Created 26th August 2004
New Hunk On The Block
But the hunky actor - who joins the cast as Danny Baldwin's troublesome son Jamie - is already madly in love with his girlfriend.
Rupert met pretty actress Angela Hazeldine on the set of Channel 5 soap Family Affairs where he played Cameron Davenport and she played Gemma Craig. The pair struck up a romance two years ago, and are still crazy in love.
However, Rupert's move up to Manchester will be a real test for the couple, who have been living together in London.
Rupert says, "She lives with my two best mates now.
"I've just bought a flat in Manchester but we're both cool about things. If she gets a job up here, she'll move in with me.
"We're taking things one day at a time, but we're also serious
about each other and talk about the future together."
The former Family Affairs hunk turns up on the cobbles as Danny Baldwin’s son Jamie - and he’s very interested in the ladies.
But all is not well with Jamie Baldwin, as viewers will discover, he’s left his home county of Essex under mysterious circumstances - and Danny and Frankie’s lives are going to be turned upside down.
Rupert explains, “Jamie has come to live with his dad because he’s trying to get away from the trouble he’s in back home.
“The truth is, he was the one who beat up Frankie’s lover Vinny Ellis, and he’s in hot water over it.”
So while his father and stepmother try to get their heads around Jamie’s sudden reappearance, the lad himself is busy finding out who the pretty girls are.
And when he joins his dad at great uncle Mike’s factory Underworld, Jamie quickly finds one lady very receptive to his charms.
Who’s heart has skipped a beat over the Baldwin romeo?
Jail For Jamie?
The Essex boy has just arrived to stay with delighted dad Danny but has bought a whole lot of trouble with him.
It doesn’t take Jamie long to get settled in the Street. He’s extremely happy to be back with Danny and his wife Frankie, and even happier after a trip to the Underworld factory.
The sight of sexy Jamie sends the factory girls into a frenzy of excitement.
And more than one worker expresses their interest in getting to know him better.
Actor Rupert Hill, who plays Jamie, explains, “Jamie is going to be working for his dad at Underworld.
“He starts flirting with Leanne Battersby. I think he’s quite impressed with her as he does have an eye for the ladies.
“Jamie’s a chip off the old block.
“He likes the fact that Leanne is fiery and would give as good as he gets.”
But Jamie’s euphoria is short-lived when the police return to
the house - as this time they have an arrest warrant for his arrest...
The Cockney factory boss is desperate to get his son Jamie out of prison and knows only Vinny can make it happen.
When Danny heard that Vinnie had been beaten up by a mystery assailant, he was confident the crime had no link to him. But when the police arrested his eldest son for the brutal beating, Danny was put in a very awkward position.
And now his son is facing assault charges, it's up to Danny to get them dropped - but that means trying to reason with the man who had an affair with his wife.
Poor Danny puts his hatred of Vinny behind him in order to broker some kind of deal, but his worst fears come true when Vinny lays down his terms for an agreement - which horrifying his onetime best pal.
It seems lovestruck Vinny is still besotted with Danny's glamorous wife Frankie and wants one thing in exchange for Jamie's freedom - a final passionate night with the blonde beauty.
Can Danny bear to let Vinny get his hands on his wife again?
The hunky actor - who appears this week as troublesome Jamie Baldwin - has relocated to Manchester to take the role, and he's glad.
For the past few years, Rupert has lived in London where he worked on Family Affairs. And although he loved his time in the big smoke, the only thing Rupert really misses is his longterm love Angela Hazeldine who remains down South.
And Rupert hasn't had a chance to feel lonely as he makes his Corrie debut, thanks to his lively co-stars!
Rupert says, "I honesty don't miss London life at all.
"I was getting a bit fed up with it and I like it up here in Manchester because people are so much more laid back. I thought that meeting the other cast members would be really daunting but everyone has been friendly and I feel very welcome.
"It was my birthday recently and Debra Stephenson and Bradley
Walsh - Frankie and Danny - insisted on taking me out for Champange
because they said I couldn't possibly spend the evening in my hotel
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