Bob Adams

Loyal and loveable, Bob wants nothing more than to live happily in Shieldinch surrounded by friends and family. He genuinely wants the best for everyone, except, perhaps, Lenny Murdoch.

Bob’s moral code is strong and he’s led by his conscience. Pure of heart and morally courageous, Bob usually knows the right thing to do.

Family is key to Bob but his upbringing wasn’t always picture perfect. There was no love lost between him and his father, Paddy, who was an abusive bully. And he was devastated to discover his mother, Scarlett, was in fact his aunt who raised him after his biological mother, Theresa, abandoned him.

Biology aside, Scarlett loves her “bubba” more than words can say. Although he initially resented the secrets and lies, Bob forgave Scarlett and their relationship is stronger than ever.

When half-brother Patrick turned up in Shieldinch Bob wasn’t keen to play happy families. They might be blood brothers but, for Bob, Patrick was a painful reminder of their violent father. It took time to heal the rift between them.

Although Bob has an abundance of family love, he’s not been so lucky when it comes to finding romantic love. After failed relationships including Charlie and Nicki, Bob finally looked to have found happiness with Stella. But fertility issues overshadowed their marriage, followed by Bob depression and Stella’s infidelity with barman Stevie.

Emotionally bruised, it took Bob a while to let love into his life then he met Ellie McLean. However, it’s not been easy. Ellie’s drunken marriage to former boyfriend Buster in Las Vegas caused upset and Bob’s growing closeness to ex-wife Stella isn’t welcomed by Ellie. There could be trouble ahead.

The one relationship Bob can rely on is his bromance with Angus Lindsay. Who needs women when you’ve got a best friend to have a laugh with?

Stephen Purdon

Stephen plays Bob Adams in River City.

  • Joined River City - 2002
  • From - Glasgow
  • Star Sign - Gemini
  • Loves - My Wife, My daughter, football and my playstation!
  • Loathes - Cricket and seafood!
  • TV Treat - The Sopranos, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Breaking Bad