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heating up Fair City spoilers: Things get hot and heavy between Fr Liam and Carol after heated row

The storyline has caused a stir for the RTE show in recent weeks

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Liam and Carol throw caution to the wind. Picture: RTE

Liam and Carol throw caution to the wind. Picture: RTE

Liam and Carol throw caution to the wind. Picture: RTE

The latest offering from Carrigstown sees Carol played by Aisling O'Neill and Fr Liam, Phelim Drew -  the son of legendary Dubliners singer Ronnie Drew –  go head-to-head when the priest refuses to tell Hayley the truth about her parentage.

However, viewers will be left shocked when frustration later turns to passion for the unlikely pair.

“Do I threaten you? Is that what’s happening here?” FrLiam asks Carol as they argue in the Station bar.

“That would suit you, wouldn’t it? Inflate your own ego at my expense!” she replies.

The priest hits back: “And you’re parent of the year, are you?”

Later, Fr. Liam arrives at Carol's window to apologise, he begs her to open the door and let him in.

Admitting that he can't get her out of his head, they throw caution to the wind and end up in each other's arms as their heated exchange from earlier takes a passionate turn.

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Liam and Carol throw caution to the wind. Picture: RTE

Liam and Carol throw caution to the wind. Picture: RTE

Liam and Carol throw caution to the wind. Picture: RTE

“You want me to be honest, I can't get you out of my head, I can't even be in the same space as ya.” Liam says.

Afterwards, Carol admits to Liam that she's not been with anyone since Robbie, who was the love of her life.

Interrupted by the arrival of Nora, Carol panics and Liam leaves in a hurry.

By the time the episode ends, Liam tells Hayley he has to leave for a few days to help sort something out with one of the kids in his outreach project. Unable to face Carol and tell her himself, he disappears leaving Nora questioning his motives.

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The storyline involving Fr Liam and actress Tina Kellegher’s character, Ger Lynch over a previous fling, has caused a stir for the RTE show in recent weeks.

Ever since the “confession” scene when Ger reminded Fr Liam of a night they shared when they were younger and revealed he is father to her daughter Hayley, viewers have been gripped.

RTE were forced to apologise when they aired the confession scene on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Kerry priest Fr Kevin McNamara later said it “broke his heart” as it was made to seem that confession would take place in front of an altar, there was drink involved, and the priest donned a stole.

However, Phelim later defended the drama, saying there was artistic licence involved in the process.

He said: "I think a drama is doing its job if it's ruffling a few feathers here and there.

"I think artistic licence is involved when you're trying to shoot or present a drama.

“I did a short film a few years ago with Francis Magee, a wonderful Irish actor based in England and it was shot completely in a confession box.

“It was very closely related to the subject that we've been touching on in Fair City.”

Phelim also told hosts Maura Derrane and Daithi O Se appeared on the Today Show that has been really enjoying playing the part of Fr Liam.

"He's a really interesting character."

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