Gemma Merna wants holy Hollyoaks affair
Gemma Merna thinks her 'Hollyoaks' character Carmel McQueen should embark on an affair with gorgeous priest Father Francis
Gemma Merna thinks her 'Hollyoaks' character Carmel McQueen should "go for it" with hunky priest Father Francis.
The unlucky-in-love beautician - who has recently decided to become a nun - is shocked by her attraction to the clergyman when she meets him but when they hit it off, Carmel puts her doubts aside and moves in for a kiss.
Gemma said: "Carmel goes weak at the knees when she sees his dog collar. She and Father Francis end up going for a run with Noah and afterwards he tells them both to get into the hot tub to ease their muscles. They start talking about religion and are getting along really well so Carmel moves in for a kiss. But Father Francis moves away, he wants to know what she's up to.
"She should just go for it with him if she really likes him. He's a lovely guy and it's been a while since her late husband Calvin died. It's nice to finally see that side of Carmel again and have her falling head over heels for someone."
However, after her faux pas the buxom blonde will attempt to keep her feelings after control as she believes God has sent the hunk to test her before she takes her vows.
Gemma explained to Inside Soap magazine: "Carmel thinks God's testing her with Father Francis. She's already been tempted by Dodger but managed to resist so she thinks this is just another test that she has to pass before she can make her vows.
"Carmel wants to be strong but it isn't easy for her - she is a McQueen after all."