In a TV genre with a famously high turnover of cast members, it can be difficult to keep up with all the comings and goings of soap characters.
Never miss another Hollyoaks new arrival or death in the village with our handy guide to who’s joining and who’s leaving the Channel 4 series.
Luke Morgan (Gary Lucy)
Even prison can't keep Luke Morgan away from Hollyoaks village.
The character is currently locked down thanks to actor Gary Lucy's touring commitments with The Full Monty, but we're expecting to see him back in soap land before long.
He'll appear in the odd episode leading up to his release in 2019, which will see him back in the cast full time - and apparently will cause no end of problems for Mandy.
One of those is the recent revelation that her baby may in fact be Luke's, which came as a shock to Darren to say the least.
Leela Lomax (Kirsty-Leigh Porter)
We'll be waving off Leela for a little while as Kirsty-Leigh Porter, who plays her, is taking a break.
The actress is pregnant with her first child and will be taking maternity leave at some point in 2019, although her exit date and storyline are yet to be confirmed.
Mitchell Deveraux (Imran Adams)
Recent addition Martine is bringing yet another new star with her to the show - her son Mitchell.
A trainee doctor, the new regular is set to get pulses rising in the McQueen household as he's tipped to have a romance with one of the notoriously feisty family.
Hollyoaks airs on weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and 7pm on E4.
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