Sophie, who’s played by Brooke Vincent, will steal the money after she hacks into daddy Kev’s (Michael Le Vell) bank account to get at his scrachcard winnings…
She wants the cash for the refuge she works at, so that they can buy a house and make it a haven for the homeless.
Brooke said of the storyline, “It’s mad! The worrying thing about this is that all Sophie can think about his helping the charity, so she’s not considering the consequences.”
Sophie – who viewers will know gave up her job to work full-time at the shelter after a break in – is prompted into action because she feels guilty about the burglary…
And head volunteer James (James Roache) made things worse after he blamed her and lesbian lover Sian (Sacha Parkinson) for not locking up the building.
Brooke added, “She blames herself for the theft at the soup kitchen – because Ken’s (William Roache) grandson James told her and Sian they didn’t lock up properly – and now the charity is struggling to find the money it needs to buy a new property.
“Sophie asks Kevin to lend them some of the cash he won on his scratch card, but he says no. So Sophie decides to take it anyway!”
However, Sophie ends up telling her dad what she’s done when she turns up at the soup kitchen and can’t find the charity’s bosses.
Brooke explained to Inside Soap magazine, “James works for the charity organisers, Rob and Janet, who are supposed to be at the property auction…
“But Sophie can’t find them there. She’s in a real panic and eventually has no choice but to tell Kevin what she’s done.”
Kevin is apparently furious when he finds out what’s happened, and he rushes over to Ken’s to have an angry showdown with James.
We’ll see the drama unfold in coming weeks.