They are literally two peas in a pod, but the new coupling of Grace Black and Trevor Royle in Hollyoaks hasn’t pleased everyone!
Fans of the award-winning Channel4 soap will know how Trevor (Greg Wood) was brought up by Grace’s father, Fraser (Jesse Birdsall), where he was moulded into the hard faced, drug selling, cop killing gangster we all know and love today.
So it isn’t surprising that, knowing only full well who Trevor is, and what he is capable of (having trained him to be exactly the way he is himself), Fraser does not think that he is the most suitable partner for his daughter Grace (Tamara Wall).
Having been ordered by Fraser to end their relationship, Trev and Grace found it far too hard to stay away from one another, so continued their relationship in secret behind Fraser’s back.
However, when rummaging through Trevor’s flat to try and find evidence against Fraser, Freddie (Charlie Clapham) discovered a photo of the secret lovebirds, and promptly showed it to his new step-dad Fraser to try and get back in his good books.
Things are set to turn very nasty following this incident as, when Grace finds out what Freddie did, she decides that he owes her and tries to get him to murder Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) with catastrophic consequences (read more on that story here).
But, it’s not all doom and gloom as Tamara Wall who plays Grace has revealed that she believes that her character’s relationship with Trevor could make them the new power couple of the show.
Discussing the future of ‘Trace’ with Inside Soap, the former EastEnders actress explained:
“As far as Grace is concerned, this is the real deal. Trevor is the only man she really cares about.
“It is the first time we have seen his soft side and it has been great to show the audience that they both have a nice streak. It makes them more likeable, even though they are both baddies.”
On how fans have reacted to Grace, and her involvement with Trevor, Wall continued:
“The loyal fans are always a bit stressed when someone new walks into the village. So I did get a battering online in the beginning, just because I was new.
“But since the romance with Trevor, people have started to see Grace in a whole new light. Now I get lovely comments – the fans call us ‘Trace’!
“I hope they become the new power couple of Hollyoaks. They need to be the Den and Angie Watts of Chester. For me, Den and Angie were the ultimate soap couple, so if we could be anything like them, I’d be well chuffed. But it goes without saying that Grace and Trevor are far more evil.”
Hollyoaks can be seen week nights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD – Watch the trailer for next week’s wrecking ball stunt in the clip below: