Catherine Laura Chan is a 40-year-old senior programmer who enjoys reading, playing video games and ferret racing. She is bright and giving, but can also be very mean and a bit unkind.

She is British who defines herself as gay. She started studying computing at college but never finished the course. She is obsessed with running.

Physically, Catherine is not in great shape. She needs to lose quite a lot of weight. She is short with chocolate skin, grey hair and black eyes.

She grew up in a working class neighbourhood. Her parents separated when she was small, but remained friends and provided a happy, stable home.

She is currently single. Her most recent romance was with a legal secretary called Prue Elliott Fletcher, who was the same age as her. They broke up because Catherine’s bluntness caused too many rows.

Catherine has two children with ex-girlfriend Prue: Kameron aged 6 and Cammie aged 13.

Catherine’s best friend is a senior programmer called Roma Addison. They get on well most of the time. She also hangs around with Leeann Humphreys and Deana Llewellyn. They enjoy working on cars together.