Planet Striker

Vanessa Openshaw

Eric’s trophy wife who unashamedly married him for his money. She set her sights on Nick after he arrived at Warbury and when he eventually succumbed to temptation in 2004, the result was a boy called Todd nine months later. Vanessa’s dream of leaving Eric and setting up a family with Nick was shattered when he told her to stay with Eric and let him believe Todd was his own son. Despite Eric and Todd discovering the truth in separate events years later, all three now live as a happy family.