Entertainment: Hollyoaks' Nate secret revealed as Lexi arrives

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Hollyoaks spoilers follow.

Hollyoaks has revealed Nate Denby is actually an undercover cop in a huge twist.

Nate has been hiding a huge secret ever since he turned up in the village with a file on the other residents, but it turns out his motives might not be sinister after all.

In Thursday's (October 28) first-look episode, Nate found Sienna had broken into his flat looking for evidence to prove that he'd killed Brody Hudson.

Hollyoaks, Sienna © BBC Hollyoaks, Sienna

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Rather than call the cops, Nate padlocked the door and told Sienna she wouldn't be going anywhere. He claimed he'd moved to the village to avoid an obsessive ex-boyfriend.

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Nate also disproved Sienna's theory that he owned the same jumper of the driver who'd hit Brody by showing the receipt that he'd bought it from Ripley only three days earlier.

With Sienna finally convinced of Nate's innocence, he met up with Grace in the marketplace to buy her a fancy dress for their date. He hurried her along to get dressed while he went to call for a taxi.

Hollyoaks, Nate © Lime Pictures Hollyoaks, Nate

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As Nate turned the corner, he was confronted by the person we soon found out was the mysterious Lexi — a police detective who revealed Nate was also a copper who was supposed to be working undercover on another job.

In Hollyoaks, Nate Denby's secret is revealed as the mysterious Lexi arrives. © Lime Pictures In Hollyoaks, Nate Denby's secret is revealed as the mysterious Lexi arrives.

"I've got no choice. I became a copper to get justice for people, and until justice is served, I'm going nowhere," he vowed.

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One big question remains — why has Nate insisted on coming to Hollyoaks while he's supposed to be working an undercover case somewhere else?

Hollyoaks, Lexi © Lime Pictures Hollyoaks, Lexi

Hollyoaks airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4. Selected omnibus episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video.

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