Revamped 15th January 2004
Updated 20th May 2004
Victoria Anne Sugden
Appeared: 31st March 1994
Played by: Jessica Haywood (1994 – 1998) and Hannah Midgley (1998 onwards)
Victoria is the youngest Sugden child, and Jack’s only daughter. She was born three months after the plane crash. Her grandmother, Annie Sugden was in a coma while her grandchild was born, but woke up in early April 1994. Later that year, after Jack and Sarah were married in May, Victoria had to have an operation because of a hole in her heart.
After Sarah had an affair with Richie Carter, the Sugden’s lodger, in 1999, Victoria ended up in a custody battle between Jack and Sarah. Later Sarah, after winning custody, died in the barn fire started by Andy to claim insurance.
In 2002 Victoria started acting strangely, with an imaginary friend called Walter Todd taking up much of Victoria’s time. But Jack started getting worried about Victoria.
- The Sun Online 31st March 2004
The sweet-natured schoolgirl is horrified when she discovers her older brother Robert in bed with her adopted brother Andy’s new wife Katie.
For the past few months Katie and Robert have very successfully kept their passionate affair under wraps, duping their family and friends.
But now things have got serious between them, Robert has devised a plan that will ensure they can be together properly.
The lusty mechanic wants Katie to leave Andy and disappear off to her father’s for six months. After that Robert says she will be able to come back and then they can pretend they've fallen for each other when she is a single woman.
However, when the loved-up pair carelessly jump into bed together at the Sugden’s family home - Victoria becomes the third person in on the deception.
And now that the little girl is in possession of such lurid information, can
Robert and Katie maintain their facade and make their plan work?
The confused youngster walked in on love rat brother Robert bedding her adopted sibling Andy's new wife Katie and hasn't talked since.
Victoria was horrified when she realised the terrible secret she had stumbled in on. And Robert's panic led to him being very heavy-handed with his sensitive sister.
And now poor Victoria is so fearful of what might happen if she does report what she saw, the troubled girl has opted to keep her mouth shut permanently.
Since Victoria took her vow of silence, dad Jack has put her odd behaviour down to the pains of growing up. But it's been a long time since his young daughter talked now and Jack is convinced she has become ill.
And when Jack decides to take his mute child to a specialist to fathom what the problem is, Robert and Katie realise their guilty secret could be revealed at any time.
Will Victoria open up about what she saw?