Jessica Fox says Hollyoaks has to ‘fast forward’ storylines to get to NYE tragedy


HOLLYOAKS may have to ‘fast-forward’ their storylines in order to hit NYE tragedy teased at the beginning of the year, says Jessica Fox.

The actress plays Nancy Osborne in the show that originally set up the special ‘flash forward’ episode featuring scenes set on December 31, 2020.

Fans have been excitedly anticipating the episode that teased someone will be dead and that Nancy is pregnant.

However, since the coronavirus pandemic forced production to be halted viewers of the show have been worried the ambitious flash forward storyline will be damaged.

But speaking to Digital Spy, Fox says she has every faith show bosses “will pull it out of the bag”.

She said: “I think the flash forward is now going to have to be a bit more of a fast forward because we’ve now got less time to film the journey that leads up to it.

“But I know that all of the ideas are there. All of the dots are there waiting to be connected.

“I’m sure that Hollyoaks will pull it out of the bag and we’ll all be watching it saying: ‘Ah, it all makes sense now!’”

Fans were left in suspense when a shocking scene showing John Paul McQueen crying over a body bag was teased.

Many have been speculating whether or not the victim will be tied into the ‘county lines’ storyline, which focuses on the effects of young people getting involved in the drug trade.

The flash forward also sees a shocked Nancy as police discover drugs stashed in nephew Charlie’s games console controller.

Jessica added she herself is excited to find out what happens: “It was not specified how big the person in that body bag is, so who knows? But I cannot wait to find out.”

Jessica’s character Nancy was also revealed to be pregnant on the NYE episode, with many fans now convinced she and ex-husband Darren will get back together.

Viewers were left in tears last week after the soap aired the tragic death of Nancy’s fiance Kyle.

In the final scenes of E4’s first look episode Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson) discovered Kyle (Adam Rickitt) had taken his own life.

She said in an interview: “Nancy and Darren will always have a connection and a short-hand, which is based on the years that they’ve been in each other’s lives.

“That will always be there and maybe it will grow into something new.”


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