Hollyoaks: New ‘WAG’ Alex will be played by Annie Cooper!

In April, we’re going to meet wannabe WAG, Alex – who’s played by Annie Cooper – when she threatens to destroy local footballer Riley Costello’s (Rob Norbury) engagement to glamorous Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe).

Best known for her roles in Coronation Street, Married Single Other and Skins, Annie will play Alex in the teen soap and is excited to be joining such a gorgeous cast.

“I am delighted to be joining the glamorous cast of Hollyoaks as naughty minx Alex. She’s really going to test Riley and Mercedes’ relationship and it’s exciting to see how it all turns out.

“Working with Jamie, Jen and Rob is great and everyone was really welcoming when I started filming.”

Viewers will see the gorgeous Alex catch the eye of the footballer on an awards night out. A drunken Riley basks in the attention as the stunning blonde makes a move on him but will he go all the way with the wannabe WAG or stick with Hollyoaks hottie and fiancé Mercedes?

Alex only has one thing on her mind but which wannabe WAG will reign supreme and at what cost?

In other news, Stephanie Waring has revealed that she brings her new baby Lexi to work with her.

Stephanie, who of course plays Cindy Longford, has recently returned to the set after her maternity leave.

Speaking to Inside Soap, she talked about juggling work and being a mum, saying, “I’m finding it easier than I thought it would be.

“My other half, Dan, has been looking after Lexi when I’m at work and he brings her in when I have long days.

“We’ve got a crèche at Hollyoaks and Lexi will be joining when she’s six-months-old.

“She’s a great baby – if she cried all the time, I think I’d be pulling my hair out. It’s been a good adjustment so far and I’m hoping it will continue.

“My eldest daughter Mia is brilliant with her too, Lexi’s eyes widen and she gives a big smile as soon she sees her. It’s lovely that they’ve bonded.”

More Hollyoaks news soon!

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