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Hollyoaks star Jessica Fox desperate to play Nancy Osbourne’s secret naughty twin

HOLLYOAKS star Jessica Fox says she’s desperate to play Nancy Osbourne’s secret naughty twin.

She told Inside Soap magazine that she suggested the idea to soap bosses and was gutted when they passed it up.

“I once tried to pitch the idea that Nancy should have an identical twin, so I could play two characters,” she said.

“The twin could be really naughty, and Nancy could still be very strict! That could be a lot of fun to play!

“But it would take too long to film, so the bosses didn’t go for it. With current guidelines, though, it would just be me on set. Maybe I’ll pitch it to them again.”

The 36-year-old actress has been showing off her charming house on Instagram during lockdown, after drafting in fiance Nicholas Willes for some DIY.

The star has previously revealed that she served Nicholas, who toured with The Editors, a “two page list of jobs” to do on the project as they planned a major overhaul of bedrooms and her kitchen in the property.

Photos from her Instagram show her bright personality throughout the newly decorated rooms, with the star opting for flamingo, pink and sage walls.

The actress is also a fan of big bold prints, fairy lights and patterns as her home has plenty.

Her hallway features a wooden staircase, painted a variety of blue shades, while the walls match with a polka dot design.

The landing wall is covered from floor to ceiling in photo frames filled with artwork and album posters, while pot plants line the stairs.

A living room is painted a pale pastel colour, with a handful of pale pink and black frames on the wall holding personal photographs while a vintage drinks cabinet holds crystal glasses for special occasions.

Another picture shows a room with a leather couch, covered with a faux fur blanket, cushions and a rose gold coffee table, while a wood-burning fireplace roars and a built-in cupboard holds spare firewood. The room features a bay window, which over Christmas, Jessica used to place her Christmas tree.

Her bedroom is a pink paradise, with plants and artwork placed on floating shelves above the headboard, and a selection of throws and cushion makes the bed a cosy place to lounge.

Even her bathroom is not immune from the explosion of prints and greenery, with succulents placed on her sink and a quirky cat-shaped toothbrush holder, while a Frida Kahlo-printed shower curtain hangs over the bath.

Jessica had previously shared snaps of Nick hard at work and wrote alongside one: “Death by sanding.”

While she’s not being a DIY queen, she’s a self-confessed animal lover and calls herself a “Cat-Mother” on Twitter.

Other photos show Jessica looking happy and relaxed in a striped top as she cuddles her cat, and in another, her pet sits at a table beside a bouquet of red roses.

Jessica has played Nancy for the past 15 years and has been involved in some of the show’s most dramatic storylines.

They involve domestic abuse, a menage a trois, an addiction to painkillers, two attempted rapes and an MS diagnosis.
In recent months however, Nancy rekindled a romance with ex Darren which saw her almost lose boyfriend Kyle Kelly (played by Adam Rickitt).

Kyle forgave her for the affair, and the pair resolved to get married, only to realise they were expecting a baby.

However, viewers saw the pair lose their baby after Nancy was taken to hospital following a stabbing in the school playground by drug dealer Mason.

Though she was originally told her baby would be okay, the baby tragically died.

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