The Roscoe’s are facing an unsettling time in Hollyoaks at the moment, in the aftermath of eldest brother Joe’s disappearance.
Of course the situation is particularly tense for two member in particular – Joe’s fiancée Lindsey (Sophie Austin) who thinks he has left because she admitted to her part in the murder of Dr Browning, and his brother Freddie (Charlie Clapham) who knows that Joe is actually dead.
However, with Joe out of the picture it does raise the question of the undercurrent of desire between Freddie and Lindsey.
Fans of the award-winning Channel 4 soap will know how Freddie has been secretly in love with Lindsey for years, a secret that was recently discovered by both Lindsey and Freddie’s new wife Sinead, and quickly stored in the happy-never-after category of their hearts.
But with Joe out of the picture, could this be the chance that Freddie has been waiting for, despite it being partly his fault that Joe was killed?
Unreality TV spoke EXCLSUIVELY to Charlie Clapham, who plays Freddie, to find out what the future could hold for his character and his brother’s jilted fiancée:
“This is where it Is all pinned down for Freddie now. He sort of thinks ‘if I could just run away with you [Lindsey] my life would be pretty amazing right now’. Because if he could get away from Hollyoaks with Lindsey, that would be it! That would be fantastic!
“He wouldn’t have to deal with the death of his brother, he could just get on with his life and spend all of his time trying to look after Lindsey. He wouldn’t have to answer to his mum, or face her because in Freddie’s eyes I don’t know if he could tell her what has happened, I don’t think he could handle it. So that’s what I think he really needs to do.”
“But on the other side of things there is the other option, which is Sinead, so should he just throw all his eggs in that basket and run away with her and the baby, or even just move out of the house and settle down with them?
“I think strangely it is the baby that draws Freddie to Sinead more than anything. I think that extra sense of responsibility of taking care of someone completely dependent on him, and even Sinead for that matter because she really does need a bit of hep, doesn’t she? I think Freddie likes the ‘stepping in’ role.
“So those are the two options he has, and I think he probably sits down and thinks about them quite a lot.”
Finally, on how he is finding life in Hollyoaks, Charlie concluded:
“I am just really enjoying it. Looking back at the amount of stuff we did last year, and it still hasn’t even been a year, it’s crazy.
“But looking at the stuff we have coming up I am going to be really busy – This story is just taking so many twists and turns and bends – I really couldn’t see where it was going for a long time, but it is really gripping – even for me.
“I sit there and read the scripts once a week and think ‘I can’t wait to film that’ or ‘I can’t wait to do that’, even other people’s scenes I have started looking at and thinking ‘I wanted to do that’ but that’s just being greedy (laughs).
“But I am just really looking forward to it all.”
Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD.