"Duncan" redirects here, for the actor portraying Ryan Knight, see Duncan James.

Duncan Button

Duncan button

First Appearance
2 November 2009
Last Appearance
11 November 2011
Student, Smoothie Maker
Ruby Button (Sister)
Neville Ashworth (Godfather)
Suzanne Ashworth (Godmother)
Portrayed By
Current Home
Date of Birth
March 16th 1994 (age 23)

Duncan Button is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Dean Aspen. He debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 2 November 2009. Duncan was originally credited as Duncan Smith until he was credited with Button. In May 2011, it was announced that Aspen had quit his role and Duncan departed the series on 11 November 2011.

Characterisation Edit

Lucy Allan said, "Ahh, Duncan and Ricky! I love them. If you look at who Max [Cunningham] (Matt Littler) and O.B. (Darren Jeffries) were when they were teenagers... They had an innocence and a naïvety to them that the show was lacking at the time. I actually wrote Max and O.B.'s storylines when they were youngsters and they spent about six months trying to get Chloe [Bruce] (Mikyla Dodd) into bed in a burger van! There's a joy in Ricky and Duncan that shouldn't be ignored. They're just trying to get laid - Duncan in particular, by whatever means necessary. Even if that means suggesting that his sexuality isn't what it is. And Ricky has a secret, so we'll meet elements of his family..."

Arrival Edit

Duncan first appears in the village looking for the Dog in the Pond pub. Duncan arrives at the pub and is served by Neville who doesn’t recognise him. Suzanne walks in and recognises him as their fifteen-year-old godson and leaves Neville furious. Duncan moves in with the Ashworth’s and meets Anita Roy (Saira Choudhry) and flirts with her, but she rejects his advances. Ricky is later annoyed when Duncan joins him on his paper-round. However, they become friends.

Departure Edit

Duncan and Ricky spend five days at fat camp. Duncan was hesitant at first but meets a girl, Kelly Saunders (Danielle Malone), who he really likes. They struggle to get together as Duncan can't understand what a girl like her would see in him but they eventually end up together and lose their virginity to each other. Kelly decides to end their relationship after he shows Ricky a naked picture of her. Realising he needs to grow up, he decides to leave to stay with the Ashworth's in Spain.

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