17 Jun 2022, 22:29
In soaps like Coronation Street and EastEnders, weddings rarely go smoothly.
There are deaths, destructions, schemes aplenty – and the occasional corpse to liven up proceedings.
Here are some of the most chaotic soap weddings in soap history…
EastEnders: Sharon and Dennis
It’s almost as if marrying your adoptive brother is a bad idea – but it didn’t stop Sharon Watts from trying.
For a soap wedding the actual ceremony went off without a hitch.
It was the reception that featured the slight problem of the bride and groom’s father being dug up in the basement.
As Ian Beale said to a deranged Sam Mitchell as she dragged the corpse up: “We’re trying to have a wedding here. You could have picked another day to have a mental breakdown.”
Coronation Street: Fred and Bev
Fred Elliot was due to marry the love of his week, Bev Unwin in 2006 – but their wedding day did not go to plan.
First of all his long-time crush Audrey Roberts decided that she did have feelings for the businessman after years of snubbing him.
He let her down gently, I say he let her down gently.
But before Fred could make his way back to Bev to tie the knot, he collapsed and died in Audrey’s hallway.
Such a tragic end to a wedding day.
EastEnders: Phil and Stella
In 2007 Phil Mitchell took the strange step of marrying mousy Stella.
Only after they had tied the knot, Phil realised she was a mad child-abuser who had been torturing his son Ben.
Suffice to say Stella’s time on this earth was limited and she ended up crashing onto a car roof in her gown.
And that was the end of that.
Emmerdale: Carl and Chas
Nothing quite says soap wedding like a Christmas Day disaster.
In 2010 it was Chas Dingle’s wedding to Carl King and it was one for the memory books.
Carl’s lover Eve exposed not only their affair – but then as an added bonus, Chas got in on the act and revealed the wedding and her pregnancy was a massive revenge job.
She pocketed the cash and jilted him at the altar – the Dingle way.
Coronation Street: Eva and Aidan
It’s often said that the perfect soap wedding involves nothing more than a couple of a surprises and a fight in a fountain.
This one had all that – and some cracking performances.
First Maria exposed Eva’s pregnancy lies with proof of her faked scan photo – and she put it under everyone’s seat.
Having humiliated Eva, Maria walked out – only to be attacked by her victim in the fountain.
Just in time for some late-coming guests. Classic Corrie.
Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.
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