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Hollyoaks' Nancy on Jake and her hair

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Earlier this week, I managed to catch up with Hollyoaks favourite Jessica Fox to chat about her character Nancy's forthcoming storyline reveal - when she discovers that Ravi (Stephen Uppal) and Kris (Gerard McCarthy) have been sleeping with each other behind her back.

To hear more from Jess about the storyline, click here. Read on, though, if you're interested in hearing what she has to say about Jake Dean, her hair colour and what Nancy might be up to in the foreseeable future...

Do you think it's odd that Nancy's never really mentioned Jake since his departure? Or even visited him for closure?
"I think she's just drawn a line beneath the situation. She never mentions him - ever. We've tried really hard to make sure that Nancy didn't just snap back into her old self after the whole Jake incident last year. There's always a bit of darkness with her. That's something that really annoys me in soap, when something really dramatic happens to a character and they forget about it a couple of weeks later."

Do you bring Nancy's crazy hair to the character or are you told what colour to dye it?
"It's a bit of a collaboration to be honest. I had a brown bob forever and I was sick to death of it, so when we came out of the Jake storyline last year, they wanted to change the image. They asked me if I wanted to dye it any colour, so I thought 'let's go red'. I'm now, of course, completely sick to death of it. Everything I own is a pink colour - every towel in my house!"

What colour is she going next?
"With everything she's been through, I think she's grown up, so those days of desperately needing to shock everyone are probably behind her. She's got to evolve."

You've been quite lucky with the storylines you've had over the last number of years…
"Yeah, I've been spoilt with the dramatic storylines and now they've given me some good comedic stuff. Nancy's gone full circle and she's had the chance to become a whole character, rather than just one who has no end of tragedy and no end of silly affairs."

Ho long do you see yourself staying with Hollyoaks?
"I've no idea to be honest. I was initially only meant to be in the show for three episodes, so I've been lucky. At the end of my second day, suddenly there were several more scripts and then a few more. Then I ended up staying! I really love it. You couldn't ask for a more hard working, lovely bunch of people, crew and cast combined."

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