Luke has obviously inherited the Willmott-Brown scheming gene - when Phil warns him to stay away from Ben this week after discovering his identity, Luke just turns the situation to his advantage and tells a furious Ben that his dad tried to scare him off.

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Kathy tries to make peace between father and son by opening up about her rape ordeal, which Ian thinks will be enough to keep Ben away from his new love interest for good. But is he right, especially when Luke invites Ben to meet Willmott-Brown in person?

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Elsewhere, Bex threatens to tell Sonia about her kiss with Gethin, so he calls her bluff and comes clean himself - and understandably, the nurse does not take the news well. And it's not long before the gossip is circulating around the Square, as Martin finds out what happened and Shakil tells Carmel that Bex turned him down for a teacher.

Elsewhere, the locals get fundraising to help the Carters save the Vic, but a safari night supper might prove to be a little too adventurous, especially with Karen doing the cooking...