Exclusive: Hollyoaks stars speak out on whether Joel and Cleo will reunite

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From Digital Spy

Hollyoaks cast members Nadine Mulkerrin and Rory Douglas-Speed have discussed the possibility of a Joel Dexter and Cleo McQueen reunion.

Back in July, Joel's secret affair with Cleo's cousin Goldie McQueen was uncovered by Cleo, leading the pair to separate, but the two real life partners seem interested in seeing where things lead in the future (when Nadine returns from maternity leave, that is).

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In conversation with Digital Spy, the duo were asked if they'd like to see their characters get back together at some point, despite Joel dating Goldie and Cleo's relationship with Mitchell Deveraux (who has feelings for Scott Drinkwell).

"Do you know what, probably! Absolutely," Rory said. "I think regardless of whether me and Nadine were together in real life or not, the two characters had a buzz together. They had an amazing electricity together on screen."

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He elaborated: "Nadine was so great to work with, and the characters just evolved and grew together. It really hit close to home for people, because the relationship was very real. There was a lot of fun, jealousy and a lot of sadness there.

"They went through an abortion and people do forget how much they went through. I think if they were ever to get back together, that's not something just to be looked over. But it'd be amazing to see what would get thrown at us next We'll have to wait and see because they're on different tangents at the moment."

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Nadine added: "I think for the characters it'd be good, but nothing ever lasts in soaps so maybe they'd just keep splitting us up again. Maybe they'll just be really good friends, because then they can still work together a lot but it won't be romantic.

"I think it's nice that they're still involved in each other's lives and Joel still has that tie to the McQueens. Obviously Joel doesn't have any family in the village at the moment, so it's nice that I get to still see him on set all the time at the McQueen house."

So essentially, we can consider that a 'maybe'.

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