Opal is the aunt of Gus and Juley Smith. Opal is first mentioned on screen in May 2007, when Gus has to go to Wolverhampton to look after her following a fall. She mentions her casts are called Marvin and Otis. In April 2008 she visits Gus out of the blue, as she has a coach ticket to use. She embarrasses him by assuming that he is dating Keisha, and later gives him his mother's engagement ring.