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Diane Hutchinson (née Drinkwell, previously O'Connor) is the sister of Lynette and Babs Drinkwell, the wife of Tony Hutchinson, the ex-wife of Rob O'Connor, the mother of Anthony Hutchinson, Rose Lomax and Eva Hutchinson, and the adoptive mother of Dee Dee Hutchinson.

In October 2021, Diane became overwhelmed by the stress of moving into The Dog in the Pond, and decided to temporarily leave the village for a break.


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Background Information[]

Introduction Sequence[]

  • 2014: Diane sprays herself with perfume as Finn spray-paints on the wall behind them.
  • 2014-2015: Diane sprays herself with perfume, in a scene of ribbons.
  • 2015: Diane exchanges lipstick with Sinead, who draws a heart on the screen before rubbing it out.
  • 2015-2016: Diane turns towards the camera as the screen behind her moves.
  • 2016: Diane kisses Tony as sky lanterns rise into the air.
  • 2016-2019: Diane kisses Tony at a Funfair.
  • 2019-2020: Diane dances with Tony, Scott and Sinead outside The Hutch.
  • 2020: Diane dances with Tony, Scott, Edward and Verity outside The Hutch.
  • 2020-present: Diane dances with Tony, Scott and Verity outside The Hutch.

See also[]


Current Characters
Tony HutchinsonCindy CunninghamMandy RichardsonJack OsborneDarren OsborneLuke MorganZara MorganTom CunninghamNancy OsborneSte HayMercedes McQueenWarren FoxJohn Paul McQueenCharlie DeanNana McQueenElla RichardsonTheresa McQueenTrish MinniverDiane HutchinsonKathleen-Angel McQueenLiberty SavageBobby CostelloJoel DexterMaxine MinniverSienna BlakeMatthew-Jesus McQueenPeri LomaxGrace BlackCleo McQueenScott DrinkwellSally St. ClaireJames NightingaleMarnie NightingaleGoldie McQueenPrince McQueenYasmine CunninghamMisbah MaalikDamon KinsellaImran MaalikSami MaalikOliver MorganSylver McQueenDonna-Marie QuinnRomeo NightingaleBrooke HathawayMartine DeverauxJuliet NightingaleWalter DeverauxSid SumnerCeleste FaroeToby FaroeVerity HutchinsonFelix WestwoodCher McQueenRipley LennoxShaq QureshiBecky QuentinAli ShahzadNate DenbyOlivia BradshawPearl AndersonDeMarcus Westwood