Sexy, dangerous and determined... meet Mercedes McQueen.

A member of the McQueen clan, Mercedes is a woman who knows what she wants and she’ll do anything to get it. As her past shenanigans have proven (sleeping with her fiancé's dad, covering for her murderous husband, stabbing herself and framing Mitzeee for it... you know, totally normal sort of stuff), her loyalty only stretches as far as it suits her; if she believes there’s something to be gained, Mercedes won’t hesitate to step over her family, friends or enemies to get it.

And that’s why we heart this Hollyoaks legend. Sure, she’s no angel, but we think it’s safe to say that the village would be a much quieter place without our Mercy.

About Jennifer Metcalfe: Having previously had roles in Emmerdale and other TV dramas, Mercedes is Jennifer's first major part.