The life of Val Pollard is going to be left on the line on Tuesday when she ignores some health concerns and ends up unconscious in hospital.
Val – who was diagnosed HIV positive last year – will be found passed out on the floor of the B&B after collapsing from a coughing fit. But her nearest and dearest, including husband Eric, will be left preparing for the worst when her condition deteriorates.
“Val is is intensive care, so she’s really not very well,” says actress Charlie Hardwick. “The doctors have a conversation with Pollard about resuscitation, which he just won’t engage with. We really see how much Eric loves Val – there are scenes of great tenderness and Chris Chittell plays it so well.”
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