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'Hollyoaks' Jonny Clarke teases "exciting" plot

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Bart McQueen - played by Jonny Clarke

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Hollyoaks star Jonny Clarke has promised that his character will be at the centre of a new, controversial storyline.

The actor plays Bart McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, who has already been involved in a stabbing and a sex change plot since arriving in the village.

"I've got this big storyline coming up in Hollyoaks, which should be exciting and quite controversial. I really can't wait to nail the performance," Clarke told i-D.

Speaking of how he landed a role in Hollyoaks, he added: "I basically was really bad at school, just got really bad grades. I knew I needed to earn a living and I knew I wanted to be an actor, but I wanted a certain skill so I could earn money whilst I was doing it. I thought hairdressing maybe.

"I went to my Dad who got me an agent and I got a job doing a viral thing for a university and then an audition came up for Hollyoaks a week later. I just went to audition and then on the drive back home with my Mum they said I got the part."

Clarke recently admitted that he was "so nervous" about filming Bart's shock stage invasion at a Wretch 32 concert in London last year. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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