Phil Weston arrived with his girlfriend Maggie Calder, her children and his daughter Jess. He had recently split up with his alcoholic wife, Anne-Marie. Jess and Maggie didn’t see eye to eye at all. They fought over minor things.
Phil was stuck in the middle, but got on with Craig and Lucy. Jess continued to try and break up the new family and soon teamed up with Nicola Blackstock. Nicola plotted against Maggie, and was very friendly towards Phil.