Hollyoaks cast model Wallis Day as Cindy’s daughter, Holly Cunningham, but is she returning for her mothers wedding, or funeral?

by Anna Howell

Hmmm, does this piece of information mean that Cindy Cunningham survives the Hollyoaks bus tragedy, or not? We can’t quite decide, but what we do know is that the hit Channel 4 soap has cast a new actress, model Wallis Day, to play her daughter, Holly, so the Sun newspaper reports!

Fans of Hollyoaks will know how a tragic bus crash is set to rock the village, with a death toll suspected to be the highest the soap has ever seen in one hit, but with only two deaths so far confirmed!

The crash is set to take place during the combine wedding of Holy’s mum, Cindy (Stephanie Waring) to her ex-husband Tony (Nick Pickard) and Ste Hay (Keiron Richardson) to Doug Carter (PJ Brenan) after a bus that Maddie (Scarlet Bowman) is driving careers into the ceremony.

Hollyoaks have confirmed that at least two people will die, one of which we believe to be Ally Grogan after the actor who plays him, Dan O’Connor, was spotted out with the cast and crew for his leaving party, but rumour has it the final death count is set to be higher than the soap has ever seen in one sitting!

Holly is due to return to our screens on Wednesday 14 November, the week of the bus crash disaster, played by 18 year old model, Wallis Day.

Fans of the show will remember a very different Holly, who Cindy shipped off to a boarding school in Switzerland two years ago, originally played by Lydia Waters. And as well as an appearance change, it would seem that young girl is every bit her mother’s daughter, appearing well-mannered and polite on the outside, whilst being a mischievous brat in reality.

Just like her mother, she sets her sights on the high life, and won’t take no as an answer in trying to achieve it, as well as also harbouring a deep set resentment of her mother, blaming her for her unhappy childhood.

“I am thrilled to have been cast as Holly Cunningham as I’ve been a fan of Hollyoaks for many years,” says Wallis. “The whole team have been so welcoming and really friendly — it’s like being part of a large family — and they’ve taught me so much already.

“Holly is a really exciting character, with plenty of surprises up her sleeve, so you’d better watch to see what happens. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and I’m enjoying every minute!”

It is unconfirmed as yet how long Holly is back for, and under what circumstances!

Wallis will be on screen from Tuesday 13 November on E4 (first look) and Wednesday 14 November on C4.

Watch Keiron Richardson discussing the bus crash tragedy here.

Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel4/Channel 4 HD, and you can watch all the drama of The Enjoy The Ride storyline starting the week beginning Monday November 12.


  1. Georgia on October 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I can’t wait, wallis day is absolutely stunning and her and Cindy will look amazing on screen together!

  2. Sam on October 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Can’t wait to see you Wallis!! :o) <3

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