He also agreed to stand by her knowing she was fragile from her ordeal with eating disorders.
Once sunny and outgoing, tragedy has taken its toll on the character.
Channel 4 publicity commented that the character's storylines are the factors which affected the character's self esteem with putting up with the constant drama revolving around her family, being dumped by her boyfriend, and Grace Hutchinson's death all contributed to her developing the illness bulimia.
Hannah later became much more confident and in control of her life.
Hannah is also known to be slightly ditzy and sometimes spoiled.
It was not until the character was on the road to recovery that she had a new on screen romance.