Mandy Morgan is sitting on a huge secret – Darren Osborne might not have fathered her unborn baby.
The mum-to-be twigged that the paternity of her baby might not be who she expected on learning that the child has spina bifida. Mandy realised she knows someone with the condition in the family – Luke.
Mandy is facing having a risky operation on the baby while shes still pregnant, and she is left wrestling with whether or not she should tell Darren the truth.
Actress Sarah Jayne Dunn, who plays Mandy, has revealed just when we can expect that can of worms to be opened.
So thats going to be a DNA test once the babys born, Sarah Jane told us. So they wont know for certain until the babys here. The conversation that Mandy has with Luke is basically: “Look, I think you might be this babys father.” I want to tell Darren. I think its the right thing to do. Weve lied and lied to each other. I need to be honest with him now.
But will things be that simple? Sarah Jayne has hinted that Darren may never know.
Thats how we said were going to move forward. And its actually Luke who says, “No. Youre going to have this baby, and Darrens the dad,” Sarah Jayne revealed. Basically, he says, “I dont want anything to do with it.” Because hes in prison, and he knows that he cant be part of this babys life, and he knows that Darren is a good father, and will be there for Mandy.
Hes already helping to look after Ollie. You know, hes stepped up in that capacity. And yeah, its just that theyre kind of making that decision [about whether or not to have surgery].
Ashley Taylor Dawson, who plays Darren, added: Its all a battle of whether we do it, or whether we dont. We go over that for a while. And then at the end of all that, we start to get somewhere, and then it drops on him – It might not be his.
Quite the bombshell for poor old Darren.