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|Occupation||Wine bar proprietor|
|Born||8th January 1977|
|Spouse(s)|| Steve McDonald (1995)|
|First appearance||5th January 1990|
|Last appearance||30th December 1998|
|Duration||1990, 1991-1996, 1998|
|Number of appearances||261|
|Played by|| Helen Warburton (1990) |
Chloe Newsome (1991-1998)
Unlike most of the Street's residents, Vicky came from a wealthy family. After her parents Tim and Sandra Arden were killed in a car crash in Whitby, Vicky was placed in Alec and Bet Gilroy's care until she was eighteen, when she stood to inherit £240,000.
When she came of age, Vicky dropped out of school and enrolled in a business studies course at college and used her money to buy into Steve's T-shirt printing company, Dun 2 A T. Against Bet and Alec's wishes, she married Steve although the partnership lasted less than a year as they separated when Vicky testified against Steve in court over charges of handling stolen whisky and perverting the course of justice.
After this, Vicky made a new life in Brighton by investing in businesses including a restaurant and a wine bar which she named "Vicky's". In 1999, she married a man called Robert and as of 2002, according to Bet, she was happily married.
"Whoa boy, easy now." (First line, to Saracen)
"No 'course not.... but are you not having second thoughts? Moving away from all yer friends, places you know so well, plunging into the unknown?" (Final line, to Alec Gilroy)