Hollyoaks unveils brand new opening titles in glossy revamp

It's the first major overhaul in three years for the credits sequence

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Hollyoaks has revealed a brand new opening titles sequence.

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Making its debut on Monday 13th May’s Channel 4 showing, the new credits focus on the families of the village larking around the soap’s iconic locations.

The fast-paced, ultra-glamorous sequence packs more than 60 cast members (including kids – there’s that many!) into 45 fun-filled seconds.

The titles are kicked off by longest-serving character Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard) at the ‘Welcome to Hollyoaks’ sign with his family, wife Diane (Alex Fletcher) and stepdaughter Sinead Shelby (Stephanie Davis), dancing in the street.

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The Hutchinsons dine and dance al fresco

Other highlights include the Donovans in night club the Loft, the Osbornes/Morgans hosting a kids’ party, the Maaliks at the jetty, the Deverauxs enjoying dinner and the McQueens letting loose with karaoke in the Dog in the Pond pub – before ending, as is tradition, with landlady Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) emerging dressed to kill as the titles end.

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Queen of the McQueens Mercedes vamps it up

The theme music has also been refreshed. It’s the first full upgrade of the show’s notoriously eye-catching opening in three years.

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Anna Passey recreates Sienna’s iconic ‘lying in the flowers’ moment for the updated titles

Hollyoaks is set to release behind-the-scenes footage on social media, with a look at how the footage was filmed and interviewing the cast on set.

Check out more images from the new Hollyoaks opening titles below

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Veterans including Mandy, Darren, Jack and Nancy host a party for little Oscar
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The Maaliks go for a paddle
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Sylver breaks up a fight between the rowdy McQueens
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Prince (I’m a Celebrity star Malique Thompson-Dwyer) busts some moves on the Dog bar
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