Hollyoaks casts Sylver’s secret daughter Cher in surprise twist

The "very sassy" character played by Bethany Hare will "inject some fun and energy into the village"

Hollyoaks – Cher McQueen (Bethany Hare)

Sylver McQueen’s daughter Cher is set to make a surprise arrival into Hollyoaks next week – and she’s on the hunt for answers.


As Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) prepares to renew her vows with husband Sylver McQueen (David Tag), little do they know that Sylver’s daughter, of whom he had no knowledge, is lurking around the corner.

Typical of a McQueen, Cher has strong family values and is ready to learn more about her father – but all she knows about him so far is that he is a convicted murderer…

Described as “the life and soul of the party”, aspiring hairdresser and beautician Cher will be played by actress and singer Bethany Hare.

This will be her first recurring role in a TV show. Earlier this year, Hare released her first single, titled ‘The Idea of Love’.

Hollyoaks – Cher McQueen (Bethany Hare)
Hollyoaks – Cher McQueen (Bethany Hare)
Channel 4

Her Hollyoaks character – set to make her first appearance on Thursday, 23rd April on E4 – will capture the hearts of the teenage residents, and promises to “inject some fun and energy into the village”.

“Everyone’s been so nice,” Hare said of joining Hollyoaks. “It is like a little family.  I was nervous coming in, and everyone has just put me at ease. I’m absolutely loving it. I feel like I am learning so much from other cast members every day as well”

Describing Cher as “very sassy”, she added: “She definitely has an attitude, but she’s also caring and she’s so big on family, just like the McQueens. She’ll always be there for someone. I’m so excited to join the McQueen family.”


Hollyoaks airs new episodes Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:30pm on Channel 4, with first look episodes on E4 at 7pm. Hollyoaks Favourites continues Wednesdays-Fridays on E4 at 7pm.

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