Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon tells Soaplife why Andrea’s been acting weird with lover Lloyd: she’s a married woman!
Viewers will discover that the real reason Andrea couldn’t go on holiday with Lloyd was the other man in her life – Neil, her husband of 20 years. “Neil works away and returns from Nigeria where he’s been for the last four months, but during that time Andrea’s fallen head over heels in love with Lloyd,” Hayley tells Soaplife. What will Andrea tell her husband – and is she about to give Lloyd another heart attack?
Does Andrea feel her marriage is over?
“She feels it died a long time ago. It’s now a friendship rather than a marriage. Andrea has found something completely different with Lloyd – he makes her laugh, makes her feel special and is a constant in her life.”
How has she been hiding it from Lloyd?
“By telling him she wants to take things slowly. She hasn’t even allowed Lloyd to stay over at hers as it’s her marital home. Andrea’s not a bad person, but the lies have spiralled out of control. It just started out as a bit of flirty fun with Lloyd, but now she’s madly in love.”
So what happens when Lloyd asks her to move in with him?
“She really wants to live with him, but it’s so complicated. Andrea knows she’s going to have to tell Neil she’s met someone else, but she’s not looking forward to it. So Andrea says she will move in with Lloyd at some point, but doesn’t say when.”
So what’s her plan when Neil comes home?
“To tell him their marriage is over, but she needs to choose the right time. She doesn’t want to hurt Neil. Andrea hopes then she’ll be able to carry on her life with Lloyd. But it depends on whether she can keep it from Lloyd once Neil gets back. . .”
Is there any part of Andrea that enjoys having two men on the go?
“No. She’s just completely caught up in a huge mess she never intended. There’s no way out for her – she’s fallen in love with Lloyd and can’t escape that.”
How’s Neil going to feel?
“Neil’s a huge softie who adores Andrea. He’s the kind of guy who’d say to Andrea he didn’t care what she’d done, as long as she didn’t leave him.”
And how will Lloyd react when he finds out?
“I hope he will be able to forgive her, but I’ve just filmed some really heart-breaking scenes between them. Who knows what will happen and whether he can forgive her for hiding the truth!”