Hollyoaks cast: who is leaving, joining and returning?

The latest on arrivals and departures of the village.

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Channel 4’s long-running soap Hollyoaks never disappoints when it comes to bringing the drama and reeling in celebrity guest stars, with Loose Women’s Denise Welch recently joining the cast as dance teacher Trish.


We also had some surprise brief additions to the cast with AJ and Curtis Pritchard, who rose to fame for appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island respectively, appearing in scenes last month – although given the response from fans to their guest roles we don’t think they will be coming back.

While cast changes are a bit thin on the ground right now, we do know of one arrival who fans of UK soaps are likely to recognise!

Here’s everything you need to know about the Hollyoaks cast.


Katie McGlynn (Becky)

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Best known for her long stint on Coronation Street as Sinead Osbourne, a role she departed last year, former Waterloo Road star, Katie McGlynn has signed up for her soap return but this time over on Channel 4 with Hollyoaks!

Set to debut in the episode that will air on July 5th on E4, her character Becky is said to be a new mum and she will be crossing paths with Diane Hutchinson (Alex Fletcher) but, in true soap fashion, she will be up to something!

Katie has been talking about joining the channel 4 soap, saying: “When I first read the script, I knew instantly that this storyline was an important one and something that I could really sink my teeth into. I’m so excited for everyone to meet Becky and am thrilled to be working alongside the amazing cast and crew of Hollyoaks, especially the show’s producer Lucy (Allan), who I previously worked with at the beginning of my acting career on Waterloo Road – so it’s lovely to be working with her again 10 years on.

The whole team couldn’t have been any more welcoming so far and I’m hopeful the story will have an impact on the viewers as it covers some extremely current and important issues. I’m super humbled to continue doing the work I really love and hope everyone enjoys watching it all unfold on screen as much as I’ve enjoyed filming it so far”

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