Misunderstood Kerry Wyatt will pack her bags in next week’s episodes when she’s falsely accused of theft.
After spilling the collection bucket at a charity table football game that she has organised, Kerry – looking resplendent in a cheerleader outfit – will be identified as a thief by a disgruntled Sean (Luke Roskell), even though she’s entirely innocent. The fall-out will then jeopardised Kerry’s relationship with Dan (Liam Fox) after he stands by his son.
“She’s devastated because this is the one time that she’s been accused of something she hasn’t actually done!” says Laura Norton, who plays Kerry. “And it leaves her wondering whether the relationship with Dan is going to work if he can’t trust her.”
After Dan confronts Kerry about stealing the money, the pair have a row and it looks as though it’s over for the two of them.
But later, Kerry steps in on Sean’s behalf when he’s being intimidated by Robbie and suddenly Dan’s son is seeing her in a totally different light. Feeling terrible about what has happened, Sean tells Dan the truth. So can Dan reach Kerry in time and apologise?
“I really hope Kerry and Dan work things out,” says Norton. “I think they’re lovely together. He brings out the softer side in her and I also think they’ve got the potential to have some absolutely mad adventures. I think that viewers are enjoying seem them as a couple as well. They’re definitely starting to warm to Kerry – she’s a lovable rogue who doesn’t mean anyone any harm and I think people can see that now.”
And could Dan one day make Kerry the next Mrs Spencer? “I think that would be fun. For a start, the wedding would be ridiculous. Can you imagine? I dread to think about the colour and the style of the dress. There certainly wouldn’t be a dull moment. But my main hope for Kerry, as well as finding happiness and security in her relationship, is that she makes her daughter Amy a priority. She’s the most important thing in her life.”
Sign up to the Radio Times newsletter for the latest TV and entertainment news