British Nigerian actress Modupe Adeyeye is the latest cast member to join Hollyoaks, and in a recent interview revealed that we’re either going to love her character or hate her.

Modupe’s first scenes were aired this week and we can confirm that we don’t hate her. Yet.


Speaking to Digital Spy, the former Eastenders star spilled the beans on her new role and what to expect.

Blessing is Marmite! Some people will love her and some people will hate her, but she is genuinely a nice person. These days people are not blunt and nobody really says it how it is, but Blessing does! That can sometimes cause some tension.

We do love a bit of tension. We also like big hair, which Modupe has a lot of.


Blessing works as a glass collector at a strip club, which isn’t the best job in the world, but at least she’s not a dustbin cleaner like Gus in Eastenders. She finds herself clashing with Dennis, played by Joe Tracini, when he starts sneaking around during a visit.

Modupe also shared details about her wardrobe on the show, saying her character is stylish and colouful.

We’ve got lots of lovely new outfits for her. She doesn’t bring anything but colour, so you’re never going to see her in dull colours. I dress very differently myself, as my favourite colour is black.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.