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Coming up: Oliver is diagnosed with an incurable form of mitochondrial disease. As the news reaches extended family members, it brings out unique emotions and unexpected shoulders to cry on.

Steve and Leanne

When informed of Oliver's diagnosis, Steve and Leanne do their best to take in the news but Leanne demands a second opinion.


Toyah breaks the news to Imran and explains that they will have to put their own child fostering plans on hold. 

Later, she calls at Leanne’s and realises that she can’t raise the subject of fostering, she just needs to be there for her sister.

Will she be able to offer the support that Leanne needs?


When he overhears Leanne and Steve talking, Simon is deeply offended by an unthoughtful remark. But what will his emotions lead him to do next?


As he struggles to comprehend the diagnosis, Nick finds himself making amends with Peter.

Is Peter the unlikely ally that Nick needs during this time?


Alina does her best to comfort Emma when she finds out about Oliver.

Emma also seeks advice from Jenny who, having suffered her own personal loss, assures her that in time, Steve and the rest of the family will get through it. 

If you've been affected by Oliver's story, and for organisations who can offer advice and help, please visit: https://www.itv.com/advice/tags/olivers-story

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