Kim's Succession: Gabby Thomas
Gabby will do anything to get her claws into Home Farm, Rosie Bentham hints at just how far she'd go...
How does Gabby feel when she gets the invite to the Home Farm formal lunch?Gabby is thrilled to be invited and be taken seriously by Kim. She really hurt Kim when she stole money from Home Farm and since then Gabby has been looking for any opportunity she can to get back in favour. And here she is now, sat with all these business people. Pregnant Gabby thinks she’s made it. She is thrilled. Although secretly perhaps a bit daunted about the responsibility which comes with being up at Home Farm. She knows her future is at Home Farm and Gabby will do anything she can to impress Kim to deserve her place there.
So when Kim comes out with this thing of someone taking her place - it is Gabby’s future with the baby and she would fight for that and she doesn't want Jamie to get it. The last person she would want in charge is Jamie, as he could get rid of her. That was the motive for stealing; she was worried about being left on her own.
So when Kim says she is going to make a successor, does Gabby think she has a chance?She does - I think Kim does forgive Gabby for what she has done. I think Gabby is quite hopeful she will have a future there. She’s been doing lots of things to impress Kim. She’s working at the HOP doing what she can. Being her assistant, picking up her car etc. It is just a shame she got involved with the stealing. A bit of a ‘bump in the road’.
Could Gabby be the poisoner?Gabby has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.. She is ambitious and she will do whatever she can to get power. And Kim is that person who can help Gabby do that. But as to whether she would poison her I’m not sure.. You will have to wait and see.
The poisoner hasn’t killed Kim, it's just keeping her off colour and woozy. Surely that puts Gabby in the frame as surely that suits her to have Kim like that?Ha yes I suppose it does. Although we don’t know if the poisoner is trying to kill her or just subdue her?
Is Gabby making the most of things?Absolutely, when Kim goes down hill health wise, it’s great for Gabby as she can step in and take some more responsibility. Gabby does try and convince Kim to take the test for dementia. I expect a bit of Gabby would quite like to take on the running of the place if Kim was not feeling up to it.
Kim seems to trust Gabby more than her son at the moment. She is more of a friend.
Does Gabby feel she deserves a place around the table?Yes, absolutely Gabby feels she should be around that table. She deserves it! More even in her eyes than Jamie and she can’t think what Dawn is doing there... Gabby can’t bear Dawn. Gabby and Dawn have an ongoing hatred towards each other. Why should Dawn, this ex-prostitute be around the same table as Gabby. She even says to her she, "could have made an effort". It's very scratchy between them. It is enormous fun to play and Liv and myself love the scene we get very feisty scenes coming up and it’s really fun.
So Gabby likes to be Kim’s minion?Oh yes definitely she does. But I love it too, working alongside Claire is great. I look up to her a bit like Gabby looks up to Kim which is nice.