Ross Adams

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Adams at the British Soap Awards, Hackney Empire, London in 2018.

Ross Adams is an English television actor originally from Stanley in County Durham [1] best known for his role as Scott Drinkwell in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks. He also starred as Jeff Bowyer in the BBC Three sitcom The Gemma Factor alongside Anna Gilthorpe, Claire King, Gwyneth Powell and Angus Barnett.

Life and career[edit]

Adams moved to Manchester at the age of 18 to study performing arts at the University of Salford.[2] On graduating, he secured an agent and has appeared in several television dramas and comedies including Blue Murder, Emmerdale, I'm With Stupid, and Eleventh Hour alongside Patrick Stewart.[1]

He also works frequently in the field of voice-overs, having voiced several commercials and documentaries, such as Kellogg's Frosties.[3]

He has also previously worked as the assistant to the series producer for Coronation Street before moving to Emmerdale as a storyliner.[4] Having written stories for over 400 episodes he then became a Script Editor; leaving the show in February 2015 to commence filming Hollyoaks.[4]

He is also the founder and Principal of Small Screen Talent; a TV Acting academy and agency for young performers.

Adams was nominated for a RTS Television Award at the Royal Television Society Awards 2010 in the "Best Performance in a Comedy" category for his role as Jeff Bowyer in the BBC Three sitcom, The Gemma Factor.[5]

Adams began appearing as a regular in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks, as Scott Drinkwell from April 2015 onwards. He was awarded the British Soap Award for "Best Male Dramatic Performance" in June 2018.[6]

In July 2018, Adams made an appearance as a panelist on Love Island: Aftersun alongside Ferne McCann and Danny Jones.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2018, Adams married his boyfriend Phil Crusham.[4]


Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result
2010 Royal Television Society Awards "Best Performance in a Comedy" The Gemma Factor
as Jeff Bowyer
Nominated [5]
2016 The British Soap Awards "Best Comedy Performance" Hollyoaks
as Scott Drinkwell
Nominated [7]
2018 "Best Male Dramatic Performance" Won [6]


  1. ^ a b "Ross Adams". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-10-31..
  2. ^ "BBC - BBC Three - Blog: The Gemma Factor: Meet Ross Adams who plays Jeff". Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Ross Adams". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. ^ a b c d "Who are the guests on Love Island: Aftersun this week?". Archived from the original on 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "RTS North West Awards 2010 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  6. ^ a b Duke, Simon (3 June 2018). "Shotley Bridge actor beats Pat Phelan & Max Branning to Soap Award". Archived from the original on 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  7. ^ Duke, Simon (25 May 2016). "Shotley Bridge Hollyoaks actor Ross Adams up for British Soap Award". Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

External links[edit]

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