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LIFE AND LOVES OF KATHY; Janet Tansley says goodbye to an Emmerdale favourite.

Byline: Janet Tansley

AFTER 16 turbulent years in Emmerdale, it's little wonder Kathy Glover is seeking solace in the sun Down Under!

Kathy, alias Liverpool actress Malandra Burrows, said farewell to Beckindale this week.

Kathy first arrived as a freshfaced 18-year-old in 1985.

Starting as a farmworker, she bedded Jackie Merrick, then had an affair with smooth-talking Tony Marchant - only to be wooed back.

In 1998, the pair married, the first of Kathy's three marriages. Wedded bliss ensued, but disaster followed.

She miscarried after contracting a sheep virus. Then Jackie accidentally killed himself with a shotgun.

She began a stormy courtship with extravagant and selfish haulage boss, Chris Tate.

Kathy married Chris in 1991 - fitting in a short romance with Rev Tony Charlton in between.

But his gambling got out of hand and Kathy sought solace in smoothtalking American wine merchant, Josh Lewis.

She was on the verge of leaving Chris in Christmas 1993, when he was paralysed in the Emmerdale plane crash. She stayed, only to discover Chris had found understanding in her friend Rachel Hughes, and that Rachel was pregnant with his son.

Kathy had a breakdown and fled to Scarborough to recuperate. When she returned, Kathy agreed to marry easygoing Dave Glover and divorced Chris.

The engagement was called off when Kathy found Dave had had an affair with rich Kim Tate who was having his child. But after another failed relationship with the chef Sean Rossi, Kathy drifted back to Dave, whom she wed.

Dave plotted to leave with his old flame but died in a fire.

Another relationship with married businessman Doug Hamilton hit a sour note when she discovered his 'wife' was a man.

In 1998 Kathy was knocked down in a hit and run and spent weeks in a coma. She fell for biker Biff Fowler but, when he caught her kissing Graham Clark, he left her at the altar.

Graham confessed he killed her best friend, Rachel Hughes on a weekend away. He looked set to kill them both when he lost control of his car, but Kathy survived.

Her last romance was with stud farm manager Andrew Fraser.


TURBULENT YEARS: Kathy, pictured right after winning the best soaps actress Bafta award, charts her Emmerdale lovers, clockwise from bottom right - 1, Dave Glover, 2, Chris Tate, 3 and 4, Jackie Merrick, 5, Biff Fowler, 6, Sean Rossi and 7, Chris Tate again
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 22, 2001
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