In November 1985, the Bates family move into Victoria Cottage. Kathy gets a job at Emmerdale Farm. Initially she locks horns with Jackie Merrick, who sees her as a bit lazy and not bothered. They get closer and start dating.They break up but in late 1987 Jackie smashes up his van as he desperately wants to be with Kathy. He says he loves her. Jackie and Kathy marry in early February 1988 and they honeymoon in Tunisia.
On 20th December 2001, Kathy leaves the village to live in Australia with her niece, Alice Bates.
When Seth Armstrong returns from Australia to the UK, Kathy accompanies him on the flight. Unfortunately, Seth dies on the journey. She visits Betty in Emmerdale and remains for the funeral of Seth. Kathy then returns to Australia.
Born: September 1967
Full Name: Katherine Brookman (Nee Bates, later Merrick, Tate and Glover)
Father Malcolm Bates
Mother Caroline Bates
Grandmothers Alice Wood
Children Miss Brookman