Hollyoaks legend Will Mellor reveals his pride as his niece Kiera joins the cast as Theresa McQueen’s daughter
CORONATION Street Will Mellor has revealed his pride after his niece Kiara joined the cast of Hollyoaks.
The actor – who plays drug dealer Harvey in the ITV soap – started his career in Hollyoaks as Jambo back in 1995.
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And now his talented niece is following in his footsteps, playing Theresa McQueen’s daughter Kathleen Angel.
The actor posted a picture of his niece on the set of the Channel 4 soap.
He captioned it: “So proud of my little niece Kiara! On Hollyoaks where it all began for me.”
Will’s sister and Kiara’s mum Gemma wrote: “When her dream became a reality! ✨
“Feeling super proud right now, I can finally talk about it.
“Tonight my daughter made her first appearance on Hollyoaks as Kathleen Angel McQueen.
“Bursting with pride! Words can’t express!”
Last year he dashed soap fans' hearts by revealing he would not return to Hollyoaks during a candid chat on Lorraine.
"Hollyoaks started my career, so how could I not be a fan?" he told ITV's Lorraine, presented by Christine Bleakley.
"I have a lot to thank Hollyoaks for where I am now and the shows I've done."
He added: "There's an anniversary coming, sadly I won't be returning, but I have a lot to thank that show for.
"Happy anniversary, Hollyoaks, for when it comes around."
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