Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and his brother Max (Jake Wood) show no interest; however, Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) is more susceptible despite being married to Jane (Laurie Brett).Clare flirts with Ian, wears revealing clothes and talks suggestively but she is playing a game and has no intention of taking things further, acting shocked when Ian suggests that she does.
Liam follows them to Walford and tries everything possible to break Nigel and Debbie up.In 1997, Clare starts socialising with a bad crowd at school, and subsequently begins bullying her friend, Sonia, leading to her being reprimanded by her teacher, Julie Haye (Karen Henthorn).Nigel takes her to his old school to show her the pain that bullies inflict on their victims, making her see sense so she makes peace with Sonia.Nigel fights Liam for Clare and wins after Liam is forced to withdraw his case as his girlfriend admits in court that Liam has been violent towards her.Clare is friendly with the other young girls in Walford, Janine Butcher (Alexia Demetriou) and Sonia Jackson (Natalie Cassidy).There were rumors that Carol got plastic surgery on her face, but that is not true.
She has accepted her natural beauty and loved how she is.
On 1 February 2008, Clare returns to Albert Square; she is thrown from the back seat of a car.
Nigel's former landlady, Dot Branning, persuades her to stay.
Dressed formal, she looks very charming and lovely with her sexy legs in the TV screen.
Along with the name and fame come all the rumors too.
Despite her initial upset, Clare comes round and she is happy when Nigel and Julie begin dating.