Hello, Nathan! What plan does Milo come up with to make Tom stay with the Cunninghams?

He has many plans because most of them fail! When Milo finds out Darren is involved in drugs, and then overhears Nancy telling Tom off a little too harshly, he decides the Osbornes’ house is not a good or safe environment for Tom to live in. At first, Milo tries to help the Cunninghams see how happy they are when they’re all together, and encourages Tom to live with his “real” family. But when that isn’t enough, he causes a little mischief!

He stirs things up between Nancy and Cindy when they argue over who knows what’s best for Tom, and then Milo spray paints ‘GRASS’ on Darren’s car. When everyone thinks drug dealers are after Darren, they all agree it wouldn’t be safe for Tom to move back in with the Osbornes. Of course, Milo is hardly a master criminal and gets caught red-handed with the spray paint!

What story does Milo tell about why he spent time in Young Offenders?

He tells the truth, but not the whole story. Milo hates lying. He tells Cindy how he worked on his dad’s builder’s yard as a teenager. How he was bullied by everyone, including his Dad. He tried to fit in, but he wasn’t cut out for that type of work. So to prove to his dad that he wasn’t useless, he did a job on his own. Unfortunately, there was an accident and people got hurt, so he was sent to a Young Offenders Institution. Luckily for Milo, Cindy is a little too shocked by how upset he is, and not wanting to upset him further, she doesn’t ask any questions.

How far would Milo go to keep his past hidden?

That depends on the writers! He gets blackmailed into doing things he would never do, such as illegally hacking government websites. I think he’d do almost anything to stay part of the Cunningham family. But he’s not a violent person, and he’d never deliberately hurt anyone. It’s not in his nature.

Can you tell us a bit about Milo’s character?

He’s a bit misunderstood. Because he has a dark past, people instantly assume he’s a psychopath. But actually he’s a sweet guy who loves nothing more than fixing things, helping others and putting a smile on someone’s face. He dedicates his entire life to making others happy. Milo’s a good person. His intentions are always honourable, but unfortunately, he doesn’t always make the best decisions. When things go too far and someone gets upset he feels terrible, and usually tries his best to fix things. He has also been bullied all his life for being different. He has never felt loved or accepted. He’s never even had a girlfriend! He just wants to belong somewhere, bless him. To have friends and be part of a loving family, like we all do!

What’s it been like playing the role of Milo?

A dream come true. The writers have done a great job of keeping him fun and entertaining, but also giving him an air of mystery. It was a bit scary at first because - just like Milo - I moved into somebody’s family. David Kennedy, Steph Waring, Amanda Clapham and Ellis Hollins have been an on-screen family for years. They know each other really well and they’re very close. I felt like a stranger walking into their family. The fans also know the characters really well, so it must feel the same for them. Luckily, the gang have been incredibly supportive and we have so much fun together. Most days we laugh until it hurts. The fans have also been unbelievably supportive, I’m so grateful for how they have accepted and warmed to Milo.

Have you any funny stories or gossip you can tell about your time at Hollyoaks so far?

It was my first serious scene with David Kennedy, where Milo and Dirk were having a really touching heart-to-heart. During my close up - I suddenly farted! Being the professionals we are, we carried on the scene and that is the take they showed on television.

Watch Mysterious Milo's story unfold tonight on Hollyoaks, E4, 7pm.