Love cheat Paddy Kirk is to end his illicit fling with Tess Harris next week, but might come to rue his actions when she threatens to expose their affair.
Speaking about the drama surrounding the break-up, actor Dominic Brunt says: “They have a big row and Tess smashes a glass against the wall. There’s not anything in the storyline that says Tess is a bunny boiler – she’s just upset and wants the relationship to carry on. But Paddy is rattled.”
In the wake of the argument, Tess will be seen driving away before pulling over into a lay-by, where she sits crying uncontrollably. In the end, Tess decides to call Rhona on her mobile and asks to meet with her, much to Paddy’s horror. So is the truth about to finally come out?
“Paddy is definitely panicking that it will. He’s starting to think that it’s only a matter of time before Tess says something and his marriage is over. He certainly doesn’t want that. It’s not what he signed up for when he started the affair.”
Paddy with the two women in his life: Tess (above) and wife Rhona (below)
Scenes set to air on Thursday 11 February see Paddy trying to dissuade Rhona from going to see Tess, explaining that she tried it on with Marlon and questioning whether Rhona wants to get involved in such messy relationship angst.
But it’s surely only a matter of time before details of Paddy’s affair are finally exposed – so does Brunt think his character will end up being forgiven should the truth come out? “Paddy knows that what he’s done is ridiculous. He has a family and a child. And now Tess has become emotionally attached, which is something he didn’t bargain for.
“I reckon he believes that if he pours his heart out to Rhona, she’ll say, ‘I didn’t realise you were going through all this, so let me help you’. He’s so daft he probably thinks she’d help him through all this!”
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