Tony’s psychological clock is ticking

Tony and Jacqui are desperate for a child, but Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard warns that their hopes may be jinxed…

How serious is Tony about

wanting to adopt a baby

with Jacqui?

“It’s not something he even considered until Jacqui suggested it. Now he’s really into it though. They were both heartbroken when she lost the baby and found out she can never have children. Adoption could give them the family they desperately want.”

Do you think they need a child to seal

their relationship?

“Not necessarily – they love each other but they’d like to have a family together.”

Will they stay together if they can’t

adopt a baby?

“I can’t answer that. People get together and split up for all kinds of reasons in Hollyoaks. It’s a dating merry-go-round!”

Jacqui has a very chequered past. Does

Tony think she’d make a good mum?

“She’s undeniably rough and ready but Tony sees some very good qualities in her. She’s genuine plus having a baby to care

for would probably soften her

sharp edges and make her

more responsible.”

Isn’t he worried her criminal past

won’t exactly go down well with

the authorities?

“It’s at the back of his mind but he’s trying to be positive for her sake.”

And she’s still married to

Alek the illegal Albanian…
“Yes and Tony’s still married to Mandy. They aren’t the ideal couple to adopt by a long way.”

It turns out this is the opinion

of the authorities too and they’re knocked back.

How do they take the news?

“They’re devastated.”

Will they give up now?

“Their desire is very strong

so not necessarily. They

could look into surrogacy

or something.”

Is Jacqui really the one

for Tony then?

“He’s committed to her and wants them to be together. They have a connection even though they’re constantly splitting up and getting back together. Jacqui could well

be his Mrs Right at last.”

Tony’s lost two babies now –

first little Grace then his and

Jacqui’s unborn baby. Does he

feel jinxed never to have a family?

“It would be surprising if he didn’t. But maybe he already has a child – or maybe he’ll get someone pregnant by accident…”

Ooh. Is that going

to happen?

“Maybe… maybe not!”

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