Hollyoaks’s McQueen family is set for a shake-up this autumn with Carmel (Gemma Merna) and Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) both exiting after eight years on the C4 soap. But the clan will also get some new additions in the form of Celine and Porsche – the nieces of Myra McQueen – who will both debut this autumn and be joined by their teenage sister at a later date.
Newcomer Sarah George will play 23-year-old Celine, while 26-year-old Porsche – who is pictured below – will be portrayed by Twinnie Lee Moore, whose credits include stage musicals Chicago and Rock of Ages.
Details about the third and youngest McQueen, aged 17, have yet to be announced but she is already being billed as ‘the brainbox of the family’.
Hollyoaks has also announced that Nick Rhys (also pictured below) has been cast as Lachlan ‘Lockie’ Campbell, the brother of bad boy Campell and someone who is set to be ‘a possible love interest for a McQueen boy or girl’.
Speaking recently, departing star Jennifer Metcalfe promised that her on-screen family will take centre stage for an explosive new storyline: “Most of my storylines have been big Mercedes ones, but this is all about the family. There might be a pretty decent stunt involved, so we’re all overly excited. I’d love to do my own stunts.
“It’s probably going to be one of the biggest things the show has ever done,” she said to Inside Soap. “We’re all dead excited.”