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Hollyoaks star Oscar Curtis has revealed his real-life friendship with co-star Matthew James-Bailey, who he doesn’t share any scenes with.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the actor — who plays Lucas Hay on the soap — explained how James-Bailey (Ethan Williams) helped him settle in after he joined the show last year.

“Outside of work, Matt James-Bailey took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. We never have scenes together! But if I need any advice I go straight to him,” he said.

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Curtis went on to express his gratitude to his on-screen family, who have played an important part in welcoming him to the village.

“We get on and they’re so helpful mentoring but not in a patronising way, they’re respectful. Kieron [Richardson, who plays Ste] has literally been exactly where I’ve been. David Ames as well,” he explained.

“Me, Kieron, Greg [Finnegan, who plays James] and Ela-May [Dermican, who plays Leah] are like an actual family — the dynamic between us is the exact same. Me and Greg get on joking with each other, Kieron is laughing watching us, me and Ela-May are laughing.”

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He added: “I get told off for singing on set, I can’t sing but always sing half a line of a song then muttering the rest. Greg gets annoyed saying, ‘Finish the damn song!'”

In recent weeks, Lucas has been at the centre of Carter Shepherd’s conversion therapy storyline, after the headteacher learnt of the teen’s feelings for friend Dillon Ray.

Amid the disturbing story arc, Curtis shared how much he values his friendship with Nathaniel Dass, who plays Dillon.

“The truth is that I couldn’t do my job without Nate. Our off-screen chemistry reflects on-screen as we get on so well, I honestly couldn’t do it without him and that’s the truth,” he said.

Hollyoaks streams first online via Channel 4 each weekday at 7.30pm. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

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