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Profile: Nico Blake (Persephone Swales-Dawson)

Nico Blake (Persephone Swales-Dawson)

Introducing Nico: intelligent, funny, but with quite a dark streak. As the estranged daughter of Sienna Blake, it’s easy to see where she developed her manipulative streak. From growing up being passed from care home to care home, she’s matured way beyond her years and has developed into a distant and distrustful young girl with a mean right hook.

Nico found her way to Hollyoaks village to find her estranged mother, but developing a relationship with her from scratch could be harder than she’d expected.

Maturity, brains and a killer sense of humour are the things that make Nico a great friend… or they would, if she’d actually let you into her life. Deep down, Nico just wants to be loved and to be a part of a real family, but she’s so terrified of rejection that she instinctively just pushes people away. Nico is deeply troubled, and there’s no way she’ll let anything go without a fight, but really she’s just looking for a place in the world.

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Hollyoaks synopsis

The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...

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Ste's testimony in the witness box could have devastating consequences for John Paul, while the race is on for Darren to put things right with Nancy.

Channel 4 6.30pm Wed 1 Oct