Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors
The chemistry hots up for Debbie and Ross. Is a reunion on the cards?
Ross comes on to Debbie in a silly way. She decides to play him at his own game
Short of wearing a neon sign on her head, Debbie Dingle couldn’t make it more obvious that she still fancies the oily overalls off Ross Barton. When he announces that he’s going to help cougar Jools throw a party for a bunch of teenagers at the Woolpack, her expression is so sour, it could curdle milk a mile off.
She’s adamant that she definitely doesn’t want him back – but she isn’t keen on anyone else getting their mitts on him, either.
‘Debbie doesn’t like Jools,’ says Charley Webb who plays her. ‘She knows that Jools slept with Ross and she is jealous, but rather than explain her feelings, she lies and makes out that she doesn’t want to get into trouble with Charity.’
Soon afterwards, Debbie flirts with Ross in the garage, jokingly putting him in his place when he suggests they could be friends with benefits. Adds Charley: ‘Ross comes on to her in a silly way, and she doesn’t like that annoying, show-off side to his personality.
She decides to play him at his own game and makes out she is going to fall for it, but doesn’t.’
After some serious buttering up, Ross persuades Debbie to help him with the party and, with Faith’s help, they put on a great bash. Because the kids are all underage, Debbie makes sure it’s alcohol free – but it doesn’t stay that way for long. When Sarah overhears Faith talking about how much profit could be made from selling booze to teens, she starts flogging shots on the sly. Talk about a true Dingle…
‘Debbie notices the teenagers are getting drunk, says Charley,
'and thinks it must be Faith’s doing. The whole thing spirals out of control really quickly.’
The teenagers run amok and, to add to the chaos, Jools’ husband, Roger, shows up. It’s a shock for Debbie and for Ross, too. He didn’t know Jools was married, and when Roger finds them together in the toilets he beats Ross up.
Debbie comes to her ex’s aid and tends to his wounds. As the pair get up close, it’s clear there’s still a spark between them. Will Debbie finally give into her
Matching pair: Is it game on again for Debbie and Ross?
Swing time: Debbie’s husband Roger starts a fight with Ross