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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Eileen Grimshaw's wedding looms, we look back at her men

With the news that Eileen Grimshaw is heading up the aisle on Friday this week with Pat Phelan, it's time to look back at those who have been loved and lost by Eileen. 

Todd’s dad was dependable and was making plans for them as a family when Eileen got scared and legged it. She regretted it afterwards. We've never seen Todd's dad, have we? 

Dennis Stringer. Dennis took Eileen to Paris for her birthday but soon broke her heart when he fell for Janice Battersby. He left Eileen and moved in with Janice but he died in a car crash shortly after.

Harry Flagg, She dated Harry briefly after Jason and his girlfriend Candice put a "lonely hearts" ad in a paper on her behalf but they've decided they are just friends.

Ed Jackson.  Ed was revealed to be Ernest Bishop’s killer from almost 30 years ago.

Phil Nail. Eileen and Gail both became attracted to reflexologist (aka Phil the foot-fiddler) Phil Nail when he started working at the Rosamund Street Medical Centre, Gail was the one who eventually won his affections.
Pat Stanaway. Pat the Irishman (no, it's not a game) turned out to be dating six other women at the same time he was seeing Eileen.

Jerry Morton. Eileen dumped him after he had no time for her.

Jesse Chadwick. Eileen let Jesse move into her home, and she put up with his annoying parrot. However, she wasn't happy when Jesse began using her newfound sister Julie as his sidekick.  She dumped after he had a big win on the horses and used the money to take his parents on holiday.

Paul Kershaw. Paul the fireman was married and his wife Lesleby had Alzheimer's Disease, early on-set dementia. Paul proposed to Eileen and said he wanted to divorce Lesley. Eileen struggled to come to terms with Paul continuing to work in the fire service following the fire at the Rovers. Paul and Eileen agree it is best that they separate and Paul gets a transfer to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Adrian Mortimer. Eileen met him online, he seemed genuine and nice but Todd messed the whole thing up for her.

Jason's dad, Tony Stewart. Eileen caught Tony in bed with another girl when she was pregnant with Jason. Tony proposed to Eileen when he found out she was expecting but she turned him down.

Michael Rodwell. He ping-ponged his way between Eileen and Gail before carking it in a heart attack and left to die by Pat Phelan.

If I've missed any of Eileen's many men, do please let me know!

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Anonymous said...


Glenda Young said...

Forgot him, argh! Added in now, thank you!

maggie muggins said...

Quite the line-up! My fave was Dennis.

Anonymous said...

Miserable old boot doesn't deserve anyone, I can't think what any man would see in her.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this post has confirmed for me that when it comes to men, Eileen is a flaming moron! Re: Adrian Mortimer, let's be clear. Todd did not mess things up for her, Eileen messed things up for herself. Thinking she was "too good" for Adrian and some invisible man a million miles away was a better choice.

Anonymous said...

Ian Armstrong? Before he turned his attention to Liz, then Anna.

Scott Willison said...

Paul and Adrian. HOT.

Cobblestone said...

Paul, hot? Do you remember him? He was a whining drip!
Chacun á son goût, I suppose 😉

coconno196 said...

Anon 0548: it was Owen Armstrong. I'd forgotten he put himself out a bit.

Anonymous said...

In my memory, Eileen has not always been a whining, self-centred force of negativity. Pre-Dennis, she was lots of fun. I think that losing Dennis changed something essential inside her.

Chris said...

I love Dennis as a character but his affair with Janice was so special because they had such a good connection.

On screen her best relationship has been the Ed one for me. I loved the story, and Sue and Chris Walker had fantastic chemistry. I always wanted him back, they should have kept him long term. They just really complimented one another really well, and it was just so sweet, they could have been that reliable long term couple like Sally and Tim have become.


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