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Friday 14th December 2018

I'm A Celeb's Malique Thompson-Dwyer's heartbreaking Hollyoaks cancer storyline

The jungle star will have his work cut out for when he's back at work on the soap

I'm A Celebrity star Malique Thompson-Dwyer has revealed a new heartbreaking storyline for his Hollyoaks character.

The actor plays Prince McQueen in the Channel 4 soap and he is going to have a tough few months ahead.

Malique is going to have his acting chops tested once he's out of the jungle (Credit: Lime Pictures)

Prince is set to undergo a cancer scare and later be diagnosed with testicular cancer.

And he's admitted it has been the hardest storyline he has ever tackled.

"This storyline has been one of the most challenging things I've done," he told Digital Spy.

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"It's a serious matter that's raising awareness for testicular cancer, so it was something that I had to really sink my teeth into and focus on.

"I had to devote myself to the role, which is why it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do."

In the show Prince doesn't know if he has cancer after discovering the lump.

Malique is currently in the I'm A Celebrity jungle (Credit: ITV)

He will visit the doctor for treatment when they will remove part of the tumour and discover the extent of the illness.

Malique added: "It's a big deal for him and for the show. I'm looking forward to seeing how people react to the storyline."

And he promised the storyline will run and run, and be explored in depth.

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He added: "It's going to be a long storyline. He's had the operation, so it's going to be a long-term thing.

"Dealing with something like this at a young age is obviously going to affect you. Prince is going to have a tough time."

The actor will enter the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here jungle tonight.

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