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.
The kitchen maybe Billy's kingdom, but Joanne's definitely colonising an oven or two. With her determination and hard work, nobody's going to be denying her that. Billy wouldn't admit it, but he'd be lost without her as she's the only one he trusts. While she's getting on well with work and her boss, her love life has gone tepid. Ray's gorgeously laid-back, but couldn't he be a little more dynamic? More like Billy perhaps...
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The kitchen may be Billy's kingdom, but Joanne's definitely the crown princess. Her hard work and determination mean that she has made herself indispensable in the Crossroads kitchen, and she is the only person there that Billy really trusts. Joanne has a heart of gold and is always ready to lend a sympathetic ear, so much so that she’s in danger of forgetting to look out for herself once in a while.
Joanne has not had the best of luck in love. Ray may not have been the most dynamic of boyfriends, but she was devastated when he broke off their engagement. He has broken her heart, and although she admires Billy’s vibrant personality it could still be Ray she holds a candle for.
The romance between Joanne and Ray was doomed to failure and never recovered. Jo left the hotel but returned later with a new man in tow (Sam Delaney). The much hinted at spark between her and Billy came to nothing….shame that.
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