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ITV sitcom set in a Spanish holiday resort. 74 episodes (10 series), 2007 - 2018. Stars Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tim Healy, Adam Gillen and others.

Series 1, Episode 3

Kelly, a member of the Solana staff tells Donald and Jacqueline that she is engaged to the sexy waiter Mateo. Maeto is then seen flirting with Kate. Having now got over the shock of Chantelle's pregnancy, Janice begins to bond with her daughter. Geoff and his mother do a duet at the karaoke.

Further details

Kelly - a pretty member of the Solana staff - tactfully tries to warn all-day sunbather Madge about melanoma, although Madge just claims that she can't help her as she doesn't know a Melanie what's-her-name. Kelly tells Donald and Jacqueline that she is engaged to the sexy waiter Mateo... having known him for years, Donald and Jacqueline try to hide their worries on her behalf.

Having now got over the shock of Telle having a baby, Janice finds that she is bonding better with her daughter. Mateo flirts with Kate who is clearly flattered by his attention. He says that, like her, he is hot and that he is going for a lie down in his room - room 18. Martin returns to the sun beds to find Kate gone. She returns flustered and, for once, surprisingly upbeat about the resort!

Later in Neptune's the Oracle and his mum - who he is still trying to make people believe is his PA - do a karaoke duet of "You're The One That I Want". Mistaken by Kate's apparent change in mood Martin gives her a necklace. Overcome by guilt Kate rushes out of Neptune's. Mateo follows her. She tells him to leave her alone - it was just sex. Mateo realises there is someone behind him. It is Kelly - who throws her engagement ring on the floor, slaps Mateo and runs off in tears. Mateo asks Kate if she saw where the ring went. She slaps him as well!

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th February 2007
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Canuso Mateo
Janine Duvitski Jacqueline Stewart
Elsie Kelly Noreen Maltby
Sheila Reid Madge
Steve Pemberton Mick Garvey
Siobhan Finneran Janice Garvey
Oliver Stokes Michael Garvey
Johnny Vegas The Oracle
Kenny Ireland Donald Stewart
Nicholas Burns Martin Weedon
Abigail Cruttenden Kate Weedon
Hugh Sachs Gavin
Paul Bazely Troy
Hannah Hobley Chantelle Garvey
Crissy Rock Janey York
Guest cast
Niky Wardley Kelly
Paul Smith Daniel
Writing team
Derren Litten Writer
Production team
Kevin Allen Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer

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