Hi Sarah! So, we can reveal that Mandy will find out she is pregnant this week. How does she react?

She’s very shocked as it comes as quite a surprise! She’s also a bit unsure about how Darren will react at first, and is not sure if the timing is right.

When/How does she discover the news?

She’s feeling a little off and under the weather, so she takes a pregnancy test just to be sure… Not expecting it to be positive!

Is she worried about telling Darren?

Definitely! They’ve talked about having a baby together, but this wasn’t planned for right now. I think she’s worried he’ll freak out and not want the baby.

How does Nancy take the news?

It’s actually Darren who tells Nancy about the pregnancy, and Mandy only finds out she knows later on. Understandably, she’s a bit bitter to say the least…

Can you let us know Mandy’s past as a mother?

She’s always been a brilliant mum with a lot of love for her children. Her first baby sadly died of cot death, and she struggles with the grief of this. Her daughter Ella is the love of her life. She did have a troubled time when Ella was taken into care down to Luke’s drinking, but Mandy would do anything for her children and has stepped up as a fab step-mum to Ollie.

What is Mandy’s relationship with Darren like at the moment?

It’s strong, but they’re having trouble dealing with all the other factors in their life. They really want to be together and have been through a lot to get there.

How do Ollie and Ella react to the news of the pregnancy?

They’re super excited and happy that there’s finally some positive news for their family.

What’s in store for Mandy over the coming weeks?

Luke comes into her life again and she has to come to terms with her new situation, along with some unexpected problems…

If you could be any other character, who would it be and why?

I think because I’ve played Mandy for so long, it wouldn’t feel right being any other character in this show! I’ve been so lucky to play a character that’s had lots of light and shade in her life, and Mandy has given me many opportunities as an actress, with many challenging storylines.

How will everyone react to Mandy's pregnancy? You'll have to tune in to Hollyoaks all this week at 7pm on E4 to find out!