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Sidney "Sid" Sumner is the son of far-right extremist Stuart Sumner, cousin of drug dealer Jordan Price and the foster son of Leela Lomax.

Biography[]

2003-2019: Backstory[]

Sid was born in 2003. Not much is known about his biological mother, but Sid mentions that his earliest memory is of her. He also says that she died "ages ago", and that she and his father Stuart used to argue a lot.

Stuart used to take Sid for kickabouts in the park. Sid enjoyed football, but he knew he wasn't quite good enough to make the school football team. Stuart would then take Sid for a pizza and Stuart would go into racist rants at all the non-white kids in the school football team. Stuart got so angry that Sid was frightened.

Sid always had conflicted feelings about his father. Sid liked that his dad would spend time with him watching cartoons or taking him out to fly a kite, but Sid was also distressed by Stuart's heavy drinking at nights, and he was scared of Stuart due to how violent and angry he could be. Stuart also made efforts to isolate Sid to ensure that he would be the main influence on him. An example of this is how Sid was home schooled until he was 14.

Sid was close to his cousin Jordan Price growing up. Jordan wanted to look out for Sid, as he knew Stuart wouldn't. Jordan used to beat up school bullies who picked on Sid, and Jordan also took Sid to music gigs.

At some point, Sid learned how to play the guitar and it became a passion. However, he seems to have lost confidence or interest in it later as he gave it up and didn't pick it up again until 2020.

2019: Arrival and Far-right[]

Sid started attending Hollyoaks High School in May 2019, and began making racist remarks towards Imran Maalik after overhearing Stuart, Jonny Baxter and Ste Hay argue with the Maaliks. Sid later made a false allegation to Sally St. Claire that Imran has threatened to blow up the school, which resulted in an investigation by Prevent, who concluded that the allegations were made maliciously. Imran also told Sally about Sid's racist comments towards him. Despite the outcome of the investigation, Sid still threatened to make Imran's life a living hell, and was scared off by Ollie Morgan. In August 2019, Sid and his mates attacked Scott Drinkwell. Later Scott got revenge by popping Sid and his mates tyres. After the house explosion, Sid returns with Stuart Sumner and goes to Hollyoaks High to retrieve his GCSE certificate but is confronted by Imran who blames Sid and his Dad and Sid tries to apologise but it is no use. Juliet Quinn flirted with Sid outside of The Love Boat and Juliet gave Sid her phone number. The next day Stuart asks Sid to watch Ste but he has a date with Juliet and is upset he can't go. Ste convinces Sid to go on the date but Ste uses this opportunity to escape and meet up with Peri and Leela Lomax; however Sid catches Ste but chooses to go on the date. Sid walks out on the date as he is worried about Ste. Later that day, Juliet turns up at Stuart's house and tells him Sid left the house and disobeyed his orders. This results is Stuart attacking Sid and punching him and Sid reveals Ste met up with Leela and Peri. Ste apologises to Sid for getting him into trouble.

Stuart plans to kill Ste and when Sid finds out about it, Stuart manipulates him into helping. However Sid decides to go find help. He runs into The Hutch and tells Leela and Peri that Stuart is going to kill Ste. Ste and Sami are kidnapped which results in the others chasing them to a cliff. Stuart goes to kill Ste but Sid intervenes and accidentally pushes Stuart off a cliff, killing him. Jonny tells the police that Sid meant to kill Stuart which leads to Sid being arrested. Sami Maalik agreed to be his lawyer. Sid tried to get himself arrested by saying he had intent of killing his father but Sami convinces Sid not to throw his life away. Later, Sid refuses help from Leela and leaves. A week later, Sid turns up at Hollyoaks High and asks Juliet for some cash for a hostel as he has been sleeping rough. He tries to hide a knife from Juliet which he has for self defence. Sienna walks in on them and Juliet tells Sienna is sleeping on the streets. Sienna tells Sid he is not going anywhere and calls social services. Sienna comforts Sid when he says he's got no family. Sienna allows Sid to stay at her place until social services find him a place which is something Sienna's boyfriend Brody is not happy about. Sienna tries to persuade Alice to take Sid home which she agrees. Brody hassles Sid about his Dad which makes him want to leave. When Sid tries to leave a knife falls out of his bag which Sienna and Alice see. Alice disowns Sid and Sid runs out. Sienna finds Sid at the café and they have a heart-to-heart and Sienna lets Sid stay. Sienna persuades Sally to allow Sid back into school which cheers Sid up. Sid calls social services to allow Sienna to be happier and they hug. Sid tries to apologise to Imran and Ollie on his first day back at school but Imran tells him to stay out of his way. Sid saves Juliet by pushing her out of the way of a car. Sid and Juliet talk to each other about their dads and grow closer. Sid turns up at the café the next day and ask Juliet on a date which she agrees. However, she later cancels as she goes bowling with Ollie and Imran which upsets Sid. Sid ditches school the next day and buys drugs off local gangster Liam Donovan. Juliet asks Sid if he wants to go back to hers. Juliet sees Sid take the drugs which he has a bad reaction to. Juliet's half brother walks in on Sid and he agrees to stay the night to help clean up but Juliet does not want to talk to him anymore.

2019-2020: On off with Juliet and County Lines[]

Sid leaves his foster home and is sleeping rough. Sid robs Price Slice but bumps into Romeo and Juliet. Juliet and Romeo chase after Sid but he refuses help. Sienna and Leela overhear an argument between Sid and Juliet. Leela questions Sid on why he left his foster home and he reveals he has been taking drugs and watching him which made him leave. Leela lets Sid stay at her house for a while. When Sid and Leela arrive, Juliet talks to Sid and she kisses him and then leaves which leaves Sid speechless.

Juliet wants to make her relationship with Sid official but Sid has doubts as they have only been on one date but this angers Juliet and she walks out. Juliet goes to Sid's house and he then accepts Juliet's relationship request. Juliet invites Sid to a New Years party and he thinks Juliet want to take things to the next level and sleep together. Leela cheers up Sid when she announces he can stay permanently and she would like to foster him. At the party, when Sid wants to go upstairs Juliet walks away which angers Sid. Sid meets up with his cousin Jordan Price to buy drugs but Ollie and Imran catch him. They argue which makes Luke Morgan intervene and he convinces Sid to focus on his love for music and stop taking drugs which Sid agrees. Sid returns and Juliet apologises and they go upstairs and sleep together.

Sid and Juliet go the loft for a party but get caught by Mandy who has a go at Juliet. Juliet decides to spike Mandy's drink with the drugs Sid got from Jordan. Juliet takes some drugs herself but is caught by Liam who grabs Sid and chucks them both out. Juliet suffers from the side effects from the drugs and sleeps it off at Sid's house. Sid and Juliet check on Mandy the next day at the hutch.

Ollie gives Sid advice on how to spend time with Juliet which made Sid book a hotel by getting money of Jordan and Juliet feels awkward about it when he tells her. Juliet lashes out at Sid and breaks up with him. Sid talks to Jordan about how much he likes Juliet. When Sid bumps into Juliet, she apologises and they get back together. Jordan comes round to the Lomax's house and comforts Sid on his dads birthday which Leela finds out about. Sid opens up to Leela and she gets him a guitar and tells him he is not a let down. Jordan tries to get Sid to start dealing drugs but he refuses. Sid and Juliet fall out when he finds out Juliet was going to leave with her mother. Jordan takes them both back to his old estate, where Sid feels uncomfortable as Juliet challenges Mason to a pool match which she wins. Sid and Juliet later make up and return to school. Sid sees Mason selling drugs outside of the school and tells him to stop. Imran sees and tries to fight Mason which Sid tries to stop. Nancy Osborne tries to intervene but gets stabbed in the process. Nancy later loses her baby because of the stabbing and blames Sid for knowing Mason, however Sid declines any involvement. Sid goes on a night out with Ollie to help him take his mind off his new baby. However, when Sid goes home, Jordan gives Ollie drugs. The next day, Sid accidentally calls Juliet boring which she gets angry at. Sid tries to apologise but Juliet blanks him. Jordan gives Sid advice about how to be cooler and manipulates Sid into hiding drugs at his school. The next day Sid has doubts but does not want to let Jordan down. Sid hides the drugs in his locker but is shocked to find out that PC George Kiss is in the school. Sid tells Juliet, who distracts the police so Sid can get the drugs out of his locker. Juliet takes the drugs and destroys them which angered Jordan. Jordan tells Juliet to pay him back and attacks Juliet's brother. Sid tries to help Juliet. Sid confronts Jordan when he says Juliet is selling the drugs. Sid rushes to school and helps Juliet sell the drugs and this impresses Jordan. Jordan returns to the village and manipulates Juliet into selling drugs at other schools. Sid is worried about Juliet but she tells him she is fine doing it. Sid goes to meet Juliet but Juliet is too smug when she waves a load of cash around. PC George Kiss notices this and arrests Juliet. Later, Sid tells Jordan that Juliet got arrested. Sid comforts Juliet and gives Jordan his cash. Jordan threatens to tell her family unless she continues to work for him. This frightens Sid and he tries to convince Jordan to let Juliet stop dealing to which Jordan agrees. However, Jordan tells Marnie that Juliet is skipping school and Juliet thinks he told her about the drugs. Jordan threatens Juliet again. Later, Sid and Juliet both agree to work for Jordan.

Sid notices that Juliet is acting cold around him and Jordan gives him advice and books them a weekend away. When Juliet finds out, she feels awkward as she does not love Sid. To get out of going alone, Juliet invites Ollie and Imran which angers Sid as he just wanted the trip to be the two of them. Sid upsets Juliet when he calls her frigid and she breaks up with him. This upsets Sid. Sid tells Jordan about Juliet which leaves him furious as he had deals lined up on their trip away and Sid insists he can still do it. Jordan gives Sid a chance to deal drugs alone. However Jordan sets up Sid to get robbed of drugs so Juliet will feel guilty and sorry for Sid. Juliet decides to help Sid and go on the trip away with him.

Sid, Juliet, Ollie and Imran all travel to the seaside. However, Juliet notices the police on the train and worries as they have a bag of drugs on them. Juliet manages to trick the policeman for a selfie and they don't get caught. When they arrive, Sid and Juliet split up from Ollie and Imran and go to the drug deal location. Sid and Juliet are nervous when they arrive. They do the drug deal and go but Juliet steals a drug dealers phone as she thinks the dealer was looking her nose down at her. Sid and Juliet hang out on a cliff later and Juliet opens up about how she feels about Peri. Sid realises that she might be gay and Juliet agrees. Sid comforts Juliet and tells her she can trust him. However the gang surround and confront them for stealing the phone earlier. Sid is attacked by their leader who pulls out a knife and goes to stab Sid. Juliet tries to stop him but Ollie and Imran catch them and threaten to call the police. The gang ran away. They all agree to keep the attack a secret. When they return Jordan confronts them and tells them that the gang are dangerous and that they need him.

The next day, Marnie finds the money that Juliet has hidden and thinks that Sid is to blame. Juliet takes the blame and says she sold some stolen laptops to which she believes. Juliet upsets her family and they kick her out. She goes to the Lomax's house and asks to stay which they agree. Sid and Juliet go on a school trip but soon return a week later. Jordan's boss Victor puts pressure on him to make more money so he wants Sid and Juliet to sell more drugs at a school environmental show where different schools will attend. Sid and Juliet feel pressured from this. However, after Jordan receives some wise words from Leela, who he is secretly sleeping with, he tells Sid and Juliet they do not need to do the deal however Victor threatens Jordan which he then forces Sid and Juliet to carry on the deal.

At school, Sid only manages to sell a few of his drugs as he is practising for a guitar exam. Juliet agrees to sell his remaining drugs tomorrow. The next day, Sid gets jealous at Juliet and Peri. When Sid and Juliet arrive at school, they notice police are there with sniffer dogs. They panic about the drugs left in Juliet's locker. However Sid runs out of his guitar exam to take the drugs out the locker just before the police turn up Juliet's locker. Juliet hugs Sid and thanks him. Sid returns to his exam and does well. However his teacher pick up his folder and finds weed in there. Sid is taken to Sally St. Claire, who calls Leela about Sid. Sid tells Sally and Leela that the drugs were for his own personal use. Sally tells Leela they will not call the police on Sid but will permanently exclude him from the school. Sid begs for another chance but he is kicked out of school. Leela is furious with Sid. Sid blames Jordan and threatens to tell the school where the drugs really came from. Jordan shouts at Sid saying they will be homeless and Sid apologises to Jordan. Sid meets up with Juliet but is jealous to find out she is going on a date with Peri. The next day, Sid tries to impress Leela by studying for his exams. Jordan tells Sid there is still work to do. Juliet tells Sid she caught Jordan and Peri together and he is shocked. Jordan, who is sleeping with both Peri and Leela, is kicked out of the Lomax house by Leela when Sienna gives her some parenting tips about Sid. Sid comforts Charlie Dean, who is grieving for his step dad's suicide and tells him he is still not happy with the way his dad died but is dealing with it. Jordan tells Sid that he has ruined things for him and needs him to recruit Charlie to sell drugs for him, which Sid is uncomfortable with.

Sid tries to get Charlie to sell drugs by saying that Nancy won't be able to buy him a new console but can buy on himself if he works for Jordan. Charlie first declines but later accepts when Nancy tells him he can't afford it. Sid tells Charlie that there are risks and gives him a loan that will need to be paid back.

In September, Sid has an audition to join a band which he is feeling nervous about. Leela tells him not to worry and Jordan tells him to smash it. Jordan tells Sid to not mess up and if he gets into the band, he will be able to sell drugs all over the world and bring in more customers. Sid looks worried. Juliet comes to watch Sid's audition. Once the audition is over, the band member says they can do some practise and he can join the band, but Sid declines as he wants to go back to school which angers Jordan.

Juliet tells Sid that she caught Jordan and Leela kissing and wants to tell Peri. Juliet goes to confront Jordan which Sid tries to stop her. As Juliet and Sid approach Jordan, he is speaking to his boss Victor Brothers. Victor threatens Juliet and tells her and Sid not to mess up again. Juliet gives Victor an idea about how to shift more drugs. Victor confronts Sid about his guitar audition and Sid tells him he did not want to do it. Victor realises Jordan lied and tells Juliet and Sid to run along. Victor then beats up Jordan. Jordan comes round to Leela's house and tells Sid and Juliet they have to sell a large amount of drugs by tomorrow or Victor will do the same to them. Sid announces they can sell all of the drugs at Imran's party.

Juliet and Sid wake up early and are worried about not being able to sell all of the drugs. Sid snaps at Juliet and blames her for the mess they are in. Sid invites Peri to the party which Imran worries about. Peri tells Imran she will invite her nurse friends. Sid feels guilty when Imran is looking forward to the party. Victor confronts Sid and threatens him that if he and Juliet do not sell the drugs, he will do what he did to Jordan. Sid notices that Juliet is not selling drugs at the party and lashes out at her saying if they don't sell all of the drugs, Victor will hurt them. Imran asks Sid if he has seen Ollie which Sid makes fun of Imran, calling him Ollie's girlfriend. Sid and Imran argue and Sid announces that Ollie has taken ketamine. Sid gives Jordan the money the next day. Jordan tells Sid that if the bag was a penny off, Victor would kill them. Sid comforts Juliet, who opens up to Sid about kissing Peri and how she rejected her after. Juliet asks Sid if Jordan got the money. She announces that she stole money to pay for a new dress. Sid panics and tells Juliet Jordan had already gone to meet Victor. Sid orders Juliet to go after Jordan. Juliet returns home after being out all night. Sid confronts Juliet about where she was and tells her to speak to Peri as she is the reason Juliet is hanging around with Victor. Sid finds Juliet asleep downstairs and wakes her up. Sid notices how awkward things are between Peri and Juliet and tries to keep things cool. Sid tells Juliet that she should return home.

A few weeks later, Jordan wants Sid and Juliet to go a drug drop off. Juliet tells Sid they are going to sell the drugs themselves. Sid and Juliet are robbed and run away from the gang. Victor and Jordan confront the teens but Sid takes the blame. Sid and Juliet return to the Nightingales and laugh about the robbery. Sid realises he wants out of the county lines but Juliet steals Marnie's necklace to make up for the robbery. Jordan threatens to kill Juliet but Sid pleads with him not to. The next day, Victor demands a trap house from Sid and Jordan. Juliet tells Victor she knows somewhere they can use. Sid finds out Juliet wants to use the café and tells her she is dragging her family into her mess. Juliet tells Sid this is her chance to be someone. Mandy heads over to the café where Sid and Juliet stop her from coming in. Sid realises how messed up the county lines and Jordan tells him he has to carry on as he is in way too deep. Sid has a meeting with John Paul and opens up about his past. Sid tells John Paul that he will not mess up hid life. Jordan is arrested for possession of drugs. Sid tells Juliet that Jordan was arrested. Juliet tells Sid that Jordan going to prison is a good thing and Sid tells her to stop. Sid tells Juliet that he called the police on Jordan after he threatened to kill her. Juliet thanks Sid for his loyalty. Sid asks Sami to help Jordan. Sami informs Sid that Jordan will be sentenced for 14 years unless he would help the police by grassing in Victor. Victor kidnaps Sid and Juliet. Victor threatens To kill Sid. Sid breaks down which makes Victor laugh at him. Sid runs away from Victor and leaves Juliet. Leela finds Sid and tells him he is a part of the family. Leela asks Courtney to keep an eye on Sid as she has to leave Hollyoaks to look after her aunt. Juliet tells Sid she is taking over from Jordan which upsets Sid. Sid begs Juliet to decline Victor's offer but Juliet laughs at him and walks off. Sid finds out about Juliet making Ella sells drugs. Sid tells Juliet that they have ruined enough lives in this business. Sid tells Juliet to give him the bag of drugs. Sid returns to tell Juliet he shifted all of the drugs. Victor turns up and threatens Sid which Juliet joins in with. Sid is surprised and runs off.

2021: Taking down Victor[]

In 2021, following the death of his cousin, Jordan Price, Juliet was arrested, after handing herself in. Sid was enraged that Victor, his county lines boss, had been responsible for all of it and had gotten away with it. He began making a video diary of his attempts to take down Victor. The day of his murder, he managed to sneak a bug into Victor's cars glove compartment, in an attempt to get a confession from the drug lord. He nearly succeeded, but when friend and client, Ollie Morgan, stumbles along and hopes to score for free, Sid reveals of his plans. In exchange for free ketamine, Ollie confessed to Victor that Sid was planning to have him arrested. Ste posed as Sid in the town square, which resulted in Victor punching Ste. Victor stole Ste's phone, as Sid called him, saying he was nearly at the police station. Unfortunately, Victor caught him before he made it to the police station, and stabbed him. Ste found him and called for help, but Sid dies in his arms. His final words were; “Tell Jules (Juliet Nightingale) I tried to save her“.

Following Sid's death, the news spreads across the village. Marnie Nightingale and Peri Lomax (Juliet's stepmother and girlfriend respectively) tell Juliet the news, who bursts into tears. Meanwhile, Ste tells Leela Lomax, Sid's legal guardian and Nancy tells Charlie Dean who was charged with Jordan's murder.

Two weeks later, it was revealed that Sid survived his stabbing by Victor, and decided between him, Ste and the police that he should let Victor believe he is dead to stop Victor coming after him. Sid then felt safe after Victor was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.

2021: Feelings for Courtney[]

After his leg amputation, Sid feels that he’s unable to achieve his dreams, so Courtney Campbell offers to help. She starts by asking him to speak on a livestream about county lines, but Sid storms off when she goes into detail about his amputation. She then cheers Sid up by saying how brave he is to overcome the ordeals. He then tells Courtney he wants to join the police, which she supports. However when she tries to give him a guide for disabled police officers, he gets upset and walks away. Courtney, feeling bad, enlists the help of D.S. Cohen to give Sid an insight into policing, which he is extremely grateful for. After the trip, Sid is over the moon and thanks Courtney for her support. Overcome with happiness, he kisses her and Courtney is shocked. After an awkward moment, Sid and Courtney agree to never let it get any further and Courtney says an teacher/student affair will never happen. In May 2021, Juliet arranges a date for Sid and fellow Hollyoaks High student, Raya (Payal Mistry). The date starts off good, but when Sid accidentally spills that he didn’t really want to go on the date, Raya walks out of the date. Courtney isn’t impressed and annoyed at how the date’s gone, Sid lies to Tom Cunningham and Romeo Nightingale that he slept with Courtney. She then catches Sid drinking outside the school and tells him off, which leads to him talking about he sees himself as a failure. After they talk things through, Sid and Courtney take a selfie which makes Yasmine Cunningham think that they are having an affair, so she confronts Courtney about it the next day in the café. After the rumour is spread, Courtney is suspended from Hollyoaks High and gets upset at Sid for spreading false information. Realising what’s happened, Courtney orders Sid to set the record straight and Sid tells Nancy Osborne that the rumours were false. In June 2021, Courtney is offered a job as a primary school teacher in Scotland. She is delighted and as she is having her interview, Sid overhears and is happy for her at first, but when Courtney mentions that the job’s in Scotland, Sid is upset and thinks it’s because of the lie he spread, which Courtney swiftly denied. After talking to Ste, and realising he emotionally blackmailed her, Sid realises that he needs to let Courtney move on and tells her to go for the job in Scotland. Courtney leaves in a taxi and Sid waves her goodbye with Ste and Grace Black.

Kill Count[]

Murders[]

  1. Stuart Sumner, 18th November 2019 (manslaughter) - Sid pushes Stuart off a cliff in defence of Ste Hay, as Stuart was going to push Ste off the same cliff.

Attempted Murders[]

None

Appendices[]

Residences[]

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Background Information[]

  • Sid was initially introduced as a guest character, before being promoted to regular a few months after debuting.

Introduction Sequence[]

  • 2020: Sid flips his phone whilst walking past Jordan.
  • 2021: Sid sits on a wall on his phone with a bike next to him. He smiles at the camera.
  • 2021-: Sid walks along the City Wall.

Quotes[]

Shut up, Dad!
— First line, in response to his dad Stuart Sumner mocking him.

See also[]

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Tony HutchinsonCindy CunninghamMandy RichardsonJack OsborneDarren OsborneLuke MorganZara MorganTom CunninghamNancy OsborneSte HayMercedes McQueenWarren FoxJohn Paul McQueenNana McQueenTheresa McQueenTrish MinniverDiane HutchinsonLiberty SavageJoel DexterMaxine MinniverSienna BlakePeri LomaxGrace BlackCleo McQueenScott DrinkwellSally St. ClaireJames NightingaleMarnie NightingaleGoldie McQueenPrince McQueenYasmine CunninghamMisbah MaalikDamon KinsellaImran MaalikSami MaalikOliver MorganSylver McQueenDonna-Marie QuinnRomeo NightingaleBrooke HathawayMartine DeverauxJuliet NightingaleWalter DeverauxSid SumnerCeleste FaroeToby FaroeVerity HutchinsonFelix WestwoodCher McQueenRipley LennoxSummer RangerShaq QureshiFergus CollinsBecky QuentinAli ShahzadNate DenbyOlivia BradshawPearl AndersonDeMarcus Westwood
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