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News Stories About Sammy Winward 2003-2004

BBC Puresoap 18th February 2003

Trio bids for pop stardom

Sammy Winward
Glamour queens of the soap world are set to launch a joint bid for pop stardom.
Emmerdale's Katie, Corrie's Candice and Hollyoaks' Lisa are set to rival Sugababes and Atomic Kitten as they head for the charts, the Daily Record reports.
Katie, Candice and Lisa are played by Sammy Winward, Nikki Sanderson and Gemma Atkinson, 19.
Sammy, 17, said: "I would love to achieve the kind of success that the Spice Girls had. And it would be great if I could make the sort of money that they make, too!
"I'm a good singer and would like to bring out a record. It's just waiting for the right time."
On Saturday, Sammy will perform as Christina Aguilera in a Stars In Their Eyes celebrity special.
Nikki, 18, has already proved her worth as a singer by winning last year's Stars In Their Eyes as LeAnn Rimes.
The name of their group is still to be decided.
Scotland's Daily Record reports that a record company has already signed up the girls and are discussing possible tracks for their first release.

Daily Record 18th February 2003


Teen trio set sights on the charts

Rick Fulton Exclusive

A TRIO of rival soap glamour queens are ready to launch a bid for pop stardom.

Emmerdale star Sammy Winward, 17, who plays Katie Addyman, Nikki Sanderson, 18, who plays Coronation Street's Candice Stowe, and Gemma Atkinson, 19, who plays Lisa Hunter in Hollyoaks, have secretly decided to form a pop group to rival Sugababes and Atomic Kitten.

Nikki has proved she can hold a tune. She won last year's celebrity Stars In Their Eyes as LeAnn Rimes. And this Saturday, Sammy will perform as Christina Aguilera in another Stars In Their Eyes celebrity special.

The girls have big plans for their group, although they have yet to decide on a name.

Sammy said: "I would love to achieve the kind of success that the Spice Girls had. And it would be great if I could make the sort of money that they make, too."

192 understands a record company has already signed up the gorgeous trio and they are discussing possible tracks for their first release.

They would be competing against Brookside's Jennifer Ellison, who has just quit the Close to become a pop star, and other soap stars-turned- singers such as Kylie Minogue, Martine McCutcheon and Holly Valance.

Some critics will say they are cashing in on their TV roles, but Sammy insists she has every right to be yet another soap star turned pop wannabe.

She said: "I'm a good singer and would like to bring out a record. It's just waiting for the right time."

The trio are now considering how and when they will leave their respective soaps (or indeed whether they have to), but they have already decided on a title for their first album - Harmony.

As well as wanting to be as successful as the Spice Girls, it looks as though Sammy has taken another leaf out of Posh Spice's book - she has been linked with Blackburn and England football star David Dunn.

Sammy has been in the soap for 15 months and left school last year to concentrate on her role.

She passed nine GCSEs and hasn't ruled out going back to her studies to take her A-Levels.

However, that seems unlikely as she has been a hit in Emmerdale and is now aiming for chart success.

During her short stint on the soap, she has caused a stir with her teenage miscarriage storylines.

And the sizzling soap stunner made such an impact on viewers that she got a nomination as soap's top newcomer in the National Television Awards.

ITN News

Emmerdale's Sammy stars as Aguilera
11.06AM GMT, 18 Feb 2003

Sammy Winward
"I chose to be Christina because I've always loved her. She's amazing" - Sammy Winward

Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward is set to dazzle fans as sexy singer Christina Aguilera in a Stars In Their Eyes Soap Star Special.

Sammy, who plays teen temptress Katie Addyman, said she jumped at the chance to appear on the show to be screened on ITV1 on Saturday night.

She said: "I chose to be Christina because I've always loved her. She's amazing."

However, Sammy is not planning to match Aguilera's raunchy new image, which has brought her a string of hits such as Dirrty and Beautiful.

Instead of revealing leather chaps, 17-year-old Sammy will wear a brown leather jacket and black rubber trousers.

Also in the show, Coronation Street's Ken Barlow will star as Perry Como, with actor William Roache sporting a pastel yellow cardigan and perma-tan for his transformation into the 1950s crooner.

"I chose Perry Como because he's very laid back, doesn't sing too well and is always half asleep, so I thought that's me," he said.

The Coronation Street star confessed he is tone deaf and has been having singing lessons in preparation for his performance.

"I'm not a singer at all - I can't even sing in the bath," he said.

Saturday night's soap special will be hosted by Davina McCall and will also feature Deena Payne and Anthony Audenshaw, better known as Emmerdale couple Viv and Bob Windsor, who will star as country and western duo Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

The Sun 22nd Februar 2003

Farm girl's fine form

Sam-thing else ... babe on hols
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PHEW-ARRR! Emmerdale sexbomb Sammy Winward turns on the stile on a break from the rural soap.

Sammy, 17 — temptress Katie Addyman in the ITV1 series — showed off her curves during a holiday in Spain.

Sexy ... beauty on beach
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The blonde has already raised temperatures in a string of sizzling storylines.

Sun-sation ... holiday pose
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Fans saw Katie rile her dad by bedding lover Andy Sugden — played by real-life ex Kelvin Fletcher — then get pregnant before losing the baby.

Temptress ... starring as Katie in telly soap

An onlooker said: “With her body, it’s sad she spends so much time covered up in chilly Yorkshire.” Talk about country bump-kins...

Blues star in love split Feb 4 2004

Birmingham Evening Mail

Blues star David Dunn has split from his soap siren fiance Sammy Winward (pictured), it was revealed today.

Dunn popped the question to Emmerdale babe Sammy Winward the night before she turned 18 last October.

But today it was revealed they had parted and insiders of the ITV show have blamed the couple’s heavy work schedules for the split.

On source close to the show said: “Sammy is really very sad that things haven’t worked out.”

Blues’ 24-year-old record signing cost £5.5 million from Blackburn Rovers and spends his days training in Brum.

But Sammy continued to live with her parents and sister in Bolton, meaning the couple spent most of their time apart.

An Emmerdale source said: “She was unable to spend any time with him because she has been working flat out filming in Yorkshire.”

An official show spokesman added: “There is nobody else involved and they are both still friends.”

Sammy's Single

Thursday | 05.02.04

Stunning Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward is a single woman again.

The blonde beauty - who plays love cheat bride Katie Addyman in the show - has split up with her footballer fiancé David Dunn.

Sammy and David have been dating for over a year and became engaged after the hunky footballer proposed on his belle's 18th birthday last October. But unfortunately, their respective hectic schedules have taken their toll on the relationship and the pair have decided to call it quits.

At present, Sammy is working long hours as character Katie takes centre stage in the soap's explosive Spring plot, while 24-year-old David spends time training for team Birmingham City.

However, both parties were quick to dismiss any speculation there was anyone else involved in their decision.

An Emmerdale spokesperson says, "There is nobody else involved and they are both still friends."

Sammy's character Katie is currently torn between brothers Andy and Robert Sugden as she prepares to marry the handsome farmer.

SAMMY of Emmerdale SWAPS pounds 6M DUNNY of Birmingham for pounds10M SMITHY of Leeds United; Soccer transfer (of affection)sensation.(News)

Sunday Mirror (London, England); 2/8/2004


TEENAGE Emmerdale beauty Sammy Winward is getting over her love split with soccer-star fiance David Dunn... with the help of his England team-mate Alan Smith.

After a five-month engagement, the end of her romance with the pounds 6million Birmingham City star Dunn was a shock to their friends when it was revealed just four days ago.

Now TV and soccer insiders have been left even more stunned by the news that blonde Sammy is being comforted by a higher-profile Premiership star - soccer bad boy Alan Smith, 23, the pounds 10million Leeds striker who plays alongside Dunn in England's Under-21 side.

Last week Sammy, who plays temptress Katie Addyman in the ITV1 soap, went on a date with Smith, who split from his childhood sweetheart, model Lauren Frain, three months ago.

And in a further twist Lauren has now fallen for Manchester United's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, 19, after they met at a Christmas party.

"A week ago Sammy was heartbroken after she and David split - she thought they were destined to marry," said a source. "Then she met Alan and they really clicked. She will definitely be seeing him again."

David, 24, popped the question the night before Sammy's 18th birthday in October. But he spent most of his time training in Birmingham while she lived with her parents in Bolton, Lancs. Sammy previously dated Kelvin Fletcher, 19, who plays her TV fiance Andy Sugden.

Volatile Smith has been sent off nine times and banned for throwing a bottle into the Elland Road crowd. A friend said: "He'd hate people to think he'd stolen his mate's girl - that's not the case at all."


News Stories About Katie Addyman 2003-2004

ITV.COM Ollie’s Revision Hell

Friday | 23.05.03


Emmerdale youngster Ollie Reynolds is getting no peace to study.

The troubled schoolgirl is desperate to do well in her exams but those around her are being insensitive to her work needs.

At first, when she was having to cope with her boyfriend Danny and granddad Len’s messiness, Ollie felt it was all getting a bit too much. But she soldiered on figuring things could only get better.

However, since the furore over Stephen Butler’s sexuality, Ollie has kindly offered furious Katie a place to stay to get space from homophobic boyfriend Andy.

But now things at the house are getting ridiculous. Having made up with Andy, Katie is now letting him share her room and there is no room for Ollie to revise.

Tonight Ollie thinks there is light at the end of the tunnel when the pair decide to move on. But there plan to find a room of their own serves to infuriate Andy’s adopted dad Jack Sugden – who makes it clear that they are no longer welcome at his farm.

Will Ollie be called upon to help out her friends once again?

ITV.COM Andy’s Plan

Friday | 06.06.03

Andy and Katie have plans and ambitions

Emmerdale youngster Andy Sudgen is planning for his immediate future.

The farm worker has been squatting at Butler’s Farm with girlfriend Katie Addyman but the situation has been getting out of hand.

With the threat of legal action being levelled against them by the fearsome Chris Tate, the young squatters have to make a decision about what to do – and fast!

Having fended off a couple of interested parties in the farm, Andy is becoming increasingly worried that he will be unable to provide his longterm love a place to live. However, he has a brave and bold plan of how to change their fortunes.

The problem is that his idea needs the backing of Chris – who is not known for his helpfulness to those in trouble. In an effort to make the best attempt to get Chris’ support Katie and Andy begin rehearsing what to say to him.

Now all they have to do is convince the hard-nosed businessman that they are the best choice to run Butler’s Farm.

ITV.COM Andy's Struggle

Thursday | 22.05.03

Emmerdale’s Andy Sugden has lots of making up to do.

The farm hand has shown his true colours in the dispute over Stephen’s sexuality and his fiancée Katie is less than impressed.

And now that Stephen has fled the village in anguish over the way Andy and the others treated him, Katie is unsure that she wants anything to do with her boyfriend. In an attempt to clear her head she leaves the Sugden house and stays with Ollie.

Meantime, Andy is distraught. He knows that he handled the situation with Stephen badly and feels very guilty that he betrayed their close friendship. He may have lost his pal but there is no way Andy is going to let go of Katie.

The young couple have been through hell together.

Initially their families refused to accept their relationship – forcing them to take drastic measures to remain an item. Katie deliberately got pregnant but lost the baby – leaving all concerned heartbroken.

But now, as the gulf between them is getting wider, can the teenage lovers put the past behind them?

Extract from The Mirror's Weekly Guide to the .Soaps, click here to read it in full
TOO HOT TO HANDLE! Jan 23 2004

Emmerdale, ITV1, Sun-Fri

There’s a lot of arson about in Soapland this year. First, Billy No-Mates torched Angie’s Den in ’Enders and almost turned Vicki into crispy pork scratchings. And now juvenile delinquent Daz takes a match to Scott’s garage in Tateville.

With 2004 barely a month old, the village is one of the most life-threatening places on Earth after the storm that seriously injured Ashley and killed Tricia. And, even though Cain is behind bars for contempt of court, and ‘the prossie poisoner’ Charity is doing life after being convicted for Lord Tate’s ‘murder’, Dangerous Daz is still on the loose and a terrible threat to public safety.

For when scumbag Scott refuses him a job as part of his community service, the tearaway decides to burn his business down.

But if he’s too hot to handle, imagine how Randy Robert and cheating Katie feel as they secretly stoke their flames of desire inside the garage when it goes up in smoke. And, as Daz rushes to the rescue with a bucket of cold water and discovers them in an embrace, he doesn’t know whether to douse the fire or dampen their ardour.

Ignoring Robert’s threats not to tell brother Andy, a remorseful Daz reveals all. And it’s then that a cold-hearted Katie deceives her fiance yet again and seals the young offender’s fate.

‘Look how he thanks me, sayin’ those horrible things,’ she simpers to Andy. ‘I love you and I want to be with you more than anything. But Daz has got to go. If he stays, he’ll destroy us.’ Or Robert will…

ITV.COM Checkmate!

Monday | 26.01.04

Emmerdale's illicit lovers Robert and Katie have been caught out.

The cheating twosome were rumbled by Daz Hopwood - and it looks like only a skilled bit of blackmailing will conceal the truth.

When Daz set fire to Scott Windsor's garage, he had no idea that he was about to stumble on a terrible secret. He has been under the care of kindly step-brother Andy and feels that his older sibling and fiancée Katie are his closest friends.

The realisation that Katie is sleeping with Andy's adopted brother is a huge shock, as is Robert's plan to keep him quiet.

Actress Sammy Winward - who plays adulterous Katie - says, "Robert warns Daz to keep quiet and - to ensure his silence - Robert takes the blame for starting the fire.

"They hope that will be the end of it, but they are still nervous. Daz is quite unreliable and Katie is terrified that he will tell Andy the truth. She is worried about these near misses they keep having - but that worry obviously isn't enough to stop her sleeping with Robert. "

Will Daz stay true to his word?

ITV.COM Double-Crossed

Tuesday | 27.01.04

Emmerdale's Daz Hopwood is double-crossed by bad boy Robert Sugden.

The tearaway teen has stumbled upon Robert's secret affair with brother Andy's fiancée Katie Addyman but his troubles are just beginning.

When Robert and Katie realised that they had been caught, their first thoughts were of how to keep young Daz quiet. The cheating duo struck a deal with Daz, where Robert agreed to take the blame for the fire in exchange for Daz's silence.

However, Andy knows that his brothers are keeping something secret from him and figures that they know the true circumstances surrounding the blaze. But when Andy presses Robert for information, Daz is horrified to discover the true extent of his treachery.

Breaching their pact entirely, Robert tells Andy the truth that Daz was to blame for the fire, knowing that the revelation will diminish his trust in the troubled youngster.

So when Daz offers Andy the truth about his deceitful loved-ones, will the trusting farmer believe his wild tale?

ITV.COM Guilty Conscience

Thursday | 29.01.04

Emmerdale cheat Katie Addyman is troubled by her deceitful antics.

The blonde beauty is troubled by her affair with bad boy Robert Sugden and the way they have destroyed a young life.

Ever since Robert and Katie were caught in a passionate clinch by her fiancé Andy’s stepbrother Daz, she has been in a panic.

Desperate to conceal the truth from unsuspecting Andy, the pair have gone to great lengths to ensure Daz's silence. But after their blackmailing failed, Katie told Andy it was either her or Daz and he was promptly dispatched into a care home.

Now Katie’s conscience has started to bother her, and she decides the only way to appease it is to end her affair for good.

But when she tries to finish with Robert, she ends up back in his arms again.

Actress Sammy Windward explains, "Katie feels terrible about what she is doing, but something keeps drawing her back to Robert.

‘She hasn’t intentionally allowed it to carry on, but Robert adds excitement to her life and as a young girl, she feels she needs that at the moment.

‘Katie loves Andy but they have so much responsibility that they are old before their time. Robert keeps her feeling young."

The Sun 26th January 2004


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ROBERT and Katie’s hot affair almost ends with them being burned alive when tearaway Daz sets Scott’s garage on fire.

The lovers manage to get out safely, but Daz then spots Andy’s bride-to-be and adopted brother kissing.

At first, Robert tries to persuade Daz into keeping quiet. But when the truth comes out, Katie says the wedding is off unless Daz is put back into care.

"It’s a horrible thing to do," says Sammy Winward, who plays Katie. "But she is so infatuated with Robert that she is not really thinking straight."

Daz decides to torch the garage after Scott refuses to let him do his community service there, which means he will be sent back to Manchester and placed in a youth offenders’ scheme.

As Daz starts the fire outside, Robert and Katie are enjoying a steamy liaison inside - and have locked the doors so they are not disturbed.

The pair realise the place is ablaze and escape just in time, but are seen kissing by Daz.

Realising the boy is on to them, Robert promises to take the blame for the fire if Daz keeps quiet.

But Andy doesn’t buy Robert’s story - he rightly suspects that half-brother Daz was the culprit.

Trying to get the truth out of Daz gets nowhere, but when Andy talks to Robert again he admits that Daz started the blaze.

When an outraged Daz then blurts out to Andy that he saw the lovers together, bride-to-be Katie is forced to take action.

"Andy doesn’t believe Daz," says Sammy, "and Katie insists that Daz has got to go because of all his lies."

Disgusted with Daz, Andy tries to send him back to his mother, Denise, but she wants nothing to do with him.

"Katie tells Andy straight that if he doesn’t get rid of Daz, it will be the end of their relationship," Sammy explains. "Andy sends Daz into care, despite the boy’s pleas that he is telling the truth."

When a social worker arrives to collect Daz, Andy is upset as his young half-brother reminds him of his promise to stand by him.

"Katie does feel guilty afterwards," says Sammy. "She tries to end the affair because of all the troubles it’s causing.

"She is supposed to be getting married in three weeks, but is so attracted to Robert she can’t resist him, and they finish up in bed again. Next day, they almost get caught in bed when Paul calls round.

"Robert wants them to go to a hotel for more privacy, but Katie refuses. She is feeling guilty about the whole thing.


The Sun 1st February 2004


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BROTHERLY love goes out of the window when Andy and Robert lurch into a booze-fuelled fight over Katie.

Robert sparks the aggro after he is dumped by Katie. She has been having an affair with him even though she’s about to marry Andy, but now says she is going to stay faithful to her fiancé after all.

The rejection proves unbearable. Robert has too much to drink and starts a full-on fight with his stepbrother in the pub.

"Emotions are running pretty high and it gets out of control," says Karl Davies, who plays rampant mechanic Robert.

At the start of the week, Robert turns Pear Tree Cottage into a real love nest with candles and romantic music, and he and Katie get passionate.

"Their affair may have started as a fling, but Robert is really close to being in love with Katie," reveals Karl.

The cheating couple begin to take risks and are almost caught canoodling in the barn when Andy drives up.

"Robert has to hide behind a haystack when he walks in," says Karl.

Katie’s guilt grows as she gets caught up in preparing for the wedding, and she confides in Chas at the pub that she has a lover.

While Andy performs a string of racy dares as part of his stag week, Katie takes time to think about what she is doing and she decides to end the affair.

"Robert is gobsmacked when she says it’s over," says Karl. "He tries to convince her she’ll be back, but Katie rings Andy to come and fetch her.

"When he sees Andy and Katie kissing, Robert takes out his fury on Charity’s car at the garage."

To make things worse, Katie stuns Robert the next day when she confesses that even though she had to end it, she does love him.

That’s the final straw for Robert, who goes to drown his sorrows.

"He gets plastered in The Woolpack and turns really nasty when one of Andy’s dares ends up with him kissing Viv," says Karl.

"Robert cruelly taunts his brother that Katie is popular with all of the Windsors, particularly Scott. That makes Andy lose his temper and lash out.

"Next thing, they are on the floor punching away at each other and have to be pulled apart by Danny, Syd and Paul."

ITV.COM Wedding Jitters

Tuesday | 03.02.04

Emmerdale lovebirds Andy Sugden and Katie Addyman are feeling nervous.

The happy couple are getting married in a week and the stress of organising the ceremony is taking its toll on both.

As the romantic occasion draws ever nearer, the teenage twosome are both wondering if they are making the right decision.

Worried about money and still reeling from having to send his step-brother Daz away, Andy is finding his mature status hardgoing.

Little does he know that his beautiful fiancée has chosen a very different route to cope with her nerves - sleeping with his adopted brother Robert Sugden.

With all the problems surrounding them, Andy's kindly dad Jack Sugden offers to pay for Victoria's bridesmaids dress to ease the financial woes.

But according to actress Sammy Winward - who plays unfaithful Katie - it's going to take more than that to ensure the wedding goes off without a hitch.

She says, "I think what Katie is doing is scandalous really - I would never do what she's doing. If you want to cheat on someone you should just be with the other person - there's no point being with two people.

"As for marrying the wrong man, I could never do that."

The question is - could Katie?

ITV.COM Katie Comes Clean

Wednesday | 04.02.04

Emmerdale cheat Katie Addyman can no longer contain her guilt.

The blonde beauty is engaged to kindly farmer Andy Sugden but has been sleeping with his adopted brother Robert behind his back.

This week matters get even worse for Katie as she puts herself in a compromising position and finally realises the consequences of her devious antics.

When Robert stumbles upon her painting in the barn at Butler's Farm, the pair start getting cosy. Robert is about to leave, but at Katie's insistence, stays to give her a lingering cuddle - but then Andy arrives home.

And although the unsuspecting lad doesn't twig about what has been going on, the close shave brings home the gravity of the situation to his beautiful belle.

And she confides her problems to work pal Chastity Dingle.

Actress Sammy Winward explains, "Katie tries no to give away the fact that she is talking about herself, but Chastity clicks that it's her doing the cheating.

"Chastity tells her it's okay to have a final fling before you get married. Katie's relieved to have someone to talk to who won't judge her."

ITV.COM An Unwelcome Guest

Thursday | 12.02.04

Emmerdale bridegroom Andy Sugden gets ready for his wedding day.

The hunky farmer can't wait to make pretty fiancée Katie Addyman his wife and start a new life together on Butler's Farm.

But a cloud is hanging over Andy's happiness - the recent problems his step- brother Daz Hopwood has caused him.

When Daz was unceremoniously dumped on Andy by his errant mother Denise, the responsible young man decided to become a parent to him. But Daz's penchant for stealing cars and causing mayhem soon convinced Andy he had taken on more than he could handle.

However, it was only when Daz accused Katie and Andy's adopted brother Robert of having an affair that Andy finally decided to put him into care.

Unfortunately for both Andy and Daz, the teen tearaway was actually telling the truth and ruthless Katie convinced Andy to send him away when she realised he could expose her sordid secret to the whole village.

But with the wedding only a few days away, Andy wonders if he should include Daz in the festivities - and whether his younger sibling has forgiven him for abandoning him.

Will Daz ruin the happiest day of Andy and Katie's lives?

ITV.COM Brotherly Love

Friday | 13.02.04

Emmerdale love rat Robert Sugden is becoming a desperate man.

The hunky teenager has fallen deeply in love with secret belle Katie but has to watch her marry his unsuspecting brother Andy.

So with time running out for the illicit duo, Robert decides he has to stop the wedding - and win Katie from his duped sibling.

But Robert hasn't banked on Katie's determination to become a married woman. Although she is deeply attached to the local bad boy, Katie hasn't seriously thought about leaving Andy because she plans to end the affair instead.

Actress Sammy Winward - who plays the flighty bride - explains, "Katie has always intended to go ahead with the wedding. Initially she thought that the affair with Robert was just a little fling.

"Andy is a safe kind of guy and although he's not boring as such, Katie doesn't find him very exciting either. Robert on the other hand is a risk-taker and Katie finds that extremely attractive."

However, with Katie adamant she will marry Andy and Robert required to take on best man duties - will the wedding go ahead as planned?

ITV.COM Wedding Day Blues

Tuesday | 17.02.04

Emmerdale residents gear up for the wedding of the year.

The village is buzzing as local farmer Andy Sugden prepares to marry long term love Katie Addyman in a traditionally romantic ceremony.

But little do the assembled guests, and Andy, know that Katie has a very good reason for being jittery as she prepares to become Mrs Sugden.

Having spent the night in bed with Andy's brother Robert, Katie wakes up nervous and deeply guilty on the big day. And Robert - who has previously been the village lothario - is desperately unhappy that he is about to lose the only woman he has ever loved.

As a last ditch attempt to win Katie for himself, Robert makes a heartfelt declaration of love and reminds his secret lover that she doesn't have to go through with the wedding.

But Katie has come too far to back out now - and makes her way to the church.

Actress Sammy Winward, who plays the love cheat bride, says, "Katie is more nervous than the average bride because she knows Robert could spoil everything.

"As soon as Katie walks into the church, that's it - she's in a bubble of happiness and she puts her fears behind her. But viewers will have to see what happens next..."

Will Andy and Katie become man and wife?


Extract from The Sun's Weekly Guide To The Soaps 15th February 2004,,2001330006-2004070675_3,00.html


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HER wedding to Andy should be the happiest day of her young life, but Katie Addyman is a mass of nerves and mixed feelings as it approaches.

She loves Andy. Unfortunately, she also loves his best man - and brother - Robert. And she can’t resist sleeping with him on her last night as a single woman!

As the ceremony looms, Katie is worried about Robert’s increasingly angry behaviour and fears he is going to wreck the big day.

"It’s all her fault and she knows it," says Sammy Winward, who plays pretty Katie. "The fling with Robert started out as a bit of fun, but now it has got way out of hand. The trouble is, she loves both brothers."

Robert and Katie are almost caught out when Andy finds flowers Robert sends her, but Katie convinces him they are a gift from her to him.

Later, an out-of-control Robert appeals to Katie not to go through with the wedding, shouting at her in the street not to marry Andy.

"Katie is hurt and embarrassed," says Sammy. "She sees how much Robert cares for her. She feels totally torn but is determined to go through with the wedding, no matter what. She just can’t let Andy down."

The night before the wedding, Andy follows tradition and packs a bag, leaving Katie to spend the evening with bridesmaid Donna.

Robert turns up after Donna goes to bed, pointing out this is Katie’s last chance to do a runner with him, but she resists.

When he leaves, Katie opens a present Andy has left her. It’s a necklace with a heart-shaped locket inscribed, ‘I love you, Mrs Sugden’.

"Katie is terribly moved by Andy’s love," says Sammy. "She goes off to sleep on the sofa all mixed-up and unsure of what to do. But when Robert returns, she can’t resist him and leads him to the bedroom.

"In the morning, Donna almost catches her with Robert. He pleads with her to change her mind but Katie tries to be decisive - she is going ahead with the wedding.

"Even when Donna admits red wine has been spilled over her wedding dress, Katie stays cool," adds Sammy. "She finds the strength to carry on. But as the big moment approaches, Katie is on tenterhooks in case Robert wrecks everything.

"It’s unbelievably tense at the church as Katie desperately hopes Robert lets the wedding go ahead."


Teenage soap star splits from footballer

Emmerdale star Sammy Winward and footballer David Dunn have split up - just four months after getting engaged.

Sammy, 18, who plays Katie Addyman in the soap, had hoped to marry the Birmingham City star this summer.

David, 24, proposed the night before she turned 18 last October.

But the Sun says the couple's heavy work schedules have driven them apart. While David has been training in Birmingham, Sammy has been living with her parents in Bolton and working in Yorkshire.

A spokesman for the show told the paper: "There is nobody else involved and they are both still friends."

BBC Pure Soap 4th February 2004

Dales love triangle shocks Sammy

Dales love triangle shocks Sammy
There is at least one person who has been shocked by the antics of Emmerdale's Katie Addyman - the actress who plays her, Sammy Winward.
Katie is scandalising the Dales by romancing both her fiancé Andy Sugden, and his brother, Robert.
The storyline has prompted a huge response from Emmerdale fans but 18-year-old Sammy believes Katie is very much in the wrong.
"I think Katie's behaviour is scandalous really - I would never do what she is doing!
"If you want to cheat on someone you should just be with the other person. As for marrying the wrong man, there's no way I could do that!"
As the storyline heads for the wedding day, Katie has to choose between the two brothers.
"She knows she has to make a choice," Sammy told Inside Soap magazine.
"She thought it was a one-off with Robert, but he kept coming back.
"And the more she saw of him the more she fell for him. I think it's written in a way that shows Katie isn't a total bitch - people realise she has fallen for Robert and she can't help her feelings."
Sammy revealed that Katie eventually chooses Andy - but Robert is determined not to make it easy for his brother and his bride.


ITV.COM Final Fling?

Monday | 16.02.04

Emmerdale cheat Katie Addyman has one final night of passion.

The teenage blonde is due to marry longterm boyfriend Andy Sugden this week but remains drawn to his bad boy brother Robert.

Having ended the affair once and for all last week, Katie is confident that she can start her married life on the right foot - and she promises herself never to cheat on Andy again.

But after a relatively sedate hen night, Katie is thrown off guard by Robert, when he turns up to spend some quality time with her before watching her marry his adopted sibling.

And according to actress Sammy Winward, poor Katie just can't resist a final session of love-making with her secret lover.

She says, "As the wedding approaches, Katie's feelings for Robert are still very intense, she just can't help herself where he's concerned.

"Robert won't make it easy for her either. He keeps reminding Katie that she doesn't have to marry Andy. And the evening before the wedding he goes round to the Farm, leads Katie up to bed, and they spend the night together."

Will brazen Katie be able to go through with her wedding?

Sex disease shock for Emmerdale
There's some terrible news in store for four youngsters in the tragedy-hit village of Emmerdale.
They are left reeling when a VD epidemic sweeps the village, and fear they have contracted chlamydia after a sex merry-go-round, according to The Sun.
Bride-to-be Katie Addyman, played by Sammy Winward, goes for tests after sleeping with her future brother-in-law, and the best man, Robert (Karl Davies).
He realises he has the disease after sleeping with Katie's bridesmaid Donna (Verity Rushworth) on the wedding night.
Katie is scared that hubby-to-be Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) will be infected and will find out about her cheating ways.
The VD storyline is due to unfold next month.
A spokeswoman for Emmerdale told The Sun: "It will be very carefully scripted.
"Chlamydia affects a lot of young women and men, many do not realise they have it.

" It will cause a lot of heartache for Katie who fears Andy is also infected and she will have to tell him everything about her affair with his brother Robert."

Extract from The Mirror's Guide to the Weekly Soaps, so click here to read it in full

Feb 13 2004

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For a girl who saw fiance Andy apparently at ease in a pair of Viv Hope’s leopard-skin briefs during his stag week, teenage bride-to-be Katie has every reason to worry about her imminent nuptials.

Katie on her wedding day with Andy and Robert

But spending an anxious night tossing and turning before her big day probably has more to do with best man Robert being in her bed.

Never mind bridal trains, because in Soapland weddings are like buses – and this is the second one to come along in the same week. While the warring McDonalds slug it out in the grand setting of a country house in Corrie, Andy and Katie make do with the village community centre festooned with garish balloons like a down-market lap-dancing club. And Randy Rob is determined the bride definitely won’t get to the church on time.

‘Make the most of tonight,’ he tells her. ‘It’s your last chance to do a runner.’

With her knickers round her ankles as he again slides under her duvet that won’t be an easy option. What started out as a thrilling saga of illicit lust has turned into a full-blown love affair. But for once, Katie wants to do the right thing by dull Andy.

‘Get dressed and go,’ she tells her lover the morning after their night of passion. ‘It’s my wedding day. It’s going to be the happiest day of my life.’

Hitch or ditch? Now that’s the real question.

Click here for Daily Mirror - BED AND BAWD! Mar 5 2004

Emmerdale - ITV1, Sun-Fri

By Tony Stewart,
Robert and Donna have moved in with Andy and Katie.  Katie walks in on the pair kissing.  How will she deal with her feelings for Robert?

Extract From The Sun's Weekly Guide To The Soaps - 7th March 2004,,2001330006-2004101759_3,00.html


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NEWLYWED Katie is determined to put her fling with Robert behind her and make her marriage to Andy work.

But she’s horrified when Robert starts working on the farm, and then moves in to the spare room with Donna - all in a bid to make her jealous.

"It’s a nightmare," says Sammy Winward, who plays the teenage bride. "She wants to forget about Robert, but how can she when he’s living under the same roof?"

Jack ignites Katie’s problems when he suggests that Robert helps Andy with the lambing.

"Katie has a go at Robert and asks him what on Earth he’s playing at," says Sammy.

"She insists that it’s over between them but Robert seems determined to revive the affair."

Donna is upset that Robert has been spending all his time at the farm and asks Katie how she can get him back.

"Katie warns Donna to steer well clear," says Sammy. "And she suggests to Andy that they take in a lodger to help out, in the hope that whoever it is will do so much work that there won’t be any extra chores for Robert."

But next day, Robert and Donna call round to announce they are back together and, after staying for a while, they ask if they can sleep over to avoid drink-driving.

"Katie is furious," says Sammy. "She makes a scene but Andy can’t see what the fuss is about.

"It’s even worse for Katie when Robert and Donna keep her awake with their antics in the bedroom. Katie gets so angry when Robert has a dig that she worries Donna will start to suspect something."

The next night, when Katie and Andy’s car breaks down, Katie goes to get Robert, because he sold it to them. But she sees him sneaking Donna into the Sugdens.

She flips and tells Viv what her daughter is up to. Viv tells Robert’s dad, Jack - who has banned Donna from the house as it sets a bad example to Victoria - and he’s furious.

Donna and Robert both find themselves in trouble at home, so they decide to move in at the farm with Andy. Robert calls Andy and gets the all-clear.

"Katie returns home later to find she is now part of a cosy foursome," says Sammy. "Robert and Donna are making themselves at home and he’s pleased with himself.

"Katie is shattered. How can she put the past behind her if he’s right under her nose? Andy is puzzled and asks why she’s so upset, but he’s the last person she can tell.


ITV.COM Green-Eyed Monster

Wednesday | 10.03.04

Emmerdale newlywed Katie Addyman is put in an awkward situation.

The stunning youngster has returned from her honeymoon to find secret lover Robert Sugden in a passionate romance with close pal Donna.

When Katie married her long term love Andy Sugden - Robert’s adopted brother - she promised herself there would be no more intimacy between herself and the hunky mechanic.

But her feelings for Robert haven’t disappeared and she is horrified that he has forgotten her so easily.

So when Robert and new love Donna stay over at Butler’s Farm and make saucy noises all night, Katie feels like she’s being driven mad with jealousy.

The truth is that she is the first girl Robert has ever loved and seeing her marry someone else almost destroyed him. So with no more cards left to play Robert is dishing out some revenge on his former sweetheart.

Will his plan to make her insanely jealous work?

ITV.COM Houseguests From Hell

Friday | 12.03.04

Emmerdale's Katie Sugden unwittingly makes her life difficult at home.

The green-eyed farmer's wife is furious that secret ex-lover Robert Sugden has rekindled his passionate romance with her close pal Donna Windsor.

Katie had hoped that Robert would remain single following her insistence that they must stop seeing each other behind his unsuspecting brother Andy's back. Although Robert was heartbroken, he decided to play Katie at her own game by flaunting his relationship with Donna.

So when Katie catches the lovers sneaking into Robert's dad Jack's home for a raunchy encounter, she immediately grasses them up to both their parents. Jack and Donna's mum Viv try to lay the law down to the lusty duo but their warnings fall on deaf ears.

Furious Robert storms out of home and Donna soon follows - and when Katie returns to her home at Butler's Farm, Andy informs her they have two new houseguests.

Can Katie handle living so close to randy Robert?

Extract From The Sun's Weekly Guide To The Soaps 22nd March 2004


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Robert's affair with his brother's wife Katie is dangerously close to being exposed after his other lover, Donna, is told she has a sexually-transmitted disease.

Poor, deceived Donna has no idea of the possible implications when she reveals to Robert that she is suffering from chlamydia.

Robert is outraged at the possibility that Donna might have given him the disease - but then is horrified when he realises that if he has it too, he could have passed it on to Katie. And if she goes on to infect husband Andy, it’s almost certain to lead to their affair being discovered.

When Donna first gets her diagnosis she tries to confide her fears to Katie, but she says she is too busy with an essay and tells Donna to go and talk to her mum instead. All this leaves Donna feeling miserable, isolated and abandoned.

"She tries to talk to Robert," says Karl Davies, who plays the rural Romeo, "but the only response he can manage is to try to take her to bed again. When he finally notices that Donna is behaving differently, he starts to worry, and Andy suggests that she might be pregnant."

Eventually, Donna does tell her mum, Viv, who is completely mortified. She makes such a fuss that Donna is terrified she will confront Robert. Donna only manages to talk her mother out of it by insisting she should be the one to break the bad news to him.

"When she finally comes out with it, he is really angry," says Karl.

"Robert has never treated Donna very well, and this week he is pretty appalling to her. But when he considers the possibility that the disease could well expose his affair with Katie, his heart sinks. That could smash the whole family to pieces.

"It sparks an angry row between Robert and Katie when he tells her, and they realise they both have to get tested straightaway and pray the infection hasn't spread."

ITV.COM All Clear?

Tuesday | 06.04.04

Emmerdale's teenage love cheats Robert and Katie face the music.

The guilty twosome fear they may have sexually transmitted disease chlamydia after discovering Robert's unsuspecting girlfriend Donna Windsor had caught it.

Katie is particularly nervous as she heads to the clinic to collect the results, as she knows if both of them have the disease they will be forced to admit their affair to her blissfully-ignorant husband Andy, Robert's adopted brother.

Both teenagers have been struggling to cope under the pressure of sharing a house together. While Donna and Andy continue on with their lives as normal, Katie and Robert have been fighting the urge to resume their passionate affair.

And when the pair emerge from the clinic - after discovering they are both in the clear - their buried feelings re-emerge.

Actress Sammy Winward, who plays the confused newlywed, explains, "Robert and Katie have a bit of a moment together after they leave the clinic and he tells her he loves her.

"It's something she does want to hear - but she also doesn't want to hear it, because she's stuck in the middle of these two people she cares for very much, and she doesn't know which one to choose."

ITV.COM She's Leaving Home

Thursday | 08.04.04

Emmerdale love cheat Katie Addyman comes to a big decision.

The blonde beauty has been agonising over her illicit relationship with ladykiller Robert Sugden, the adopted brother of her devoted husband Andy.

Having initially dismissed the romance as a fling, Katie is having to accept her feelings for Robert are much stronger than just pure lust. Living under the same roof as Robert and Andy is becoming unbearable for poor Katie - and having fallen back into Robert's arms this week - she knows she has to confront the truth.

Fearing that his presence is making Katie's life a misery, smitten Robert offers to move out in order to give her space. But as he starts to leave, Katie realises she has to be with him - whatever the consequences.

However, knowing the scandal the exposure of their relationship will cause, Robert puts his mind to working out how to cause Andy the minimum hurt.

Will Katie find the strength to leave Andy?

The Sun Online 31st March 2004,,2-2004150342,00.html


I Saw Roggert and Katie hathing a gonk in ged!

TV Editor

EMMERDALE lovers Katie and Robert Sugden are to have their affair exposed in one of soap’s barmiest-ever plots — involving a ventriloquist’s dummy.

New bride Katie will be caught in bed with her brother-in-law by his little sister.

Vile Robert threatens to kill ten-year-old Victoria if she utters a word — and the youngster is left so traumatised she can speak only through her dummy Alfie.

The script reaches a climax of pottiness when the puppet reveals all to Woolpack landlady Diane Blackstock — illustrated above.

A show insider said: “The affair has been building for months and viewers know it’s only a matter of time before their secret comes out.

Is the game up as Robert and Katie are caught by Victoria.

Shock ... Victoria catches lovers

“But nobody would have guessed it would be blurted out with the help of a ventriloquist’s dummy. It will cause huge shockwaves.”

Viewers will see Robert, played by Karl Davies, caught with brother Andy’s wife Katie — Sammy Winward — on April 9.

When Victoria is struck dumb, a doctor suggests she gets the dummy to help her speech return.

And she drops the bombshell while showing him off to Diane — who is engaged to the boys’ dad Jack. It is the latest in a string of dramatic plots that has sent Emmerdale ratings soaring.

A spokeswoman for the ITV1 soap said: “All our storylines are well-researched and this is based on medical fact.”

Extract from The Sun's Weekly Guide To The Soaps - 4th April 2004,,2001330006-2004150028_3,00.html


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FIDELITY has never been Katie’s strong point, as she proves just six weeks after her wedding.

Although keen for her marriage to work, she can’t resist climbing into bed once again with her husband’s brother Robert and is forced to accept that her marriage to Andy is over.

Katie tells Robert she’ll leave Andy for him. But before they can put their plan into action, Victoria sees them in bed together.

Robert orders his sister to keep quiet about what she saw. But is it only a matter of time before their secret gets out?

"Katie finally admits to Robert their passionate affair was not just a fling after all," says Sammy Winward, who plays her. "She really loves Robert and agrees to leave Andy so they can be together."

The week opens with Andy confiding in Robert that he would like to buy the farm.

"Katie is upset that Andy hasn’t talked to her first and they argue," says Sammy. "She is already feeling down as she is worried about getting her test results to see if she has a sexually transmitted disease."

She and Robert travel to the clinic together and are relieved to find that they are in the clear.

"Katie still wants to make her marriage work and she and Andy take a shower together to forget their quarrel," says Sammy.

But Robert walks in as they reappear in their towels and Katie feels guilty that he has seen them. Later on, Robert kisses her and tells her that he wants to be with her for good!

"Katie is torn," says Sammy, "but when she sees Robert packing to go back to live with his dad, she realises she can’t bear to lose him. She agrees to leave Andy so she can be with Robert.

"Katie loves Robert in a way that she doesn’t feel about his brother."

Katie snaps at Andy when he suggests they go on holiday with Robert and Donna in the summer.

"She resents Andy being nice to her," says Sammy. "Later, she and Robert kiss passionately and finish up in bed together. They don’t hear Victoria come into the room and she sees them together.

"Afterwards, Robert overhears her about to tell Jack what she’s seen and just manages to stop her. He frightens her into keeping quiet."

ITV.COM Explosive Emmerdale
Friday | 21.05.04

Emmerdale emphatically trounced EastEnders in the ratings on Tuesday night as viewers enjoyed the special hour-long episode.

Viewers have been gripped over recent weeks wondering how Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) would exact revenge on cheating brother Robert (Karl Davies). Both boys have both been sleeping with Andy’s wife, Katie, played by Sammy Winward. She’d chosen life with Robert, but Andy had been spoiling for a fight ever since they revealed their adulterous affair.

With murder in mind, Andy’s moment of blind fury ended in catastrophe when he accidentally shot his father Jack, played by Emmerdale stalwart Clive Hornby, instead of Robert, leaving him bleeding and close to death.

“We’re thrilled with Emmerdale’s performance last night, " said John Whiston, Director of Drama, Arts and Kids at Granada. "It’s the culmination of months of hard work for Steve Frost, the writers and production team and they’ve been rewarded with fantastic ratings.”

“Emmerdale consistently delivers in terms of performance and quality of production. It’s a real success story and a jewel in the ITV1 schedule,” he added.



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