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Barry Sloane
DARK STRANGER ARRIVES: WARNING SPOILER
Wednesday 7th November

A tall dark stranger will arrive in HOLLYOAKS in December, ready for a Christmas surprise. Niall Rafferty is to be played by former Brookside star, Barry Sloane...

SECRETS
Niall Rafferty is due to appear on your scenes in December and manages to get on the wrong side of bad boy Warren in his very first scene! Niall arrives in HOLLYOAKS with a dark secret and a plan of revenge.


DARK SIDE
Niall becomes close to the McQueen family and on Christmas day it's revealed to viewers that he is in fact the son that Myra left at church when she was just fourteen. We spoke to Barry about his new role: "I have previously played baddies they are the best roles to have, they are the most fun and you can really get your teeth into them. It's great playing Niall because he has a really dark side but has a charming side too which is good."

HATE ME
How does Niall think the fans will react to his dark character? "Well if I'm doing my job properly they will hate me! Hopefully I'll be one of those characters that the viewers love to hate."

HAIRDRESSING
Which cast members has Barry become friends with? "I do a lot of stuff with Gemma (Carmel McQueen) and Nicole (Myra McQueen) and I get on with James (John Paul McQueen) who is pleased to have a bloke around so that he isn't with the girls all the time." Niall will become friends with the McQueen's after becoming a hairdresser at Evissa.

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