Scruffy, lanky and a bit of a naughty kid, Darren loves to be the classroom clown. Due to his inability to focus on anything or anyone for an extended period of time, he’s often a thorn in the side for staff and students alike, and tends to form unhealthy friendships with the wrong people – such as Barry Barry – leading to irresponsible actions.

But when Barry leaves the school disgraced, Darren starts to cause his own brand of mischief. He never intends to hurt anyone – as he’s essentially got a good heart – but someone’s bound to end up on the receiving end and be the worst-off for it.

His mother’s death lead to Darren doing a great deal of growing up, and developed a blossoming romance with Rhiannon Salt.