Talia Grant: Coming out as non-binary has been my biggest achievement of 2020

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 December 2020
Talia Grant

Talia Grant

'Hollyoaks' star Talia Grant says coming out as non-binary has been one of the biggest transitions in their life, and has been their "biggest achievement" of 2020

Talia Grant says coming out as non-binary is their "biggest achievement" of 2020.

The 'Hollyoaks' star was part of the Channel 4 soap's flash-forward episode last year, which zoomed forward to New Year's Eve 2020, and Talia, along with several of their co-stars, have been asked the same questions 12 months apart to see how 2020 has changed their lives.

Asked what Talia's biggest achievement of 2020 is, they said: "Coming out to people has been probably the biggest achievement, coming out as non-binary, that’s probably been one of the biggest transitions in my life and also the biggest achievement."

Last year, Talia – who plays Brooke Hathaway on the show – admitted their biggest achievement of 2019 was celebrating five award nominations.

Niamh Blackshaw, who portrays Juliet Nightingale, admitted in 2019 that her best news was having a new car and "good storylines at work coming up", but when asked the same question this year, she admitted news of a coronavirus vaccine was top of her list.

She said: "A potential vaccine? I’ve heard rumours of that going ‘round; that’s good news."

But Owen Warner (Romeo Nightingale) had two very similar answers to one of his questions in 2019 and 2020 – admitting both times that family was very important to him.

Speaking in 2019, he said: "I’ve really learned the importance of family, and as cliché as that sounds, the best news I’ve probably had is that, right now at this point in time, all my family are happy, healthy, and are all just living life."

And in 2020, he explained: "I said that [last year] not knowing about everything that was going to happen.

"I’ll say that same answer … I miss my family man, I really miss my family."

The interviews will be released every day this week at 5pm, starting with Niamh yesterday (21.12.20), and can be viewed across all of Hollyoaks’ official social channels, with full versions on YouTube.

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