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'Hollyoaks' duo reflect on lesbian plot

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'Hollyoaks' duo reflect on lesbian plot
Hollyoaks star Zoë Lister has insisted that her character Zoe Carpenter doesn't have romantic feelings for Sarah Barnes.

Viewers saw Zoe having a lesbian encounter with Sarah (Loui Batley) in late night spinoff Hollyoaks Later last year, but they went on to dismiss the experience as a drunken mistake.

Discussing the current state of the pair's relationship in an interview with DS, Lister explained: "I don't think they do have feelings for each other in that way. Last year happened and Zoe put it down to history and experience - one of those things that teenagers get up to occasionally and she was quite happy to leave it there.

"They've got through a lot and their relationship is really quite special. There's a lot of love there but Zoe's not got anything sexual for Sarah - it's purely a deep friendship."

Meanwhile, Batley said: "I think that for Sarah, Zoe's the best friend she's ever had - a lot of people in her life have let her down but Zoe's her rock. Even though they've had their fall-outs, she's always been there for her and she loves her as a friend.

"I think Zoe feels the same. But for Sarah it's something more - she completely relies on her and that turns into love for her as well."

This year's Later series will see either Zoe or Sarah killed off in a skydiving tragedy. The dramatic scenes will air in tonight's instalment.

Hollyoaks Later continues at 9pm tonight on E4.

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