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There, the nurse will explain that because of the way Paul’s health is declining, he now only has around 6-12 months left to live.
In the aftermath of this news, Bernie will have no choice but to reveal to Paul and Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) that she’s up in court for handling stolen goods after a job with Big Garth went terribly wrong.
Bernie’s landed in huge trouble (Picture: ITV)
On Joel’s (Calum Lill) advice, Bernie pleads guilty and her family are shocked when the Judge states that given her record, they have no other option but to impose a custodial sentence.
A devastated Paul then tells the Judge about his MND and how he needs his Mum around, but will it be enough for a reconsideration?
Or will Paul say goodbye to Bernie sooner than he expected?
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With the tragic knowledge that she might be heading for prison just at a time when Paul and Gemma need her the most – possibly missing Paul’s final Christmas, Bernie knows that she’s made a huge mistake.
‘That’s what it’s always about for her now, helping her kids,’ Jane Hazelgrove insisted.
‘She knew what the consequences could be but she’s not having that. She has ridden lady luck for too long and her time has run out.’
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