7th May 2013

Meet the Roscoes – Hollyoaks' new family

Exciting times await Hollyoaks viewers in May as we introduce a new family, the Roscoes, who are set to ruffle a few feathers in the village. The new family features five boys and will be headed up by strong matriarchal mother Sandy Roscoe, played by Gillian Taylforth. The Roscoe clan will be first seen on screen all together on Channel 4 at 6:30pm on 23rd May.

Hollyoaks' new family, The Roscoes

Pictured Left to right: Joe, Robbie, Sandy, Freddie, Jason and Ziggy.

Viewers have already seen young twin, trouble-maker Robbie Roscoe make his mark on the village causing trouble at his college and older brother Freddie has also made an appearance in Hollyoaks.  He wasted no time flirting with party girl Maxine , but it’s not until later in May when all five brothers will be reunited and the fun really begins.

Single mum Sandy certainly has her work cut out holding down her own job as a district nurse, keeping her five sons in check and trying to ensure the lads make ends meet running their family garage business, Roscoe’s Motor Maintenance.

Gillian, who played Kathy Beale in EastEnders for 15 years, said of her upcoming role, “Everyone at Hollyoaks has made all the Roscoe family members feel very welcome and I am really looking forward to the viewers seeing us all on screen for the first time, there is never a dull moment when the Roscoes are around!”

Detailed below is a brief rundown on the Roscoe family members:

Sandy Roscoe played by Gillian Taylforth: A warm, strong mum of five sons, adored by her boys and will go to extraordinary lengths to protect them. Not your conventional mum, she is a disaster in the kitchen and often turns the heads of her son’s friends, much to their embarrassment!

Joe Roscoe played by Ayden Callaghan: Eldest son Joe is the leader of the Roscoe pack and looks out for his younger siblings. Joe has old fashioned values and acts as the patriarch of the family.

Freddie Roscoe played by Charlie Clapham: Second eldest son, Freddie is one of life’s hedonists. He is a dangerous risk-taking thrill seeker who is always looking for the next adrenaline fix. His rebelliousness and unpredictability make him a liability.

David “Ziggy” Roscoe played by Fabrizio Santino: Middle son, Ziggy is the cheeky charmer. Confident and hilariously vain, he has a real way with the ladies. Ziggy is always falling in love and out again, just as quickly.

Jason Roscoe played by Alfie Browne-Sykes: Youngest son, Sixteen year old twin brother of Robbie. He is the good twin, intelligent, kind hearted and destined for success. Despite their differences, Jason adores his twin brother Robbie and always covers up for his misdemeanours.

Robbie Roscoe played by Charlie Wernham: Twin brother of Jason, Robbie is the bad apple of the Roscoe family. He pushes the boundaries, hates authority and breaks the rules, just for a laugh.

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