
Later, Megan tries to convince her brother to just talk to Katie, but he tells her he’s done with his wife and it’s over. Does he mean it? Well, we’ll have to find out next week…
Back now to Alicia’s woes, and as mentioned, she discovers that she has to plan David (Matthew Wolfenden) and Priya’s wedding after Georgia (Trudie Goodwin) books Home Farm as the wedding venue.
However, poor David’s being railroaded by the women in his life, and as Priya (Fiona Wade) goes on and on about the wedding, is he beginning to regret letting Alicia (Natalie Anderson) go?
Well, it seems so, because when Alicia announces that she’s going to get their marriage annulled, David seems very downbeat about it, but Priya is of course delighted, and she presses her fiancé to book the date of their wedding.
Will David simply be carried along by the tide of Priya’s excitement? Or will he realise – in time – that he has feelings for Alicia?
We’ll keep you posted! For now, here’s a look at one of this week’s episodes…