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'Home and Away' Robert Mammone interview: 'Sid feels sad over Sasha'

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Robert Mammone (Sid Walker, Home and Away)

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Home and Away's Walker family face a rollercoaster of emotions on UK screens in the coming days as they deal with the fallout from Sasha's shocking confession.

Sasha (Demi Harman) recently told her father Sid that she was responsible for Stu Henderson's death, but she's relieved when he immediately promises to stand by her.

Sid then recruits Morag (Cornelia Frances) to help in defending his daughter, and she takes Sasha into the police station to explain the truth behind Stu's demise. It appears to be a clear case of self-defence, but will the authorities see it that way?

Digital Spy recently had a quick chat with Robert Mammone, who plays Sid, to hear his take on the storyline.

What is Sid's reaction to the news that Sasha killed Stu?
"While shocked, Sid quickly moves on to support Sasha, as he totally believes that it was an accident. He actually feels sad and disappointed in himself that Sasha didn't feel safe enough or trust that Sid would support her if she told him the truth from the start of the problems."

Morag gets involved in the situation and takes charge. How much of a help is she to the family?
"You don't try and tackle a situation like this without legal expertise - and that's what Morag is. But most importantly, she brings a sense of confidence that everything will be okay.

"Later, though, the police discover that Sasha hasn't been entirely honest with them about the events leading up to Stu's death. Sid is a little frustrated by this development, mostly because it gives the police reason to pursue murder charges."

A few people have doubted Sid over Stu's death, including his own children. Is there any sense of relief that he's no longer in the frame?
"Any relief is minimal as Sid had nothing to hide and is not intimidated by the law. Sid understood that he would be a prime suspect given the beating he dished out to Stu, so he also understood that there would be some who doubted his innocence. However, it did hurt that his own family were among the doubters."

Does Sid find it difficult to forgive the people who suspected he was responsible for Stu's death?
"Well, it's a tough time for all. Sid recognises that his behaviour contributed to the doubters, so forgiveness is not difficult at all."

Dex and Indi go out of their way to support Sasha. Is this situation bringing the family closer together?
"Absolutely. Sometimes it takes a crisis to bring a family together. However, Stu was a well-liked, popular kid and after the confession, a group of students turn on Sasha. Things just go from bad to worse for her…"

Demi Harman (Sasha Bezmel, Home and Away) with Brenton Thwaites (Stu Henderson, Home and Away)
Demi Harman is a relative newcomer to Home and Away, but she's been given a huge storyline. How do you think she's handled it?
"Demi is a lovely girl and a talented actress - she has handled this storyline like a veteran!"

What's ahead for Sid in the longer-term?
"Let's just say that things don't get any easier for him…"

Is there anything that you'd like to explore with him that you haven't done already?
"I'd like to him cut loose and enjoy himself a little!"

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Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 in the UK and weekdays at 7pm on Network Seven in Australia. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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