Hollyoaks bosses confirm some recent cast departures are permanent

Several of Hollyoaks’ cast have been axed from the show, and in an interview with Digital Spy, an ‘Oaks spokesperson confirmed that there are yet more in the offing.

We recently saw the Sharpe family departing the show, even though they were only introduced a matter of months ago…

Gabby (Phina Oruche), Phil (Andonis Anthony), Taylor (Shaun Blackstock) and Amber (Lydia Lloyd-Henry) left the show over Christmas, and resolution to Amber’s pregnancy storyline was resolved off-screen.

The spokesperson said, “There are no immediate plans to bring the Sharpe family back into the show following their recent departure.”

It’s also been confirmed that Anita Roy (Saira Choudhry) will be leaving the show next week when her old archenemy Gaz returns to the village.

The spokesperson added, “Sadly Saira Choudhry will be leaving us on screen in the week commencing 17th January and there are no plans for her to return.

“After two-and-a-half fantastic and action-packed years in the show for Anita, Saira felt it was time to move on and we wish her the very best of luck.”

Anita’s mother Eva (Sheree Murphy) will also be seen leaving next week, but, it’s expected that she may return at some point in the future.

Again, the spokesperson told DS, “Because of family commitments, Sheree sadly had to inform the writers that she wouldn’t be able to renew her contract with Hollyoaks when it came to an end and her exit was storylined.

“However, the door has been left open for Eva to return to the village and now that Sheree’s personal circumstances have changed, the team will consider the feasibility of bringing Eva back at a later date.”

More ‘Oaks news soon!

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