Out in the cold...

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Bob’s life goes from bad to worse when he’s forced to sleep rough

Talk about a change of for­tunes… Back in the Au­tumn, life seemed pos­i­tively peachy for Bob Hope – he’d shacked up with lover Lau­rel, and their re­spec­tive kids had fi­nally ad­justed to the new liv­ing ar­range­ments.

But just a few months later, Lau­rel kicked him into touch. Now, he has no home to call his own and, af­ter hand­ing the café over to ex Brenda, he has no reg­u­lar in­come ei­ther.

Un­able to pay the bill for his stay at the B&B, Bob is inevitably forced to leave, and even­tu­ally ends up sleep­ing rough.

‘Bob is too proud to ad­mit what’s go­ing on, and doesn’t want to trou­ble any­one. He feels guilty be­cause of ev­ery­thing he did to Brenda,’ says Tony Au­den­shaw, who plays him. ‘And he cer­tainly doesn’t want to bother Lau­rel.

‘Things are go­ing to get very low, but he’s aware it’s his own do­ing. Brenda has said on more than one oc­ca­sion that he’ll end up with noth­ing, and that’s the way it’s go­ing.’

Bob’s sit­u­a­tion is made all the more bleak given the per­ilously cold Win­ter weather, which makes him prone to hy­pother­mia. Will his plight be un­cov­ered be­fore it’s too late?

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