The following month saw the arrivals of Nate Tenbury-Newent and Trudy Ryan, played by former East Enders actress Danniella Westbrook.
She convinces him to run away together but Walker prevents them. Patrick takes Kevin away in his car before returning with blood on his shirt.
Waugh had previously told Kilkelly (Digital Spy) that nothing came of Cheryl and Nate's relationship because her brother Brendan Brady (Emmett J. She believed that if it had not happened, Nate and Cheryl would have been married.
November saw the appearances of Fraser's other daughter Grace and enemy Ray Mc Cormick.
On 14 January 2013, Balchin tweeted that he had joined the cast.
April saw Robbie Roscoe, Trevor Royle and Vincent Elegba arrive.