Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe has confessed she never thought she would be able to keep the secret that Mercedes McQueen was still alive.

The leopard print-loving McQueen sister was thought to have left the Channel 4 soap for good last year when she was seen being stabbed. But she made a shock return last month when it was revealed Mercedes was alive and living in France.

Jennifer said: “It was really hard. I said to the producers, I’ll try and keep it a secret as long as I can, but I’m the worst liar in the world.

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Mercedes is back (Lime Pictures)

 

“But it turns out I’m a really good liar. I just lied my way through it all!”

She added: “I haven’t been back filming yet. I had one scene yesterday, got in, all dolled up, and it got cancelled. So I’m yet to go back [officially].”

And Jennifer wants Mercedes to get back with Trevor, and hopes she doesn’t change her scheming ways any time soon.

She said: “I quite like Mercedes and Trevor, she’s at her best when she’s with him. Mercedes is at her best when she’s partnered with a guy.

Greg plays Trevor Royle in Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures)

Greg Wood plays Trevor Royle in Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures)

 

“The lovely thing about my character, which they write really well for, she is loyal to her family, so a bit of a roller coaster ride – but yeah I prefer her when she’s bad.”