Created 31st January 2004
Updated 22nd May 2004
News stories about Ben Freeman & Scott Windsor
Soap sweethearts find true love
Real life soap sweethearts Amy Nuttall and Ben Freeman have both found
'the love of their lives', and have put last year's relationship difficulties
firmly behind them.
Heartbreak for Emmerdale s Chloe
Emmerdale’s Scott Windsor admits he is Jean's father at
Poor Scott has to hear the allegations against the mother of his child from his own gossiping mum Viv.
But her delight in the information soon turns to horror as she understands that her precious son is embroiled in the scandal.
And against her motherly instincts, she begins to question how events unfolded on the night of Jean's conception. It is common knowledge that Zoe has no idea who the father of her baby daughter is. She was suffering from a schizophrenic episode when they had sex, and has believed for months that she may have been the victim of a rape.
But Scott knows that, although Zoe was drunk, the raunchy episode took place with her consent and is horrified that even his own mother thinks he could be capable of rape.
But the showdown between Scott and Viv is nothing compared to the drama unfolding at the hospital. Scott barges into see Jean and to protect her from being taken into care. The nurses contact Zoe to tell her that a man is here claiming to be her daughter's dad.
How will she react when she comes face to face with the truth?
In the aftermath of the revelation that Scott is baby Jean Tate’s father, Chloe chucked him out but matters are getting worse.
The troubled duo have yet another showdown in the street when Scott goes for a quiet drink in the pub and bumps into Chloe’s lover Syd Woolfe. The distraught mechanic is already furious that his former friend was sleeping with his girlfriend but Syd has yet another revelation.
In the heat of the moment, Syd reveals Chloe’s neglect of Jean led to her broken rib - provoking Scott to hit back furiously.
Sexy star Ben Freeman, who plays the village hunk, explains, “Finding out Chloe was having an affair with Syd is bad enough, but when Syd admits Chloe caused Jean’s injuries, it’s the final straw. Scott feels totally betrayed by them both.”
But soon the warring three find themselves united as they discover all their stuff out on the street - furious Chris Tate has evicted them!
Will Chloe turn to Syd for help once again?
The hunky mechanic is reeling from the mess he has made of his life after revealing that he is Jean Tate's father.
After the news came out Scott was dumped by longterm love Chloe, had a showdown with Jean's mum Zoe Tate and saw vengeful Chris Tate burn down his business.
So when sexy lapdancer Yolanda makes a return to the village tonight, Scott takes the opportunity to let off some steam. He was always amazed that his former best pal Syd Woolfe turned down the chance to turn his steamy fling with Yolanda into a relationship, and is determined not to waste his chance with her.
Scott and Yolanda decided to enjoy a couple of drinks at the Woolpack and are both delighted to see Syd and Chloe there. After causing some raised eyebrows in the pub, the tipsy twosome retire to Scott's place for a nightcap.
And Scott is delighted when Yolanda makes it very clear that
it is not the drink she is after and rips off her clothes...
The week ahead: A wild wedding in EastEnders... Les comes out of clink in Corrie... Emmerdale's Scott is arrested for rape... And toilet humour in Brookie
By Tony Stewart
The trouble with Scott Windsor is that his brains are in his trousers and, sorry girls, but he doesn't seem particularly well-endowed in that department either.
ACCUSED: Yolanda claims Scott raped her
After some angry exchanges with schizophrenic lesbian Zoe about access to daughter Jean, the stupid boy's not suspicious when our old friend Yolanda the lap-dancer suddenly turns up to console him. But he should be.
After she sexily charms his trouser-snake into life and then disappears, there's a rude awakening. He's arrested for rape - and he soon works out who's behind this fit-up. "It's Chris Tate," he claims. "He's had me thrown out of my home. He's tried to ruin my business and now this!"
But something more stressful is causing Lord Tate's headaches and he finally goes for his brain scan. So let's hope they find one.
There's good news for Loopy Laurel, though, when Bob works out a deal over that bleach competition she won under Viv's name. Viv gets the cruise and Loopy becomes the Face Of Shift. Don't be unkind. It's spelt with an "F" before the "T".
SCOTT's life goes from bed to worse as he sleeps with exotic lapdancer Yolanda and then gets arrested for rape!
“It’s a total nightmare,” says Ben Freeman, who plays shell-shocked Scott. “Yolanda makes all the running and then he’s accused of attacking her.
“Scott starts the week asking for contact with his daughter Jean and ends it with a threat to his liberty.”
Zoe sends Scott away when he insists he plans to apply for access to Jean. He’s feeling low so is pleased when sexy Yolanda turns up at his garage.
“She asks Scott to give her a call,” says Ben. “Later, he gets upset when he sees ex-girlfriend Chloe in The Woolpack with Syd, so he calls Yolanda and they arrange a date for the next night.
“They go down to the pub and Scott is delighted
to show his new woman off. Even better, back at his house, Yolanda
Afterwards, Yolanda makes a hasty exit.
“Scott is surprised at her behaviour, but he’s even more shocked when the police arrive in the middle of the night and accuse him of rape,” adds Ben.
“Then he sees Yolanda leaving the station with a black eye, and realises he has been set up. He’s sure Chris Tate is behind it but the police don’t listen and he is locked up.”
Scott gets bail on Friday just as the allegations reach the local newspaper. Crippled millionaire Chris Tate goes for a brain scan amid fears he could be dying.
However, despite suffering agonising headaches, he doesn’t tell wife Charity - as he thinks she is cheating on him.
“Chris is becoming increasingly convinced that Charity is having an affair with Cain,” says Peter Amory, who plays the troubled Mr Tate.
“Chris wants Charity’s love not her pity. So he doesn’t tell her the truth about the scan and pretends he is going to Leeds on business.”
He eventually tells Terry the real reason for their trip, but insists he keep it to himself. Meanwhile, Charity is fighting her growing feelings for Cain, after their stolen kiss.
But Cain is confident. He says it’s only a matter of time before they get back together.
The lesbian vet was convinced that Scott raped her when she was mentally ill and that he had also attacked stripper Yolanda.
Zoe has been struggling to cope ever since the revelation that Scott is the father of her baby daughter Jean surfaced. Although, the hunky mechanic had never been anything but kind to Zoe and her tiny daughter - she couldn't understand why she would have willingly had sex with him.
So when pole dancer Yolanda appeared last week and claimed Scott had raped and beaten her, Zoe was sure that finally the truth would be proven.
However, the one-time schizophrenic still has no memory of the alleged 'attack' Scott made against her and decides to speak to Yolanda to see if she can help her remember.
Will Yolanda convince Zoe that Scott is a rapist?
The sexy mechanic is now facing two accusations of rape but someone other than the local police is investigating the matter further.
Zoe Tate - who is convinced she was a victim of Scott's sexual aggression - is determined to discover the truth behind pole dancer Yolanda Howie's accusations in a bid to remember her own ordeal.
But when Zoe comes face to face with her fellow 'victim', she begins to realise that Yolanda has something to hide - and it could be the key to proving Scott's innocence.
Actress Leah Bracknell - who plays the lesbian vet - explains, "Zoe feels that something is not quite right, but she can't quite put her finger on it. However, when she confronts Yolanda herself she realises that someone's paid her to say Scott raped her, and Zoe knows that the only person who would do that is her brother Chris."
How will Zoe deal with her unscrupulous
Scott is accused of rape by two women but one offers him a way out of the charges - for a price.
In the course of the last few days Zoe Tate - the mother of Scott's daughter Jean - has established that pole dancer Yolanda is being paid to make the allegations against him. The brave vet realises that despite her reluctance to believe it, it is very possible that their raunchy encounter was nothing more than a mistake - and not the rape she feared.
The trauma is not over for either Scott or Zoe though. Having realised that brother Chris is the man behind the plot to frame Scott for rape, Zoe is forced to read him the riot act, having no idea that he could be terminally ill.
However, despite knowing the truth, Zoe has no intention of wasting the power she holds over Scott.
Actress Leah Bracknell, who plays the local, explains, "Zoe offers Scott a deal - she will get the charges against him dropped if he promises to stay out of Jean's life.
"He accepts but whether Zoe cuts Scott out of her daughter's life or not, it still doesn't change the fact that he is Jean's biological father, and I have a feeling we could well see the whole situation rearing up again in the near future."
Hunky Scott Windsor has been going all out to impress Zoe Tate with his skills as a dad lately, and it seems as if his efforts have finally paid off when she asks him to look after their daughter, Jean.
However, in true Emmerdale style, there's a catch - when Scott comes to pick Jean up, he finds out he has to work as Jack has taken the day off. The mood sours between Scott and Zoe when he insists he's going to see his daughter anyway and Zoe orders him to go to work.
Scott sees red and starts a row with Jack but it backfires when Jack resigns. A livid Scott then tells Zoe to pack in her job too as he thinks she's just using Jean to get him to do work for her.
Things reach boiling point after a drunken Scott arrives at a party Bob and Viv Hope have thrown for their granddaughter and chucks a cake they made for Jean at the wall.
Ben Freeman, who plays Scott, told Inside Soap: "The morning after, Scott sees Zoe but she ignores him, so he goes to Home Farm to confront her.
" But he finds Jean alone while Zoe is in another room and instinctively, he grabs Jean and runs off!"
A mad panic follows after Scott is seen driving off with Jean and Zoe is convinced he'll flee the country with their daughter. At last he comes back but tries to make a second dash with Jean when Zoe tries to grab her.
Ben said: "At this stage, Scott is so desperate to be with Jean that he runs into the garage at Home Farm with her and won't come out. He only steps outside when the police arrive and ask what's going on!"
So is this the end of Scott's chance at having a relationship with his daughter?
Ben added: "Well, it doesn't look too good! But they both have Jean's best interests at heart so let's hope they can come to a compromise ..."
Zoe and Scott have been at loggerheads ever since it was revealed that he is the father of her baby daughter Jean. In an effort to get close to his beloved little one, Scott agreed to work at Home Farm under Zoe's juristiction but their relationship has hit an all-time low.
Cruel Zoe keeps promising Scott he can spend quality time with his daughter and then revoking it and following the dramatic events of Monday, the former bad boy decides to seize his chance.
Actor Ben Freeman explains, "The morning after,
Scott sees Zoe but she ignores him, so he goes to Home Farm to confront
her. But he finds Jean alone while Zoe is in another room and
TUG OF LOVE TOT
SCOTT kidnaps baby Jean when he and Zoe clash over their daughter.
He refuses to give Jean back, even after the police are called. But the little girl is eventually reunited with her mum, and Zoe and Scott reach an understanding.
The row starts when Zoe tells Scott to help with her business instead of taking Jean to her first birthday party, planned by his mum Viv.
"Scott says Zoe is using Jean to make him work for her," says Ben Freeman, who plays him. "He tells her she can stick the job."
Next day, Scott finds Jean alone at Home Farm. He grabs her and drives off. Zoe calls the police, but when she gets to Scott’s garage she helps him, as she feels she drove him to it.
"At the garage, Scott refuses to hand Jean back until Zoe agrees to let him see her more," says Ben. "When the police arrive, Zoe saves Scott by saying she forgot Jean was with him."
Zoe then tells Scott that he can have more access. When Scott returns Jean to Home Farm on Friday, Zoe admits she finds it difficult living there alone.
"Scott stays for a chat and a glass of wine," says
Ben. "But who knows what’s going to happen between them,
if anything. Watch this space."
WITH just days to go until she’s tried for husband Chris’s murder, innocent Charity fights desperately for her freedom.
And fists also fly between Scott and Cain when they side with Zoe and Charity, respectively.
"Charity is beginning to despair," says Emma Atkins, who plays her.
"She knows that, as an ex-prostitute with a millionaire husband who ended up poisoned, she is hardly going to look good in court."
After failing to get Chris’s friend Terry on her side, Zoe moves on to charm Scott.
She lets him stay in a flat at Home Farm, so long as she can go through the things he’ll say when he testifies.
Just after Scott moves in, Cain goes to the farm to insist Zoe tell the truth about how Chris died. Scott defends her and lunges at Cain, who floors Scott with a punch.
"Charity is horrified. Cain has made things worse," says Emma.
"Charity goes herself to appeal to Zoe. She doesn’t get much change out of her, but as she’s leaving she tells Scott that Chris killed himself and reminds him of how Chris framed him for rape."
As he realises Charity could be innocent, Scott asks Zoe for the truth. She tells him that, guilty or not, she wants Charity in jail for wrecking Chris’s life.
"It’s an agonising week," says Emma. "Charity’s so scared."
The hunky locals get violent after Cain goes to the plush estate to beg Zoe Tate to drop her vendetta against Charity.
As the trial to decide whether Charity murdered her wealthy husband - and Zoe's brother - Chris Tate, the main players on both sides are getting increasingly desperate.
And having seen the devastating effect of the stress on pregnant Charity, Cain decides to take matters into his own hands. But when he arrives at Home Farm, things get ugly.
Cain makes a nasty comment about Zoe's employee Scott being a rapist, which pushes the furious land manager to throw the first punch and Cain responds by flooring him. Then he tells Zoe to watch her back too.
But when Scott suggests that he and Zoe take the incident to the police, the devious vet tells him to forget about it - leading him to wonder what she's hiding.
Leah Bracknell - who plays the volatile Zoe - says, "Cain eventually leaves - but Zoe refuses to call the police. This arouses Scott's suspicions - he confronts Zoe about what she really believes happened to Chris. She fobs him off, saying she doesn't want the police digging around in her affairs and rocking the boat any more."
The onetime mechanic is horrified at the prospect that his employer Zoe may be trying to frame her sister-in-law simply out of spite.
Scott's suspicions are triggered when an increasingly desperate Charity comes to see Zoe at Home Farm. Witnessing Zoe's harsh treatment of her former lover, Scott is mystified as to why there is such bad feeling between the pair.
And when Charity tells Scott that she believes the volatile vet is deliberately trying to send her away for life, Scott begins to wonder if she is right.
Having been framed by vengeful Chris Tate for rape, after the late tycoon discovered that he fathered Zoe's baby during a drunken one night stand, Scott is no stranger to injustice.
So when he quizzes Zoe and she coolly informs him that she intends to punish Charity for wrecking her beloved brother's life, Scott realises that there is every possibility that Charity is innocent.
And with the tide turning on Zoe's hate campaign, is there hope for Charity
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FEUD FOR THOUGHT
THE Tate family’s long-standing domination of the village is threatened this week by Tom King and his sons Carl, Jimmy and Matthew.
The new rivals snatch the crucial waste contract from under Zoe’s nose and finally reveal themselves as serious rivals for control of the area.
Tom is played by Ken Farrington, once known as Coronation Street’s Billy Walker.
"It’s a great way to come into the show," says Ken, who played Annie Walker’s hot-tempered son for 23 years.
"Tom goes back a long way with the Tates. He’s rich, ambitious and ruthless, and he’s determined to take over."
Zoe catches Tom lurking outside Home Farm and is suspicious until Tom explains he once worked with her father.
Then he reveals that he wants to buy the farm and is prepared to pay over the odds. She snaps that it’s not for sale.
Zoe is more worried about the recent vandalism and calls in the police. Scott tells them that Zak Dingle is the most likely culprit.
However, Zak has a good alibi and Zoe and Scott realise that he’s innocent.
They also become aware that they face a formidable, but unnamed, opponent for the council waste contract, so Zoe works hard on her offer.
Carl tells Jimmy that the Tates are changing their bid and Jimmy works on their own figures.
"The King tender wins out in the end," says Ken. "But Tom still has his ambitions set on Home Farm."
The Kings negotiate to buy the Tate Trash trucks and when Scott discovers that Carl is one of the King family who was working undercover, he loses his temper and smashes him in the face.