Cameron Clark

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For the American engineer, see Cameron Clark (project manager). For other people named Cameron Clark see Cameron Clark (disambiguation).
Cameron Clark
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Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Ben Gerrard
Duration 2002-2006
First appearance 4 September 2002
Last appearance 6 April 2006
Classification Former; regular
Occupation Musician

Cameron Clark is a fictional character from the long-running Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Ben Gerrard between 2002-2006.


Cameron makes his first appearance at Hollyoaks Comprehensive as something of a hearththrob; Abby Davies, Steph Dean, and Zara Morgan are just a few who instantly fall for Cameron. Lisa Hunter is the only one who succeeds in capturing his attention, however. The pair begin to date, but it ends when Lisa becomes obsessed with Kristian Hargreaves. Lisa dumps Cameron for Kristian and labels Cameron as ‘dull’ and soon Cameron has a reputation for being boring.

Cameron goes on to join a band with Lee Hunter, David "Bombhead" Burke and Norman Sankofa, called 'The X Factor', which never quite recover after Lee uses explicit lyrics during the performance for a christening at The Dog in The Pond. Cameron’s ambition had always been to be a musician, but his parents pressure him to become a doctor, especially after he is offered a place to study medicine at a London university. Deeply confused and depressed, Cameron attempts suicide, but Bombhead and Sam Owen arrive in time to save him. Both his friends and parents understand and support Cameron while he decides to take a music course at Hollyoaks Community College.

At college, he falls for new tenant Bella Manning; the pair get along, but nothing becomes of it, as she had left HCC. By some bizarre turn of circumstance, Cameron catches the eye of Steph Dean. Eventually the pair become an unlikely couple, and Cameron is seemingly happy.

After the few months, however, he begins to act strangely; he avoids his friends, isolates himself from the outside world, and becomes fixated on cleanliness and order. Cameron faces the prospect of losing Steph rather than admitting he needs help. Eventually he goes to a doctor to discover he has obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Steph supports him through his ordeal. As he gets better, Steph arranges for Cameron to join a band, which he is delighted to do—until he learns that it is going to be across Europe. He tells Steph he is prepared to stay, but she knows how much music means to him, and persuades him to join the band. Cameron says his goodbyes to her, and makes his exit away from The Dog in The Pond to Europe in a bid to make it as a musician.

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