cor­rie’s bethany


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It’s only been a few weeks, but Bethany Platt’s al­ready had enough of work­ing in the salon. She has a go at a male cus­tomer who pays her a com­pli­ment, then she storms out when she hears Au­drey Roberts, David Platt and Craig Tinker talk­ing about her. ‘She needs a job and she hears Tas­sels has a new owner, so she asks her friend, Sam Bryce, to get her an au­di­tion,’ ac­tress Lucy Fal­lon tells Soaplife. ‘Then she goes down to the bar where the new owner agrees to take her on.’ But when a group of blokes start try­ing to grab her while she’s danc­ing, trau­ma­tised Bethany has a flash­back to the abuse she suf­fered at the hands of Nathan Cur­tis – and she can’t help but lash out…

Is Bethany pleased to be work­ing as a lap dancer again?

The club has changed from what it was like and now the girls are wear­ing much skimpier out­fits. The man­ager hands her a bikini, but she says she’s brought her own clothes to wear. She still wants to call the shots, but she senses it might not be like it was when Lulu was run­ning it.

What hap­pens when she starts danc­ing?

The new owner makes her dance for a ta­ble of men out on a stag night. They keep try­ing to touch her, but no one tells them to stop. When she worked for Lulu, it was very much a no-touch­ing pol­icy. The men get very up-close and she starts feel­ing pan­icky, es­pe­cially as she thinks she sees Nathan.

Nathan Cur­tis? What?!

The ‘stag’ starts re­ally get­ting in her face. Bethany has a to­tal panic at­tack, flash­ing back to when she was with Nathan and his gang. All she can see in her head is Nathan. She grabs a bot­tle, smashes it on the ta­ble, then glasses him with it. It’s very quick. She doesn’t even have time to think. The next thing, the guy is bleed­ing ev­ery­where and the po­lice have been called.

What hap­pens when Bethany’s taken back to the po­lice sta­tion?

She’s very up­set. Her mum Sarah sug­gests she needs to get help and go back for more coun­selling. She’s at a real low point.

How has the trauma she went through at the hands of Nathan changed her?

It’s changed her for ever. The lap-danc­ing chap­ter is an­other part of that jour­ney. She was do­ing the lap-danc­ing be­cause she felt like she was in con­trol, but now she knows she wasn’t. She’s put her­self in more dan­ger and now she may have a criminal record.

Will this come be­tween her and Craig?

Craig blames him­self for Bethany get­ting into trou­ble and this starts to trig­ger his OCD. She no­tices he’s be­hav­ing strangely, but she doesn’t un­der­stand what’s go­ing on. Hope­fully she’ll be there for him once she re­alises what he’s go­ing through.

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