Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) gave birth earlier this month in the aftermath of her horrendous ordeal with serial killer Silas Blissett. However, the mystery remains over whether the child's father is Riley or his dad Carl (Paul Opacic).
As reported at the weekend, Riley will demand a paternity test in an upcoming episode - which leads to the truth finally being revealed.
Norbury told Inside Soap of the storyline: "If I were to tell Riley anything, then I'd say that if the baby really is his, he should be there for the kid in any way he can - regardless of whether Riley and Mercedes are together.
"But if the child isn't his, then he should just walk away from the situation, maintain his dignity and try to get on with his life. He should put himself first."
The actor added that he is thrilled to have been involved in some of Hollyoaks' biggest storylines this year.
"When I've been out and about recently, people have seemed quite taken by Hollyoaks and the big storylines that both me and Jennifer have been part of," he explained. "The public response has been brilliant."
Hollyoaks will not reveal the outcome of the paternity test until the episode airs next week.
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