Ber­nice’s Bo­tox dis­as­ter!


Inside Soap - - NEWS - Allison Jones

Birthday girl Ber­nice takes a ter­ri­ble risk this fort­night, as she at­tempts to bat­tle the age­ing process with a cheapo Bo­tox ses­sion from Kerry! Mor­ti­fied about hit­ting the big 5-0, Ber­nice is keen to keep her real age se­cret from her much younger boyfriend, Dr Liam. But af­ter she buys the Bo­tox on­line in a bid to save a few quid, Ber­nice may come to se­ri­ously re­gret it…

“Ber­nice turns 50 just af­ter Christ­mas,” ex­plains Sa­man­tha Giles, who plays her. “She’s very in­se­cure about it, be­cause she doesn’t think Dr Ca­vanagh knows her age, and she wants to keep it that way, as he’s a bit younger than her. She’s think­ing, ‘I’ve got to hold back the years’!”

Poor Ber­nice doesn’t have the mer­ri­est of Christ­mases in store, with her beloved sa­lon set to be sold from un­der her, thanks to her ma­nip­u­la­tive sis­ter

Ni­cola’s med­dling. Con­se­quently, the feud­ing sib­lings are forced to en­dure a spec­tac­u­larly awk­ward Christ­mas lunch to­gether, mean­ing Ber­nice is at a par­tic­u­larly low ebb by the time her birthday comes around.

How­ever, it’s af­ter she wit­nesses Dr Ca­vanagh rush­ing to the aid of Priya, who’s twisted her an­kle, that Ber­nice’s vul­ner­a­bil­ity re­ally hits home, prompt­ing the big Bo­tox de­ci­sion. De­spite own­ing her own sa­lon, Ber­nice goes rogue in pur­chas­ing the anti-age­ing chem­i­cals and ig­nor­ing the po­ten­tial risks in­volved.

“Ber­nice sees Priya as tiny and per­fect,” sighs Sa­man­tha. “Priya re­ally winds up Ber­nice while Liam’s look­ing af­ter her, so Ber­nice de­cides on Bo­tox. Her busi­ness

Ber­nice doesn’t think Liam knows her true age…”

isn’t go­ing too well, though, and Bo­tox is ex­pen­sive – so she im­pul­sively buys it over the in­ter­net. And all the in­struc­tions are in Chi­nese! Kerry is the only one who knows Ber­nice’s plans – and her at­ti­tude is, ‘Well, ev­ery­one has Bo­tox these days’. So they just do it!”

Both Kerry and Ber­nice are look­ing suit­ably un­com­fort­able as they be­gin the process. How­ever, when Ber­nice suf­fers an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion to the dan­ger­ous chem­i­cals, is she ready for the lifechang­ing con­se­quences of her ac­tions?

Ber­nice isn’t at all happy to see the sa­lon dec­o­rated to cel­e­brate her 50th birthday Kerry in­jects Ber­nice – but will they both re­gret their de­ci­sion?

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