However, Peter and Lola continue their relationship. Crime Cash taken as Belfast city centre shop robbed at knifepoint A description of the suspect has been released. Billy has been described as a "runt of a man who's a catalyst for trouble". The episodes received criticism for inaccuracy. Lola's announcement that she is pregnant leads to Billy returning to his criminal ways to provide for his great grandchild—stealing from Janine and trading stolen goods and forgeries for Derek Branning Jamie Foreman.
Billy visits Lola and they bond.
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Billy lies that he was working at the fish and chip shop and Lucy was frustrated with having to wait for her chips, causing the argument. Despite being crushed, Billy insists he just wants Honey to be happy, leaving her torn over Adam's dinner invitation. Honey and Billy are burgled and their wedding fund and Janet's Christmas gift of a tablet computer are stolen, so Billy vows to build Janet a doll's house. However, when the character's personality altered, the reception to his character improved. Billy grows tired of Lola's troublesome behaviour, after she is given a curfew and electronic tag, and focuses on being an Olympic Torch bearerwhich he learnt of several months earlier. Some characters, such as Peggy Mitchellwere shown to respond negatively towards the baby, views that were included so that the positive aspects could be voiced by the "more enlightened characters". The DSA used their influence to change certain elements of the scripts that they were unhappy with, such as persuading them to change the way Billy and Honey were told of their baby's diagnosis; however, they had no influence over the characters' reactions or the plot in general.