HOLLYOAKS is in talks to bring back some of its biggest original stars for next year’s 25th anniversary.
The Channel 4 soap will celebrate its quarter of a century in October next year and soap boss Bryan Kirkwood has revealed how plans are already underway to make it a memorable and explosive occasion.
Hollyoaks boss Bryan is in talks with some of the show’s originals to return[/caption]
He says he wants bring back Jambo or Ruth after setting his sights on stars from the “very early days” of the show.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Bryan said: “We’ve got John Paul McQueen and Warren Fox returning with amazing James Sutton and Jamie Lomas arriving.
“They’re on screen in January which sets off the 25th year really nicely. We are talking about going further back in time to the very early days of the show [for returns] as we approach the 25th birthday in October, but there’s nothing confirmed yet. ”
But one character who was never seen on screen but had been a part of the show since the very beginning is Tony’s dad Brian.
The show will celebrate its 25th anniversary next October[/caption]
Bryan is in very early talks with stars to make a comeback[/caption]
Now going by the name Edward, he has reinvented himself and is brought back to the village after hearing his son Tony has gone missing.
Bryan added: “Brian Edward Hutchinson was part of Hollyoaks the first five years, but we never saw him, he was always kind of an off-screen character refereed to by Tony.
“What we will learn is that Brian Edward Hutchinson has gone away, reinvented himself, had some kind of break down, returned to the world of medicine, which is where he originally worked in, you’ll find out and he’s now a very very high status strident alpha male with some quite old fashioned values.
“The disappearance of Tony and the death of his grandson Harry who he has never met, brings Edward as he’s now known, back to the village.
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“We go into detail about where he has been, there has been a breakdown along the way and the unveiling of those secrets gives us tonnes of material to play.”
* Hollyoaks airs weeknights on Channel 4 at 6.30pm with a first look episode following at 7pm on E4
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