Robert agrees to try for a baby
MICHELLE AGREES TO GET PREGNANT – THOUGH KATE’S DREAM COULD BE OVER…
Michelle looks set to make Robert’s dream come true this week, as she agrees to try for a baby. But with Kate still thinking Robert is planning on having a child with her, the fella has a big predicament on his hands! Will he come clean?
“When Robert first raised the question of a baby, Michelle panicked,” admits Kym Marsh, who plays her. “She didn’t expect it at all, and it’s put a bit of a barrier between them. Michelle has since become wary of the fact that Robert seems to be keeping stuff from her – and given that he has a long history of hiding things, she’s worried that he’s lying to her again.”
Michelle’s suspicions are aroused after Robert claims that he’s secured a last-minute spot on a training course, and needs to take time off work. But instead he heads to the fertility clinic to meet Kate – who, with Robert’s help, is determined to start a family with her fiancée Rana. So when a light blows at the Bistro, Ryan calls the training college and learns that Robert hasn’t even enrolled on a course. Michelle is deeply concerned by the revelation – and tells Carla that she fears her relationship is hanging by a thread.
“This is when Michelle starts to rethink her decision about a baby,” shares Kym. “Robert bringing up the subject has made her realise that, after
“Michelle is worried that Robert is lying to her”
the heartbreak of losing baby Ruairi, she’s not considered whether or not she could face getting pregnant again.
“Michelle had written it off, thinking it was the worst thing she could do, but now she’s wondering if that’s actually the case,” adds the star. “So she approaches Toyah to discuss the option of counselling, and is given a recommendation for someone to see…”
Meanwhile, Robert’s lies look set to implode when he and Kate arrive for another clinic appointment, just as Michelle turns up for a session with her counsellor! Panicked, Robert manages to shove
Kate out of Michelle’s sight – though despite the fumbled near-miss, Robert still insists to Kate that he wants to carry on with their arrangement! However, there’s no avoiding the massive consequences of his actions once Michelle opens up about her
counselling and announces that she’ll consider trying for a baby.
All thought of Kate disappears as Robert takes in the news that he’s been waiting for – but is it time for the deluded chef to be honest with both the ladies in his life before he ends up with two babies?
“Michelle would be broken if she knew what Robert was up to,” sighs Kym. “He hadn’t given her time to consider his idea before rushing into this other scheme. After everything she went through with losing Ruairi, then Steve having baby Oliver with Leanne, the last thing Michelle needs is another person keeping secrets.”
So, will Michelle discover what her other half has been up to – and if so, will she ever forgive him for this betrayal?
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