List of Emmerdale characters (2003)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the British soap opera Emmerdale in 2003, by order of first appearance.

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Freda Darby

Freda Danby
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Lyn Paul
Duration2003, 2005
First appearance10 February 2003
Last appearance4 December 2005
Introduced by Steve Frost (2003)
Kathleen Beedles (2005)
Classification Former; recurring

Freda Darby is an acquaintance of Jarvis Skelton. She appeared in 2003 and 2005.

After appearing briefly in 2003 whilst Jarvis was involved in a dancing competition with Edna Birch, Freda returns to Emmerdale in late 2005. She offers Jarvis the chance to live in Spain with her. He accepts her offer and they leave the village in December 2005.

Jean Tate

Jean Tate
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Megan Pearson
Duration2003–2005
First appearance24 January 2003
Last appearance22 September 2005
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Home New Zealand

Jean Tate is the daughter of Zoe Tate (Leah Bracknell) and Scott Windsor (Ben Freeman). She appeared from 2003 to 2005.

Jean is conceived during a one-night stand between Zoe and Scott whilst Zoe, a lesbian, was suffering from schizophrenia. Jean is named after Zoe's mother. Her father is unknown until Scott comes forward after confessing to his mother Viv Hope (Deena Payne) and her husband Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) while Jean is in hospital following an accident when she fell off a table. Eventually, Zoe allows Scott access to Jean but then plans to leave for New Zealand. Scott takes Zoe, Jean and her cousin Joseph hostage at gunpoint. Viv eventually talks Scott round and Zoe, Joseph and Jean leave the village.

Ronnie Marsden

Ronnie Marsden, played by Ray Ashcroft, made his first appearance on 10 March 2003. [1] Ashcroft previously appeared in the show in 1993 as a policeman. [1] His character was introduced as the head of the new Marsden family. Shortly after his arrival, Ronnie began an affair with Louise Appleton (Emily Symons). Ashcroft was surprised by the plot development and found it "pretty flattering" to be paired up with a younger actress. [1] Ashcroft felt he had some similarities with Ronnie, explaining "In many ways I am Ronnie. He always has that twinkle in his eye and, like most red-blooded males, I'm a sucker for a pretty face, like him. He's a bit of a teenager pushing 50, and so am I. I've also had my moments. And I've been unfaithful." [1]

Siobhan Marsden

Paul Marsden

Rachel Whatmore

Rachel Whatmore
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byZoe Lambert
Duration2003–2005
First appearance1 June 2003
Last appearance6 May 2005
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
OccupationLawyer

Rachel Whatmore is the solicitor for the Tate family. She appeared from 2003 to 2005.

Rachel is first seen when representing Chris Tate in his personal matters, as she helps him to dispose of most of his money and make sure his wife Charity Tate has nothing. Unknown to Rachel, Chris is dying and plans to commit suicide and frame Charity for his murder. Zoe has to run the Tate empire after her brother's death, and she becomes close to Rachel, especially after she learns Rachel, like her, is a lesbian. In early 2004, Zoe attempts to have a romantic relationship with Scott Windsor, the father of her child, but her feelings for Rachel lead to an affair. Scott's mother Viv Hope sees them and tells Scott, leading to a confrontation and Rachel ends the relationship. A year later, Zoe asks Rachel if they can try again, but Rachel is now in a new relationship.

In June 2005, Zoe faces charges for the attempted murder of Scott, but Rachel is on holiday, and her colleague Neil Depaul instead takes Zoe's case.

Shelley Williams

Pearl Ladderbanks

Bobby-John Downes

Bobby-John Downes
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Brian Hibbard
Duration2003, 2006
First appearance25 August 2003
Last appearance12 May 2006
Introduced by Steve Frost (2003)
Kathleen Beedles (2006)
Classification Former; guest

Bobby-John Downes, played by Brian Hibbard, made his first appearance on 25 August 2003. In April 2006, it was announced that Hibbard would be returning to Emmerdale for a handful of episodes to aid the departure of Lesley Meredith (Sherrie Hewson). [2] Hibbard described Bobby-John as "a ladies' man who is a bit long in the tooth." He added: " Viewers are going to see a whole different side to Bobby-John, as he tries to rekindle his love affair with his lost love Lesley. He still carries a torch for Lesley, and this is their chance to get it on. In the end, they disappear into the sunset in his camper van." [3] A writer from Wales Online described Bobby-John as an "aging Romeo". [3]

Bobby-John arrives in Emmerdale as the head of a group of travelers who arrive in the village to set up a fairground attraction over the bank holiday weekend. Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower) confronts Bobby-John about disturbing the peace and only to find that Eric Pollard (Christopher Chittell) has rented the land the to travelers. Bobby-John annoys Rodney further when he talks to his daughter, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler). Bobby-John and the travelers leave the village after several days. Three years later, Bobby-John returns and meets Lesley, who falls into the open Woolpack cellar. Bobby-John and Diane Sugden (Elizabeth Estensen) help Lesley out of the cellar and get her a drink. Bobby-John and Lesley reminisce about old times and Bobby-John asks Lesley out to make up for a date he stood her up on nearly forty years earlier but she rejects him. However, Lesley gives Bobby-John another chance they reunite. Lesley's son, Simon Meredith ([ (Dale Meeks), takes a dislike to Bobby-John and when Simon learns that he has upset Lesley by flirting with Del Dingle (Hayley Tamaddon) and Val Lambert (Charlie Hardwick), he throws him out. Bobby-John, determined to win Lesley back, attempts to recreate the date they missed and is successful. The couple then go to an expensive hotel for a night but plans are cut short when Simons finds Kelly Windsor's (Adele Silva) credit card at the hose. Simon races to hotel to and immediately blames Bobby-John but Lesley confesses, which results in Bobby-John leaving the hotel in disgust. Lesley tries to explain but Bobby-John refuses to listen. Simon then tries to smooth things over explaining about Lesley's financial situation. Following Lesley's confession to Kelly about the theft of the card, Bobby-John decides to leave but not before asking Lesley to leave with him, which she accepts. They then leave in Bobby-Johns van.

Eddie Hope

Eddie Hope
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Nigel Betts
Duration2003, 2007
First appearance4 September 2003
Last appearance21 May 2007
Introduced by Steve Frost (2003)
Kathleen Beedles (2007)
Classification Former; recurring

Edward Maurice "Eddie" Hope is the brother of Bob Hope. He appeared in 2003 and 2007.

Eddie first appears in Emmerdale in late 2003. He tries to romance Lisa Dingle, whose husband Zak is away in Chile, but she does remain loyal to her husband. He leaves the village on 26 November. Eddie returns in February 2007 when he is the new sales manager for Naughty Nylons. He offers Bob a job as a salesman, much to the annoyance of Bob's wife Viv. During his time in the village he tries to win Viv from Bob, but this fails. He leaves the village in May 2007.

Daz Eden

Denise Eden

Denise Eden
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byAndrina Carroll (2003)
Lisa Parry (2006)
Duration2003, 2006
First appearance21 October 2003
Last appearance23 August 2006
Introduced by Steve Frost (2003)
Kathleen Beedles (2006)
Classification Former; recurring

Denise Eden, is the mother of Daz Eden (Luke Tittensor). She first appeared during the episode aired on 21 October 2003, played by Andrina Caroll. [4] When the character returned in 2006, Lisa Parry took over the role.

Denise arrives in Emmerdale to collect Daz from Butler's farm where his half-brother Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) and his fiancee Katie Addyman (Sammy Winward) live. When Daz Andy's car crashes into Denise's, she is angry and orders him to get in the car and go home with her and they drive off. [5] The following week, Denise returns after Andy contacts her following Daz attempting dig up Edna Birch's (Shirley Stelfox's dog, Batley's grave. She is flippant about it and argues with Andy and Katie. When Daz is arrested for joyriding in Manchester, Denise refuses to collect him from the police station and Andy has to go. When Andy takes Daz back to Denise's, he sees how she treats Daz and he takes him back to the farm with him. [6] The following day, Denise arrives to collect Daz but Andy tells her Daz is staying with him and Katie until Denise gets her act together. Denise then taunts Andy comparing him to his and Daz's father Billy Hopwood (David Crellin) and he tells her to leave.

Nearly three years later, Denise returns to the village wanting to see Daz, much to Andy's anger. However, Daz reluctantly gives her another chance after Denise tells him she has changed. Two weeks later, Daz calls Denise and tells her he wants to live with her and she comes to collect him and they leave. However, within two months, Daz returns having left Denise and her abusive boyfriend. Denise arrives demanding £500 to repair her boyfriend's car which Daz has damaged. [7]


T.J. Woods

T.J. Woods
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byConnor Lee
Duration2003–2011
First appearance19 October 2003
Last appearance21 January 2011
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
HomeMorocco

Terence "Terry" Woods Junior, known as T.J., is the son of Terry and Dawn Woods. He first appeared on his birth in 19 October 2003 and appeared intermittently for seven years until 21 January 2011.

T.J. is born in October 2003, and when he is a few days old, Terry has a stroke. With Dawn having to care for both Terry and T.J, her marriage with Terry comes under strain and they split up. In July 2006, after learning of Terry's relationship with her mother Jean Hope, Dawn decides to leave the village and move to Cornwall with T.J. Jean talks Terry out of launching a custody battle. However, before they can leave Emmerdale, Dawn is killed in the Kings River House explosion.

Jean accepts compensation for Dawn's death from the King family and decides to move to Morocco, and without Terry knowing decides to take T.J. with her. However, Jean's son Jamie Hope tells Terry and he rushes to the airport, but is too late to stop them departing. Terry then travels to Morocco and returns in January 2007 with T.J. but he's confused as to where Dawn has gone and Terry has to explain, and they release a balloon in her memory. In April 2008, T.J. contracts e.coli and is taken to hospital to recover. Later in 2008, T.J. becomes a more sarcastic child and is unhappy with Terry's relationship with Brenda Walker, but later accepts her.

In January 2011, Terry and Viv Hope were both killed in an arson attack. Viv's widow, Dawn and Jamie's father Bob Hope decides to send T.J. to Morocco with Jean permanently because he had his and Viv's twin children Cathy Hope and Heath Hope to look after. T.J. said before going he does not want to go as he thinks it is too hot in Morocco and that Moroccans wear "funny hats" but eventually went.

Simon Meredith

Simon Meredith
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Dale Meeks
Duration2003–2006
First appearance20 November 2003
Last appearance2 August 2006
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; regular
Profile
OccupationFishmonger
Businessman
Binman
Home Costa Rica

Simon Meredith, portrayed by Dale Meeks, made his first screen appearance on 20 November 2003. Meeks' was initially contracted for three months but proved popular and his contract was extended by twelve months as a result. [8] Prior to securing the role of Simon, Meeks had considered giving up acting after numerous failed audtions and the expenses of travelling from his native Newcastle to London. [9] However, while in the capital he received a phone call from his agent. He tiod the Northern Echo : "I only had the clothes I was standing up in, and no money to go back home to get fresh ones. Fortunately, he said that Emmerdale would pay my expenses. But I said if I didn't get that job, then I would give up." [9] At the audition, Twenty other actors were present. After reading the script, Meeks thought the producers wanted him to do a Yorkshire dialect but they told him to read in his natural Geordie accent. Simon's character outline was a love interest for Nicola Blackstock (Nicola Wheeler) but producers told Meeks little else. [9] Meeks described Simon as an extension himself. [9] Meeks claimed that he was a fan prior to joining the serial and was pleased to be working fellow Tyneside actors, Charlie Hardwick, John Middleton and Elizabeth Estensen. [9] Meeks joked that he worried about there being a "Geordie overload". [9]

In February 2006, it was reported that Meeks' character, Simon would be written out alongside his mother, Lesley Meredith (Sherrie Hewson). [10] Meeks said ""I'm so grateful to Emmerdale for giving me such a fantastic opportunity. Simon has been a great character to play. It's been an amazing two-and-a-half years. I've enjoyed every minute. [10] After leaving the serial, Meeks spoke to the BBC "It was the best time of my life. I think it was a popular character and people are saying 'When are you going back to Emmerdale?' – you never know," he said. "It was a great period of time, I still live in Leeds and I'm still in touch with a lot of the members of the cast. I still stand by it, I think of all the soaps on the telly it's got a brilliant blend." [11]

Simon arrives in the village making a fish delivery to Cafe Hope. Nicola Blackstock asks her friend Emily Kirk (Kate McGregor) to arrange a date with Simon's colleague Kenny Wade (Victor Gardener) but Emily mistakenly invites Simon, much to Nicola's horror. Nicola is rude to Simon but he takes it in his stride and she storms off. In spite of this Simon continues to pursue Nicola and they eventually begin dating. When Nicola asks Syd Woolfe (Nathan Gladwell) to be her date for her school reunion, Simon is hurt when he overhears Nicola thanking Syd as he planned to propose. Nicola soon realises she has hurt Simon and publicly declares her lover for him. Simon then proposes and Nicola accepts. Their happiness does not last for long. The reappearance of Simon's ex-fiancée Tash Abbott (Sally Evans) sets off the green eyed-monster in Nicola and the two women come to blows. Furious at Nicola's jealous behaviour, Simon flees to his mother Lesley's in Scarborough - followed by Nicola. Desperate not to lose him, Nicola launches an impassioned speech and Simon finally accepts she properly loves him. The couple get re-engaged and buy Mulberry Cottage in Emmerdale and it looks like they are set for a happy beginning to their marriage.

However, unbeknown to Simon, Lesley has run their business into the ground and in a matter of weeks, they lose everything. When Nicola asks her father Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower) for some money to bail them out and Simon is horrified and it remains a bone of contention between the couple as Nicola cannot live without money and Simon's meager wages from working as a binman are barely enough to stay afloat. Their lodger Ivan Jones (Daniel Brocklebank), who is dating Nicola's half-brother Paul Lambert (Mathew Bose) finds himself in the middle of their rows. Nicola tries to seduce Ivan but is caught by Lesley and when it is revealed it causes ructions and Simon disowns both Nicola and Ivan. Nicola soon leaves but Simon and Ivan get their friendship back on track. Following Lesley's departure with old flame Bobby-John Downes (Brian Hibbard), and Simon making a clumsy pass at Diane Sugden (Estensen), He and Ivan become dissatisfied with life in the village and decide to leave for Costa Rica on 2 August 2006. [12]

Ethan Blake

Ethan Blake
Emmerdale character
Portrayed by Liam O'Brien
Duration2003–2006
First appearance17 December 2003
Last appearance20 October 2006
Introduced bySteve Frost (2003)
Kathleen Beedles (2006)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
OccupationCurate
Home Dublin

Ethan Blake is a curate at Emmerdale's church working alongside vicar Ashley Thomas. Debbie Dingle who tries to seduce him but he rebuffs her advances. In October 2004, Cain discovers Debbie has been seeing someone and when Debbie lies that she went to the church, Cain gets the wrong idea and beats up Ethan, believing that he has been sleeping with Debbie. Ashley is disappointed and angry when Ethan confesses he kissed Debbie (when he was actually thinking of Niamh, not Debbie) and is worried when Ethan receives a death threat from Cain. Cain then destroys Ethan's car and attacks Ethan again. Zak and Ashley restrain Cain long enough for Debbie to swear on Noah's life that Ethan never touched her. Cain then leaves Ethan alone, with a badly bruised and bleeding face. Ethan then calls Niamh as he needs a friend. Ethan conducts the funeral of vet and a good friend of the village Max King in October 2005 while Ashley goes to Israel for three weeks.

Ethan later leaves the village in disgrace after he tries to break up Ashley and his wife Laurel Potts' relationship. He returns a year later with Emily Kirk but does not stay long due to the previous unpleasantness with Ashley, as Ethan leaves the village for Dublin.

Denzil Calburn

Denzil Calburn
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byDanny Lawrence
Duration2003–2005
First appearance2 June 2003
Last appearance22 September 2005
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Police officer

Police Constable Denzil Calburn, played by Danny Lawrence, is a police officer. He appeared intermittently for two years from 2003 to 2005. Lawrence told The Manchester Evening News : "Originally I went in for a one-line reading. The character didn't even have a name when I read for the part. But I must have done something right because I won the role and they have asked me back on a number of occasions since." [13] Of his cast mates, Lawrence said: "The cast of Emmerdale are great fun to work with and there is no hierarchy, not even with the older established stars on the show."Patsy Kensit is a lovely lady as well and the younger members of the cast are great fun too. I was also lucky enough to meet Stan Richards - Seth Armstrong - just before he died. He was a national institution and a great bloke." [13]

Denzil first appears when he arrests Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) for physically assaulting his cousin Charity Tate (Emma Atkins). He later arrives when Jack Sugden (Clive Hornby) reports his land rover stolen but the matter is resolved when Jack's adoptive son, Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher), knowing his half-brother Daz Eden (Luke Tittensor) has taken it, falsely tells Denzil that he had borrowed the car and Jack reluctantly corroborates Andy's story. However, the following day Daz is arrested when Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower) reports har car stolen. When Jack and Andy arrive at the station, Denzil tells them Daz is on a final warning as he has form for joyriding. He then reveals to Jack and Andy that Daz has been on a young offenders programme and will be appearing in court following this offence. A few months later, he questions the Dingle family over the theft of some whisky and investigates Jack Sugden's shooting and then is involved in the investigation of Paul Marsden's death. Denzil and his colleague tend to Zoe Tate (Leah Bracknell) when she has a schizophrenic episode.

In 2005, Denzil has a brief relationship with Chas Dingle after he offers to change a flat tyre for her when she breaks down on the side of the road. However, she later falls in love with Carl King. Denzil breaks up with Chas when she repeatedly lies for her lawbreaking father Shadrach Dingle (Andy Devine), who steals Denzil's patrol car, humiliating him. Denzil returns to give evidence at Zoe's trial for the attempted murder of Scott Windsor (Ben Freeman) in September.

Gordon Livesy

Gordon Livesy
Emmerdale character
Portrayed byGerard Fletcher (2003–2008)
Gary Mavers (2015–2016)
Duration2003–2004, 2006,
2008, 2015–2016
First appearance2 December 2003
Last appearance11 May 2016
Introduced by Steve Frost (2003–2004)
Kathleen Beedles (2006)
Anita Turner (2008)
Kate Oates (2015)
Classification Former; recurring

Gordon Livesy, played by Gerard Fletcher, made his first screen appearance on 2 December 2003. In November 2015, it was announced that the character would return the following month, with Gary Mavers taking over the role. [14] Daniel Kilkelly of Digital Spy reported that Gordon's return would allow the show "to delve back into the past of Chas and Aaron, with a busy few months ahead for both of them." [14] In 2016, Gordon become involved in a child abuse storyline after it is revealed that Gordon sexually abused Aaron when he was a child. [15] Gordon departed on 11 May 2016 after he received his sentence.

Gordon is the former husband of Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) and the father of Aaron Dingle (Danny Webb/Danny Miller) and Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele). Gordon (Gerard Fletcher) visits Emmerdale when he drops off Aaron (Webb) to spend time with Chas. When Louise Appleton (Emily Symons) tells him that she saw Chas hit Aaron, Gordon is angry and takes Aaron home, telling Chas that in future she will only see him if it is what Aaron wants. Gordon later appears when Aaron (Miller) is arrested after becoming a drug mule for the McFarlanes, a local crime family. Chas goes to the police station and later visits Gordon to find out what had been going on. Gordon tells her that he had thrown Aaron out after he hit his wife Sandra (Janet Bamford), with whom he has a child. Aaron later asks to go back to his father's, but Gordon says they need a break from him and insists he stay with Chas. Later that night, Aaron vandalises Gordon's office, although Gordon cannot prove it.

Seven years later, Gordon (now played by Gary Mavers) meets Diane Sugden (Elizabeth Estensen) in an oncologists waiting room. He reveals that to her that he has regrets about being estranged from Aaron, but asks Diane not to tell anyone that she saw him. Gordon later visits Chas and Aaron. He and Chas reconnect and begin dating again, which upsets Aaron when he sees them together. Aaron tells his ex-lover Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) that Gordon is the real reason why he self-harms but refuses to explain why. The next day, Aaron runs away from hospital and Robert tracks him down. Aaron tells Robert that Gordon raped him when he was 8 years old.

The following day, Robert comes face to face with Gordon and confronts him about what he did to Aaron when he was a child. Gordon denies it and Robert warns Gordon, telling him to leave town or he will finish him off. When Aaron is being prepared for discharge, Robert tells him he could be affected by false memory syndrome after being convinced by Gordon that Aaron has made the whole thing up but Aaron tells Robert that he is not lying. Aaron is horrified and he confronts Gordon about his twisted lies. Gordon later leaves after being accused of child abuse towards Aaron.

In February 2016, after a day at the seaside, Aaron admits to Chas that Gordon raped him and tells her the details of his rape. Chas then goes over to Gordon's house in order to confront him. Gordon lies and tells her that he did not rape Aaron but the truth comes out. Chas later tells her half-brother Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) about Gordon raping Aaron. Cain leaves and plans to get revenge on Gordon.

The next day, Gordon returns from shopping to find somebody has broken into his house and has wrecked it. Cain then walks in and knocks him out because of what he did to Aaron, tying him up in the process. When Gordon awakes Cain is preparing to drug him. Gordon still denies raping Aaron. As Cain is about to drug him, Aaron and Chas walk in and Aaron stops Cain from killing Gordon as he does not wish for Cain to be charged with murder. Aaron says he will report Gordon to police for what he did to him. Gordon is then reported to the police and taken in for questioning, but he tells the police about Cain attempting to force him take his own life, so the police then question Cain. Cain's wife Moira Dingle (Natalie J. Robb) and Chas both cover for him and tell the police that Cain was with them all night.

The next day, Aaron goes to the scrapyard to find that Gordon is in the office waiting for him. Gordon threatens Aaron and tells him that if he does not recant his statement, then he will find a way to make sure Cain is locked up for threatening him.

2 weeks later, Chas vandalises Gordon's car, sprays 'Paedo' on the car and shouts at neighbours accusations of Gordons activities. Robert arrives and drags Chas away. Chas then received a warning by DS Wise (Neil Roberts). Aaron arrived and was furious at what his mother had done. When Chas arrived at the police station, Aaron told her to tell the officers that Gordon is innocent or he will walk away from her. However Chas reveals the situation to Diane, Doug Potts (Duncan Preston), James (Bill Ward), Emma (Gillian Kearney) and Finn Barton (Joe Gill), telling them that Gordon abused Aaron. This left Aaron upset and furious at Chas for revealing his secret to the public and told her to stay away from him.

3 days later, another male victim came forward to the police and says Gordon abused him but later, revealed Robert paid Gordon's neighbour Ryan (George Sampson) to lie to the police to get Gordon charges. Gordon went to the pub to see Chas, believe she paid Ryan to lie to the police but have no idea it was Robert. Gordon pinned Chas against a wall and threatening her. Chas' cousin Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) walk in and grab Gordon away from Chas before the police arrived and they took Gordon away. Later, Robert admits to Chas, he was the person who paid Ryan. 2 days later, Aaron learns about Robert's deal with Ryan, Aaron warns Robert, if the case fall apart, he will blamed it on him. The next day, Aaron visits Ryan and told him to drop his statement and keep the money what Robert give. Then Aaron visiting Gordon who told Aaron that he's blown the case, insisting that he'll inform the police about his lying before close the door on him. Aaron returns and learns the police had charges Gordon.

In March 2016, in his plea hearing, Gordon pretended to be struggling to walk, and collapsed, explaining it was the side effects of his chemotherapy. Gordon pleaded not guilty and he was released on bail once again. Gordon requested to be escorted from the court. The following day, Gordon's daughter Liv (Isobel Steele) visited him. Liv questioned him about Aaron's allegations, but Gordon protested his innocence and gave Liv his mother's necklace. Liv later ran out of Gordon's house and into Aaron, and apologised to her brother. The following day, Liv and Gordon met up and Liv informed him that her mother had made a statement to the police.

In April 2016, Liv meet up with Gordon when Gordon tells Liv about Aaron's involvement of warehouse robbery nearly 5 months ago and he believe Aaron pay Ryan to lie to the police. The next day, when Liv and Gordon meet up, Liv told him she don't wanted to help him that results Gordon telling Liv get out of the cat before drive off. Later, Aaron found out Liv had been spying on him for Gordon, Aaron went to Gordon's house when he confronts him about Liv. Gordon turns it round on him and tells Aaron he is the one who doesn't deserve to know Liv but Aaron stand up to Gordon. Aaron tells Gordon he'll see him in court before walks away. During court Gordon tries to blame it on Aaron by saying he just wanted to break up him and Chas. However he is later found guilty of rape.

On 11 May 2016, Gordon is sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. The next day Aaron gets a visit from DS Wise who tell him and Liv that Gordon has died after committing suicide in prison by hanging. [16]

Aaron Livesy

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The ITV soap opera Emmerdale has featured numerous major storylines since it began in 1972. A viewer poll conducted in January 2021 found that the top three storylines/episodes voted by viewers were the Emmerdale plane crash of 1993, the Storm of 2003 that occurred on around the 10th anniversary of the plane crash, and the Hotten Bypass Crash in 2016.

Liv Flaherty Fictional character from Emmerdale

Liv Flaherty is a fictional character from the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, played by Isobel Steele. The character made her first on-screen appearance on 25 February 2016. Liv was introduced as part of her half-brother Aaron Livesy's sex abuse storyline, which would see her realise that her father is a sex offender. Liv is initially characterised as a troublemaker, but her depth is explored following the decision to move in with Aaron. Steele has noted that similar aspects of her character are similar to herself, and appreciates that Emmerdale wrote her as a teenage with authority since she felt that this is rarely seen on television. Liv became the first asexual character to be featured in a soap opera, and Steele has been praised by viewers and critics for her role in the storyline. Asexual people felt that the character was an accurate portrayal of themselves, and Steele has expressed her gratitude at being able to represent them on-screen.

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