Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
It’s set to be an emotional time on Hollyoaks soon, with Juliet Nightingale’s heartbreaking storyline due to begin next week.
The character, who has been suffering from regular ailments, will be told that she could have cancer after undergoing tests at hospital, leaving her reeling.
It’s not the only thing on her mind, however, with the character being torn over her feelings for current girlfriend Nadira and ex-flame Peri, who happened to be the nurse testing Juliet at the hospital.
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Actress Niamh Blackshaw has teased Juliet’s upcoming storyline in an interview with Inside Soap, hinting that her character could have a change of heart in her love life after getting closer with Peri.
“I think the fact that she turns to Peri at a time when she’s in such deep, emotional distress is probably an indicator of where her heart actually lies,” she said, before discussing her character’s meeting with her ex-girlfriend.
“It’s really awkward – I felt for Juliet in that scene. I’ll leave you to see what happens because it is quite funny, and a bit of light relief in a story that’s actually very serious.”
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Blackshaw, who has played Juliet since 2018, revealed she is “grateful and appreciative” to be telling this story, before being overwhelmed with the public reception to the storyline.
“There was a massive response – I was really surprised and taken aback,” she said. “Sometimes you forget how much characters are loved by the fans. I was happy to get such a great response, and I’m really excited to see how this all plays out.”
Will these tragic events not only bring the former couple closer, but cause them to reunite and devastate Juliet’s current girlfriend Nadira?
Hollyoaks streams first on All 4, with new episodes dropping each weekday morning. The show airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, and at 7pm on E4.
Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.
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