Manchester news Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news

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Manchester news Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - "I thought they'd be supporting me"

Manchester news  Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news
02 August 2020 - 13:40

Breaking News ! Actor Will Mellor has opened up about the shocking abuse he faced after he was cast in Hollyoaks 25 years ago. Will, who joined the soap as James 'Jambo' Bolton when it was launched in 1995, was stunned to receive a lack of support in his own community over the role. A vile anonymous letter sent to the Channel Four show demanded that the star, now 44, should be fired and threatened to 'smash his head in.' "Someone sent a letter into Hollyoaks saying 'if he comes in the pub again, we're gonna smash his head in ... you better fire him." he recalled. Will at The Pride of Manchester last year (Image: Manchester Evening News) "I got the letter and took it in the pub. I put it on the dartboard and I said 'who wrote that?' because they didn't put their name on the bottom. "I never found out who it was. It was from my local pub where I grew up on the estate and I couldn't believe it." Opening up to reality TV star Jsky on his podcast Jsky Chat - The Podcast he says he had to work at winning people round. "I thought they'd be supporting me," said the star from Bredbury. Will played Jambo in Hollyoaks (Image: Channel Four) "And the only way I got round it was to keep going back home. "And the more they saw me, the more they realised I was just me. "I was still just me. Just because I'm on TV now, nothing's changed." Will, from Bredbury, played Jambo for three years and he went on to play Gaz Wilkinson in the comedy Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisps in 2001 to 2011.

. He also spoke on Jsky's latest podcast about the Black Lives Matter movement. As part of an interracial marriage with two children, Will felt the tensions throughout the recent protests and campaigns for equality led by Black Lives Matter in response to years of injustice inflamed by the death of George Floyd in America. "It's difficult because I'm not black I can't understand," said Will, who is married to actress Michelle McSween. Instagram "But I can stand, and I'll stand next to my wife and everybody else with this movement. "Black or white, it doesn't matter what colour you are. This movement isn't about one race against another. This is about equality. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here "Black Lives Matter doesn't mean white lives don't matter. That's where people are getting this clouded. Read More Related Articles Katie McGlynn looks gorgeous as she sits on a lawnmower in a ballgown "What this is about, is can we finally just see everybody as human beings and everyone treated equally. "If you strip us back to our bones, we are all the same. "But if you put any colour on our skin we're not the same. "And that's how stupid this is. "It doesn't matter about religion. It doesn't matter about colour. "We are all just human beings. Judge everyone on face value. There's good and bad in everybody."

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Manchester news Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news


Manchester news Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news


Manchester news Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news


Manchester news Will Mellor on abuse he faced in his own community when he was cast in Hollyoaks Manchester united news

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