Created 31st Janary 2004
Updated 28th May 2004
News stories about Sammy Winward & Katie Addyman
Trio bids for pop stardom
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.
192: BABES TO OUIT SOAP FOR POP Feb 18 2003
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.
Emmerdale's Sammy stars as Aguilera
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.
Farm girl's fine form
Sam-thing else ... babe on hols
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By JAMES CLENCH
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.
An onlooker said: “With her body, it’s sad she spends so much time covered up in chilly Yorkshire.” Talk about country bump-kins...
Birmingham Evening Mail
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by DAVID HUDSON
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."
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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?
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.
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?
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…
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?
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?
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."
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
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.
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."
Sun to Fri - ITV1
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."
Story filed: 08:21 Wednesday 4th February 2004
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 fiancÃ© 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.
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?
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."
HITCH OR DITCH?
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.
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.
Sun to Fri - ITV1
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.
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?
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?
Sun to Fri - ITV1
WHAT'S BUGGING DONNA?
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."
... 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.”
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