First Appearance: Episode 750 (1986)
Last Appearance: Episode 971 (1987)
Known Family: Mother - June Halliday
Boyfriend and fiancé - Craig Maxwell.
Debbie is a happy-go-lucky teenage girl who will
turn her hand to anything, even though she has a tendency
to be clumsy sometimes.
She's working at her job as a flower-delivery girl when
a young man - Craig Maxwell - chases after her and asks
her out on a date. She accepts the invitation - and from
there, a relationship blossoms. It survives several ups
and downs, including Craig having a brief fling with Ginny
Doyle, Debbie's jealousy when Craig looks at any other
woman and Debbie's friend, Michelle White, trying to steal
Debbie tries her hand at various occupations, including
cab controller, limousine driver and carwash attendant
- but none of the jobs lasts, either due to her stubbornness
or as a result of friends or colleagues letting her down.
Craig asks Debbie to marry him in order that they can
move in together - Debbie's beliefs meaning she won't
just 'shack up' with Craig under other circumstances -
and the two of them find a flat. Unfortunately, their
next door neighbour is unstable: Frank Porter comes to
believe that Debbie is the daughter that was taken away
from him as a young girl, and he begins to torment, and
eventually kidnap, her. Just before the police storm in
to rescue her, Frank puts a gun to his head and kills
Debbie finally finds a job she loves when she's taken
on by Bill Sanders at his air charter organisation - but
it's Craig who steals her heart on a personal level, leaving
the two of them, at the end of the series, on the verge
of living happily ever after.