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Darren's Gambling Obsession

Hollyoaks star, Ashley Taylor Dawson, is lending his support to BigDeal. Ashley, who plays ‘Darren’ in the show has researched what can happen when gambling gets out of hand. Ashley told us: 

‘I am really pleased to be working with GamCare on the BigDeal website. I have learned a lot about gambling and how things can go wrong through playing my Hollyoaks character, Darren. I know there are a lot more Darrens out there and I want to help promote the message that for those who wish to gamble there are things you should do to keep it safe. This website shows how to keep it that way and where to get help if things go wrong’. 

‘Darren’ has been a Hollyoaks regular for many years now, yet it is his gambling habit which has really struck a chord with many viewers -  some of whom have personally told Ashley how close Darren’s story is to their own experience.

Watch our interview with Ashley Taylor Dawson, or read the full interview here.