Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter reveals she’s dating co-star James Atherton

by Lynn Connolly

Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter has revealed that she’s dating her co-star James Atherton, who plays her character’s boyfriend on the show.

Jorgie – who plays Theresa McQueen – told Gossip-Monthly.com that she and James, who plays Will Savage, have been an item for some time.

She said, “Me and James have been dating a while and it is the first time I have dated a co-star. I’ve never actually admitted that we have been going out!

“Things are going really well and he is a great guy, I can’t shut up about him!

“It is a little weird working with him on set. We will be doing a scene and then afterwards it is like, ‘So do you want to hang out after this?’

“I don’t know if I’d get jealous of him kissing another co-star for work – I’ve never seen him do it yet…

“I’d like to say no because it is work, but when it happens I’ll probably go mad!”

Jorgie also revealed she loves playing Theresa, and has no plans to leave the show any time soon.

She said, “At the moment I am really happy at Hollyoaks. It makes me laugh and keeps me happy and I don’t want to leave that.

“Theresa has had loads of twists and turns, from snogging every boy on the block to killing someone, having a baby, every bit has been an absolute privilege and long may it continue.”

However, Jorgie admitted when Theresa became a mum, she found it really hard working with a baby.

She said, “Working with a baby was really weird, I was so scared. The baby on set hated me.

“It’s OK when they’re toddlers as they can talk and walk. But when you have to hold a baby they can sense your fear!”

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.