Hollyoaks star explains Jeremy Blake's traumatic backstory

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Hollyoaks star Jeremy Sheffield has explained his character Jeremy Blake's traumatic backstory.

The actor made his return to the village this week as Patrick Blake's brother Jeremy, aka Jez, alongside Loose Women's Sherrie Hewson as his mother Martha.

Sienna was left stunned when she thought her evil father was back from the dead, only to learn that Patrick had a long-lost twin.

Speaking to Inside Soap, Sheffield opened up about Jeremy's "difficult" and "troubled" relationship with his villainous brother.

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"A huge event blew the brothers apart and Jez disappeared — whatever went on was so traumatic he just had to escape," he said.

"I imagine Jez was Patrick's first victim."

The actor went on to detail Jeremy's strained relationship with his mother Martha, saying: "They have a terrible, toxic relationship, but we don't know why yet. And it's not even clear who is the good guy and who is the bad guy.

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"But this is the Blakes we're talking about! Sherrie is fantastic, I'm not sure she's ever played a character like this!"

In scenes set to air next week, Sienna and Maxine recoil in horror as they're faced with the body double of their tormentor, Patrick, in the hospital.

Sienna is suspicious and urges half-sister Dilly not to have contact with Jeremy. The situation is soon made worse when Sienna finds a weapon in Jeremy's bag.

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However, he admits that the 'weapon' is just one of his gardening tools, and he explains that he couldn't be more different to late twin Patrick.

On what viewers can expect from the newcomer, Sheffield teased: "Jez had to learn ways to survive having been under Patrick's control, so he's good at being a chameleon.

"He is smart, articulate and full of charm — but he may not be all he seems..."

Hollyoaks streams first online via Channel 4 each weekday at 7.30pm. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

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