Hollyoaks’ Ashley: ‘How much can Nancy really forgive Darren?’

Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson has revealed that his character Darren Osborne will have to work hard to get back in estranged wife Nancy’s good books.

The 31-year-old actor, who plays Darren in the Channel 4 soap, admitted that he’s not sure if the couple will rekindle their relationship, after their lives were ruined by mentally unstable nanny Sienna Blake (Anna Passey).

“For Nancy to forgive Darren so quickly would be unrealistic. There’s that saying about forgiving but not forgetting, and there’s just so much that’s gone on between them,” he told Inside Soap.

“How much can Nancy really forgive Darren, and how much can she forget? That’s the question.”

Nancy, played by Jessica Fox, was committed to a mental institute after Sienna framed her for trying to kill her baby son, Oscar, and making it appear as if she was addicted to painkillers. Sienna also faked a pregnancy in an attempt to get closer to Darren.

He continued: “Having said that, they’ve got all that history and they really are trying their best to make it work. So I think it’s going to take a lot more than Sienna Blake to keep these two apart.”

Ashley, who competed in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, teased that there’s drama ahead when Sienna escapes from her psychiatric facility.

“First things first, they have to make sure their children are safe. They go into panic mode and decide to run away from the village,” he said.

“Nancy grabs the kids, Darren packs up their stuff and they arrange to meet at the folly. But when Darren arrives there, something happens. I’m not allowed to say what, but it’s a big shock – let’s just put it that way!”


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