|Portrayed by||Keeley Forsyth|
|First Appearance||Series 9 Episode 18 (Dynasty's Choice)|
|Last Appearance||Series 10 Episode 1 (Home Sweet Home)|
|Cause/Reason||Died of a drug overdose|
The secretive, overly defensive and overall run-down Sammy Hughes was the objectional mother of Darren Hughes. Her life was a misery, as she lived in a girthy terrace cornered with criminals and chavs. She slept on the bed while Darren got the couch in the living room.
It also appears that Sammy makes a living as a prostitute. Darren mentions that sleeping in the living room isn't so bad as he "doesn't have to see the other blokes". This is further shown after Christine leaves the flat after Sammy shows little interest in the news that Darren has been taking indecent images of girls at Waterloo Road and she runs in to a man at the door.
In Series 10 Episode 1, Christine Mulgrew returned to her home because Darren had stole approximately £400 from Sammy's boyfriend, only to find her lying in her bed, dead from a drug overdose.