Hollyoaks: McQueens do Magaluf – with Richard Arnold! Behind the scenes at Mercedes’ hen party

Fun in the sun as the soap goes on location

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Hollyoaks’ McQueen clan decamp to Magaluf next week to celebrate Mercedes’s upcoming nuptials to old flame Russ Owen, and viewers can expect sun, sea, sex and secrets galore.

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The soap went on location in Majorca back in May to film the special episodes which mark Jennifer Metcalfe’s full-time return to the cast after 12 months of maternity leave, and a brief cameo a few weeks back, following the birth of her son Daye with her partner, Geordie Shore star Greg Lake.

Mercy reveals to her shocked relatives she has reconnected with first husband Russ, with Stuart Manning reprising his role after almost a decade away, and the pair are giving it another go. Elsewhere, Nana has a hot holiday romance, Courtney Campbell is reunited with baby daddy Liam Donovan, and Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold cameos as himself – something for everyone…

Here’s a look at the McQueens behind the scenes in Magaluf.

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Diane Langton (Nana), Chelsee Healey (Goldie), Amy Conachan (Courtney), Annie Wallace (Sally), Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo) and Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra) get ready for fun in the sun.

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Jennifer Metcalfe as bride-to-be Mercedes with on-screen cousin Nadine Mulkerrin.

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Stuart Manning and Jen Metcalfe reunite as Russ and Mercedes, over a decade since they’re characters got hitched.

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Here come the girls – the McQueens (and one Campbell) line up.

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Nana’s holiday romance with Ronaldio has an unexpected ending…

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Newcomer David Tag joins the McQueen women as Sylver, but what’s his and cousin Mercy’s secret past?

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Fizz and frolics with the ladies.

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Barber-Lane relaxes in between scenes.

Catch Hollyoaks’ special Magaluf episodes on E4 from Friday 10 August, and Channel 4 on Monday 13 August.

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