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Lister: 'Oaks storyline gets really messy'

By and Kris Green
Lister: 'Oaks storyline gets really messy'
Hollyoaks actress Zoë Lister has revealed that fans can expect her character's current storyline to become "really messy" in the days ahead.

The 27-year-old's troubled alter ego Zoe Carpenter was recently cleared of being responsible for Sarah Barnes's (Loui Batley) tragic skydive death, but true culprit Lydia Hart has so far remained undetected as the authorities now believe Sarah committed suicide.

Sarah's passing came after deranged student Lydia (Lydia Kelly) sabotaged her parachute moments before she jumped from a plane during an adventure holiday. Following the dramatic incident, which caused heartbreak for Sarah's father Mike (Tony Hirst), Lydia attempted to frame Zoe for the crime.

Speaking to DS about Zoe's plans to get even, Lister revealed: "[She] can't let Mike continue to think that Sarah killed herself because it must be awful for a parent to continue thinking that about their child. Zoe wants justice, especially as Lydia - Sarah's real murderer - is living with Mike! Zoe decides that the only way she can sort everything out is to befriend Lydia and elicit a confession out of her.

"She doesn't really have a clue what she's doing, but she wants to get a confession out of Lydia. She can't go to the police because they've closed the case, so Zoe takes matters into her own hands."

However, Lister confirmed that Zoe's attempts to grow closer to her enemy only seem to make matters worse as Lydia's mental condition continues to deteriorate.

She explained: "It all gets really messy from here! Because Lydia's really deranged, Lydia starts thinking that because she loved Sarah and Sarah loved Zoe, if she gets with Zoe, that'll be the final piece in the puzzle and it'll all work out. So Lydia starts becoming obsessed with Zoe and to keep control, Zoe has to go with it. There's a point where Lydia kisses her! And then Mike walks in and kicks Zoe out."

Zoe's scheme paves the way for a shocking New Year's Eve confrontation between the two characters, which will see one of the women left fighting for her life.

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