Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Hollyoaks star Billy Price has admitted that he thought his character Sid Sumner would be the show's body bag victim.
The Channel 4 soap aired a year-long mystery in 2020 after a special flashforward scene showed a body bag and crime scene outside The Hutch.
After 12 months of speculation, a special episode in December confirmed that Sid's cousin Jordan Price was the unlucky character.
Asked whether he'd been worried about Sid being in the bag, Billy told Digital Spy: "Oh I actually thought I was – 120% thought I was. I remember even asking right at the start: 'Who's in the body bag?'
"No-one said anything, so I was convinced it was me, but then when I found out it wasn't, I was so relieved. To get to stay in the village where it all goes down is a huge honour."
Discussing the departure of Connor Calland, who played Jordan, Billy continued: "It was really sad because me and Connor had a really nice chemistry on screen. We got on really well and it reflected on screen that we had that close chemistry and cousin bond.
"He's a brilliant actor, so natural, and it was really nice to work with him. I am going to miss him and it's sad, because Sid is now back to having no family!
"But at the end of the day, there's only so much that a character like Jordan can get away with and they need to be punished."
Sid is still taking centre stage in Hollyoaks' County Lines storyline, as he is currently trying to bring down drug dealer Victor Brothers once and for all.
The troubled teenager was a controversial character when he was introduced as the son of far-right extremist Stuart Sumner in 2019, but has steadily increased in popularity over the past year.
Discussing Sid's journey, Billy added: "I've absolutely loved it. I feel very lucky and I thank the whole team at Hollyoaks for giving me the journey. It's always nice when you have that type of journey – you don't come in as a loveable character where people love you from the start and you have to change someone's opinion.
"He's gone from people thinking he's a horrible little rat, to now one of the characters who touches the audience's hearts. It really shows how the character has developed. It's made me closer to the audience because I've turned their hearts around."
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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