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Hollyoaks' Stuart Manning on becoming depressed after his Hollywood career failed and dealing with dyslexia

HOLLYOAKS' STUART MANNING ON RETURNING TO THE SOAP AND HAVING DYSLEXIA

He was one of our favourites as Russ Owen in Hollyoaks' back in the day and now Stuart Manning has returned after a stint in Hollywood trying to make it. And Stuart opened up abut how his dyslexia made learning roles really hard.

Talking about his failed attempt at breaking Hollywood, Stuart said, 'It was difficult, when I came back. I got really depressed, it was horrible for me. I didn't really understand why it wouldn't work out. I went to a bit of a lull and kind of gave it up for a bit, [thinking] "I just can't do it". It just didn't work out, if you go out there thinking it won't work out, it won't. You've got to give it your best, your all, your everything.'

Stuart also discussed his ongoing struggle with dyslexia.

'It is difficult, my dyslexia is quite severe. It's very hard for me to learn a script,' he revealed. 'The film shoot that we're doing in Hollyoaks, it's basically we're doing six days per week – seven in the morning until seven at night – then you go home and learn the lines.

'My agent out there [in America] used to sit with me in the night and go through it with me. He had to read them to me first, then he put them on a Dictaphone and then I'd listen to them over, and over, and over and over.'

Watch the video to see the full chat with Stuart and find out his wedding news!

'You just feel more like yourself!' 11-year old drag queen gets surprise message from CBB winner Courtney Act

'MY 11-YEAR-OLD SON WANTS TO SHOW EVERYONE IT'S OK TO BE DIFFERENT'

We were joined by Lauren Noakes explained why she supports her 11-year-old son Leo being a drag queen.

'It’s always been there, he’s always been flamboyant and a big character and wanting to dress in high heels and dresses and things. I thought it was a normal phase,' she said. 'It was only when he was about 6 people started to say he should have started to grow out of that by now. I brushed it off at first.'

Lauren, who was 17 when she had Leo, added: 'I thought as well that I had a bit of pressure on me to perform because I was so young. He didn’t have a father figure for the first three years. I worried whether it was that; he was always with me, watching me all the time. So I thought that maybe that was where he was getting it from – actually instead of it being what he liked, it was learnt behaviour.'

Jane Moore and Nadia Sawalha with Lauren Noakes and Leo as Violet Vixen

Dr Hilary Jones and Coleen Nolan show how to save a baby or child who is choking

DR HILARY JONES ON HOW TO SAVE A CHOKING BABY OR CHILD

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BABY IS CHOKING: 0- 12 MONTHS

CHECK THE MOUTH: The first thing to do is see if you can see anything in their mouth. Only if you can see something try to pull it out but NEVER stick your hands in blindly.

ENCOURAGE COUGHING: If the baby is coughing - encourage it, coughing is a good sign. If they can’t cough it up and stop making a noise or if they start going blue you need to act fast.

GIVE 5 SHARP BACK BLASTS: If coughing up doesn't work you need to place the baby face down over your legs and give 5 sharp back blast between the shoulder blades. Check their mouth after each one. You have to be hard and sharp, a gentle tap is not going to do it! If this doesn't work move onto the next step.

GIVE 5 SHARP THRUSTS: Turn the baby over on their back and place two fingers below the breast bone and thrust down 5 times - about a quarter of the chest in depth. If this doesn't work repeat step 3.

REPEAT THE CYCLE 3 TIMES: Repeat steps 2 and 3 three times. If this does not work and they are becoming unresponsive you need to begin CPR. We have a video on how to perform CPR on a child here.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS CHOKING: 1 -5 YEARS OLD

CHECK THE MOUTH: The first thing to do is see if you can see anything in their mouth. Only if you can see something try to pull it out but NEVER stick your hands in blindly.

GIVE 5 SHARP BACK BLASTS: Put the child over your lap and administer five sharp back blasts between the shoulder blades. Check their mouth after each one. They need to be hard and sharp, a gentle tap is not going to do it! If this doesn't work move onto the next step. If the child is bigger, you can lean them forward and do this standing.

GIVE 5 ABDOMINAL THRUSTS: To do this correctly, ‘bear’ hug the child around the waist, making a fist below the rib cage and above their belly button, and press in firmly in an inwards and upwards movement five times. If this doesn't work, repeat step 2.

REPEAT THE CYCLE 3 TIMES: Repeat steps 2 and 3 three times. If this does not work and they are becoming unresponsive you need to begin CPR. We have a video on how to perform CPR on a child here.

Watch the videos to see Dr Hilary demonstrate how to treat a choking baby or child.

Exclusive: Love Island's Megan Hanson on 'escort' rumours: 'It's fake. I've not dated guys purposely with money'

LOVE ISLAND'S MEGAN HANSON AND WES NELSON TALK EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP - AND MEGAN CLEARS UP RUMOURS ABOUT HER PAST

They has one of the biggest love stories of Love Island and Meg and Wes joined us to set the record straight on recent newspaper reports.

'I feel like I need to address the negativity first', Megan said of her dancing and glamour modelling career. 'It's just a small part of my life. Love island has changed me I've come out a stronger person and it's time to move forward. I've dated guys who are older and wealthy. I've not dated guys purposely with money.'

'It’s in my past, I’ve admitted I was a dancer, I’d done glamour modelling. I don’t judge any woman that does that,' she added. 'Loads of my friends are dancers. Women should empower each other. It’s your body, do what you want with it. I’ve done glamour modelling and I’ve done webcam work and that’s the most I’ve ever done.'

Asked if she had ever been an escort, Meg clarified, 'Yeah, it's not true. It's fake. I have done one glamour model shoot, I've dated guys who are older and people in the public eye. I've supported them.'

Asked if he has issues with trust with Megan, Wes said, 'Absolutely not. I trust Megan completely, 100%. She trusts me. Having mutual trust in a relationship is one of the biggest qualities you have to have. If you haven’t got trust, things can just crumble form that – we’ve got complete trust.'

On her relationship with Wes, Meg also said marriage could be on the cards in the future. 'If it keeps going like this, yes, one day,' she said.

Watch the video to see the full exclusive interview with Megan and Wes.