James Sutton won't rule out Craig and John Paul reunion

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 February 2014
John Paul McQueen

James Sutton

'Hollyoaks' hunk James Sutton says he wouldn't rule out a reunion between John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean, played by Guy Burnet

'Hollyoaks' star James Sutton wouldn't "rule out" a reunion between John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean.

The lovebirds captured the imaginations of fans of the Channel 4 soap between 2006 and 2008 and James - who returned to 'Hollyoaks' in 2012 after a four-year absence - is open to his former on-screen lover, played by Guy Burnet, making a comeback.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Guy and I certainly worked well together. I think you'd have to ask him more than me. I know he's quite happily living out in LA, but never say never. We worked well together and we shot some stuff that we're both really proud and it was important at the time. I'd never rule it out. But it's not really my call."

Craig and John Paul were given a happy ending as they left the Chester to live together in Dublin, but John Paul returned to Hollyoaks village in December 2012.

James - who is currently at the centre of a heart-wrenching sexual assault storyline - insists he wasn't worried about returning without Guy and feels he is "good enough" to carry strong storylines himself.

He explained: "I'd like to think I'm experienced enough and good enough to stand on my own two feet, and not just be part of a couple. I don't mean to sound at all arrogant or derogatory to the relationship. I'd like to think I can hold my own and be the focus of the storyline and do a good job.

"I feel good about the work I'm doing right now. I feel very at ease, I don't feel particularly nervous about scenes ... I feel invigorated by the work I'm getting and the scripts I'm getting. It's just great to be back here and have people writing for me in such a wonderful, vivid way."

'Hollyoaks' airs weeknights at 6:30pm on Channel 4.

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