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Goodbye Emmerdale and hello Hollyoaks: Adele Silva lands new soap role

Adele Silva arrives for a screening of 'We Still Kill Them The Old Way' at Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London. (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Hollyoaks is welcoming two new stars to its cast line-up – Adele Silva (opens in new tab) and Ben Faulks.

The pair will play a childless couple, Angela and Mark Brown, and will be heading to the Channel 4 soap as 'prospective adoptive parents'.

They will make their first on-screen appearance in July.

Adele Silva

Former Emmerdale star Adele Silva with one of her then co-stars, Sally Walsh, at a photo call in 1997 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)


The Cheshire-set drama will feature a storyline that sees the newcomers hoping to adopt Tom Cunningham and Peri Lomax’s baby.

Talking about the storyline, a Hollyoaks spokesman said: “As the summer continues, Tom wanders down a dark path to deal with the prospect of handing his baby to another couple.

“Meanwhile Peri is still determined to give baby Cunningham-Lomax a ‘better life’ away from Hollyoaks and their dysfunctional families.

“Both couples face a difficult path ahead.”

Adele said she was 'over the moon to be joining the show' and Ben said he was 'extremely chuffed to be joining the Hollyoaks team'.

Ben Faulks

Ben Faulks has made a name for himself on CBeebies (Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures)


The actress is no stranger to soaps, having played Kelly Windsor in ITVs Emmerdale from 1993 to 2011.

In March this year she gave birth to her first baby, a girl, after revealing that she had previously suffered three miscarriages.

Ben’s previous TV stints include appearing on the CBeebies children’s television show Mr Bloom’s Nursery.


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