More recently, Bernice’s name has cropped up with Gabby’s pregnancy storyline and Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) – the latter having the opportunity to buy Bernice’s share in the salon business.
When Express.co.uk spoke to the actress who plays Gabby about her character’s new storyline and emergence with the Tate family, Bernice finding out about becoming a grandmother was discussed and it seemed Gabby wanted her overbearing mother to stay out of things.
But with Bernice now back on home soil, it won’t be long until Gabby has to tell her she is having a baby with Jamie Tate (Alexander Lincoln).
How is Bernice going to feel after she finds out she was kept in the dark so long?
To add to matters, with Kim Tate (Claire King) having a very active role in Gabby and her unborn grandchild’s life, as well as Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) being a surrogate mother to Gabby, it seems there is no room for Bernice.