Created 31st January 2004
Updated 22nd May 2004

News stories about Ben Freeman & Scott Windsor

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Soap sweethearts find true love

Pure Soap news 4th March 2003


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.

The glamorous Emmerdale duo spoke about their mutual devotion after returning from a romantic break in Disneyland Paris.
There they took time out from their busy schedules to enjoy some intimate time together - and to insist a strain on their relationship late last year is now firmly behind them.

Amy, 20, who plays Chloe Atkinson played down the young lovers' much-reported problems in an interview with OK! magazine.
" Like any couple, Ben and I have had our ups and downs and disagreements. But despite what some tabloid stories may claim, we've never actually been driven apart."

Ben, 22, who plays Scott Windsor, was similarly positive about their prospects, but has, however, scotched rumours the couple are soon set to walk down the aisle

" I'm very happy as we are, I don't think there's any need to rush - there is no need to rush into things too quickly."
Amy agrees. On the subject of marriage, she said:
" We're still young, so there's no need for that yet.
" Settling down and having a family is further down the road. I love Ben, but we don't have to race the clock. Time is on our side and we enjoy that."

BBC Pure Soap News 25 March 2003

Heartbreak for Emmerdale s Chloe
Amy Nuttal who plays Chloe

Emmerdale's Chloe Atkinson is in for heartbreak when she discovers the true father of Zoe Tate's baby - her boyfriend Scott Windsor.

Chloe, played by Amy Nuttal, has no idea Scott has been playing away from home and happily acts as nanny to Zoe's daughter Jean.

Zoe is also in the dark about who the father is. The lesbian vet suffers from mental problems and can't ever remember making love with a man.

The village has been alive with rumours about who the father could be, particularly after Zoe surprised everyone by deciding to keep the baby despite previously insisting she would give her up for adoption.

But when the truth is finally revealed Chloe is devastated. She knows Jean was conceived when Zoe was drunk and mentally disturbed. She believes Scott, played by Ben Freeman, took advantage of her and is little better than a rapist.

The plot will see Amy taking a break from Emmerdale for a time so she can concentrate on her stage and singing career.

ITV.COM Secrets and lies

Thursday | 12.06.03

Chloe , Scott and Jean

Baby Jean Tate's christening is an eventful day in Emmerdale.
The tiny tot is at the centre of a paternity riddle and no-one in the village suspects Scott Windsor is Jean's father.

But because of his relationship with girlfriend Chloe – who is Jean's nanny – the reluctant dad is one of those invited to the rite of passage ceremony.

And the pressure of his dark secret and his blossoming feelings for his daughter lead the hunky mechanic to allow himself a tender paternal moment with his tiny daughter.

But has Scott got the strength to keep his revelation to himself? The strain of not confiding in those nearest to him about the difficult situation – and being around his daughter so much – is taking its toll on Scott.

But with his girlfriend Chloe doing everything she can to lure his best friend Syd into a steamy affair, and his mother Viv being the village gossip, is there anyone Scott can trust with this information?

Scott Shock

Tuesday | 17.06.03

Syd and Scott

Emmerdale's Scott Windsor finally reveals his secret to pal Syd.
Ever since his drunken one-night stand with Zoe Tate, Scott has been keeping the truth of baby Jean's parentage to himself.

However, now he is getting more and more attached to his daughter and can no longer bear to carry the burden on his own. So he confides in flatmate Syd, unaware that the randy handyman is secretly bedding his girlfriend.

The confusion is bound to end in tears for all concerned but one person who is delighted with the dramatic developments in hunky star Ben Freeman.

He says, "I'm loving it at the moment. I've had a bit of a rebirth recently because although I've been here five years and had some great storylines, there's been nothing big for a while.

"So it's nice to feel like you are actually employed – and I work with some really great people. It's lovely to work alongside the baby as well, she's a lovely little girl and always smiling.

The Sun 11th July 2003

Zoe meets the father of her baby - pictured from LtoR Zoe, Chris, Viv, Bob and Scott


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SECRET dad Scott stuns the whole village when he admits he is the father of Zoe’s baby, Jean. Zoe is unable to remember a second of their one-night stand and she is mortified. Chris accuses Scott of rape and calls in the police.

And the revelation causes an angry split between Scott and girlfriend Chloe, and his so-called mate Syd.

“Yet in the end it’s a relief for Scott when the truth comes tumbling out,” says Ben Freeman, who plays the guilt-stricken young mechanic.

“He has to speak up because baby Jean is very poorly in hospital and Scott is terrified that she is going to be taken into care.”

When doctors discover Jean has suffered two injuries, social services are alerted for a full investigation. Zoe is shattered when quizzed about her baby, and her schizophrenia, and Scott is distraught when he realises he might never see his daughter again.

“Scott turns to his mum,” says Ben. “Viv is shocked but she is on his side. They rush with Bob to the hospital to claim Jean.”

The nurses contact Zoe and tell her the baby’s father has turned up and she hurries to the hospital for the shock of her life.

“Chris accuses Scott of raping his sister but Scott says angrily that Zoe drunkenly came on to him after Chris asked him to take her home,” says Ben.

“Scott is interviewed by the police. And he insists that the sex with Zoe was consensual.”

Chloe is gobsmacked when Scott confesses to her that he is Zoe’s father. But then Chloe retaliates by admitting her affair with his mate Syd.

“It’s yet another shock in an unforgettable week,” says Ben.
“ Scott lashes out at Syd but he is still reeling. The only thing he is sure of is that he wants to be a father to baby Jean.”


The Windsor War

Friday | 11.07.03

Emmerdale love cheat Scott Windsor faces a terrible dilemma tonight.

The hunky mechanic is distraught when he hears that secret daughter Jean Tate is in hospital and in a very serious condition.

And what Scott doesn’t know is that it was the actions of his careless girlfriend Chloe that contributed to the incident.

Baby Jean has already fallen from a kitchen table while Chloe tried to seduce flatmate Syd Woolfe with a raunchy lap dance. And matters are made worse tonight when mum Zoe leaves her for a second and a lamp falls on top of her.

The accident sees the tiny Tate rushed to casualty, where doctors have to do some complicated surgery to save her life.

When Scott hears he realises that this could be his only chance to be there for his daughter.

But actor Ben Freeman - who plays the heart-throb - explains the choice isn’t simple: “If the truth were to come out Scott’s life would be a living nightmare. The Tates aren’t a good family to mess with - Chris would be out for revenge and then, of course, Zoe would feel betrayed because her and Scott used to be friends.

“Also, Chloe would probably leave him and the whole village could turn against him - it’d be awful living in Emmerdale with no allies.”

Is baby Jean worth the risk?

I'm The Daddy

Wednesday | 16.07.03

Emmerdale’s Scott Windsor admits he is Jean's father at last.
As rumours of Zoe's alleged child abuse spread through the village, the guilty dad decides it's time to confront his parental responsibilities.

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?



Monday | 21.07.03

Scott, Syd and Chloe share some home truthsScott, Syd and Chloe share some home truths

Emmerdale’s estranged couple Scott and Chloe find themselves homeless tonight.

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?



Playing With Fire

Wednesday | 13.08.03

Scott and Yolanda

Emmerdale cheat Scott Windsor hopes his luck is changing tonight.

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...


Daily Mirror

WHO'S SARI NOW? Aug 9 2003

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".

The Sun 9th August 2003


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Chris enlists Yolanda's help to set up Scott

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 gets passionate.”
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.

ITV.COM Scott Free

Tuesday | 19.08.03

Scott and Zoe

Emmerdale's Zoe Tate is beginning to doubt Scott Windsor's guilt.

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?

ITV.COM Innocence and Experience

Wednesday | 20.08.03

Emmerdale's Scott Windsor finds support in an unlikely source tonight.

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


Decision Impossible

Thursday | 21.08.03

Scott being arrested

Emmerdale love cheat Scott Windsor faces an impossible dilemma.

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."

BBC Pure Soap 4th January 2004

How far will Scott go to see Jean?

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 ..."

ITV.COM Scott Loses The Plot

Tuesday | 06.01.04

Emmerdale's Scott Windsor is in a state of emotional turmoil.
Sick of being treated like a slave by employer Zoe Tate, Scott is determined to teach the business tycoon a serious lesson.

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

The Sun's Weekly Guide To Emmerdale - 3rd January 2004



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."

The Sun's Weekly Guide to Emmerdale 8th January 2004


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."

ITV.COM Fists Fly

Wednesday | 14.01.04

Emmerdale's Cain and Scott come to blows at Home Farm.

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."

ITV.COM True Lies

Thursday | 15.01.04

Emmerdale hunk Scott Windsor begins to doubt Charity Tate's guilt.

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 after all?

Click here for The Mirror: CAUGHT IN THE HONEYTRAP Feb 7 2004
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By Tony Stewart (Email:

Chas Dingle and Scott

Slithery Scott clearly gets some kind of perverse pleasure out of working for the Only Gay In The Village, that schizophrenic lesbian lady of the manor, Zoe.

Soft Scott?

Tuesday | 10.02.04

Emmerdale's employer Zoe Tate finds Scott Windsor an unconvincing hardman.

The troubled vet has launched a war against local family The Dingles but is finding they are much tougher than she imagined.

When Zoe ordered employee Scott to frame Sam Dingle for theft, he gladly did it - but the incident put him on the wrong side of patriarch Zak Dingle.

Now Scott is sporting a shiner, and Zoe starts to wonder if she picked the right man for the job. But Scott is determined to prove himself to his former fling.

Actor Ben Freeman - who plays Scott - explains, "Scott's normally a law unto himself but lately he has more than one reason to stay loyal to his employer Zoe Tate.

"But it's all for the love of his daughter Jean, whom he has with Zoe. Zoe's paying him a huge wage, and the Tates are a respected company in the village. Scott thinks by keeping in with them, he's on to a winner.

"I think he'll continue being Zoe's lapdog for some time yet - he's enjoying himself too much!"

Tate Trouble

Thursday | 19.02.04

Emmerdale's Tate empire is faltering under its new ruler Zoe.

The hugely-profitable haulage business has hit trouble after the vengeful vet decided to get her revenge on troublesome local family the Dingles.

Since Zoe's emotional testimony at sister-in-law Charity's murder trial got the former prostitute sent down for life, relations between the two families have hit an all time low.

And after her employee Scott Windsor was given the job of framing unwitting Sam Dingle for robbery, a state of all-out war has been declared by the rough-and-ready clan.

So when Zoe gets a phonecall to tell her that one of the Tate trucks has been run off the road by a mystery antagoniser, she immediately identifies patriarch Zak Dingle as the culprit.

But with no evidence and an increasingly unstable workforce to handle, Zoe starts to wonder if putting Scott in charge of such a daunting project was the right decision after all.

Has the hunky local made himself dispensable at Home Farm?


Extract from The Sun's Weekly Guide To the Soaps - 29th February 2004,,2001330006-2004091133_3,00.html


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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.

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DAWN upsets her stroke-victim husband, Terry, when she accepts Scott’s offer of a job at Home Farm.

Terry is furious and insists she doesn’t need to work. But Dawn takes the job anyway and finds herself kissing Scott when they share a drink after work.

Afterwards, Dawn rushes guiltily home to troubled Terry. The couple try desperately hard to solve their bedroom problems but fail dismally and Terry loses his temper.

"It’s a difficult week for Dawn and Terry," says Julia Mallam, who plays Dawn. "Terry’s determined to be the man of the house and provide for his family, but he’s just not well enough to work yet. It’s obvious Dawn should take the job but Terry can’t see it. He’s very frustrated and angry."

Scott knows Zoe needs an assistant and he suggests Dawn. It seems the perfect solution but, when Scott comes up with the idea at a family meal at Viv’s, Terry flies off the handle.

"Dawn wants to do the job," says Julia. "Terry insists she doesn’t need to work, but she does. They need the cash. When Terry hears her say that, he’s so angry he storms out.

"But Dawn sees an escape from her domestic drudgery and tells Scott she’ll start the next day.

"She is very determined and Terry is even more upset when, in the morning, she gives TJ to Viv to look after on the grounds that Terry is still too ill.

"At work, Scott is flirty with her and she enjoys it, but declines the offer of a drink with him afterwards as she has to pick up the baby."

The next day she leaves TJ with Viv again in spite of Terry’s protests.

After Dawn’s gone, Terry marches round to Viv’s and demands his son back. Dawn decides not to rush home and Terry has a hard time looking after a screaming TJ.

"Dawn agrees to an after-work drink with Scott," says Julia. "She relaxes and admits that her sex life has been non-existent since Terry’s stroke.

"Somehow she finds herself kissing Scott - and enjoying it. But then she realises what she’s done and panics. She gets upset and rushes off home."

Next day she doesn’t feel she can face Scott, but when she hears him flirting on the phone she feels jealous.

"That night she tries again to help Terry make love to her, but it doesn’t work out," says Julia. "He’s angry and frustrated and smashes up a photo of his old, fit self.

"Dawn tries to cheer him up. She still wants their marriage to work, despite their problems."

BBC Pure Soap 8th March 2004

Emmerdale Dawn's guilty kiss

Emmerdale Dawn's guilty kiss
Dawn Woods finally gives into temptation and kisses Emmerdale's Scott Windsor.
And Dawn's the one to initiate the kiss, despite Scott's reputation as the village love rat.
The kiss comes after Dawn lands a job at Home Farm to help cover for Terry who is recovering after a stroke.
Dawn moves in for the kiss after going for a drink with Scott at the end of her shift.
But the young mum, played by Julia Mallam, is overcome with guilt and hurries home to husband Terry and baby TJ.
"I think Dawn kisses him because she's down in the dumps over her marriage to Terry, which is extremely rocky at the moment," Julia told Inside Soap magazine.
"Dawn feels physically sick after she kisses Scott and she can't believe what she has done," said the actress, who has just signed her contract with the soap for another year.
But Julia reveals that viewers who are expecting the pair to embark on a passionate affair will be disappointed.
"This doesn't go further than a kiss and I'm quite happy that Dawn retains her integrity throughout it all," said Julia.

The coming months see Dawn taking control and making some life changing decisions which could change the Woods household for good.

Scott Free

Tuesday | 16.03.04

Emmerdale's Bob Hope is worried about his daughter Dawn Woods.

The concerned father has noted the developing relationship between the young mum and his step-son Scott Windsor - and fears for her marriage.

Ever since Dawn arrived in the village from Spain and announced she was marrying middle-aged chauffeur Terry Woods, Bob has been troubled. Initially he was totally against the union but softened after seeing how much the couple were in love.

However, since Terry's tragic stroke a few months ago, just after Dawn gave birth to their son TJ, their romance has gone off the boil. Sick of being a full-time nurse to her ailing husband and desperate for some fun, Dawn has actively encouraged roguish Scott's attentions - leading her to put her marriage in danger.

So when Bob confronts her about the close friendship she shares with Scott, guilty Dawn is forced to be honest with her doting dad.

And when she admits her feelings for the hunky local are not just platonic, Bob fears Terry will be left with a broken heart.

Can the Woods' marriage be saved?


Scott’s Snatched

Tuesday | 30.03.04

Emmerdale’s Scott Windsor learns not to mess with the Dingles.

The hunky local has got on the wrong side of the formidable clan thanks to the instructions of hard-nosed boss Zoe Tate.

So, following the release of dangerous Dingle Cain this week, patriarch Zak and his henchmen decide it’s time Scott was given the fright of his life.

Things have been interesting for Scott lately. His role in the Tate Empire has given him better access to young daughter Jean and he has recently struck up a sizzling friendship with bored wife Dawn Woods.

But his hopes of spending a steamy evening with smitten Dawn are shattered when he is ambushed while waiting for her in his car.

And after taking Scott for a terrifying ride around the Dales, Cain drags the disorientated heart-throb out of the vehicle and leaves him teetering at the top of a stone tower they’ve built.

Can Scott hold on to his nerves - and his life?


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