Emmerdales Cameron actor Dominic Power joins Hollyoaks as secretive newcomer

Former Emmerdale villain Dominic Power has joined the cast of Hollyoaks to a play mysterious newcomer Dave, who's harbouring some dark secrets.

Dominic, now 48, is best-known for playing Cameron Murray – Emmerdale's former resident killer who wreaked havoc in the village from 2011 until his death in 2013.

Debbie Dingle's (Charley Webb) former fella was brought down in grisly fashion after murdering Carl King (Tom Lister), Alex Moss (Kurtis Stacey) and Gennie Walker (Sian Reese-Williams). During an altercation with Debbie, he finally met his maker when he was electrocuted by a lightbulb.

After such an iconic stint on Emmerdale, soap fans will be glad to see Dominic back on their screens in the Channel 4 Chester-based show.

Dominic is set to play courier Dave, an outwardly friendly and kind character. However, it wont take long for the residents of Hollyoaks to discover there's much more to him than meets the eye.

Hollyoaks bosses teased: "Dominic Power joins the cast of Hollyoaks as happy-go-lucky courier Dave, who looks set to shock a number of residents when past secrets are revealed."

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Safe to say the "past secrets" he's been keeping will have a knock on effect for the other residents of Hollyoaks, so the village is in for a little shake up when their new neighbour hits the scene.

When asked how he felt about joining the soap, Dominic said: "It's an honour to be part of such an iconic British soap. Can't wait for the Hollyoaks fans to meet Dave."

Viewers will meet Dave as he squares off with Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) in a showdown over the sale of a dollhouse. He then quickly becomes embroiled in a row over the McQueen's home.

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Dominic's first scenes as Dave in Hollyoaks are set to air Wednesday 1 December on E4 before being repeated the following night on Channel 4.

As well as Emmerdale, the Kent-born actor appeared in ITV police drama Unforgotten as Les Slater. He also starred as PC Leon Taylor in more than 100 episodes of The Bill. Plus, he's no stranger to Soapland having earned credits in Casualty, Grange Hill, Doctors and Eastenders over the years.

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