Jodie turns up in Chester just before Christmas and quickly catches the eye of depressed Doug Carter (PJ Brennan) and local womaniser Dodger Savage (Danny Mac). However, as New Year's Eve arrives, she has her eye on someone else altogether.
The newcomer is in her first year of studying Dance and is fiercely ambitious as her course means everything to her. Although she has a straight-talking nature, she is also modest and never considers herself to be better than anybody else.
A Hollyoaks statement teased: "Jodie is ambitious to a fault - she'll allow nothing to stand in the way of her dreams to be a dancer. Let's hope she's not setting herself up for a fall."
Jodie is played by actress Montana Manning, who previously toured with Girls Aloud as part of the girl group Cookie.
Manning has also had a background role in the Harry Potter films and recently portrayed the part of Katia in UK film Demons Never Die.
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