Crossroads returned to the ITV network in 2001 after a 13 year absence. The only characters to return from the original series were Jill Harvey, Doris Luke and Adam Chance. The series originally aired five times a week but this was cut back to four episodes from September, 2001 onwards. The motel had been replaced from the original series by a hotel and was now being run by the Russell family.
Age: 30 - Position: Deputy Manager
Jake's not built to be a deputy to anyone, even if it's deputy to his own mother. He wants the hotel and to get it he'll have to be ruthless. He's only done the decent thing once in his life and that was marrying Tracey when she got pregnant in 1988. He won't make that mistake again.
He might think he's the hottest businessman since Richard Branson, but until he started working with his mother, his plans had all come to nothing. Now he's finally in a position to make a real success of his life, and why should a part-shareowner stop him?
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The good-looking rogue with a roving eye, Jake is ruthlessly ambitious in business and in love. His 25% share in Crossroads is nowhere near enough for his ambitions and he is always on the look out for the chance to gain power. He's only done the decent thing once in his life and that was marrying Tracey when she got pregnant with Scott. He won't make that mistake again, and he doesn't intend his marriage to hamper his romantic activities. He was furious when he found out that Tracey had slept with Bradley and their marriage has become even more rocky since.
He might think he's the hottest businessman since Richard Branson, but until he started working with his mother, his plans had all come to nothing. His ambition and weakness for the fairer sex often make him hasty in both business and affairs of the heart. Does he have what it takes to gain control of Crossroads?
Jake and Tracey's marriage finally broke down. He eventually discovered that Vic Barnes (the owner of the hotel at the end of the series) was his father.
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