After months and months of mentions, Hollyoaks producers have finally decided to introduce the mother of the Savage family to the Channel 4 soap.
Fans of Hollyoaks will know how Savage siblings, Dodger, Will and Liberty arrived in the village motherless, with tales of abandonment and despair conquered by family unity and hope after their mother, Anna, left them.
However, their boat was quite literally shaken when, after being kept in the dark his entire life, Dodger (Danny Mac) discovered that Dirk Savage (David Kennedy) was not in fact his real father.
Dodger went on the search for his real paternity but got more than he bargained for when he not only discovered his father, Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield) but also a twin sister, Sienna (Anna Passey), that he never knew he had.
Now the Savage’s and the Blake’s have come together to live side by side in peaceful harmony, what better way to bring them crashing back down to earth than a visit from mummy-dearest?
Well, that’s exactly what is about to happen as producers at the award-winning Channel 4 soap have cast former Peak Practice actress, Saskia Wickham to play the estranged parent.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, Anna is set to turn up in the village armed with a sob story of how she was forced to leave Patrick when he turned abusive against her, taking Dodger with her, but leaving his twin, Sienna behind.
Of course Patrick, the new headmaster at the Hollyoaks sixth-form, denies these accusations, and let’s face it even if it turns out to be true, it doesn’t explain her abandoning Dirk, Liberty, Will and Dodger later on.
An insider told the Daily Star Sunday: “Anna has a lot of questions to answer. Her children are going to struggle with her reasons for leaving.”
Anna will arrive in the Channel 4 soap next month.
Watch an interview with Danny Mac and James Atherton who play Dodger and Will Savage in the clip below:
Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD