to keep it, and he has no job but Nicola wants him Jimmy wants to quit his new Miles explains all... revenge against Robert! Nick idea he’s being used in Joe’s
Now that Jimmy King’s been promoted, his wife, Nicola, thinks they’ve finally arrived and she can lead the lifestyle she was born for. One of the first things she does is book a couple of flash holidays – just as Jimmy is wondering if business mogul Joe Tate’s job is for him after all. ‘He isn’t enjoying his new role,’ actor Nick Miles tells Soaplife. ‘Zak Dingle’s persuaded him that Joe’s a bad man and he thinks he’s probably right.’ Will Jimmy quit?
Why does Jimmy feel suspicious?
Well, for a start, he’s been made Estate Manager, but his job hasn’t changed much. Zak’s been talking to him about Joe, and Graham Foster’s also thrown in a few hints.
Why doesn’t he just quit?
Nicola makes it worse by planning a couple of holidays just as Jimmy’s thinking about backing out. That puts him under pressure. She’s really enjoying his new responsibilities as it fits in with all her aspirations. One of his reasons for being is to make Nicola as happy as he possibly can.
Does he suspect Joe is using him?
He has no idea of the extent to which he’s being used. Behind the scenes, Joe decides to use Jimmy to get back at Robert Sugden after some smoke from the scrap yard results in him losing a client.
What does Jimmy think of Robert?
He doesn’t like Robert all that much, but he’s been a reasonable business partner so far and, after working with Charity Dingle, it’s arguably a great relief. The haulage business has been going very well under their joint stewardship and Robert did let him become a silent partner to save the job at Home Farm...
Is Jimmy a match for Joe?
You should never underestimate Jimmy because he always comes out on top in the end! But he’s always trying to make moral choices and that slows him down.
Has he lost his ruthless streak?
He had a major change in direction when the house collapsed. The way the King family were going back then, it was never going to lead to anything but disaster. Jimmy’s tried to make more ethical choices, which is a harder way of doing things.
Does he miss the old days with his three brothers and his dad?
He misses his brothers, but not the hell of those days. It was a nightmare! I miss the guys. I saw Carl actor Tom Lister strutting his stuff in 42nd Street recently.
Can Jimmy get his sexual mojo back?
Not under this pressure. He’s reaching for the Viagra at the moment. If he has any sense, he’ll stop working for Joe Tate immediately. I want him to carry on, though, as it is such great fun working with Joe and Robert actors Ned Porteous and Ryan Hawley. I know Andy Scarborough, who plays Graham, from days of old. I did my very first stage job with him back in the day when he had a brush with Henry V.