However, in an interview with Inside Soap magazine, Zoe revealed that she’s glad she and Jeff – who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1996 – don’t get to play any scenes together as they then have “different days” to talk about when they get home after work.
Zoe – who’s also starred in Corrie and EastEnders – said, “Let’s be honest, Rhona and Cain would never interact!
“The only way they’d cross paths is if Cain bought a hamster and brought it into the vets, which is most unlikely. I can’t imagine them having a conversation about anything.
“Jeff and I quite like that we don’t do scenes together. It means we’ve got different days to talk about when we get home…”
And in an interview last year, Zoe revealed that Jeff loves to play pranks on her on-set.
She said, “We filmed a sequence where Rhona and Marlon were hugging in the pub, and Cain was playing darts.
“Jeff normally takes no notice of all that, but on this occasion he turned round and said, ‘What do you think you’re doing?’
“Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon, and I went bright red, while everyone was howling with laughter. So he has the odd joke!”
She added, “It’s fab to be working alongside Jeff. I thought it would be a bit weird for him, but he’s been so cool about the whole thing.
“If I’d been there for 10 years, I think I’d have been a bit more huffy! But he’s so gracious, and has been brilliant.”
I’d love to see Rhona and Cain in a few scenes together, or even better, maybe Rhona could become Cain’s latest conquest and steal her from Paddy!
Ooo, I’d like that.