Last Tango in Halifax: Will Caroline suffer break down? Star teases details

Last Tango in Halifax on the BBC follows the story of pensioners Celia (played by Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi), who rekindle their love after finding each other on social media. Alan has a daughter called Gillian (Nicola Walker), who lives on a farm and Celia has a daughter called Caroline (Sarah Lancashire). Both actresses have spoken exclusively to the media, including, about their storylines this series.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Last Tango in Halifax

In the previous episode we saw Caroline meeting with her ex-husband John (Tony Gardner) as he confides in her about his alcoholic partner.

She comes across as the more level-headed one of the pair and gives her ex some advice about how to handle the relationship.

Later we see her with a colleague at the new school she has managed to turn around as the new headteacher.

But in an exclusive interview with the media actress Sarah Lancashire reveals her character may not be as on top of her life as she thinks.


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Speaking about her character in the new series she said: “Further down the line we do see an element of not coping well, which is unusual for her.

“She is just thinking she has too many plates to juggle and she is dipping her toes in the water with a relationship with a colleague at work.”

Lancashire’s character has become one of the most-loved of the series after she admitted she was a lesbian and had relationships with other women throughout the show.

Fans came in their droves to hear Lancashire speak about her character’s development and they could not praise her enough for being such an inspiration in the LGBTQ+ community.

They will be looking forward to finding out whether she is able to make another relationship work.

In the episode we see her flirting with a member of staff and she ends up inviting her over to her house for dinner to discuss a new project.

The chemistry between the pair is quite obvious and fans are waiting to see if she makes an effort to move their relationship to the next level.

Caroline has had a number of female partners in previous series including her wife Kate (Nina Sosanya) who was killed off in a car crash.

Her character has received strong fan response with gay women and was praised in the media after she inspired other middle-aged women to come to terms with their own sexuality.

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Towards the end of the last episode we see Caroline at a dinner party with her sister-in-law Gillian and the rest of their family.

She and Gillian (Nicola Walker) have not always seen eye to eye but they are there to support each other when they need some advice.

Gillian is confronted by her mother-in-law Celia over the fact she keeps asking her and her dad Alan (Derek Jacobi) for money.

Nicola Walker also spoke to media, including, about where her character is going in the new series, as she tries to deal with the outbreak of woodworm at her farmhouse.


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She said: “Gillian is happier than she has ever been but that’s lie, the woodworm comes along and that extra debt just puts the water over her head.

“She just needs her dad, it’s very familiar. I think Gillian would like her dad to be living with her.”

At the beginning of the new series we see Celia and Alan have moved into their own bungalow not too far from their daughters.

Their new home is picture perfect but the couple are also experiencing their own problems as Alan has decided he wants a new job at the local supermarket.

Last Tango in Halifax airs on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm

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