Ross Adams

Ross Adams

Actor & Presenter

Official Agent: Craig Latto

Ross Adams is an award-winning actor, presenter and voiceover artist who has won legions of fans from playing the British Soap Award winning role of Scott Drinkwell in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2015 to 2024 and from previously playing the role of Jeff Bowyer in the BBC Three sitcom The Gemma Factor.

Ross studied performing arts at the University of Salford. Since graduating, he has appeared in several television dramas and comedies including Blue Murder, Emmerdale, I'm With Stupid, and Eleventh Hour alongside Patrick Stewart OBE.

Ross has been immersed in the television soap world in many varying roles, both in front of and behind the camera. He previously worked as the assistant to the series producer for Coronation Street before moving to Emmerdale as a storyliner. Having written stories for over 400 episodes he then became a Script Editor, leaving Emmerdale in February 2015 to commence filming Hollyoaks with Channel 4.

Ross's continued appearances on Hollyoaks as character Scott Drinkwell has seen him traverse many of the soap's most popular and gripping storylines in recent years such as Scott's emotional search for his biological mother, finding his long-lost brother, marrying Mitchell Deveraux and entertaining the village as his drag alter ego Anita! Ross has even written an episode for Hollyoaks (episode 6204), which aired in September 2023; a rare feat for an existing cast member.

Away from Hollyoaks, Ross produced and directed Love, Dad & Daddy – a documentary charting his failed adoption journey and what can be done to make the adoption process easier for the LGBTQ+ community. His film won Best Documentary at NEIFF and is available to stream on ITVX, NowTV and AppleTV+.

Ross's presenting work has seen him host Hollyoaks Favourites for E4, Hollyoaks@25 for E4 and Hollyoaks In Real Life: Gay Conversion Therapy, which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2022.

In other television work, Ross had made appearances as a panellist on Love Island: Aftersun, Byker Grove for the BBC and The Good Samaritan for ITV.

He also works frequently in the field of voiceovers, having voiced several documentaries and commercials, including Kellogg's Frosties.

Ross is the founder and principal of Small Screen Talent – a TV Acting academy and agency for young performers.

Ross was nominated for an RTS Television Award in the Best Performance in a Comedy category for his role as Jeff Bowyer in the BBC Three sitcom, The Gemma Factor.

He was also awarded the British Soap Award for Best Male Dramatic Performance in June 2018 for his role as Scott Drinkwell in Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

Ross Adams

TV Credits

  • Hollyoaks - E4 / Channel 4
  • Hollyoaks Favourites - E4
  • Hollyoaks @ 25 - E4
  • Hollyoaks IRL: Gay Conversion Therapy - E4
  • The Gemma Factor - BBC3
  • Blue Murder - ITV
  • Emmerdale - ITV
  • I'm With Stupid - BBC3
  • Eleventh Hour - ITV