Hollyoaks: Gillian Taylforth only has one year contract, but would like to stick around longer!


Hollyoaks newcomer, Gillian Taylforth, has revealed that she is eager to make a home for herself on the Channel 4 soap, despite her contract only being for a year!

Former EastEnder Taylforth arrived on our Hollyoaks screens earlier this month as Sandy the mother of five sons Freddie (Charlie Clapham), Joe (Ayden Callaghan), Ziggy (Fabrizio Santino), Robbie (Charlie Wernham) and Jason (Alfie Browne-Sykes).
Since their arrival the Roscoe’s have been caught up in many a drama and have been welcomed well by Hollyoaks fans everywhere so Gillian is hoping that when her contract is up it will be extended as she would love to stay!

Discussing her new home in Liverpool, where the hit soap is filmed, Taylforth explained:

“It’s a year’s contract and is too far to commute. I’d been in my home for 18 years, so it was a big decision to sell up. I miss my friends but so far it’s going well.

“I got the backing of my children and Dave. Harrison has moved up with me and started a new school, but my daughter Jessica can’t make her mind up. She’s 21 and works as a hairdresser and she’s got a job down south.

“Dave can pretty much work anywhere on a computer, so he agreed to move with us and see how it went.”


When asked about her plans beyond the first year, Taylforth who is best remembered for her role as Kathy Mitchell (Beale) in BBC rival soap EastEnders, went on:

“I’ll probably move back down to Hertfordshire because it’s home and I love it there. But they might ask me to stay on at Hollyoaks. You never know. It’s all quite exciting. I have no idea what the future holds.”

Watch an interview with Taylforth in the clip below:

Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD.