Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Richard Blackwood has revealed all about filming a shocking stunt for his character Felix Westwood in Hollyoaks.
Soap bosses have confirmed a potentially deadly accident will see Felix in the line of fire as part of Hollyoaks' hour-long special for Black to Front Project, featuring an all-Black cast.
On Thursday, September 9 on E4, a family BBQ for Walter's birthday brings family and friends together to shed some light on the Deverauxs' history.
Felix arrives back in the village as well to win back Martine, but the surprise appearance of his estranged son DeMarcus to win over Felix leads to a sailing accident that could have deadly consequences.
Teasing the episode's centrepiece stunt, Richard Blackwood promised Hollyoaks fans they have a lot to look forward to with a watery cliffhanger.
"It's a great stunt," he said. "I had to make it look as if I had passed out, but at the same time when you resurface your natural instinct is to breathe. There's no training for that, you've just got to do it and hope that they catch it.
"It's cold as well, we have to wear wetsuits and I didn't realise that wetsuit means that it's actually wet on the inside. So that was a first.
"The most difficult part of filming that scene was putting your head under water. It's not like being in a swimming pool where the most you’re dealing with is chlorine and you just wash it out!"
The actor added: "I really enjoy filming stunts. I often see people in TV and film pushing to do their own stunts and I understand why; because you feel like you were involved.
"When you see someone just about to do a scene and they go 'cut!' and then get a stunt double, I think it takes away from the magic of you being involved."
Blackwood also spoke about the importance of the Black to Front Project giving opportunities in media to creatives and technicians.
"You don't see enough representation on and offscreen," he said. "Black people or people of colour are not really on the screen, so we need something like this to show equality, to show that we're here too. We live in a multicultural society and it needs to be represented so that's why this is very important."
Hollyoaks airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4. Selected omnibus episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video.
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