Jimmy McKenna asks Hollyoaks bosses to tempt Nancy Sinatra into cameo

Jimmy McKenna asks Hollyoaks bosses to tempt Nancy Sinatra into cameo

Jimmy McKenna has asked ‘Hollyoaks’ bosses to try to tempt Nancy Sinatra into a guest role.
The 65-year-old actor has enjoyed blasting out some Frank Sinatra classics as his character Jack Osborne – who he has played since 1996 – and he recently suggested to the Channel 4 soap’s producers that they should try to recruit the late singing legend’s 79-year-old daughter for a cameo.
Asked about his dream plot for Jack, he said: "I want him to become Frank Sinatra. I adore Sinatra – I’m always on set singing his songs, and I think that’s seeping through into the character.
"I’ve done a few Sinatra numbers as Jack, and it gives me a buzz.
"I was joking with all the bosses last week that they should try to get Nancy Sinatra on the show – it’s a long shot, but with ‘Hollyoaks’, you never know."
Jimmy admits there is always plenty of "craziness" in Soapland, and he believes legendary late playwright William Shakespeare – widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language – would be penning soaps if he was still around nowadays.
Speaking about Jack’s life in the Hollyoaks village, he added to Inside Soap magazine: "He’s been a bit of a philanderer, hasn’t he?
"Four wives, and loads of girlfriends. I was laughing with Gillian Taylforth about that at the British Soap Awards the other day, as she came into the show a few years ago [as Sandy Roscoe] and turned out to be the mother of Jack’s son, Darren.
"It’s just the craziness of Soapland, isn’t it? It’s similar to Shakespeare – if he was alive today, he’d be writing soaps."