“Sally, I slept with your sister!”
THERE’S MERRY HELL FOR THE SHATTERED METCALFES…
Can Sally forgive Tim? I don’t think so – it’s unforgivable…”
Jailed Sally gets the worst Christmas surprise imaginable this week – when her hubby Tim confesses to sleeping with Gina.
After waking up beside his sister-inlaw following a drunken night, Tim is disgusted with himself and decides the only way forward is to be honest. How is he feeling as he prepares to shatter his marriage with the bombshell?
“Tim is utterly devastated that he’s done something like this!” shares Joe Duttine, who plays the cheating hubby. “He was very, very drunk the night before. But the thing about Sally and Tim is that they’re monogamous, they love each other and they are loyal. They don’t go off and have affairs. So Tim just can’t believe that he’s done this.”
Tim’s horrified when his daughter Faye tells him that she spied him and Gina in the bed he shares with Sally. Before long, she’s not the only member of the family who knows what happened, as furious Sophie discovers what’s been going on.
“It’s an eventful Christmas Day in the Metcalfe house, and I think it’s going to be very good viewing,” teases Joe. “Tim is accused of not caring about Sally being in jail, being out drunk, and philandering. I don’t know how a family would overcome a man sleeping with his wife’s sister.”
We know that Gina has been nursing a crush on Tim for months, and she’s manipulated the situation to try to take Sally’s place in his heart. So, as Tim heads to prison to sit down Sally and confess all, is Gina about to get what she wants?
“No matter how drunk you are, you kind of know what you are doing,” muses Joe. “Tim can’t keep a lie, so he sees Sally in prison on Christmas Day and tells her what he did. Can she forgive him? I don’t think so – it’s pretty unforgivable, isn’t it?”
This has got to be the worst few months of Sally’s life, and it does look as if the Metcalfe marriage could be over. Would Joe be upset if this Weatherfield couple begins the new year split up?
“Yes! I want to protect Tim and Sally as we put a lot of time into our characters and that relationship – we kind of nick it off the writers,” he says. “So, when new writers come in and suggest stuff, you go, ‘No, you can’t do that!’ We’ve had such positive feedback about Tim and Sally, and they’re a likeable couple. It would be a shame to go down the split route.”
However, with Gina meddling, Sally heartbroken and Tim coming under fire, it doesn’t look as though there will be much Christmas cheer for any of them…
Tim wakes up with a lot more than a bad hangover
Poor Sally is set to be devastated by Tim’s confession