Hollyoaks’ Nancy Osborne to become soap’s next SERIAL KILLER?

Nancy Osborne in Hollyoaks

‘I wouldn’t put it past her,’ admits actress Jessica Fox

Hollyoaks star Jessica Fox, who plays Nancy Osborne, has suggested that her character could follow in the footsteps of Silas Blissett, Lindsey Butterfield and Breda McQueen and become the soap’s next serial killer.

Nancy is currently grieving the death of fiancé Kyle Kelly, who took his own life after secretly battling depression. She believes that Kyle’s drug-taking played a major part in his mental health problems.

Kyle Kell in Hollyoaks played by Adam Rickitt

Kyle (Adam Rickitt) recently took his own life

Kyle’s regular supplier was Jordan Price, who was happy to cash in on Kyle’s addiction. Jordan has also taken advantage of Nancy’s adoptive son Charlie; grooming the teenager into becoming part of the sinister county lines drugs network.

Meanwhile, he had a hand to play in the teacher’s tragic miscarriage in January, as it was his ‘worker’ Mason who stabbed Nancy during a fracas in the school playground, where Mason was following Jordan’s orders to deal to pupils.

Needless to say, Nancy is going to have a lot to get her head around when Jordan’s evil behaviour inevitably comes to light.

Drug dealer Jordan Price with Charlie Dean in Hollyoaks

Drug dealer Jordan has recruited Nancy's adoptive son, Charlie

“I don’t know what she’s going to do; I think her head’s going to pop off!” Fox tells us.

“Nancy’s lost her fiancé, which she blames on the drugs, and the drugs are being trafficked through her child, so there are so many different layers of confusion.

“She adores Charlie and he’s this wonderful child, so to see him enter into this dark, scary world, I don’t think she’s going to know what to do. If that wasn’t Charlie, she’d want the person punished. But because it’s Charlie, is she going to want that?”

Asked how Nancy will want revenge on Jordan, she adds: “She might go full-on Silas or Breda; I have no idea. I wouldn’t put it past her!”

Breda McQueen

Evil Breda purged the village of 'bad dads'

That Jordan will meet his maker isn’t an unlikely prospect. Last December’s ambitious flash-forward scenes to New Year’s Eve 2020 showed a body bag being zipped up, and the drug pusher is prime suspect amongst fans as being the mystery person inside.

Could heartbroken Nancy end up bumping him off?

Alison Slade
Soaps Editor
Alison Slade has over 20 years of experience as a TV journalist and has spent the vast majority of that time as Soap Editor of TV Times magazine.  She is passionate about the ability of soaps to change the world by presenting important, issue-based stories about real people in a relatable way. There are few soap actors that she hasn’t interviewed over the years, and her expertise in the genre means she has been called upon as a judge numerous times for The British Soap Awards and the BAFTA TV Awards.

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