Hi Susie, can you tell us what happens with Scarlett and Mandy in this week’s Hollyoaks?

It gets very nasty between the two girls. Sarah and I had a lot of fun doing our scenes. Mandy definitely isn’t delighted to have Scarlett back in the village! Scarlett feels very threatened that Ollie is living with happily married Luke and Mandy. There is a huge fight. I won’t spoil it and tell you who comes out of it better!!

Why has Scarlett suddenly decided she wants to win Luke back?

I think it’s often the way in life when someone you’ve loved moves on. I guess especially the father of your child, who’s made big changes and progress – it can fire up all kinds of feelings about what you’ve walked away from. She’s remembering why she fell in love with him in the first place, and conveniently forgetting why she walked away.

Does Scarlett actually still love Luke or is she just trying to cause trouble?

It’s more than causing trouble, although she’s definitely addicted to drama. She’s got a soft side to her as we begin to see - and I think she genuinely loved him very much in the past. Part of her probably can’t bear to see him so in love. It’s like stepping in and expecting things to be where she left them.

What is Scarlett’s goal in all this?

Her son is her primary focus, she’s done everything for him as a single mum since he was 6 years old. She’s potentially a little co-dependant with him - sometimes treats him too much as her friend - without him she’s pretty lost, him living with Luke has really pushed her out. On second thoughts, she can’t bear Mandy or how much she interferes. Ultimately she wants that new marriage to be over as soon as possible.

Has it hurt Scarlett that she’s been separated from Ollie?

Definitely! She’s hugely protective of Ollie and at the moment he won’t let her continue in the role of being the main person in his life. Luke’s sharing that and it’s very hard. It’s adjustment. It’s always been about her and him.

Do you enjoy filming at Hollyoaks?

Love it. Love the people so much- I’ve been so lucky having my scenes with Gary (Luke), Sarah (Mandy), Adam (Brody) and Nathan (Buster). Love the team there. The storylines have been superb. Love being in the make-up room (even if it’s at the crack of dawn) and Aedan’s awesome. He makes me laugh so much, I was telling him about taking my driving test and he replied ‘oh right yeah, that was before I was born’.

Tune in to Hollyoaks to find out what else Sacrlett has up her sleeve, weeknights 6:30pm on Channel 4, 7:00pm on E4!