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'Oaks star "grateful" for carer storyline

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Ashley Margolis has revealed that he feels privileged to be part of his challenging new Hollyoaks storyline.

In Friday's episode of the soap, it will be revealed that Margolis's character Ricky Campbell is a carer for his father Martin (Grant Masters), who suffers from MS.

Discussing the new plot, Margolis told PA: "I was so grateful I was given the opportunity to do it. Having done research on it, about what young carers have to go through every day, [you realise] it's a hard life.

"It's brilliant what they do and hopefully this storyline will get people to realise, 'That's what I'm going through'."

On the physical challenges of the storyline, he added: "The guy who plays Martin, Grant Masters, makes himself a dead weight. He's quite a strong guy. I've had to physically lift him up and I'm tired after doing it. And that's just from acting it. The people who actually go through it - it's very hard."

Margolis was first seen in Hollyoaks last summer when he was introduced as the internet boyfriend of Anita Roy (Saira Choudhry). Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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