Jude is back! Davinia Taylor’s Hollyoaks return airs tonight!

And a leopard never changes its spots, promises show bosses


Davinia Taylor is to make her whirlwind return to Hollyoaks during tonight’s E4 episode at 7pm.


Hollyoaks first announced Jude Cunningham’s comeback in May 2016 – but tonight fans will finally get to see what has prompted her return and what she has in store for her family.

Taylor first played Cindy’s big sister from 1996 to 1998 and, as the saying goes, “a leopard never changes it’s spots” – so expect the same amount of troublesome scheming that was synonymous with her character 18 years ago.

It has also been teased that Jude will be involved in this year’s Hollyoaks autumn stunt when she organises a ‘Halloween Spooktacular’.


Speaking of the return earlier this year, executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said: “Davinia’s portrayal of Jude Cunningham made her one of my favourite ever Hollyoaks characters; the original bad girl, Cindy’s big sister and a bona fide star.

“Jude has been on the run in Spain and Davinia has kept an equally low profile, so I am delighted that both are going to be back in the spotlight. Long-standing viewers and new ones alike are in for a real treat.”

Talking about her return to the Chester village, Taylor, who lives in London with her fiancée and four children said: “I’m thrilled to be going back into Hollyoaks and bringing Jude back. I am desperate to see what on earth she has been doing for the past 18 years and what trouble she will no doubt cause!”

A spokesperson for Hollyoaks added: “The residents of Hollyoaks are in for a shock when a familiar face returns in style to bring a touch of class to the village – Jude Cunningham. She’s the girl with a heart of gold whose luxurious lifestyle dazzled Cindy, who’s always put her big sister on a pedestal.


“To Cindy’s delight, Jude is more than a match for her arch-nemesis Marnie. But just like Cindy, Jude always had a knack for causing chaos wherever she goes. Is her return really all it seems?”