Eithne's Profile for Jean © 2003
Character: Jean Tate
Born: 24th January 2003
Parents: Zoe Tate, mother; Scott Windsor, father
Other Relatives: Chris and James
Tate - uncles; Joseph
Tate - cousin; Viv Hope,
Played by: An unknown set of twins - now played
by MEG PEARSON (since summer 2003)
Jean was conceived while Zoe’s schizophrenia was at its worst.
Zoe could not remember the conception and was shocked to learn that
she was pregnant. She thought that she had been raped.
As the birth drew closer Zoe thought that she would give Jean up
for adoption and after the birth Zoe did hand Jean over. But in the
end she couldn’t sign the adoption papers and brought Jean
back to Home Farm. Chloe, Scott’s girlfriend, was hired as
Jean’s nanny. Jean is named after her grandmother, Zoe’s
Baby Jean Tate's christening is an eventful day in Emmerdale.
The tiny tot is at the centre of a paternity riddle and no-one in the village
suspects Scott Windsor is Jean's father.
But because of his relationship with girlfriend Chloe – who
is Jean's nanny – the reluctant dad is one of those invited
to the rite of passage ceremony.
And the pressure of his dark secret and his blossoming feelings
for his daughter lead the hunky mechanic to allow himself a tender
paternal moment with his tiny daughter.
But has Scott got the strength to keep his revelation to himself?
The strain of not confiding in those nearest to him about the difficult
situation – and being around his daughter so much – is
taking its toll on Scott.
But with his girlfriend Chloe doing everything she can to lure his
best friend Syd into a steamy affair, and his mother Viv being the
village gossip, is there anyone Scott can trust with this information?
Emmerdale’s Chloe Atkinson is about to make a tragic mistake.
The sexy local is the nanny of Zoe Tate’s baby daughter Jean but she
has more than childcare on her mind tonight.
Ever since she realised her feelings for boyfriend Scott Windsor
were waning, Chloe has been in hot pursuit of his hunky flatmate,
But, Syd knows that an affair with Chloe would destroy his friendship
with Scott and leave him homeless. Having dumped lap dancer Yolanda,
Syd thinks his lovelife will be a desert for some time. But Chloe
has other ideas.
Bored of her humdrum life and determined to lure Syd into livening
up her quiet night, Chloe gets ready to stun the clueless builder.
And, true to form, Syd is unable to resist her charms.
However, it seems Chloe has forgotten all about her job and the
tiny tot in her care.
Baby Jean is lying unattended on the kitchen table as Chloe begins
her raunchy routine.
Will Chloe be able to live with the consequences of her actions?
Tate tot Jean is in grave danger after her accident.
The Emmerdale youngster was badly hurt after she fell from nanny Chloe Atkinson's
kitchen table - unbeknownst to her doting mum Zoe Tate.
Chloe is desperate to cover up the incident at all costs, and her
panic has led her to keep the truth from those around her.
Gorgeous Chloe was performing a steamy strip for flatmate Syd Woolf
when Jean fell. In her desperation to avoid being sacked by Zoe,
she decided to go against Syd's advice and didn't take the baby to
Fans will be shocked to watch as Zoe - clueless to the fall - wonder
why her baby daughter cannot settle. After screaming the house down
all night, Jean shows no sign of recovery in the morning. Yet still
Chloe doesn't reveal the truth.
She suggests to frantic Zoe that Jean must just be teething and
shrugs off the first time mum's concerns.
But will her mistake cost Baby Jean her life?
SECRET dad Scott stuns the whole village when he admits he is the
father of Zoe’s baby, Jean. Zoe is unable to remember a second
of their one-night stand and she is mortified. Chris accuses Scott
of rape and calls in the police.
And the revelation causes an angry split between Scott and girlfriend
Chloe, and his so-called mate Syd.
“Yet in the end it’s a relief for Scott when the truth
comes tumbling out,” says Ben Freeman, who plays the guilt-stricken
“He has to speak up because baby Jean is very poorly in hospital
and Scott is terrified that she is going to be taken into care.”
When doctors discover Jean has suffered two injuries, social services
are alerted for a full investigation. Zoe is shattered when quizzed
about her baby, and her schizophrenia, and Scott is distraught when
he realises he might never see his daughter again.
“Scott turns to his mum,” says Ben. “Viv is shocked
but she is on his side. They rush with Bob to the hospital to claim
The nurses contact Zoe and tell her the baby’s father has
turned up and she hurries to the hospital for the shock of her life.
“Chris accuses Scott of raping his sister but Scott says angrily
that Zoe drunkenly came on to him after Chris asked him to take her
home,” says Ben.
“Scott is interviewed by the police. And he insists that the
sex with Zoe was consensual.”
Chloe is gobsmacked when Scott confesses to her that he is Zoe’s
father. But then Chloe retaliates by admitting her affair with his
“It’s yet another shock in an unforgettable week,” says
“ Scott lashes out at Syd but he is still reeling. The only thing he is
sure of is that he wants to be a father to baby Jean.”
Emmerdale love cheat Scott Windsor faces a terrible dilemma tonight.
The hunky mechanic is distraught when he hears that secret
daughter Jean Tate is in hospital and in a very serious condition.
And what Scott doesn’t know is that it was the
actions of his careless girlfriend Chloe that contributed to the incident.
Baby Jean has already fallen from a kitchen table while
Chloe tried to seduce flatmate Syd Woolfe with a raunchy lap dance.
And matters are made worse tonight when mum Zoe leaves her for a second
and a lamp falls on top of her.
The accident sees the tiny Tate rushed to casualty, where
doctors have to do some complicated surgery to save her life.
When Scott hears he realises that this could be his only
chance to be there for his daughter.
But actor Ben Freeman - who plays the heart-throb - explains
the choice isn’t simple: “If the truth were to come out
Scott’s life would be a living nightmare. The Tates aren’t
a good family to mess with - Chris would be out for revenge and then,
of course, Zoe would feel betrayed because her and Scott used to be
“Also, Chloe would probably leave him and the whole
village could turn against him - it’d be awful living in Emmerdale
with no allies.”
Is baby Jean worth the risk?
Tuesday | 15.07.03
Emmerdale's Zoe Tate faces the hardest test of her life.
The Beckindale beauty is under suspicion of abusing her baby daughter Jean,
after a tragic accident left the tot fighting for life.
And Zoe, who has endured a serious bout of mental illness in the last
year, is the prime suspect in the eyes of social services - after doctor's
discovered old injuries on the young girl.
Tonight, as Zoe is investigated by the agency, it is left to the real
culprit to own up to Jean's injuries. However, guilty nanny Chloe Atkinson
has no intention of telling the truth.
Despite the fact it was Chloe's negligence which led Jean to fall
and hurt herself a couple of weeks ago, the sexy local refuses to come
clean - much to the disgust of part-time lover Syd Woolfe.
Syd can't believe that Chloe would allow Zoe to be held responsible
and Jean to be taken into care. But Chloe is too busy looking out for
herself to take his words to heart.
Will Zoe lose Jean through no fault of her own?
Emmerdale’s Scott Windsor admits he is Jean's father at last.
As rumours of Zoe's alleged child abuse spread through the village, the guilty
dad decides it's time to confront his parental responsibilities.
Poor Scott has to hear the allegations against the mother of his
child from his own gossiping mum Viv.
But her delight in the information soon turns to horror as she understands
that her precious son is embroiled in the scandal.
And against her motherly instincts, she begins to question how events
unfolded on the night of Jean's conception. It is common knowledge
that Zoe has no idea who the father of her baby daughter is. She
was suffering from a schizophrenic episode when they had sex, and
has believed for months that she may have been the victim of a rape.
But Scott knows that, although Zoe was drunk, the raunchy episode
took place with her consent and is horrified that even his own mother
thinks he could be capable of rape.
But the showdown between Scott and Viv is nothing compared to the
drama unfolding at the hospital. Scott barges into see Jean and to
protect her from being taken into care. The nurses contact Zoe to
tell her that a man is here claiming to be her daughter's dad.
How will she react when she comes face to face with the truth?
The net is closing in on Emmerdale's Chloe Atkinson tonight.
Cheating Chloe has been trying to cover up her part in baby Jean's
accident because she is scared of the criminal repercussions.
But with social services swarming around the hospital threatening
to take Jean away from mum Zoe, events have taken a traumatic turn
for everyone involved.
Zoe is in a terrible state after discovering Chloe's boyfriend Scott
Windsor is her baby's father, Scott is in shock that the truth is
out and Chloe is desperately trying to keep herself out of the picture.
Chloe's cowardly behaviour has stunned her secret lover Syd Woolfe.
The kindly workman can't bear to see Zoe and Jean pay for her mistakes,
and feels partly responsible for the mess. Jean's cracked rib was
the result of Chloe's carelessness as she and Syd got steamy on the
And it is brave Syd who finally blows the whistle on his lady love.
Actress Amy Nuttall, who plays the nightmare nanny, says, "Zoe
asks Chloe about her daughter's injuries, but Chloe just couldn't
tell her. When Syd reveals what happened, Zoe is furious.
"Chloe's very worried as she knows she could face prosecution
but she is just thinking of herself."
far will Scott go to see Jean?
Hunky Scott Windsor has been going all out to impress
Zoe Tate with his skills as a dad lately, and it seems as if his
efforts have finally paid off when she asks him to look after their
However, in true Emmerdale style, there's a catch - when Scott comes to pick
Jean up, he finds out he has to work as Jack has taken the day off. The mood
sours between Scott and Zoe when he insists he's going to see his daughter
anyway and Zoe orders him to go to work.
Scott sees red and starts a row with Jack but it backfires when Jack resigns.
A livid Scott then tells Zoe to pack in her job too as he thinks she's just
using Jean to get him to do work for her.
Things reach boiling point after a drunken Scott arrives at a party Bob and
Viv Hope have thrown for their granddaughter and chucks a cake they made for
Jean at the wall.
Ben Freeman, who plays Scott, told Inside Soap: "The morning after, Scott
sees Zoe but she ignores him, so he goes to Home Farm to confront her.
" But he finds Jean alone while Zoe is in another room and instinctively,
he grabs Jean and runs off!"
A mad panic follows after Scott is seen driving off with Jean and Zoe is convinced
he'll flee the country with their daughter. At last he comes back but tries
to make a second dash with Jean when Zoe tries to grab her.
Ben said: "At this stage, Scott is so desperate to be with Jean that he
runs into the garage at Home Farm with her and won't come out. He only steps
outside when the police arrive and ask what's going on!"
So is this the end of Scott's chance at having a relationship with his daughter?
Ben added: "Well, it doesn't look too good! But they both have Jean's
best interests at heart so let's hope they can come to a compromise ..."
Emmerdale's Scott Windsor is in a state of emotional turmoil.
Sick of being treated like a slave by employer Zoe Tate, Scott is determined
to teach the business tycoon a serious lesson.
Zoe and Scott have been at loggerheads ever since it
was revealed that he is the father of her baby daughter Jean. In
an effort to get close to his beloved little one, Scott agreed to
work at Home Farm under Zoe's juristiction but their relationship
has hit an all-time low.
Cruel Zoe keeps promising Scott he can spend quality
time with his daughter and then revoking it and following the dramatic
events of Monday, the former bad boy decides to seize his chance.
Actor Ben Freeman explains, "The morning after,
Scott sees Zoe but she ignores him, so he goes to Home Farm to confront
her. But he finds Jean alone while Zoe is in another room and
12th June 2003 - The Tate family as it is today