Sally St Claire to be jailed in a male prison?

From Metro.co.uk – 14th June 2016 There could be a terrible ordeal on the horizon for headteacher Sally St Claire as her arrest for allegedly pushing Myra McQueen down the stairs in Hollyoaks could see her landed in a male prison – and actress Annie Wallace has warned that her alter ego may not survive the trauma.  Shocking scenes will see Myra seriously injured during a row with Sally and despite John Paul’s insistence that Sally would never hurt Myra, she is arrested. With James Nightingale telling John Paul that they need a witness to corroborate Sally’s version of events, the…Continue reading Sally St Claire to be jailed in a male prison?

Annie’s first British Soap Awards

Annie was down in London last weekend for the British Soap Awards; her first ever visit! “I’ve watched the soap awards since they began in 1999, cheering on my Coronation Street friends, and celebrating their victories privately”, she said, “but this time, I got to go myself – as a Hollyoaks cast member! I was very nervous at the huge press and public attention that the event generates, but had the support of my castmates on hand to help me relax a bit – most were as nervous as me! I travelled to the venue, the Hackney Empire, with the…Continue reading Annie’s first British Soap Awards

Hollyoaks Actress From Aberdeen Up For Major Soap Award

From the Evening Express – 26th May 2016 A woman who grew up in the Granite City has spoken of her joy at being nominated for a host of national awards. Annie Wallace, who was born in the Holburn area of the city, became the first transgender person to be cast as a transgender character in a UK soap when she took on the role of headteacher Sally St Claire in Hollyoaks. Annie, 51, always dreamed of being an actress but felt her dream would never become a reality. After finishing school at Ashley Road and Aberdeen Grammar School, she…Continue reading Hollyoaks Actress From Aberdeen Up For Major Soap Award

The TV Choice Awards – Annie Nominated!

The TV Choice Awards long list has been announced, and we’re delighted to see that Annie has been nominated in the ‘Best Soap Newcomer’ category. Annie said today “This is just amazing. I’m a bit giddy about it, as I haven’t been nominated for an acting award since I was a child, and that was for a Robert Burns recitation! I’m also delighted to see EastEnders‘ Riley Carter Millington in there too, and ‘Boy Meets Girl’ is nominated in the best comedy category as well. Trans actors are out there, and we’re getting long-awaited attention by the industry and attracting…Continue reading The TV Choice Awards – Annie Nominated!

Hollyoaks spoilers: Stars reveal what’s next after shock John Paul McQueen and Sally St Claire twist

From Metro.co.uk – 18th May 2016 Hollyoaks viewers were shocked to learn a while back that Sally St Claire was John Paul McQueen’s real father before she underwent her gender reassignment surgery – but not half as stunned as the lad himself is after tonight’s First Look episode! Seeing Pete Buchanan beating John Paul up, Sally raced over, blurting for the villain to leave her son alone. And this is just the beginning of the drama as a shell-shocked John Paul faces the prospect of getting his head around the revelation. With both Sally and Myra having kept him in…Continue reading Hollyoaks spoilers: Stars reveal what’s next after shock John Paul McQueen and Sally St Claire twist

The National Diversity Awards

Each year a different city across the UK will be chosen to host the annual event. The awards thrived in Manchester for its launch, where diversity is amongst the cities greatest assets. The 2013 ceremony was held in Leeds, representing the brilliant mix of communities in the heart of West Yorkshire and in 2014 the National Diversity Awards were held at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in London. After the glittering success of the 2015 ceremony, which was held at the Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, the National Diversity Awards are sure to go from strength to strength in 2016. These awards are…Continue reading The National Diversity Awards

Hollyoaks’ John Paul And New Trans Character Sally For Shock Plot Twist

From Attitude.co.uk – 16th March 2016 Hollyoaks’ John Paul (James Sutton) is about to get a big surprise when he learns the true identity of Sally St Claire, the new headteacher at the school where he works. In episodes screened on Monday (March 14), John Paul’s mother Myra McQueen paid a visit to Hollyoaks High and recognised Sally (Annie Wallace). She was previously known as Iain, and was in fact John Paul’s father. Speaking to Inside Soap, Sutton said: “The fact that his father has had a sex change and has taken a job as his boss is just weird – I don’t think anyone…Continue reading Hollyoaks’ John Paul And New Trans Character Sally For Shock Plot Twist

Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace reacts to THAT shock Sally and John Paul twist: ‘It can’t stay secret forever’

From DigitalSpy – 14th March 2016 ​Hollyoaks has just aired one of its biggest revelations of the year on E4 as Sally St Claire’s secret was finally exposed. When Myra McQueen paid a visit to Hollyoaks High to confront the school’s strict new headteacher, she was stunned to recognise Sally from her past life as Iain – Myra’s former lover and John Paul’s father. Sally’s hidden connection to John Paul is the reason that she took up the job at the school in the first place, determined to find a way to be close to him. Fans can now expect…Continue reading Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace reacts to THAT shock Sally and John Paul twist: ‘It can’t stay secret forever’

Is Ms St Claire really John Paul’s father? Hollyoaks’ Annie Wallace reveals all

From the Daily Star website – 15th March 2016 HOLLYOAKS is known for its shock twists and huge cliffhangers, but this revelation will leave you gobsmacked. Sally St Claire has been trying to get close to John Paul ever since she turned up in the village. And although many of us believed she had a crush on the hunky teacher, it turns out she is John Paul’s biological father. Well we weren’t expecting that. Annie Wallace, who plays Sally St Claire, exclusively told Daily Star Online: “Sally has come to Hollyoaks to look for her son. “In her own misunderstood…Continue reading Is Ms St Claire really John Paul’s father? Hollyoaks’ Annie Wallace reveals all

Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace reveals the aftermath as Mrs St Claire is revealed as John Paul McQueen’s dad!

From Metro.co.uk – 14th March 2016 Whoa – did any of you Hollyoaks fans see that stunning twist coming? Mrs St Claire – aka headteacher, Sally – definitely came to the village for a reason and it was to meet her son John Paul McQueen. John Paul has felt uncomfortable by Sally’s favourable treatment of him but put her behaviour down to to a crush or a form of hero worship given the close bond that they have formed. However, the truth is that they are way closer than that – and Myra knows the score too as E4 viewers…Continue reading Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace reveals the aftermath as Mrs St Claire is revealed as John Paul McQueen’s dad!