HOLLYOAKS STAR AEDAN: PAEDO VIC­TIMS ASKED ME FOR AD­VICE

Teen in de­mand af­ter har­row­ing sto­ry­line

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A HOLLYOAKS ac­tor has told how abuse vic­tims asked for his help af­ter he starred in a groom­ing sto­ry­line.

Aedan Duck­worth has just been nom­i­nated in the New­comer cat­e­gory at the Na­tional Tele­vi­sion Awards.

The 17-year-old joined the Chan­nel 4 soap at the end of 2017 as Gary Lucy’s es­tranged son Ol­lie Morgan.

His char­ac­ter was tar­geted by foot­ball coach Buster Smith who used his po­si­tion to sex­u­ally abuse him.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to the Daily Star Sun­day about the plot, Aedan said: “It re­ally has been so sur­real, but I feel so proud and hon­oured to have been a part of it all.

“I’ve had peo­ple reach out to me and I’ve passed their de­tails on to a char­ity so they can help.

“When I started at Hollyoaks and was

A CHAR­ITY which worked with Hollyoaks on its first male groom­ing sto­ry­line hopes to use Ol­lie Morgan’s or­deal as a teach­ing aid.

The har­row­ing sto­ry­line saw foot­ball coach Buster Smith us­ing his po­si­tion of power to sex­u­ally abuse young boys.

It led to a spike in calls to Sur­vivors Manch­ester when

ROLE MODEL: Aedan has won praise. Below, as Ol­lie be­ing tar­geted by Buster

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