There is set to be a guest appearance in Hollyoaks as comedian Helen Lederer has confirmed that she will be taking on a role in the award-winning Channel 4 soap.
Lederer, who took part in this year’s series of Splash!, took to social networking site, Twitter, to announce her cameo, which sees her in scenes with Nick Pickard and Alex Fletcher (who play Tony Hutchinson and Diane O’Connor) to say how she had found the filming had given her a warm glow.
Fletcher responded to this tweet by saying that Lederer was “absolutely fabulous” as well as hinting that she would be needed to film more scenes next week.
Given that the current storyline surrounding Tony and Diane is regarding his cancer, we can’t imagine that she will get much opportunity to put her comedic skills to good use, and from her tweets it seems that her guest role may be that of a nurse.
Tony has only recently revealed his cancer to Diane, who is expecting his twins, having dealt with it in secret for weeks, and the storyline is set to spill over into this year’s Hollyoaks Later as he, and some old friends from the past, embark on a Hangover type adventure of self-discovery.
Meanwhile, another new face has revealed that she will be back in the show later this year.
In tonight’s episode of Hollyoaks John Paul (James Sutton) is shocked to the core when he returns home from work to find Chloe (Susan Loughnane), the mother of his baby, has turned up under the pretence that she wants to be part of the boy’s life.
As we have previously reported, Chloe actually wants money from the English teacher, and armed with DNA results proving that JP isn’t the real father the race is on to find the money to stop her from taking the child away.
However, Susan Loughnane says that, unlike her character, she would very much like it if Chloe was to stick around in the show, as she explained to the Herald:
“I’m doing Hollyoaks until the end of November so it’s exciting,
“I filmed for the month of June and then I had a break and now I’m back for the next few months.
“She’s really fun, it’s something different for me. It’s definitely a challenge for me, but I love a challenge.”
Meanwhile James Sutton, who plays John Paul, told Digital Spy how much he enjoyed working with Loughnane:
“We had a great time filming together.
“The scenes were shot pretty quickly, so it felt like Susan was in and out, but it was a great deal of fun and I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. We were pleased with the work we did, so fingers crossed it’ll look alright!”
Hollyoaks can be seen week nights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD – For a sneaky peak at what else is in store this summer watch the promo trailer in the clip below: