Nikki Sanderson hopes Patrick Blake gets his 'comeuppance'
Nikki Sanderson hopes Patrick Blake will get his "comeuppance" in 'Hollyoaks'.
The 31-year-old actress, who plays Maxine Minniver in the Channel 4 soap, has revealed she's keeping her fingers crossed that Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield) will finally receive punishment after her character suffered domestic abuse at his hands.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'd like to think that he will [get what he deserves]. I don't even know at the moment but I like to think that he will just to show people watching the storyline that there is a way out and life does carry on if you can get out of that type of relationship. So, yeah, it would be nice to see him get his comeuppance."
The former 'Coronation Street' star also admitted that she's hoping for happier times ahead for Maxine after over a year of emotional trauma.
She explained: "You'd hope that Maxine's going to have a bit of a lighter future ahead of her but obviously with Patrick still being in the village she's going to still suffer at the hands of him - not physically anymore - but mentally and emotionally.
"Obviously they have a daughter together so he's using Minnie as a weapon against her so it's not going to get too good, too quick but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel for Maxine and you'll see a much happier Maxine eventually."
Meanwhile, Patrick was diagnosed with motor neurone disease earlier this year and will attempt to hide his condition in an attempt to win full custody of his daughter.