Hollyoaks bosses 'hope to return to set in May' amid pandemic

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Hollyoaks could be set for a return

Hollyoaks (opens in new tab) hopes to get back on set in May after temporarily suspending filming.

Actor Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson) revealed that boss Bryan Kirkwood aims to be back by the end of May.

He told Metro (opens in new tab), "Bryan sent out an email the other day saying that they're aiming to hopefully be back at the end of May, and to be prepared for some great stuff."

Nick added, "I suppose it's nice, as you don't get an opportunity to power down and then power back up again, so I think everyone's going to be coming back with a vengeance."

Currently Hollyoaks is operating on a reduced schedule, down to two episodes from five.

But they've made sure fans are still getting plenty of Hollyoaks episodes, thanks to a special series.

Hollyoaks Favourites (opens in new tab) gives viewers the chance to experience some classic episodes all over again.

Mercedes McQueen wedding to Dr Browning

Hollyoaks Favourites kicked off with Mercedes' wedding to Doctor Browning.

Jennifer Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes McQueen, told us that she was "happy" the series had kicked off with one of her big on-screen moments.

I feel so happy that they’re starting the Hollyoaks favourites series with Mercedes and Dr Browning’s wedding. There’s been so many amazing episodes from Hollyoaks, so for them to start with that, I feel very privileged and happy.

"The wedding episode has got it all, it’s got the tears, it’s got humour, it’s sexy, and it’s sassy.

"It was a great time. I always look back on it as one of my favourite moments.”

But even though fans are only getting episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays for now, there's plenty of big moments in store.

More shocking secrets (opens in new tab) about the newly discovered triplets dad, Felix Westwood, have emerged.

And Sami Maalik has a proposition for Verity Hutchinson (opens in new tab). Will she accept?

Hollyoaks continues at 6:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress