The Archers spoilers: Alistair Lloyd’s secret EXPOSED as fans turn on Shula Hebden Lloyd
Fans of the radio soap will remember the huge scenes back in 2008 involving Alistair (Michael Lumsden).
Alistair lost the Brookfield dairy herd contract and took to gambling.
He nearly lost The Stables before confessing to Shula, remortgaging the house and seeking help for his addiction.
Shula may be a pillar of the church, but underneath that sensible jacket beats a passionate and sometimes troubled heart.
During tonight’s episode, it was Kenton who confronted Alistair about his trip to the bookies to put money on the horses.
However, Alistair angrily remarked it was “just a little wobble”.
Shula took it upon herself to get involved and asked Kenton and Alister what they were arguing about.
She revealed she had heard everything, before snapping: “You’ve been gambling again! Oh Alistair. So that’s where you were the other night. You were out gambling!
“And all this time you’ve been telling me you’re so poor you can’t afford the divorce.”
He shouted back: “It was a few quid Shula, not thousands of pounds!”
She continued: “You’ve been secretly gambling your own money away, so now you want some of mine! How could you? How could you do that again?
“Oh, I thought it would be my fault! You’re a weak pathetic man who can’t control his gambling addiction.
“Well don’t expect me to bail you out this time Alistair! You’re on your own!”
Listeners instantly took to social media after Shula’s scathing words and lack of support.
One fan raged: “You f***ing b***h Shula, that was a low blow. What a b***h you are #TheArchers.”
“#TheArchers I’m with Alistair, it is none of Shula’s business. Not that the village will see it that way,” posted another.
A third fumed: “Shula is a really nasty piece of work, isn’t she? And Kenton’s just her stooge #TheArchers.”
“Good for you Kenton – really impressed with your intervention. And get lost Shula! #TheArchers,” wrote another.
A fifth noted: “..and the whole pub has gone quiet …IN SHOCK! That was VERY nasty of you Shula. Alistair didn’t deserve that… #TheArchers.”
“You’ve been gambling again! NO, not like before. Well that’s alright then. #TheArchers,” said another.