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Patrick Blake to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease

'Hollyoaks' character Patrick Blake is to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease (Mnd). The head teacher, played by actor Jeremy Sheffield, will become the first main character in British soap history to be living with motor neurone disease when the diagnosis of the incurable condition is revealed early next month. Reflecting on the heartbreaking storyline, Jeremy said: ''I'm honoured to have been involved in some of the shows biggest storylines over the last couple of years. I hope Patrick's upcoming journey will captivate people's hearts and minds. ''Patrick recognises his symptoms of Mnd but he is in denial, having seen his father deteriorate

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