Seduced and used
Carmel sleeps with schemer Max – but he only wants her for one thing…
Poor Carmel thinks she’s found the perfect man in Max Branning. Little does she realise that the schemer is only interested in her for her inside information on Walford Council’s planning department.
‘Carmel and Max have a lot in common, and she feels that he’s a very supportive soul,’ says Bonnie Langford, who plays her. ‘She has no pre-conceived ideas because she’s fairly new to Walford and she sees what is best in people.
‘He’s given her encouragement where other people wouldn’t, and she’s very appreciative of that.’
When Max called round for dinner last week, it wasn’t Carmel’s body that he wanted to get his hands on, but her top-secret council files. This week, he finally gets his mits on the papers – but what is he plotting?
Carmel, meanwhile, gets some documents of her own, but they don’t leave her feeling quite so chipper. They’re divorce papers from estranged husband, Umar. Feeling low, she confides in best mate Denise, whose pep talk prompts Carmel to call Max. He pops round, and asks her to keep their ‘relationship’ on the quiet.
Carmel agrees, excited by the prospect of having a secret romance, and she lies to Denise that Max isn’t her new man when she gets glammed up for a romantic evening with him. Manipulative Max literally charms the pants off her, and the pair end up getting jiggy in a hotel room. How long will he keep leading her up the garden path?
Secret plans: Max is after more than Carmel’s body