Ricky Whittle doesn’t think that the culprit unveiled as Calvin Valentine’s killer in Hollyoaks had a strong enough motive to pull the trigger.

The soap’s whodunnit plot reached its climax last week when viewers saw Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) shoot Ricky’s character at his wedding shortly after telling him she was pregnant with his baby. But the actor, who was surprised by the outcome, thinks there were only three characters who could realistically have been capable, and none of them was Theresa.

He said: “My opinion was it would have been someone else. If I was going to pick a killer for Calvin I don’t think anyone had a strong enough motive apart from Mercedes, Malachy and Spencer.

“Obviously, with Malachy, I was sleeping with his wife. Mercedes is a woman scorned, and I don’t think Spencer understands consequences so he could probably act without realising that if he shot Calvin he would die and that would be for ever.

“I thought it could possibly been him because he was upset that Calvin left Warren to die, so those are the only three I felt had enough motive to pull the trigger.”

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