Gary Windass and his girlfriend Izzy Armstrong have faced heartache recently after losing their unborn baby, and things are set to get a whole lot worse for them in the shape of Izzy’s overprotective dad Owen.
The pair are delighted when Izzy’s sister Katy and her boyfriend Chesney ask them to be godparents to their son Joseph, but it soon makes them realise how much they want a child of their own.
Mikey North, who plays Gary, explained: “They’ve just lost a baby and were so excited about having a kid of their own, and that’s suddenly been snatched away from them.
“Chesney and Katy asking them to be godparents is nice for them at first, but they are getting reminded of what they could have had, so they go down the adoption route.”
After attending an adoption meeting, the pair are dealt a further blow when they find out it won’t be possible because of Gary’s criminal record, and when Katy sees how upset Gary is, she steps in and offers to be a surrogate mother for him and Izzy, leading to a furious confrontation between Gary and Owen at Joseph’s christening.
As all hell breaks loose, poor Chesney is like a rabbit caught in headlights as he had no idea what was going on, and with the christening ruined and everyone furious, it looks like the war between Owen and Gary could run and run!
“It’s kind of been coming for a while and it’s all been bubbling under,” Mikey said. “It’s nice that it’s all coming to a head now with lots of different things going on and all the different characters mixing with the other characters within the family, so we’re having a great time filming.”
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