Sophie Wright was introduced as the nanny of James Tate. She was hired by James's dad Frank Tate to his wife and James's mother Kim Tate's surprise. At New Year 1996/1997, she got drunk and had a one-night stand with Butch Dingle. But she developed a relationship with Frank's daughter Zoe Tate. Their relationship ended when Zoe wanted to start a family, but Sophie felt that a baby needs a father and believing Zoe had bullied her into it, Sophie left.