Jesse Donovan was one of the brothers of Liam Donovan and Adam Donovan. He is portrayed by Luke Jerdy.


Jesse is described as the young cheeky chappy but unlucky in love Donovan brother and can come off as a fool from time to time.



Jesse arrives first impersonating a police officer after Celine McQueen and Tegan Lomax leave Liam Donovan naked in a hot tub. Jesse returns to Liam and Adam and the three leave.

Relationship with Celine McQueenEdit

Jesse and Celine start a relationship together, Jesse and Celine are fine until Celine starts a pretend relationship and engagement with Diego Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz to impress Juanita Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz, Diego's mother.  Celine dumps him in favour of marrying Diego Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz (Juan Pablo Yepez), unaware it is a scam so the McQueen family can inherit Diego's multimillion-pound inheritance. At the wedding, they do not marry because Celine cannot go through with it, but when she confesses this to Jesse, he chooses not to date her.They are officially not dating anymore.

Darcy, Courtney and GoldieEdit

When Darcy returns to Adam's life and he rejected her, Darcy starts a relationship with Jesse.

Being committed, Darcy breaks his heart after announcing that she and Adam come back.

Time after, Jesse helps Goldie to leave the village. During that time, Jesse become closer to Courtney Campbell. Goldie returns to Hollyoaks but is arrested and sent to jail. During the time that Jesse waits for her, start a relationship with Courtney.

When Goldie returns again, gets angry with Jesse. But, Jesse cheats Courtney with her. After Courtney left him, she and Goldie plans a revenge against him, but Jesse talks to Courtney and she forgives him.

Background InfomationEdit

  • The concept for the character was announced on 16th February 2016 whilst further details such as the character's name and casting were announced on 21st March 2016.
  • Jerdy was longlisted for Funniest Male at the Inside Soap Awards however he did not progress to the viewer-voted shortlist.

See AlsoEdit

Intro Edit

  • 2016: Jesse jumps at a circus with Liam as red mist surfaces.
  • 2016-2017: Jesse jumps off the steps as Liam jumps off the balcony into the park.
  • 2017-2019: Jesse uses a strength tester at a fair.
  • 2019-2020: Jesse controls a DJ stand whilst holding Iona.
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