Hollyoaks have released the first pictures of Robbie Roscoe, who is set to make his first appearance on the hit Channel 4 soap next week.
We reported last month, Robbie is set to move to the village of Hollyoaks with his mum Sandy, played by former EastEnder Gillian Taylforth and his four brothers, who producer Bryan Kirkwood has labelled the male version of the McQueens!
Gillian Taylforth, who is best known for her long stint as Kathy Mitchell (Beale) in EastEnders, and her five on-screen sons are expected to stir quite a lot of attention from the rest of the village when they burst on to our screens, with local girls due to swoon over the five handsome newcomers. But, like any good Hollyoaks family, they are also set to stir quite a lot of trouble too!
Taylforth commented: “I am really looking forward to joining Hollyoaks, which is going from strength to strength under Bryan Kirkwood at the moment.
“My real family are excited to move up to Liverpool – a fantastic city – and I’m eager to meet my new family, five hunky Hollyoaks sons who I’m sure will all be saints!”
And it seems Bryan Kirkwood is just as enthusiastic about Gillian’s new family, who are due to make their screen debut this spring, and has even predicted them being as big as current leading family, the McQueens!
Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said: “I’m very excited about this family. Think a male version of the McQueens!
“With five brothers there will be something for everyone – from the younger one who could be in One Direction to the eldest who is a true soap hunk.
“They are all seriously hot, and will be shirtless for a lot of the time!”
Keeping rather tight-lipped about the families upcoming storylines, he did hint that one of the brothers in particular will have a link to a current, popular Hollyoaks resident.
And, whilst the other four Roscoe boys remain a mystery, Hollyoaks have revealed that former Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Charlie Wernham, has been cast to play Robbie.
Robbie is set to befriend current sixth former, Callum Kane (Laurie Duncan), and one of his first storylines is involving the dismissal of new college teacher, John Paul McQueen (James Sutton), when he and Callum catch John Paul and Doug Carter (PJ Brennan) covering headmaster Patrick Blake’s car with post it notes for a joke.
The prank goes completely sour, and it becomes very apparent that Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield) will have his work cut out for him with trouble make Robbie.
Charlie first burst on to our screens back in 2008 performing as a comedian for the hit ITV reality talent show, Britain’s Got Talent.
Since then he has starred in E4’s School of Comedy and BBC Three’s Bad Education.
Robbie’s first Hollyoaks scenes are due to air on Tuesday, April 2 at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD.
Watch his Britain’s Got Talent audition in the clip below: