The character and casting were announced on 3 February 2005, and Ruby made her first appearance in episode 2908, broadcast on 18 March 2005.The character was written out in 2006, making her final appearance on 23 November 2006.On New Year's Day 2006, Ruby thinks that Phil attacked him, unless it wasn't him.When Dennis dies on New Year's Eve, Ruby is unaware that Johnny had him killed.Johnny doesn't take kindly to this, as he has already warned Juley about Ruby.Ruby defends Juley and even turns against her dad for him, but she is devastated to learn that Phil Mitchell (Steve Mc Fadden) has been paying Juley to sleep with her as part of his feud with Johnny.Juley attempts to get Ruby back, and she eventually agrees to try again.However, she realises that she cannot trust him when she found herself questioning his phone calls.
After storming out of the café where they are talking, she is mugged by a vagrant in Bridge Street, who grabs hold of Ruby's coat and steals her mobile phone.
Ruby feels thankful when Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman) helps her things as she moves in with Juley, Ruby drops her things outside her house whilst walking to her flat.
She is upset when Johnny is brutally beaten up on New Year's Eve during a clash with Dennis.
She is then almost run over by Tina Stewart's (Charlotte Avery) taxi.
Ruby feels that Johnny is pushing her away and reminds him that he only saved her by accident when their house caught fire.