Hollyoaks actress Tamara Wall says she hopes her character will become one half of a power couple in the style of Den and Angie Watts.

Tamara, who plays Grace Black, is in a new relationship with Trevor Royle (Greg Wood), which she is trying to keep secret from dad Fraser (Jesse Birdsall), and said she hoped the romance would live up to the classic EastEnders pairing.

She told Inside Soap: “I hope they become the new power couple of Hollyoaks. They need to be the Den and Angie Watts of Chester. For me, Den and Angie were the ultimate soap couple, so if we could be anything like them, I’d be well chuffed. But it goes without saying that Grace and Trevor are far more evil.”

Talking about her character’s relationship, Tamara said: “As far as Grace is concerned, this is the real deal. Trevor is the only man she really cares about.

“It is the first time we have seen his soft side and it has been great to show the audience that they both have a nice streak. It makes them more likeable, even though they are both baddies.”

The actress also explained that the storyline had helped her become more accepted by Hollyoaks fans.

She said: “The loyal fans are always a bit stressed when someone new walks into the village. So I did get a battering online in the beginning, just because I was new.

“But since the romance with Trevor, people have started to see Grace in a whole new light. Now I get lovely comments – the fans call us ‘Trace’!”