List of Hollyoaks characters (2013)

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Hollyoaks is a British television soap opera that was first broadcast on 23 October 1995. The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the serial in 2013, by order of first appearance. All characters were introduced by the show's executive producer Bryan Kirkwood. In January, Kevin Foster made his debut screen appearance. The following month saw the arrivals of Nate Tenbury-Newent and Trudy Ryan, played by former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook. Anna Blake was the only character to be introduced in March. April saw Robbie Roscoe, Trevor Royle and Vincent Elegba arrive. The following month Robbie was joined by the rest of his family – Freddie, Jason, Joe, Ziggy and Sandy. Joe's fiancée, Lindsey Butterfield debuted in June, as did Frank Symes. Danny Lomax and DS Trent made their first appearances in July, while Fraser Black, Chloe and Sam Lomax began appearing from August. September saw Jade Hedy arrive. Mariam Andrews, Peri, Tegan and Leela Lomax were introduced in October. November saw the appearances of Fraser's daughter Grace and enemy Ray McCormick.

Kevin Foster[edit]

Kevin Foster
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Elliot Balchin
First appearance 30 January 2013
Last appearance 30 September 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; recurring
Occupation Barman

Kevin Foster, played by Elliot Balchin made his first screen appearance on 30 January 2013.[1] On 14 January 2013, Balchin tweeted that he had joined the cast. Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy reported that Kevin would arrive at Chez Chez looking for work as a barman. He described him as a "mystery guy" who "might not be all he seems" as he spies on Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan) while reporting back to a contact.[2] Kilkelly later reported that Kevin had an ulterior motive for his arrival and was working for Brendan's enemy Walker (Neil Newbon). He added that the revenge plot would continue with Kevin planting drugs in Chez Chez.[1] Kevin will also contact Amy Barnes (Ashley Slanina-Davies) to warn her that Brendan is living with her children. Laura Morgan from All About Soap questioned the plausibility of the storyline with Kevin having Amy's telephone number.[3]

On 20 August 2013, Balchin revealed via his Twitter account that he would be returning to the show. A spokesperson told Kilkelly that "Elliot will be back on screen, but will Kevin be in a body bag after Patrick's intervention or did he make it out of their altercation alive?"[4]

Kevin arrives for a new job at Chez Chez. He monitors Brendan's movements and reports back to Walker. Brendan becomes suspicious of Kevin who tries to flirt with him. Walker encourages Kevin to cause trouble between Brendan and Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson). Kevin makes friends with his colleague Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson), but Walker tries to fool her into gathering information on Brendan. Walker becomes annoyed that Kevin has not been able to ruin his life. Following orders, Kevin lies to Brendan that his uncle used to abuse him. Brendan sympathises with Kevin and they chat. But he realizes Kevin is lying and throws him out of Chez Chez. Walker beats Kevin up and forces him to tell the police that Brendan has sexually assaulted him.

Brendan and his boyfriend now attempt to get Kevin to tell the truth. But when he accepts a payoff from Brendan, Walker attacks him and orders Kevin to kill Maxine. Kevin drugs her and locks her in her bedroom. He dumps a rug into the river to convince Walker he is disposing of a body. He keeps Maxine captive for her own protection, but she eventually manages to break free. She convinces him to run away together but Walker prevents them. She escapes and Walker beats Kevin up again. Maxine visits Kevin in hospital and forgives him. He briefly lives with Maxine until Patrick Blake (Jeremy Sheffield) becomes jealous, so frames him for stealing her necklace so she kicks him out. Patrick takes Kevin away in his car before returning with blood on his shirt.

Nate Tenbury-Newent[edit]

Nate Tenbury-Newent
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Tom Turner
Duration 2012–13
First appearance Hollyoaks Later 21 March 2012
Last appearance 22 March 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Hollyoaks Later (2012)
Classification Former; recurring
Home Derry

Nathan "Nate" Tenbury-Newent, played by Tom Turner made his first screen appearance in Hollyoaks on 8 February 2013.[5] Nate had previously appeared in the fifth series of Hollyoaks Later as a love interest of Cheryl Brady (Bronagh Waugh). In January 2013 Digital Spy's Daniel Kilkelly reported that Nate would appear in the main show.[6] Waugh later confirmed the story via her Twitter account.[7] A writer from described Nate as "a happy-go-lucky kinda fella".[8] Waugh had previously told Kilkelly that nothing came of Cheryl and Nate's relationship because her brother Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan) had committed a murder. She believed that if it had not happened, Nate and Cheryl would have been married.[9]

He later reported that Nate is reacquainted with Cheryl at a business conference in Southport. But she discovers that Nate is a millionaire and was dishonest with her.[10] Turner told an interviewer from that he enjoyed the opportunity to reprise the role because it allowed him to work with the rest of the cast.[11] He revealed that Nate would not solely be involved with Cheryl's storyline and other stories would be integrated. Turner branded some of Nate's scenes as "very dramatic" and teased an "almighty" offer Nate would eventually make to Cheryl.[11] Discussing Nate and Cheryl with Kilkelly she stated "I've always wanted her to fall in love with the right guy and it's within grasp with Nate at the moment."[12]

Cheryl and Leanne Holiday (Jessica Forrest) pitch a potential new idea to a company but Cheryl is shocked to see Nate there. She discovers he is actually a millionaire and is furious with him. However, later the two start a relationship. When Nate starts sneaking off, Cheryl's father, Seamus Brady (Fintan McKeowan), believes he is having an affair but it transpires he is actually visiting his estranged mother, Cressida. Nate lets his mother insult him, which annoys Cheryl. He decides to stand up to his mother and she commends him and lets him inherit the family estate. Nate proposes to Cheryl who accepts. Seamus tries to convince Cheryl to stay in Hollyoaks to run the local pub. But Nate wants her to move to Ireland. Cheryl's brother, Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan) that insinuates Seamus abused him. Cheryl but she does not believe him and calls of their engagement. Brendan's enemy Simon Walker (Neil Newbon) Cheryl but Nate rescues her. Cheryl forgives Nate and agrees to move to Ireland. Cheryl shoots Seamus dead when she discovers the truth about the abuse. She tells Nate the truth and he forgives her and decides to stand by her and they leave together.

Trudy Ryan[edit]

Trudy Ryan
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Danniella Westbrook
First appearance 21 February 2013
Last appearance 18 April 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; recurring
Occupation Businesswoman

Trudy Ryan, played by Danniella Westbrook debuted on-screen in February 2013. Westbrook's casting was announced on 29 December 2012. Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy said that Trudy would feature in a storyline with the characters Jacqui (Claire Cooper) and Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter). Trudy met Jacqui while when they spent time in prison together. She employs Jacqui and Theresa as cleaners when they are in need of money. The reporter noted that Hollyoaks were keeping the exact details of Trudy's storyline a secret.[13] A spokesperson added that the actress was "thrilled" to join the cast.[14] Westbrook later Tweeted that she began filming in December 2012 and will finish in February 2013.[15] She made her last appearance in the 18 April episode when she is arrested for human trafficking.

Jacqui goes to a job interview for a cleaner role at Trudy's offices. It becomes clear that they know each other and despite Jacqui's hostile attitude, Trudy decides to hire Jacqui and Theresa. Trudy plants products on Jacqui and accuses her of stealing. The pair argue about their time spent in prison together. Jacqui becomes suspicious of Trudy's activities and finds an illegal vodka distillery and smashes it up. Trudy makes Jacqui work for her transporting the vodka. Trudy tries to bond with Jacqui and reveals that she was also raped. Jacqui plans to con Trudy out of money but the plan back fires. She sets up a deal pretending to be Trudy with Trevor Royle (Greg Wood). Trudy learns of the deal and warns Jacqui off. She goes ahead with the deal and discovers that Trudy and Trevor are involved in human trafficking. She reports Trudy to the police and she is subsequently arrested.

Anna Blake[edit]

Anna Blake
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Saskia Wickham
Duration 2013
First appearance 15 March 2013
Last appearance 16 September 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; recurring

Anna Blake, played by Saskia Wickham made her first screen appearance on 15 March 2013. The character and Wickham's casting were announced in the 10 February 2013 edition of the Daily Star.[16] Anna is the estranged mother of Sienna Blake (Anna Passey), Dodger (Danny Mac), Will (James Atherton) and Liberty Savage (Abi Phillips). She is also the ex-wife of Patrick Blake (Jeremy Sheffield) and Dirk Savage (David Kennedy). The reporter said that Anna would arrive in Hollyoaks with the revelation that Patrick has abused her, an accusation which he denies.[16] A Hollyoaks insider said that when Anna arrives she "has a lot of questions to answer. Her children are going to struggle with her reasons for leaving".[16]

Anna arrives to care for her wheel chair using son, Will and poses as Ellie, his new care worker. She manages to fool Will when he discovers that she is not named Ellie. Will invites her to attend his engagement party to Texas Longford (Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove). Upon her attendance Anna's true identity is revealed. As she tries to give her three children an explanation, as Dodger told that Will life becomes depression since she left, while Sienna and himself were upset she left them for Dirk. She is shocked to learn that Sienna is present and apologises for leaving her with Patrick. She claims that Patrick used to abuse her and he reveals that she tried to kill Sienna and Dodger when they were young. Patrick arranges for Anna to be sectioned. Will starts visiting Anna in hospital and convinces Sienna too. Patrick is annoyed and threatens Anna, ordering her to refuse to see her children. Anna refuses to see her children and they begin to resent her.

Anna decides to gain revenge on Patrick and attacks him in his flat. She prepares to set fire to his home just as Sienna arrives home. Anna orders Sienna to leave and tries to convince her of Patrick's dishonesty but she sides with her father. Anna decides to kill both of them but her plan is ruined by Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson). Anna is sectioned again but continues to have visits from Will and he later confides that he murdered Texas. She decides to confess to the murder in order to protect Will. Dodger is distraught when he learns of Anna's admission and confronts her. Ash Kane (Holly Weston) arrives on Anna's secure unit to carry out a placement for her course. She grows close to Anna, but when Will learns of their meetings he forces Ash to stay away. But Dodger soon begins to visit his mother and Ash returns to see her. Will fears that Anna will reveal the truth and begins to plot murder. Anna fears for Ash's safety and attempts to warn her that Will killed Texas. Anna pleads with Will to confess but he refuses and carries Anna into the bathroom where he drowns her in the bath. Before she's dies, she was about to speak to ex-husband Patrick, and telling him that she still loves him a lot.

Robbie Roscoe[edit]

Robbie Roscoe
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Charlie Wernham
Duration 2013–
First appearance 2 April 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Student (until 2014)
Barman (2014)
Home 65 Christleton Terrace

Robert "Robbie" Roscoe, played by Charlie Wernham, made his first screen appearance on 2 April 2013.[17] Robbie is part of the Roscoe family and the first member to be introduced. On 19 March 2013, a Channel 4 press release revealed that Robbie "leads the way for a family of boys to descend on Hollyoaks, headed by Gillian Taylforth as mother, Sandy."[18] Wernham's casting was confirmed on 27 March 2013.[19] Wernham auditioned for the show the previous year, attending his second audition on 24 October 2012.[20] Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy later revealed Robbie is a "troublesome new student" and he would befriend established character Callum Kane (Laurie Duncan).[21] The writer added that Robbie's headteacher Patrick Blake (Jeremy Sheffield) thinks he can control his behaviour. But Robbie soon begins to cause trouble.[19]

Robbie arrives for his first day at college where Patrick warns him not to cause trouble. He is mentored by Callum but decides to truant college. Robbie begins to terrorise Doug Carter (PJ Brennan) and vandalise his delicatessen business. Doug reports Robbie to Patrick which annoys him. Robbie and Callum notice Doug kissing John-Paul McQueen (James Sutton) as they deface Patrick's car. Robbie puts pictures of the incident around college and John-Paul loses his job. Robbie asks Callum to help him sell drugs and he agrees. Robbie helps Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) deliver drug orders to buyers. Robbie steals a van with Callum and Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis) and runs over Sinead's brother Finn O'Connor (Keith Rice). Rather than help him they drive off and Robbie threatens Sinead to convince Finn to lie to the police. Robbie plans an armed robbery at Price Slice and enlists the help of Finn and Callum. But Callum changes his mind and attempts to prevent the robbery but he is shot in the struggle. When Robbie's mother Sandy (Gillian Taylforth) learns of the robbery she sends him to stay with his aunt.

Robbie and Finn begin terrorising John Paul. They begin by teasing him about his sexuality and the situation ends when Finn rapes John Paul after hitting him over the head with a statue. Weeks later, when Finn is in hospital after a quad bike accident, Robbie continues teasing John Paul, locking him in a store cupboard and then teasing him over his sexuality again. This concludes when John Paul hits Robbie. When visiting Finn in hospital, Robbie finds out that he raped John Paul and is horrified, threatening to call the police. Since his discovery, Robbie begins to change and starts to stick up for John Paul, changing his statement when John Paul is up in court for hitting him. However, Finn changes it back and John Paul goes down. Robbie ditches his bad boy attitude and begins working towards his A-Levels with the help of cover teacher Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox). He begins dating Phoebe McQueen (Mandip Gill). However, he begins to develop feelings for Nancy as she starts to help him with his A-Level work more. He kisses her. Phoebe finds texts on his phone apologising to Nancy and later sees them getting close. She decides to tell Nancy's boyfriend and ex-husband Darren (Ashley Taylor Dawson), who is Robbie's half-brother. However, they later reconcile.

Bad news for Robbie as he discover that his father Rick Spencer arrived on town to see him and Jason, but more bad news is his twin Jason was suffered dysmorphic disorder, and their father is knocked unconscious by Joe and later dies in hospital after being given an overdose of morphine by an unknown killer, who formerly killed Will Savage the same way and attempted to do the same with Diane O'Connor. Robbie and Jason are led to believe Joe's punch killed Rick and Jason forgives Joe, though Robbie resents him and begins to act recklessly by stealing cars and assaulting Dirk Savage after he belittled him in the street because Robbie was anonymously blackmailing Dirk. Robbie eventually owns up to his mistake and turns himself in to the Police.

Trevor Royle[edit]

Trevor Royle
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Greg Wood
Duration 2013–15
First appearance 15 April 2013
Last appearance December 2015
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Businessman
Home 3 Oakdale Drive

Trevor Royle, played by Greg Wood,[22] made his first screen appearance on 15 April 2013. Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy revealed that Trevor would be introduced during Jacqui McQueen's (Claire Cooper) exit storyline. The reporter described Trevor as a "dangerous guy" and contact of Trudy Ryan (Danniella Westbrook). Jacqui plans to con Trevor out of fifty thousand pounds but her plan fails. He attempts to kill Jacqui and she leaves the village fearing for her safety.[23]

Cooper told Kilkelly that "As a character, Trevor is aggressive and a bad egg. He could kill Jacqui, due to the situation that she puts him in."[24] She added that "Trevor is definitely dangerous" and had his scenes with Jacqui aired in the spin-off series Hollyoaks Later, the scenes would have been more "brutal". But due to the 6.30pm timeslot Hollyoaks airs in, they were structured different. But Cooper felt the scenes were scary for some viewers.[24]

Trevor arrives to meet Jacqui who is posing as Trudy. He initiates an illegal deal and threatens to kill Jacqui if she makes an error. After Jacqui rips him off he comes to find her at Trudy's office where she is taking Trudy's money. He attempts to kill her but is knocked unconscious by Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard). Trevor begins dealing drugs to Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) but Trevor soon tires of Ste ruining jobs. Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill) contacts Trevor to obtain a passport for illegal immigrant Vincent Elegba (John Omole) not realizing that Trevor had smuggled him into the country. Trevor realises that Pheobe is connected to Jacqui and kidnaps her. He also holds Vincent to ransom and beats Ste up for attempting to defend the pair. He threatens to kill Vincent if the McQueen family do not hand Jacqui over. Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson) arranges a scam to fool Trevor into believing that Jacqui is dead. He does not believe them until a dead body falls from Jacqui coffin. Trevor then releases Vincent and does not realise that Doctor Browning has used the body of a deceased patient.

Trevor agrees to hire Doctor Browning a hit man to murder Myra McQueen (Nicole Barber-Lane), who he believes to be stalking him. He cannot afford to keep up the payments and he arranges a hold up of a medicine van. Trevor learns that Ste will be carrying out the robbery and demands to know the details. Trevor hijacks the robbery, but Ste's accomplice Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) resists and is stabbed during the struggle. Trevor is angry with Freddie and visits him in hospital. He also threatens Lindsey Butterfield (Sophie Austin) and her boyfriend Joe Roscoe (Ayden Callaghan) attacks Trevor. He begins to harass the Roscoe family and in order to protect them Freddie offers to work for Trevor. Doctor Browning's stalker is later revealed to be Jim McGinn (Dan Tetsell) and working for his longtime client Trevor. They plan to force Doctor Browning into selling his share of The Loft nightclub and leaving.

When Fraser Black's (Jesse Birdsall) daughter Grace Black (Tamara Wall) arrives in the village, it's not long before Trevor and Grace both give into their feelings for each other and kiss. Angry by this, Fraser makes sure Trevor pleads guilty to giving Ruby Button (Anna Shaffer) drugs which led her to having a heart attack. Jim McGinn (Dan Tetsell) visits Trevor and reveals that Fraser killed his dad in order for him to help get Fraser locked up. Sam Lomax (Lizzie Roper) promises Trevor to get him out of prison if he confesses to who his boss is; unaware to Jim, Trevor has set him up to be the fall guy and pins everything on him.

After Joe wakes up from his coma, Trevor helps him escape so they can both get rid of Fraser for good. When they think their plan is working they are unaware that Grace has ruined the whole thing as she doesn't want her dad dead and instead Sandy Roscoe (Gillian Taylforth) is the only one left for dead. Knowing that Fraser is still alive, Trevor heads out to his safehouse with a gun to look for him but is instead held at gun point by Fraser, who teases him about his dad which infuriates Trevor and knocks him out, escaping in the process. In The Hutch, Trevor is shocked to hear Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis) reveal that Fraser is dead. In a shock twist of events, Fraser is confirmed to be still alive and Trevor heads off to end him once and for all. By the time Trevor heads to the garage, Fraser is already dead but is seen by Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis) and she tells the police that she saw Trevor leaving the garage. When Sonny Valentine (Aaron Fountaine) shows Grace evidence of an emergency call from Fraser made to the police the night he died, she then retracts her statement and Trevor gets sent down for his murder.

Trevor is released from prison after new developments in Fraser's murder case which proves that he was innocent and framed for the murder. Arriving back in the village, Trevor is blackmailed by Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) over their secret that they slept together on the night Fraser died. Threatening to tell Grace all, she demands Trevor for one grand or she'll tell Grace everything. When Grace discovers Trevor's betrayal, she kicks him out. Proving himself to Grace, he holds Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) at gun point after suspicions fall on him over Fraser's murder. Freddie teases Trevor over his messed up life causing Trevor to get angrier. Grace manages to talk Trevor out of shooting Freddie by telling him she'll give him another chance.

Vincent Elegba[edit]

Main article: Vincent Elegba

Vincent Elegba, played by John Omole, made his first screen appearance on 16 April 2013. Omole's casting was announced in April via his management's website. The actor signed a six-month contract with Hollyoaks.[25] Vincent arrives alongside four other illegal immigrants who are discovered hiding by Jacqui McQueen (Claire Cooper) and Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill).[26] Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy later announced that the character was a possible love interest for Phoebe. He added that Phoebe would be impressed with Vincent when he administers first aid on Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson) after she collapses in The Loft.[27]

Freddie Roscoe[edit]

Freddie Roscoe
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Charlie Clapham
Duration 2013–
First appearance 6 May 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Roscoe's Motor Maitenence (2013-2014)
66% owner of The Loft (bar worker) (2014-)
Home 65 Christleton Terrace

Freddie Roscoe, played by Charlie Clapham, made his first screen appearance on 6 May 2013.[28] The character and Clapham's casting was announced on 29 April 2013.[28] Clapham commented that auditioning for the role "was a long process".[29] He had to audition in London and numerous times in Liverpool, before having a final screen test during Christmas 2012.[29] He went up against twenty-five other actors for the role.[29] Freddie is the second member of the Roscoe family to be introduced.[28] Clapham described Freddie as a "slightly more charming" and matured version of his younger brother, Robbie (Charlie Wernham).[29] Freddie soon notices that Robbie's behaviour has spiralled out of control and tries to teach him a lesson when he catches Robbie stealing.[28] Freddie also makes a deal to sell drugs with Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson). describes him as a "rebellious and unpredictable" intelligent risk taker who is energetic, but lacks a sense of direction.[30]

Freddie arrives in the village in search for a business to buy and a place to live by his mother's orders. However, he finds his little brother, Robbie, stealing money from his Principal Patrick Blake. He makes Robbie give the money back and apologize for his actions. Later on, Freddie hits on a vulnerable Maxine Minnver which leads them to sleeping with each other. After teaming up with Ste in trying to stop an ambulance steal medical supplies for Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson), Freddie ends up getting stabbed but survives and Trevor Royle (Greg Wood) threatens him. When Trevor murders Richie Trent (Michael Dixon), he asks Freddie to dispose the body. In September 2013, Richie's dad arrives and taunts Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis). Freddie then hits him over the head with a glass and rushes him to hospital. To protect Sinead from losing her daughter Katy, Freddie decides to bring Trevor down by showing the police where Richie's body is buried, but Sinead tells Trevor that Freddie is going to do so. This leads to Trevor bundling Freddie into the boot of his car bound and gagged. When they arrive at the location under where Richie's body is buried, Trevor unties Freddie's legs before Fraser Black (Jesse Birdsall) rings Trevor to not kill Freddie, but Freddie hits Trevor before he can answer the call. Freddie starts to try and get away, but Trevor catches him. Freddie tries to defend himself but is knocked out. Fraser arrives just before Trevor kills Freddie and forces him to take Freddie to the hospital. It was later announced in April 2014 that the producers were planning a whodunit murder mystery involving Fraser, who was shot dead in the back of his car. It is later revealed via flashbacks that Freddie is the killer.

In November 2014, Freddie was accused of killing Mercedes McQueen. Via flashbacks, it was first suggested that Freddie has in fact killed her. It was later revealed that Mercedes was alive and well living in France, after being stabbed and joining forces with Grace Black.

Jason Roscoe[edit]

Jason Roscoe
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Alfie Browne-Sykes
Duration 2013-
First appearance 23 May 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Student (2013-14)
Police Officer (2015-present)
Home 65 Christleton Terrace

Jason Roscoe, played by Alfie Browne-Sykes debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 23 May 2013.[31] Jason is Robbie's twin sibling who could not be more different from as he is intelligent, kind-hearted and destined for success.[32] Despite this, he has a strong bond with Robbie and always covers for him when he misbehaves.[32] On his casting, the actor said: "I'm settling in really well. Everyone on the show is so nice and helpful, so they make you feel really welcome and that means you're never afraid to ask any questions. It's all going well so far."[33] Official E4 Hollyoaks website describes Jason being "brilliant, happy, insecure and troubled all at once."[34] Sykes describes Jason as a "nice, generous and kind-hearted" character.[33] Jason deals with the accounts side of the family motor maintenance business and he also boxes[33]

Sykes described the audition process as "nerve-wracking", before securing the role he received a call-back and multiple auditions. All of which were with Fabrizio who plays his on screen brother Ziggy. In the end, they both finally managed to get the parts just before Christmas 2012.[33]

Sykes explained the character's relationship with his brothers, saying they have "a bit of banter and they take the mickey, but I think that's to be expected with brothers."[33] He added his relationship with Robbie is different from all the other brothers saying "Robbie is the one who walks all over Jason. You'll see that Jason looks after Robbie - not in a physical sense, but he helps to make sure that the other Roscoes don't find out various things that Robbie gets up to".[33] He continued to reveal that Jason tries to get Robbie on the straight and narrow saying "he always tries to have little chats with Robbie and get through to him, but it just never seems to work!"[33]

On 9 April 2014, it was announced that Jason would be involved in a dysmorphic disorder storyline to begin playing out in summer. He has been seen by viewers to have body issues and has expressed concern with what he looked like and had previously consulted his brother, Ziggy for advice.[35] Jason's issues will become more serious when, in June, he gets involved with a drug dealer. He will become very intrigued to learn about the drug dealer dealing steroids and decides to buy some - but it leads to him overdosing.[35]

News of this new storyline came as the 'National Institute for Health and Care Excellence' (NICE) warned that the number of people putting themselves at risk by using steroids is "rapidly increasing". They said; "Using steroids to enhance athletic performance or to build muscle mass can cause a variety of health problems. However, NICE research suggests that around 60,000 people injected anabolic steroids last year."[35] It was also said that Jason's story will see his paranoia over his body image slowly escalate in the coming months. Browne-Sykes previously said that he was looking forward to "delving deeper into his character's issues." He said in December 2013: "I am really hoping it will be explored more. At [Jason's] age, people can be concerned about their bodies and how they look and I think it'd be a great thing for us to get into more with Jason."[35] In May 2014, it was discovered Rick (Victor Gardener) is Jason's father and also Robbie's.

Joe Roscoe[edit]

Joe Roscoe
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Ayden Callaghan
Duration 2013-
First appearance 23 May 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Mechanic
Home 65 Christleton Terrace

Joseph "Joe" Roscoe, played by Ayden Callaghan, made his first screen appearance on 23 May 2013.[31] Joe is the eldest brother of the family, who is always looking out for his younger siblings.[32] With old-fashioned values, Joe acts as the patriarch of the Roscoe family.[32] Callaghan revealed to Digital Spy that Joe is "a guy who's full of love and passion", but that he is hiding a "dark past" that he's trying to overcome.[36] Grace black sent Joe Roscoe to France then he saw Mercedes McQueen a the door.Joe roscoe attempt shoot Freddie roscoe then Mercedes waste a around gun. Later on phoebe was shot . Mercedes tell Robbie stop going to police for phoebe McQueen murder. Mercedes told Joe she's pregnant.

Ziggy Roscoe[edit]

Ziggy Roscoe
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Fabrizio Santino
Duration 2013–
First appearance 23 May 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Mechanic
Home 2 Oakdale Drive

David "Ziggy" Roscoe, played by Fabrizio Santino, made his first screen appearance on 23 May 2013.[31][37] Santino's management announced his casting, confirming his character as a member of the Roscoe family.[37] Hollyoaks had announced their intention to introduce the family, consisting of a mother and her five sons, in February 2013.[38] Ziggy is a cheeky charmer who is billed as "confident and hilariously vain".[32] Although Ziggy has luck with the ladies, he is known for falling in and out of love very quickly.[32] He had a relationship with Ruby Button (Anna Shaffer) which ended in 2013. Ziggy is a model who finds himself out of work quite a lot. He begins modelling for a lonely wives website with help from Nana McQueen (Diane Langton), which puts his potential relationship with Leela Lomax (Kirsty-Leigh Porter), in jeopardy, after she catches him "flexing" in the toilets whilst they are on a date. However, they later reconcile. George Smith (Steven Roberts) confides in Ziggy about meeting a man that he came across on an online dating site. Ziggy tells George to go for it, but later discovers that the man was actually Danny (Stephen Billington) - Leela's father. Leela visits Ziggy and they have sex in a customer's car at the mechanics'. George arrives and talks to Ziggy about Danny, not realising Leela is in the garage and can hear. She blames Ziggy for playing a part in the ruination of her family and ends their relationship. In 2015, he marries Leela, but in fact, he doesn't love her, his true love was Leela's sister Tegan.

Sandy Roscoe[edit]

Sandy Roscoe
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Gillian Taylforth
Duration 2013–15
First appearance 23 May 2013
Last appearance 15 June 2015
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; regular
Occupation District Nurse

Sandra "Sandy" Roscoe (also Black and Spencer) played by Gillian Taylforth, made her first screen appearance on 23 May 2013.[31] Taylforth's casting and the character were announced on 4 February 2013. It was confirmed that she would play Sandy, the mother of six sons also due to join the serial.[38] Taylforth commented on her casting, saying: "I am really looking forward to joining Hollyoaks, which is going from strength to strength under Bryan Kirkwood at the moment". The actress also revealed she was excited to relocate to Liverpool where the serial is filmed and was eager to meet her on-screen family.[39] Taylforth had previously announced that she was in talks to join the serial, saying that she felt nervous at the prospect of joining the serial but that the part was "a long contract so it will be nice to settle back into something".[40]

Lindsey Roscoe[edit]

Main article: Lindsey Butterfield

Lindsey Helen Roscoe (née Butterfield), played by Sophie Austin debuted on-screen on 3 June 2013.[41] Lindsey is the fiancée of the eldest Roscoe brother Joe (Ayden Callaghan). She is described as "feisty, determined and driven" and is more than capable of holding her own with the outspoken Roscoe boys.[41] Lindsey's romance with Joe is a strong one as he regards her as the love of his life, while family matriarch Sandy (Gillian Taylforth) enjoys having another female living in the house.[41] Speaking of her new role, Austin commented: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of Hollyoaks as Lindsey Butterfield and being part of the Roscoe clan. We have lots of exciting stories ahead."[41] Lindsey works at the local hospital as a junior doctor.[41]

Frank Symes[edit]

Frank Symes, played by Mark Wingett, made his first screen appearance on 27 June 2013 and departed the following episode. The character was announced on 7 June 2013. A statement posted on the Hollyoaks website revealed that Frank is "a filthy-rich businessman, who uses his dough to get what he wants. His character’s arrival in town will have major consequences for one young lady in the village."[42] It was later revealed that Frank would proposition Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis) with £200 to sleep with him.[43] Davis told a reporter from Inside Soap that "Frank tells Sinead he'll give her money if she spends the night with him. She refuses and goes home, but the next morning she arranges another meeting with Frank. And this time, it looks like she might go through with the deed."[44]

Frank is a football manager who hires Jim McGinn (Dan Tetsell) and his nightclub for a private function. Frank complains about the lack of female company and invites Sinead and Ruby Button (Anna Shaffer) back to his hotel for a party with his football team. He propositions Sinead with £200 in exchange for sex but she refuses. Sinead later returns to accept his offer but she steals his wallet when Frank leaves the room.

Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy branded Frank both unscrupulous and a sleazy football manager.[43] A writer from Virgin Media also described him as a sleazy character.[45]

Danny Lomax[edit]

Danny Lomax
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Stephen Billington
Duration 2013–14
First appearance 8 July 2013
Last appearance 5 August 2014
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; regular
Occupation Drama teacher

Daniel "Danny" Lomax is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Stephen Billington, made his first screen appearance on 8 July 2013.[46] Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy first mentioned the character in June 2013. He revealed that Danny arrives to teach at Hollyoaks High and becomes a love interest for John Paul McQueen (James Sutton). He added that there are "skeletons in Danny's closet, which could turn the worlds of a number of Hollyoaks residents upside down".[47] Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood added that Danny and John Paul's romance "will lead to dark and unexpected consequences for a number of characters.".[48] On 1 July, Kilkelly announced that Billington had been cast to play Danny and would debut the following week. In August 2014, Danny alongside with his wife Sam departed the soap as they were killed in a horrific car accident while they were departing for New Zealand.[49]

A writer from the Hollyoaks website described Danny as "charismatic, charming, pretty-sweeting-captivating". He is also a "thoughtful, intelligent, articulate and well respected member of the teaching profession".[50] Danny is liked by his students because of his youthful approach to life. He also has a "cheeky twinkle in his eyes" which charm everyone. Billington told the writer that can relate to Danny because he also teaches and gets along with young people. But he warned that Danny has a different side to his personality. Viewers will not discover this until later on because it will be revealed over time. Billington added that "you'll still like him, but he’s much more complex than he first appears."[50]

In an unpublicised storyline twist, Danny is revealed to be Ste Hay's (Kieron Richardson) biological father. Billington told Kilkelly that he was "absolutely thrilled" with his storyline and that he was always aware of the development.[51] He explained that Danny had attempted to make contact on many occasions but Ste's mother, Pauline Hay (Jane Hogarth) prevented it. Billington also warned that Danny had more secrets yet to be disclosed and was confident that Danny would be able to charm the audience with his persona. The actor added that Danny is "definitely not a bad person. He's just a bit of a free spirit and he likes getting his own way. Perhaps he's a bit greedy too, but when it comes down to it, he's a fundamentally good guy."[51] The following episode another secret about the character was revealed as viewers were introduced to Danny's wife Sam Lomax (Lizzie Roper). Kilkelly reported Sam would be a prominent character as Danny "desperately" attempts to maintain family life and his affair with John Paul.[52] In September 2013, the show announced the arrival of Danny and Sam's three children Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter), Peri (Ruby O'Donnell) and Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis).[53]

Danny arrives as a drama supply teacher at Hollyoaks High to organise a production with John Paul. He becomes attracted to Danny and asks him about his sexual preference. He remains secretive and later kisses John Paul. They begin working with Tilly Evans (Lucy Dixon) and Esther Bloom (Jazmine Franks). He goes on a date with John Paul but when he is offered a permanent position at the college, he tells John Paul nothing more can happen between them. Danny changes his mind and arranges a date with John Paul and they sleep together. But once the school holidays begin Danny ignores John Paul's calls. He soon returns to take up his permanent teaching post and successfully pleads for another chance with John Paul. Danny becomes worried when headteacher Patrick Blake (Jeremy Sheffield) mentions that he has acquired job references, he warns Danny not to involve his personal life with his professional role. Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) decides to contact Ste's biological father and he is revealed to be Danny. When John Paul forgets about their date, Danny retaliates by flirting with Ste. They get drunk and go back to Ste's flat. Danny runs off when he finds the birthday card he sent to Ste and Pauline's photograph. John Paul presumes that Danny has slept with Ste and attacks him. Danny denies this and tells John Paul he has a son but does not name Ste. Danny has sex with John Paul before going to meet up with his secret wife Sam. He continues to see John Paul and deceive Sam. His student Robbie Roscoe (Charlie Wernham) discovers their affair and threatens to tell Sam if he does not prevent his expulsion from the college. Doug Carter later figures out that Danny is Ste's dad. Doug confronts Danny and Danny admits to being Ste's dad. At Ste's and Doug's leaving party, a bomb goes off killing Doug. Danny later finds Ste at the deli with a bottle of vodka and pills. Danny tries to stop Ste from committing suicide and Ste tells Danny that he doesn't even know him and that he is nothing to him. Danny then tells Ste that he means everything to him because he is his son.

In 2014, Peri sees Danny kissing John Paul on a camera she had set up. In the following weeks, she is diagnosed with a brain tumour and, when she confronts Danny about his affair with John Paul, he convinces her that it didn't happen and her brain tumour is causing her to think that it did. Sam finds out about this but only tells Danny weeks later to keep their family together. Sam forgives Danny, as he promises never to stray again. Soon after, on the laptop, Sam discovers that Danny has an account on a gay dating website and is talking to somebody online and planning to meet them. She confronts him angrily, but then begins to believe that Sienna Blake (Anna Passey) did it. Sienna tells them it was Peri, but soon after, tells Peri that it was Sam and Danny who believed it was her. Sam later tells Danny she cannot forgive him and ends their relationship. Danny then discovers that the man he was talking to online was in fact George Smith (Steven Roberts). He visits him and they kiss.

Of Danny's arrival, a writer from Fabulous magazine said that "there's never a dull moment in Hollyoaks" and quipped that Danny wanted to get involved with John Paul "in more ways than one".[54]

Richie Trent[edit]

Richie Trent
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Michael Dixon
First appearance 11 July 2013
Last appearance 1 August 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; recurring
Occupation Detective Sergeant

Richie Trent, played by Michael Dixon, made his first screen appearance on 11 July 2013. The character was first announced by Stephanie Davis when she was interviewed by Laura Morgan from All About Soap.[55] Dixon's management revealed that he would star in nine episodes of Hollyoaks.[56] Davis said that her character Sinead O'Connor meets Richie at a hotel and he flirts with her knowing that she is a prostitute. but Sinead does not realise that Richie is a police officer. Sinead attempts to steal Richie's money but he catches her. Davis said that "Sinead thinks Trent's going to turn violent, but he simply makes her a proposition - she can stay, sleep with him, and then she can walk away with £200 from his wallet."[55] Richie turns at Sinead's home to investigate allegations that Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) is drug dealing. Davis revealed that Richie blackmails Sinead into turning Ste in or he will arrest her for robbery.[55]

Richie meets Sinead in a hotel bar and invites her back to his room. Sinead attempts to steal his wallet but he catches her. Richie offers Sinead money for sex and she obliges. Richie later arrives to carry out a drug raid at Sinead and Ste's flat. He realises that Sinead lied about her identity and takes her in for questioning. He threatens to charge her with theft if she does not exchange information about Ste. She refuses but Richie bribes Sinead to set Ste up in exchange for an injunction order against her step-mother Diane O'Connor (Alex Fletcher). Richie forces Sinead to attempt to expose Trevor Royle (Greg Wood) as a criminal. She begins work at her club but when she cons his client Trevor attacks Sinead. Richie convinces Sinead to make a statement against Trevor but the CPS do not prosecute. Richie vows to protect Sinead from Trevor and they sleep together. He asks her to move in with him but Trevor breaks into Richie's house and murders him. He pays Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) to dispose of his body and taunts Sinead over Richie's death.

Rebecca Bowden from Yahoo! said that Richie is a "much younger [and] wealthy potential target" for Sinead, but noted that he is not "as dumb" as her other clients.[57]

Fraser Black[edit]

Fraser Black
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Jesse Birdsall
Duration 2013–14
First appearance 8 August 2013
Last appearance 21 July 2014
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; regular
Occupation Club owner (2013 - 14)
Gangster (2011 - 14)
Businessman (2014)

Fraser Black, played by Jesse Birdsall, made his first on-screen appearance on 8 August 2013.[58] Daniel Kilkelly announced the character and Birdsall's casting on 31 July 2013. The writer revealed that he would be introduced as a love interest for Sandy Roscoe (Gillian Taylforth). Sandy's son Joe Roscoe (Ayden Callaghan) attempts to get Fraser and Sandy together because he does not approve of her relationship with Dodger Savage (Danny Mac).[58]

Fraser approaches the Roscoe family with the offer of business to service his fleet of cars. He begins dating Sandy following an intervention from her children. Fraser meets Sandy for a drink, but Dodger also competes for her attention. Fraser tells Sandy that he would like a serious relationship and warns her to choose between himself and Dodger. Fraser tells Dodger to stay away from Sandy or Fraser will kill him.

It becomes clear that Fraser is a serial criminal and works alongside Trevor Royle (Greg Wood). He attempts to kill Joe and hides the fact he is in a hospital, when everyone believes he has fled the area and abandoned everybody. He also kills Jim McGinn (Dan Tetsell). Joe escapes from the hospital, with the help of Trevor, which Fraser isn't aware of. He is quickly brought back into hospital, where his brother Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) and Lindsey (Sophie Austin) notice him being brought in. They inform the family and Robbie finds Fraser's book, proving that Fraser had planned to kill Joe. Fraser then frames his own daughter Grace (Tamara Wall) for the attempted murder, for which she gets bail. Fraser also attempts to frame Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) for crashing into Sinead's (Stephanie Davis) car and fleeing the scene, with a policeman's body in the boot. Ste, under pressure from Fraser, continually agrees that it was himself who did it.

In April 2014, Grace decides she wants to murder her father. Joe and Trevor help to plan how to kill him, setting up a tracking device on his phone. Sonny Valentine (Aaron Fontaine) and Sam Lomax (Lizzie Roper), who are in the police force, are adamant that Fraser committed both crimes. After planning to leave the area with his daughter Rose (by tricking Rose's mother Tegan that he wants to take her as well), Fraser is shot dead in the seat of his car and is found by a distraught Tegan. It is later revealed that Freddie is Fraser's killer.


Main article: Chloe (Hollyoaks)

Chloe, played by Susan Loughnane, made her first on-screen appearance on 12 August 2013. Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy announced details of the character on 6 August 2013. He revealed that Chloe arrives in Hollyoaks to visit her son Matthew McQueen.[59] She acted as a surrogate mother so John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) and Craig Dean (Guy Burnett) could begin a family. She pretends to want to visit Matthew, then reveals that she needs £5000. When John Paul refuses she threatens to take Matthew away claiming that Craig is the father.[59] Sutton told Kilkelly that he enjoyed filming with Loughnane and they had fun working on the storyline. He detailed how Chloe and John Paul had become best friends while living in Ireland. They share a lot of history and he has previously been there to bail her out of money troubles.[60]

Sam Lomax[edit]

Sam Lomax
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Lizzie Roper
Duration 2013–14
First appearance 20 August 2013
Last appearance 5 August 2014
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Former; regular
Occupation Police officer

Samantha "Sam" Lomax (née Lacey), is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks played by Lizzie Roper, made her first screen appearance on 20 August 2013. The character and casting was announced on 19 August, shortly after she made an appearance in E4's first look broadcast.[52] Producers did not reveal Roper's casting beforehand as they wanted her character to be a surprise for viewers. Sam is the wife of Hollyoaks High teacher Danny Lomax (Stephen Billington).[52] Roper stated "I'm so lucky getting to play Sam: one moment she's fun and feisty starting food fights, the next she's facing up to gangsters and doing everything she can to bring them to justice. She's not afraid of anything and has got a heart of gold, but when it comes to her family she's a lioness - don't mess with her!"[52] Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy reported that Sam will become a prominent character on-screen as Danny's storyline continues and their daughters arrive.[52] In September 2013, the show announced the arrival of Sam and Danny's three children Leela, Tegan, Peri Lomax played by Kirsty-Leigh Porter, Jessica Ellis and Ruby O'Donnell respectively.[53]

Sam drives Danny to and from work unaware he is having an affair. Sam breaks up a row between John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) and Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson) and reveals she is a police officer. Sam is excited due to her wedding anniversary, unaware that Danny plans on spending the evening with John Paul. Sam later witnesses Cindy Cunningham (Stephanie Waring) slapping Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) in the street. Sam suspects something is wrong and later ends up bringing the two women in, alongside Lindsey Butterfield (Sophie Austin) for the murder of Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson) and once she finds out they killed him, she lets them go and vows not to tell anybody about what happened. Sam then discovers John Paul has been raped and takes him to the hospital to be examined, and provides support for him. However, she gets him put into prison once she discovers him and Danny were having an affair for the assault of his rapist Finn O'Connor (Keith Rice). Sam discovers that Leela's boyfriend Cameron Campbell (Cameron Moore) has been released from prison and he kidnaps her, but she escapes after revealing she got him locked up. She and Danny plan to leave the village with their family to escape from Cameron, but Leela reveals she and Cameron are Peri's parents to her, so Sam and Danny attempt to flee the village on their own, leaving their children behind. Tegan and Peri later sneak away and contact Sam and Danny, begging them to come and pick them up, but before they can, an unknown car smashes into theirs, killing Sam and Danny. The family learn of this, and the unknown driver is revealed to be Cameron later on.

Jade Hedy[edit]

Jade Hedy,[61] played by Lucy Gape, made her first on-screen appearance on 13 September 2013.[62] The character was announced by executive producer Bryan Kirkwood on 13 July 2013.[63] Hollyoaks usually introduces freshers as new characters. Kirkwood revealed that Jade is the only new character in the freshers group. He wanted to focus on the established characters Tilly Evans (Lucy Dixon) and George Smith (Steven Roberts) and their transition into university. They will move into a "knackered old student house" which replaces the old student halls set.[63]

Jade approaches Esther Bloom (Jazmine Franks) at a Freshers party and introduces herself. She ignores Tilly and later turns up inside her house revealing that landlord Dennis Savage (Joe Tracini) has let her move in. In Hollyoaks Later, Jade is seen getting close with Esther which Tilly becomes wary of. Jade suggests the three have a threesome, which Esther and Tilly reluctantly agree to. Jade becomes interested in Esther's stitches from her transplant. It is later revealed that this is because Jade's boyfriend was the organ donor. When Jade's boyfriend dies, Jade holds Esther captive in a dark room. Jade then stabs Callum Kane with a samurai sword through his back when he attempts to rescue Esther. Eventually, Esther escapes with Tilly and Jade follows them. This progresses into a chase sequence which ends with Jade falling onto her own knife. Tilly and Esther sit next to Jade and comfort her whilst she dies.

Peri Lomax[edit]

Peri Lomax
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Ruby O'Donnell
Duration 2013–
First appearance 4 October 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Student
Home 2 Oakdale Drive

Peri Lomax, played by Ruby O'Donnell, made her first screen appearance on 4 October 2013.[64] The character and O'Donnell's casting was announced on 17 September 2013.[53] O'Donnell auditioned for the role of Peri and was invited back twice, before she learned she had got the part.[64] Her mother commented "When we got the call I started crying and then we started jumping up and down in the kitchen. The more I see the scripts the more I think Ruby is quite similar to her character Peri and I think she's fitted in well with the family."[64] O'Donnell began filming during the Summer months.[64]

Peri is the youngest member of the Lomax family, which consists of parents Danny (Stephen Billington) and Sam (Lizzie Roper) and siblings Tegan (Jessica Ellis) and Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter).[53] Describing Peri, a writer for the show's official website commented "Don your shades, ladies and gents – 'cos this girl is sunshine all year round! As the youngest of the Lomaxes, Peri should be making mistakes left, right and centre, but – in actual fact – she's usually the only voice of reason in her family."[65] They observed that she has "the wisdom of seven Yodas" and is happy to give out advice to her family and friends.[65] It is revealed in August 2014 that Peri's sister Leela is her biological mother. Peri finds out and doesn't forgive Leela, but finally does.

In December 2014, Peri loses her virginity to boyfriend, Tom Cunningham (Ellis Hollins). Three months later and the day before her birthday, Peri wishes that she could spend time with her father Cameron Campbell (Cameron Moore), so Dylan Jenkins (James Fletcher) offers to take her to Scotland with Nico Blake (Persephone Swales-Dawson) accompanying her. She collapses in Dylan's arms. Tom sees them and thinks she is cheating on him. When they go to the hospital, she is told she is pregnant. Meanwhile, Tom tells Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson) that he thinks Peri is cheating on him, so Darren tells him to talk to her. When Tom confronts Peri, she thinks he knows about the baby, and then she tells him that she is pregnant, leaving Tom speechless.

On her 15th birthday, she is thrown a surprise birthday party at The Dog, with Nico, who also has a birthday on the same day. She goes to the hosiptal with Tom, and finds out she is 10 weeks pregnant. Celine McQueen (Sarah George) tells her she can abort her baby, but Peri leaves. Tom asks for a picture of the scan, and encloses it in a white envelope. However, at the party, whilst Tom is showing Dylan and Nico the picture, he accidentally places it amongst the birthday cards. While Leela goes through the cards, she finds the card with the baby scan inside. She then realises it's Peri's, but then Nico lies for Peri and tells Leela it's hers. Soon after finding out about her pregnancy, Peri considers an abortion.

During the school play, Tom proposes to Peri and she runs home in tears after Leela discovers her daughter's pregnancy. Leela and Peri talk about the possibilities of having a baby so young and Peri decides that she wants to keep the baby, but after she gives birth, she wants the baby to be adopted.

In July 2015, Peri becomes frustrated at Leela's continuing fussiness over her, as she constantly reminds Peri about how important it is to attend certain appointments during pregnancy. Peri finds that Tom is still not sure with the idea of having the baby adopted once it is born. Eventually, Peri and Tom resolve their differences, with Tom carrying on supporting Peri through her decision of adoption and they agree to let Peri's relative and her husband to adopt their baby. As Frankie knows how much Tom wants to be a father, she makes a suggestion to Peri, asking for the responsibility of her baby, but Peri won't allow it because she doesn't want to be close to the baby.

Mariam Andrews[edit]

Mariam Andrews
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Helen Lederer
Duration 2013, 2015
First appearance 23 October 2013
Last appearance 12 May 2015
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood (2013, 2015)
Classification Former; recurring

Mariam Andrews (previously S'avage), played by Helen Lederer made her first on-screen appearance on 23 October 2013. Lederer's casting was announced on 10 August 2013.[66] Mariam is a midwife who delivers Anthony and Dee Dee. She later realises Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis) is in labour and helps deliver her daughter, Rose. It is later revealed that she was drunk when she delivered them and so she accidentally swapped Rose and Dee Dee. Following this reveal she blackmails Dr. Charles S'avage (Andrew Greenough) so she can get off the hook. Dr S'avage has her sectioned as a result. Whilst sectioned she meets Sienna Blake (Anna Passey) and reveals that she had accidentally swapped the babies, Sienna then gets Mariam drunk in a hope to learn Dr S'avage's secret so she can leave the ward. When Mariam is discharged from the ward she asks Dr. S'avage for her old job back. When she sees Sienna embrace Dr. S'avage, she reveals to Sienna that he didn't pass his medical examinations and therefore isn't a real doctor. Mariam discovered evidence that possibly proved Dr S'avage was the Gloved Hand Killer. When printing out the copies of the murdered victims, the killer enters the office, sneaks up on her, and fatally injects her with a large dose of potassium chloride, killing her instantly. Sienna finds her dead in the office. One the day of her death, she had arguments with both Tegan and Dr. S'avage, making them possible suspects, but her death is later ruled as a heart attack caused by her alcoholism.

Tegan Lomax[edit]

Tegan Lomax
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Jessica Ellis
Duration 2013–
First appearance 23 October 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Student Nurse (2013–)
Home 2 Oakdale Drive

Tegan Lomax is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks played by Jessica Ellis, made her first appearance on 23 October 2013.[67] The character and casting was announced on 17 September 2013.[53] Tegan is a member of the Lomax family, which consists of parents Danny (Stephen Billington) and Sam (Lizzie Roper) and siblings Peri (Ruby O'Donnell) and Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter).[53] In "a shocking twist", Tegan gave birth to a daughter within hours of arriving on-screen, having been unaware that she was pregnant.[53] Describing Tegan, a writer for the show's official website stated "She's exciting, warm and full of cracking one-liners. She always sees the best in people – a quality which we ruddy admire!"[68] When Tegan was younger she had Leukaemia.

In 2015, Tegan discovers that her Leukaemia has returned and she needs a bone marrow transplant in order to survive. It turns out that her biological daughter, who was recently revealed as Dee Dee Hutchinson could be her only chance of her having a bone marrow. She receives a bone marrow transplant from Dee Dee and it saves her life.

Leela Lomax[edit]

Leela Lomax
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Kirsty-Leigh Porter
Duration 2013–
First appearance 24 October 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Firefighter
Home 2 Oakdale Drive

Leela Samantha Roscoe (née Lomax) a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks played by Kirsty-Leigh Porter, made her first appearance on 24 October 2013.[69] Leela is a member of the Lomax family consisting of Danny (Stephen Billington), Sam (Lizzie Roper) and siblings Peri (Ruby O'Donnell) and Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis).[53] Former Emmerdale actress Porter's casting was announced in June 2013, three months prior to the announcement of her character. Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said that Porter was "a terrific signing for Hollyoaks. She will join us later on in the year in a very exciting role. She is certainly set to mix things up for one of our much-loved characters."[70] Kirkwood later revealed that he intended on introducing sisters of the established character Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson). He wanted to introduce female characters to benefit Hollyoaks‍ '​ future and revealed his excitement to watch the sisters interact with Ste.[71] In August 2013, it was announced that Porter would be playing one of Ste's sisters.[72] In trying to help Sienna Blake (Anna Passey) to find her daughter, Leela revealed that Peri was not her sister but her daughter. In 2015, Leela married Ziggy, but, Cameron Campbell was her only true love, despite killing her parents, and knewing that Ziggy loves her sister Tegan more than her.

Grace Black[edit]

Grace Black
Hollyoaks character
Portrayed by Tamara Wall
Duration 2013–
First appearance 8 November 2013
Introduced by Bryan Kirkwood
Classification Present; regular
Occupation Club manager (2013–14)
Club co-owner (2014–)
Home 3 Oakdale Drive

Grace Black, played by Tamara Wall, made her first appearance on 8 November 2013.[73] Wall's character and casting was announced on 24 October 2013. Grace is the sister of Clare Devine (Gemma Bissix) and daughter of Fraser Black (Jesse Birdsall). Clare was murdered by Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson) and she arrives in search of justice for Clare. But Grace is unaware that he has been murdered by Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe). She becomes suspicious of Mercedes and her two accomplices Cindy Cunningham (Stephanie Waring) and Lindsey Butterfield (Sophie Austin) when she observes them.[73] The three women become scared of Grace discovering the truth about the murder. Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy also warned that viewers could expect an "interesting dynamic" between Grace and Fraser's employee Trevor Royle (Greg Wood).[73] When she arrives, Grace becomes convinced that the trio know where Browning is and tracks Mercedes down. She realises that they will be facing more trouble from Grace.[74] Describing Grace, Austin told Kilkelly that "considering her relations, I don't think she's going to be the nicest of characters."[75]

Grace arrives to attend the funeral of her sister, Clare Devine (Gemma Bissix). She orders flowers for Clare which Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) vandalizes. When her father, Fraser (Jesse Birdsall) tries to attack Ste, she reminds him to keep calm. Grace vows to find Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson) and becomes suspicious of Lindsey Butterfield (Sophie Austin) and Cindy Cunningham's (Stephanie Waring) behaviour. She agrees to stay in Hollyoaks and help Fraser run his illegal businesses and revenge for Clare. Later in the year, Grace realises that Cindy, Lindsey and Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) were involved with Doctor Browning. She tries to become close to Lindsey so that she can admit the truth but that doesn't work. Grace arrives at Mercedes' house and tells Mercedes that she is Clare's sister and they start to talk about her. Mercedes threatens her and she leaves. Grace becomes jealous that Trevor Royle (Greg Wood) is dating Mercedes, reveals her feelings to Trevor and they sleep together. Behind Mercedes' back, they start a relationship but Fraser tells him not to go near her so they break up. After an argument, Mercedes tells Grace that she killed Clare and they become enemies. She tells Fraser about Mercedes and that they need to seek revenge and he agrees. She then uses Trevor's phone to contact Mercedes and tells her as Trevor to come to The Loft. Someone comes and Grace uses a standing lamp to attack the person but when she looks it's Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis), the mother of her half-sister and daughter to Sam Lomax (Lizzie Roper). In January 2014, Grace's hatred for Mercedes starts to grow more and considers killing her. She uses her stepbrother Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) to kill Mercedes. Grace kidnaps Freddie's brother Joe Roscoe (Ayden Callaghan) and ties him up in the council flats which are due to be destroyed. Freddie fails to kill Mercedes and tries to rescue Joe, but he fails to reach the flats before they are destroyed by the wrecking ball. Joe survives and testifies against Grace in court, but she is found innocent. After the court case, Mercedes accidentally shoots Grace, which leaves Grace infertile. Freddie covers up the culprit of the crime. Later in the year, Grace and Trevor try for a baby via IVF: it succeeds, but Grace has a miscarriage a week into the pregnancy. Esther Bloom (Jazmine Franks) steps in and offers to be a surrogate. On 26 January 2015 it was revealed that Grace killed Mercedes so she did not sell her share of The Loft to Freddie Roscoe. It was revealed that Mercedes McQueen was not dead but hiding out in Grace's luxury villa in Nice, France. Grace begins a feud with Lindsey, who tries to show that Freddie is innocent in killing Mercedes. It is revealed Mercedes and Grace are trying to frame Freddie for killing Mercedes and this is Grace's revenge for Freddie killing Fraser. Later when Porsche McQueen (Twinnie-Lee Moore), Mercedes' cousin, lies that she and Trevor slept together in revenge for Lockie sleeping with Diane, Grace mistakenly believes this and ends the relationship. Trevor tries to convince her it was a lie, but Grace still does not believe him even when Porsche tells the truth. Grace was revealed to be bisexual when she and Kim Butterfield (Daisy Wood-Davis), the girlfriend of Esther, kiss. They later sleep together in prison after Grace was arrested on suspicion of killing Mercedes and Kim deliberately got herself put in prison so she could spend some time alone with Grace. Afterwards, Grace acknowledges sleeping with Kim was a mistake and is forgiven by Trevor when she is released from prison.

Ray McCormick[edit]

Ray McCormick, played by Cristian Solimeno, made his first appearance on 28 November 2013. A writer from SoapSquawk revealed that Ray's arrival would create problems for Fraser Black (Jesse Birdsall). The two are enemies who have previously clashed. Solimeno's initial episodes Ray will air from November with more frequent appearances in December. Ray returned in 2014 and Fraser lied to Trevor Royle (Greg Wood), saying that Ray had killed his father. However, it was Fraser who had killed his father. Ray was later murdered by Grace Black (Tamara Wall).[77]

Other characters[edit]

Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
Penny 2 January Debra Stewart[78] Penny is a social worker who visits the Osborne family following an accident involving Charlie Dean (Charlie Behan).
Police Officer 8 January Martin Walsh[79] A police officer who investigates Esther Bloom (Jazmine Franks) claims that Bart McQueen (Jonny Clarke) drove while intoxicated and was responsible for causing a bus crash that killed four people in November 2012.
Doctor 14 January Blue Merrick[80] A doctor who treats Will Savage (James Atherton) when he falls down a flight of stairs and informs Will's family of his condition.
Doctor Singer 21 January Dominic Gately[81] A doctor who treats Esther Bloom (Jazmine Franks) following her attempted suicide.
John Davies 22–27 January Roderic Culver[82] John Davies is a Doctor who works at Dee Valley Hospital as a consultant and is the boss of Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson). When Browning lies to Myra McQueen (Nicole Barber-Lane) that she is terminally ill, Myra attempts to prosecute the hospital. Browning and his fiancée Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) host a dinner party to win Davies' favour. Davies has the investigation overthrown on the condition Mercedes has sex with him. Browning does not agree to Davies condition so he threatens to report him for faking Myra's test results. Browning tells Mercedes who confronts Davies, slapping him. Davies tells her that Browning would lose his job and possibly go to prison if he was exposed and Mercedes agrees to his requests. Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill) sees Davies with Mercedes and warns her that he is dangerous. She ignores Phoebe's warnings and leaves in a taxi with him so Phoebe tells Browning that they have gone to a hotel. At the hotel Mercedes hides a camera to try to blackmail Davies but he discovers the camera and confronts her. Brownings arrives and hits Davies, telling him that he can not reveal Browning's lies or Browning will show his wife the footage of him kissing Mercedes.
Doctor Daley 22–23 January Donna Berlin[82] A doctor who informs Esther Bloom's (Jazmine Franks) family that, following her attempted suicide, she will need a liver transplant or she will die. She later tells Esther about the complications she will face in her life if she does live.
Police Officer Sandra 1 February Fiona Clarke Sandra is a police officer who lets Nana McQueen (Diane Langton) and Myra McQueen (Nicole Barber-Lane) out of their holding cell after Nana complains about feeling ill. Sandra lets the rest out individually to give their statements.
Consultant 4–5 February Jane Jeffrey A consultant who tells Jack Osborne (Jimmy McKenna) and Frankie Osborne (Helen Pearson) that Esther Bloom's (Jazmine Franks) condition has worsened She later tells Jack that the liver Esther needs has been delayed. She later told Frankie that would be soon be preparing Esther for the liver transplant. She then tells the Osbornes that she is happy with Esther to have the transplant.
Doctor 7 February Denver Issac A doctor who treats Ruby Button (Anna Shaffer) after she is run over by Jack Osborne (Jimmy McKenna).
Tyson 8 February Tristan Temple Tristan is a male stripper who Mitzeee (Rachel Shenton) believes is the father of her child, he however refuses to help her.
Hitman 13 February Delroy Brown A hitman who Mitzeee (Rachel Shenton) visits to arrange the murder of Walker (Neil Newbon), she calls him off after meeting him.
Eamonn Holmes 14 February Himself Eamonn Holmes appeared in Hollyoaks on 14 February 2013. The Sky News presenter publicised his involvement in the show on 17 December 2012. He tweeted a thank you message to Rachel Shenton who plays Mitzeee. A picture of the pair revealed that Mitzeee was appearing on Holmes' Sunrise programme.[83] The scenes were filmed as part of Shenton's exit from Hollyoaks.[84]
Nurse Faye Elvin A nurse who performs Mitzeee's (Rachel Shenton) ultrasound.
Cressida 1–13 March Brigit Forsyth[85] Cheryl Brady (Bronagh Waugh) suspects that her boyfriend Nate Tenbury-Newent (Tom Turner) is having an affair. She follows him to a house and barges in expecting to find another woman. Nate introduces Cheryl to the woman, who is actually his mother, Cressida. She goes to Cheryl's for tea, but ends up criticising Nate. Cheryl shouts at Cressida and urges Nate to stand up to his mother. Cressida later visits again to apologise and tell Nate that he can have the family estate.
D.I Bulmer 9 May–27 June Daymon Britton[86] D.I Bulmer is a detective investigating the murder of Texas Longford (Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove).
D.I Johnson 16 May Una McNulty D.I Johnson arrests Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe), Carmel McQueen (Gemma Merna) and Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson) after finding drugs in Chez Chez.
Katy O'Connor[87] 22 May – 31 March 2014 Uncredited Sinead O'Connor's daughter with the deceased Rhys Ashworth. She was born in the back of a burnt out car on 22 May 2013 but she dies from an undiagnosed heart problem on 1 April 2014
Mrs Rahj 25–31 July Jamila Massey[88] Mrs Rahj first appears in hospital where she annoys Pauline Hay (Julie Hogarth) as she becomes upset over her long lost granddaughter. Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson) begins to tire of Mrs Rahj until she reveals that her deceased husband was a millionaire. Doctor Browning convinces Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill) to pose as her granddaughter and she believes her. Mrs Rahj gives Phoebe an expensive bracelet which makes her feel guilty. Phoebe lies to Doctor Browning that Mrs Rahj does not have much money so he will leave her alone.
Punter 26 July Matthew Booth[89] Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis) arranges to meet the punter for sex in her flat. However Sinead changes her plans and asks Ruby Button (Anna Shaffer) to babysit. The punter arrives and Ruby fears that he will assault her.
Norman Wright 30 July Richard Cunningham[90] Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis) arranges to meet the Norman for sex in her flat. He does not realise that Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) is watching them and he takes photographs. The duo blackmail Norman and he hands over five thousand pounds.
Don Trent 9–10 September 2013 Stephen Bent[91] Don is Richie Trent's father.
Anthony 23 October– Alby and Maeve[92] Anthony and Dee Dee are Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) and Diane O'Connor's (Alexandra Fletcher) twins. Later it was revealed that Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis) is the biological mother of Dee Dee, who was switched at birth.
Dee Dee 23 October– Annabelle and Charlotte White[92]
Rose Lomax 23 October– Mia[93] Rose is Tegan Lomax's (Jessica Ellis) daughter.[67] Tegan was unaware she was pregnant, before giving birth to Rose. She later revealed that Fraser Black (Jesse Birdsall) is Rose's father. Later it was revealed Diane O'Connor(Alexandra Fletcher) and Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) were her biological mother and father, after she was switched at birth.
Henry Forrester 5 November Adrian Grove[94] Henry Forrester arrives to inform Will Savage (James Atherton) that his mother has left him a mansion in her will.
Bella Sharpe 5–7 November 2013, 25–27 August 2014 Imaani Byndloss Bella is Finn O'Connor's (Keith Rice) daughter. In early-November 2013, Finn goes to see Bella. Dale (Dominic Ridley) orders him to leave but Robbie Roscoe (Charlie Wernham) tells Dale to stay away from Finn and Bella. The next month, Finn discovers that they have moved away. In August 2014, Amber and Bella briefly return for three episodes, revolving around Finn.
Dale 5–7 November Dominic Ridley[95] Dale is looking after Bella when her biological father Finn O'Connor (Keith Rice) arrives to see her. He wantss Finn to keep away but Robbie Roscoe (Charlie Wernham) punches him and tells him to back off.
Superintendent Marlow 15 November 2013 – 21 April 2014 Paul Clayton[96] Marlow is a corrupt police officer who gets involved with criminal Fraser Black (Jesse Birdsall). Fraser gets him on side. He returns in 2014 and in April, Fraser forces Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) to take the blame for crashing into Sinead O'Connor's (Stephanie Davis) car and killing a policeman. However, it transpires that Fraser is the culprit and Ste begs Marlow to tell Fraser that it wasn't his fault that this information came out. Sam Lomax (Lizzie Roper) and Sonny Valentine (Aaron Fontaine) overhear and he gets fired from his police job. He is later murdered by Fraser.


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