Soap From The Box welcomes the legend Ashley Taylor Dawson, who plays Darren Osborne in Hollyoaks, appearing in over 1,000 episodes!
Continuing our support of Mental Health Awareness Week the chat explores Hollyoaks storylines portraying depression and suicide. If any of these issues affect you, you can find information and support here:
For more on Mental Health Awareness Week visit
You can also check out Ashley’s YouTube channel Freedom Of Thoughts that discusses mental health issues:
The chat also dives deep into Ashley’s role in Hollyoaks, his time in the pop group allSTARS*, his cowboy pasodoble on Strictly and the time he asked Chris de Burgh ‘who is the Lady In Red?’
Relive the allSTARS* glory days here:
And Ashley’s time on Strictly here:
Find Ashley on Instagram and Twitter @ashoztd
Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years. Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders. He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!
Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.
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