Bit parts on stage followed, including playing the Genie in in a Christmas. Despite being initially hostile towards David over his absence during the majority of her life, Bianca has a change of heart and is keen to bond with her father. In gratitude, Max offers David a job at the car lot. However, Nick Berry, who was also expected to return as Simon Wicks, was not present at the shoot, the reports. Steven returns to Walford in 2007 when Simon reacts badly to his bisexuality.
Seconds later Pat died in David's arms. In 2014, reveals that Steven is living in New Zealand with Simon after he plans to escape Walford after the death of Lucy Beale. Wicksy was the soap's first male pin-up. The song was written and produced by , who famously composed the EastEnders theme tune. But he survived and Wicks helped her to flee Walford.
This episode ended ominously with Ian finding Cindy's father's shotgun and stealing it. I loved Nick Berry playing him — Simon was a likeable but complex character. An agent saw him perform in Les Misérables and cast him in a role in the from 1993 to 1996. In December 2011, Pat phones David after she learns that he has had an affair with his brother Simon's wife. This was followed by a daughter, Karen, in 1982. During this time Lorraine fell pregnant by him and after they married she gave birth to their son Joe in 1980 when David was 18. However, he changes his mind at the last minute and asks his driver to take him to Heathrow Airport alone.
A final plot twist in mid-1988 saw Pat finally reveal what she thought was the truth, that Simon's real father was , Pat's second husband and Wicksy's adoptive father. EastEnders creators and both felt it lacked credibility and branded it an experiment that failed. According to Smith, the producers and writers of the soap had always planned on introducing Pete's estranged son on-screen, but Wicksy's premature inclusion meant introducing him a year before it had originally been intended. Since the Nineties, Michael has won roles in Casualty as consultant Nick Jordan and as a former cardiothoracic registrar in Holby City. For the next few years, David, his mother and brother, suffered at the violent hands of his abusive stepfather, Brian. Michael French has returned to EastEnders to film Pat Evans's funeral. Berry was whisked into costume and make-up and given a new haircut, which Berry claimed was because the producers wanted to smarten his appearance up.
They move in together, but both want different things out of the relationship and Simon eventually jilts her in 1988 on the advice of his boss , whose womanising he idolises. And the battling brothers show no sign of burying the hatchet in Albert Square's longest feud. But she struggled to keep up the golden girl act when her son, Liam, started to stray from his best behaviour himself. His other stage credits include 2000 as Marc and Sacred Heart 1999 as Jerry. When Simon learns of the pregnancy, he refuses to have anything more to do with Cindy. She gives birth to Edward Farrell on 1989. Bianca tried her best not to let Nikki get to her on Christmas Day, but there is only so much a woman can take.
During his teenage years David got his girlfriend Carol Branning pregnant at the age of 13. Nick Berry was musically trained, having attended London stage schools. However, she changes her mind when she decides she wants her father around. Pat also proved to be a negligent mother due to her alcoholism and constant promiscuity. The 50-year-old also trod the boards as Billy Flynn in a West End production of Chicago opposite Brooke Shields. The character would remain until May 2014. Archived from on September 28, 2007.
She brings him along to a doctor's appointment where he discovered she has breast cancer. He ran the car lot Deals on Wheels and found out he was the father of Bianca, played by Patsy Palmer. Rekindled romance In his brief appearance last year he rekindled his romance with her mother Carol, played by Lindsey Coulson. Confused by Cindy, Simon reignites a relationship with Sharon. When Bianca discovers this, David reaffirms his love for Carol. Jealous that Simon is moving on, Cindy seduces him and they have sex on the floor of The Queen Vic after closing time. His return was aired on New Year's Day 2012 and he again departed the soap on 13 January 2012.
He is taken into hospital, where Carol eventually realises he is, and visits him. On 13 January 2012, Simon made a one-off cameo for the funeral of his mother,. Although the plot produced two hit singles in the real world, the actual storyline was not a great success with viewers. It's not just a sex thing, it's about having somebody love her again. One of Wicksy's most prominent storylines was his adultery with , and a subsequent feud with Cindy's husband,. In 1988, Simon has a fling with and Donna Ludlow at the same time. Simon proves popular with women.
David is horrified and agrees to keep his distance from Bianca, much to her chagrin. They have not seen each other for 10 years and Pete is pleased to see him. He returned to EastEnders for a few episodes in January 2012 and left the Casualty show in early February 2013. Max was not the culprit anyway. He quickly gets a job in and moves in. Pat and Pete split up when David and his brother were young and Pat remarried to Brian Wicks , who adopted both David and Simon who turned out to be Brian's biological son.
The Wicks family left Walford, due to Derek's aggression so David never knew if Carol had the abortion or not. However, Max is furious when he finds the porter cabin that he uses being taken away. However, Derek catches Michael in the act, and Michael blames the entire scheme on David. Pat later admits that Simon's father is , his supposed adoptive father. David asks Max, who rents the car lot building, if he can have a 50% control of the business, and offers him £50,000 to do it up.