Hollyoaks star Anna Passey has revealed that many of the cast of the Channel 4 soap live beside each other, recreating the Hollyoaks village in real ife.

The north Londoner, who plays Sienna Blake in Hollyoaks and is nominated in the Villain of the Year category at Saturday’s British Soap Awards, told What’s on TV: “All the cast live within a couple of roads from each other. It’s sort of just the done thing, you get a job in Hollyoaks you move to Sefton Park… It’s really nice, everybody is really friendly.”

She said at times it was like living in a real-life Hollyoaks.

“If you put cameras on that you’d get some brilliant drama, I’m sure,” she said. “Everyone goes out for dinner and drinks and we’re always at each other’s houses. It’s nice because I don’t know anybody in Liverpool and I was so worried about uprooting my life, literally overnight, and living in a city I’d never been to…”

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