Yesterday (August 3), Hollyoaks fans were treated with the announcement of a brand new character joining the show – Sami Maalik – during the Hollyoaks’ Slice of Summer Facebook Live show. Actor Rishi Nair will be taking on the role, as the half-brother to Yasmine and Farrah Maalik.
Described as “suave, strident and charming”, Sami is the eldest of the Maalik family and will be hitting Hollyoaks not only to reunite with his family, but to take up a position at James Nightingale’s law form. That is at least what he wants everybody else to think…
Chatting about his new role, Rishi said: “I am really excited to be joining Hollyoaks and everyone has been so welcoming and lovely since the moment I have arrived.
“I can’t wait for everyone to see Sami on screen and see him reunite with the Maalik family.”
Rishi is no stranger to the business, having starred in the live play adaptation of The Jungle Book and acting in critically-acclaimed TV series New Tricks.
He’ll make his first Hollyoaks appearance towards the end of September.
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