Hollyoaks cast and crew get back to work and reveal future plans

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Great news for Hollyoaks fans! Filming has begun again after a four month break with lots of exciting new storylines planned....

Hollyoaks cast and crew began filming again this week for the first time since production was stopped in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Filming got underway on site in Liverpool at Lime Pictures studios with temperature checks and social distancing measure in place.

Mitchell Deveraux

Mitchell Deveraux played by Imran Adams

One person who was excited to be back at work was Imran Adams who plays Mitchell Deveraux in the soap. In a short video clip he says, "Everyone here is so excited. We have so much planned for you guys."

Imran has been at the heart of recent storylines with Mitchell now engaged to Scott Drinkwell (Ross Adams).

Scott Drinkwell

Ross Adams plays flamboyant Scott Drinkwell

Speaking recently about the wedding storyline Imran's co-star Ross said, "I'm super excited. Just before lockdown, we were filming the block which is the lead-up to the wedding. We'll have to complete that when we go back to work.

He continued; "With Scott being Scott, he'll be an absolute bridezilla. Think Katie Price and pumpkin carriages! He'd want it to be a sequinned extravaganza. Scott has been dreaming about his wedding since he was tiny but he never, ever thought he would get there."

Mitchell and Scott aka Anita

Engaged: Mitchell with Scott dressed as his alter-ego Anita Tinkle

Hollyoaks have announced a new trailer will be released next week  to showcase all the exciting drama planned for this autumn after a short on-air break. The break will begin on July 21 with brand new episodes resuming in September.

During lockdown the soap, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year,  has been showing two new episodes a week. It is planning to return to its usual transmission schedule of five episodes per week in 2021.

Due to the coronavirus crisis and suspension of filming, Hollyoaks is currently only screening two new episodes a week being shown on Mondays and Tuesdays on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4.  

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays ‘Hollyoaks Favourites’ will be shown at 7pm on E4 featuring reruns of classic episodes from the past.

Tess Lamacraft
Senior Writer for What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite week, Whattowatch.com

Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.