Anna Windass is to be blackmailed into having sex with predatory Pat Phelan during scenes to be shown on Wednesday.
Phelan – played by Connor McIntyre – will bribe the beleaguered Windass matriarch into sleeping with him in exchange for destroying the CCTV evidence that would put Anna’s son Gary behind bars.
Says actress Debbie Rush, who plays Anna: “She knows that her family can’t go on as they are and that she needs to do something. The last thing she wants to do is see Phelan but she makes herself go round to his house and begs him to leave her family alone.
“Phelan tells her he’ll leave them alone if she sleeps with him. She’s disgusted that he could even ask her such a thing. It makes her skin crawl.”