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The Oracle
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First Appearance

Series 1, Episode 1

Geoff Maltby "The Oracle" is a Lancashire pub quiz champion. Never far from a competition, a wager or just an argument. Known as 'The Oracle' because of his computer-like knowledge of trivial facts and figures, Geoff holidayed at The Solana Apartments for many years with his mother, although he tells everyone she's his PA.

Storylines Edit

Series 1 - 3 Edit

Geoff comes on holiday with his Mother Noreen Maltby (Elsie Kelly) although he likes to tell everyone she is his PA. Geoff often organises holiday pursuits. These have included an arm-wrestling competition and a beach-side sporting activity. During a diving contest with Mel Harvey (Geoffrey Hutchings) Mel almost drowns! When Geoff's parachute goes out of control he almost kills Mel again after crashing into him! He has a short temper and hates losing so when the Garvey's beat him in a pub quiz he is not happy! In Series 2 Geoff goes on a date with Chantelle Garvey (Hannah Hobley) however he has one too many drinks and ends up revealing he is a virgin! In Series 3 his mom is convinced that he is gay. In the next episode he ends up going on a blind date who turns out to be Les Conroy (Tim Healy) who is a transvestite! When the Solona gets robbed Geoff tells his mother fought of three of the thieves (despite the fact their was only 2 thieves and Geoff had nothing to do with them). When Noreen tells the police they arrest him for wasting police time! In this season Geoff attempts to flirt with Telle, despite the fact their date wasn't a success last year. Chantelle doesn't like the fact Geoff keeps lying although in the final episode of the season Telle finally decides to date him and they decide to move in together when they get back to the UK.

Series 4 - 6 Edit

Geoff and Telle do not come on holiday for the next few years however Noreen and Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran) keep in touch via Phone or Twitter. It is revealed that Telle is pregnant with Geoff's baby.

Series 7 Edit

Geoff returns with is mother in Series 7 however he is not with Telle as they have split up. He catches the eye of Terri Dawson (Charlotte Eaton) however he already has fiancé. He met Ionela online and told her he was a successful business man. When Geoff gets trapped in a lift with his mother she reveals that he is actually adopted! After they get out the lift Geoff tells Ionela the truth and when she find out he is not successful she leaves him immediately.

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