She is shocked to learn this and apologises to both of them but on learning of Bob and Gennie's one-night stand, throws him out and demands a divorce. His second wife was Barbara Hope; they had two children, Josh Hope (Marc Silcock) and Carly Hope (Rebecca Ryan; Gemma Atkinson), but this marriage ended in divorce when he again walked out. Viv is reduced to tears as she tells him again that contact with him is too painful for her. Bob is reunited with his former and ex-wife, American exotic dancer Vonda Lockhart (Lorelei King) and learns he has a daughter Roxy Lockhart (Chloe Procter), after Viv tracks her down to invite her to their second wedding.

[2] While travelling around the country selling hosiery, Bob meets Viv, who had not had a major love interest since the death of her husband two years prior. When he returns, he is desperate to see Viv and concocts several schemes to get into the prison. She also tries using the twins to get his attention and even fakes a break-in to the shop. The villagers also drop their lawsuit plans. He proposes while drunk and he and Viv marry the following year. This leads her to ask her daughter, Donna, to be their surrogate mother but on the day of Dawn’s funeral, Viv is feeling unwell. Bob and Terry run into the flames to save Viv and the twins.

When a fire is set at Victoria Cottage by Nick Henshall (Michael McKell), it spreads through the village, and sets fire to the café and Viv's flat. I just say, 'Yeah, she is', but I'm only joking.

He also contributed towards its expansion. [2] He previously had a guest role in the serial as a security guard. She ends their marriage after realising that Bob loves Laurel and married her out of guilt. [2] However, when the two actors got talking in between scenes, they started to get on well. Bob leaves Brenda Walker (Lesley Dunlop) in charge of the café while he visits Roxy and Vonda. Finally, posing as his friend Terry, he gets a job as a drama teacher and pretends he is reading from a script about a man who misses his wife. Early the following year, Bob and Viv discover that the money raised for the charity is missing. When the producer asked if she had a preference, she replied that she did not like the fourth actor, who turned out to be Audenshaw. Hope's short-lived first marriage was to vaudeville partner Grace Louise Troxell (1912–1992), a secretary from Chicago, Illinois, who was the daughter of Edward and Mary (McGinnes) Troxell. [5], Learn how and when to remove these template messages, explain the fiction more clearly and provide non-fictional perspective, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Digital Spy Soap Awards 2008: The Winners", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bob_Hope_(Emmerdale)&oldid=982480227, Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction from May 2010, All articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction, Articles needing additional references from July 2013, All articles needing additional references, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 October 2020, at 12:09. Hope is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dolores Reade, as well as his four children and four grandchildren. Bob finally snaps and demands to see the editor of the Courier, and when his permission is refused, he hijacks a cherrypicker outside the building and manoeuvres it as close to the top of the building as possible, in order to warn people of the evils of the Courier.

Bob forgives Viv, and they consider running away with the twins, but Jamie convinces them to stay and face the consequences. Despite being innocent, she confesses and claims Bob knew nothing of her crimes. [2] Payne told Tony Purnell from the Daily Mirror that she dreaded her first scene with Audenshaw and was nervous about "getting up close and personal" with him. He made his first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 19 September 2000. The warden discovers Bob's true identity and promises not to press charges on condition that Bob never returns. On the day of the handfasting ceremony, Bob proposes to Brenda, serenading her with a brass band. William Shurr is the love child of Bob Hope and Barbara Patton who at the time Shurr was conceived by a 17-year old military wife looking for her big break It has been nearly ten years since legendary actor, Bob Hope passed away at age 100. Bob Hope together with Dolores had a total of four children whom they adopted; their first child (a daughter) named Linda was adopted in 1939, the second one (a son) named Tony was adopted in 1940, the third child (another son) named Kelly was adopted in 1946 while the last one (a daughter) named Eleanora but known as Nora was adopted in 1946. As part of his job as a sales representative for Naughty Nylons, Bob comes to Emmerdale for business. They divorced in November 1934. At the 2001 Inside Soap Awards, Audenshaw earned nominations for Best Newcomer, Funniest Character and Best Couple, along with Payne. At one point he and Bing Crosby … "[2], Audenshaw said that he loved the comedy aspect to Bob, but was not keen on his "ludicrous hairstyle". Bob tells Donna that he never believed that Viv could keep a secret.

They eventually begin a relationship. When Bob asks Donna if Viv knew she had another granddaughter, Donna says Viv knew, and met April when Viv visited Donna when Viv was released from Prison. Bob persuades Jamie not to say anything to Viv, despite repeated barbed comments.
They later have a son T.J. Woods (Connor Lee). When Viv goes for a scan, they learn that she is carrying twins. Viv and Bob declare that they are going to try for a baby, however this proves difficult because of their ages and Dr. Adam Forsythe (Richard Shelton) tells them that Viv is now menopausal. [2], A couple of weeks later, the producer told Payne that Audenshaw had been cast as Bob. Brenda organises a handfasting for herself and Bob, while Bob plans a proposal with Dan's help.

Audenshaw joked that as soon as Bob meets Viv "there's animal passion" between them. "[3] He believed Bob was the right man for Viv, as he has confidence and a fun persona.[3]. Bob and Brenda are devastated when Gennie is murdered by Cameron Murray (Dominic Power). Viv and Bob separate, after Viv has a one-night stand with a limousine driver, but in the same year they reconcile after her affair with married Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt), and they become engaged again.

His second wife was Barbara Hope; they had two children, Josh Hope (Marc Silcock) and Carly Hope (Rebecca Ryan; Gemma Atkinson), but this marriage ended in divorce when he again walked out. Bob tries to focus on his business and the children, but is shocked when he realises that Brenda has feelings for him. He continued, "At the beginning it's more from him than her, but he soon charms Viv and they become very flirty. Viv becomes involved with Freddie Yorke's (Keith Goodason) children's charity known as the Happy Smile Fund. She soon regrets this and tries to reconcile with him but he is not interested so Viv gets jealous when he befriends any other females. They are soon arrested for the fraud committed by Freddie and everything they do seems to strengthen the case against them. Unlike the rest of the villagers, Bob and Brenda knew about April from being in contact with Donna, and Viv's funeral. As part of his job as a sales representative for Naughty Nylons, Bob comes to Emmerdale for business. Younger brother of Jim Hope.

Brenda ends her relationship with Bob.

Viv assumes that Brenda is simply an employee and threatens to sack her repeatedly until Bob finally tells her that Brenda is a partner because she bailed him out of serious financial difficulties, following her conviction. Bob tries to run the cafe and post office as well as work shifts in The Woolpack and raise the twins on his own. He begin to suffer an anxiety attack and is brought to safety by the police and arrested but the charges against him are dropped. Bob develops feelings for Brenda and is initially unaware that she loves him too. He and Viv Windsor are immediately attracted to each other and they begin a relationship. His first wife was Jean Hope (Julie Higginson; Susan Penhaligon), whom he married and divorced twice.
They then go through with the ceremony surrounded by their family and friends. Bob is Emmerdale's most married character, having been married seven times to five women, with whom he has fathered seven children. The next day, they agree it was a mistake and to keep it between them but the truth emerges when Gennie starts dating Jamie. Bob is presented as having a happy-go-lucky, cheeky persona, and his storylines have included marriage, divorce, fatherhood, losing his daughter Dawn, and adultery.

Hope made a significant and positive impact on generations of fans. Bob comforts Brenda as much as he can, but knows that she is struggling to cope with Gennie's death and her tumour. [4] In 2008, Audenshaw and Payne were nominated for Best On-Screen Partnership at the Digital Spy Soap Awards. Brenda accepts and she tells Bob about the handfasting. Nicola De Souza (Nicola Wheeler) leads the villagers in threatening to sue Bob for the charity money. Brenda is diagnosed with a brain tumour. Donna returns to the village after five years away with a daughter, April Windsor (Amelia Flanagan). Bob emerges with Cathy and Heath, but the building explodes, killing both Terry and Viv. On Emily Kirk's (Kate McGregor) return, Bob worries that she will snatch the twins and he temporarily quits his job as barman at the Woolpack to be a stay at home father. In Autumn 2000, Emmerdale began airing five nights a week, and producer Kieran Roberts planned to introduce six new characters, the first of which was Bob, who would make his first appearance in September.

Scott and Terry tell Bob about Viv's pregnancy and they decide to keep the baby. Viv cannot deal with the pain her actions have caused her family, and pleads guilty to the charges against her. She is sentenced to three years in prison and Bob is devastated, even more so when she refuses to allow him to visit her and returns photos of the children. He said Bob was a hosiery salesman who would "provide some long overdue love interest for Viv Windsor.