Finn Barton (Joe Gill) is to fall for a nurse at the hospital where Val (Charlie Hardwick) is being treated after she suffers a health scare later this week.
A new image released by ITV shows Finn attracting the attention of nurse Darren (Danny Horn) during scenes to be shown this coming Thursday.
The episode will also see the return of Val’s son Paul (Matthew Bose), who returns to the village because his mum’s life is hanging in the balance.
As the storyline progresses, it will also be revealed that Darren has HIV, the same condition that Val was diagnosed as having back in 2014.
Speaking about the upcoming romance between Finn and Darren, actress Charlie Hardwick said:
“Finn’s gaydar isn’t as good as Val’s, so Finn doesn’t pick up on anything Darren says. And Val can’t say anything because she’s in a coma. So, in the end, Paul takes Val’s place and comments to Finn, ‘someone likes you!’”
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