The former high-flyer is working in a call centre and has concerns about his relationship with Nikki (Siobhan Finneran).
‘david gets into scrapes this year. Things go wrong and he is ill-equipped to deal with the situations he finds himself in. He feels as though it’s always, “Now get out of that, david.”
‘He is still in a relationship with Nikki but he feels demeaned by the imbalance in their relationship because she has loads of money. He has always been the provider in the past and money means a lot to him so he has to keep up a front.
‘a gentle decline takes over, though, and following some complications he finds himself flailing. He gets low and is extremely displaced this series.
‘But at what point do you admit things to your close friends and how do they feel when they discover that you’ve been hiding stuff they should know about? They’ve always been a very tight group and there are ramifications. If anything happens to one of them, it affects the others. The characters are all tested this series and
have the rug pulled from under them.’