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Hollyoaks resume filming while bosses confirm the soap will go off the air for two months

Hollyoaks resumes filming after a four-month hiatus fueled by COVID-19 as bosses confirm the soap will go off the air for two months

  • Hollyoaks stars including Imran Adams and Nick Pickard returned to the set of the Channel 4 soap this week, with temperature controls and social distances
  • Bosses confirmed that the last episode will air on Tuesday, July 21, before the show temporarily airs
  • Hollyoaks then returns to screens in September and airs four episodes a week in preparation for the soap’s 25th anniversary
  • On March 22, Hollyoaks stopped filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic and only started airing two episodes a week to a ration filmed episode
  • It comes after both Coronation Street and Emmerdale resumed filming last month with strict social distance measures

Hollyoaks resumed filming after being forced to suspend production for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bosses confirmed that stars have returned to the Liverpool set of the soap, with temperature controls and social distance measures.

It was also confirmed that the show will air temporarily from Tuesday, July 21 to September, when it will air four episodes a week.

We are back! Hollyoaks resumed filming after being forced to suspend production for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Imran Adams shown)

We are back! Hollyoaks resumed filming after being forced to suspend production for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Imran Adams shown)

Stars including Imran Adams (who plays Mitchell Deveraux) and Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson) returned to the Channel 4 soap opera this week, taking strict measures to ensure cast members were safe.

Bosses confirmed that the soap will take a two-month hiatus from screens starting July 21, with a trailer being broadcast live for the first time teasing what fans can expect this fall.

Hollyoaks then returns to screens in September and airs four episodes a week ahead of the soap’s 25th anniversary later this year.

Back to work! Bosses confirmed that stars have returned to the soap's Liverpool set, with temperature controls and social distance measures (Nick Pickard shown)

Back to work! Bosses confirmed that stars have returned to the soap's Liverpool set, with temperature controls and social distance measures (Nick Pickard shown)

Back to work! Bosses confirmed that stars have returned to the soap’s Liverpool set, with temperature controls and social distance measures (Nick Pickard shown)

On Tuesday’s This Morning, star Imran also spoke about the soap’s return to filming, saying, “ We have our one-way system, which reminds us to keep apart, not physical touch.

So it will be interesting how Scott and Mitchell find other ways to show their affection for each other. but it feels good to give fans some Hollyoaks! ‘

Currently, Hollyoaks airs two episodes a week, trying to ration shows pre-filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic, and has re-aired classic episodes to fill gaps in the schedule.

The soap stopped filming on March 22 due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, with the other UK top soaps soon following.

In recent weeks, the show has been hit by controversy following Rachel Adedeji’s behind-the-scenes accusations of racism, claiming that co-star Lysette Anthony is ‘real trash’ for allegedly considering co-stars defending her ‘traitors.’

Scandals: Over the past few weeks, the show has been hit by controversy, reportedly leading to a string of encounters with cast members before filming could resume

Scandals: Over the past few weeks, the show has been hit by controversy, reportedly leading to a string of encounters with cast members before filming could resume

Scandals: Over the past few weeks, the show has been hit by controversy, reportedly leading to a string of encounters with cast members before filming could resume

Sources claimed last month that cast members were called up to ‘one-on-one’ meetings with show bosses before filming could resume.

Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer also suffered a setback attending an illegal rave at Daisy Nook Park, Failsworth, while Stephanie Davis revealed that she had left the show after a ten-year period.

Bosses now reportedly have a ‘series of meetings’ because there is a ‘real gap’ between the cast.

'At war': cast would be 'at war' after Rachel's (pictured in 2019) recent accusations of racism on set claiming co-star Lysette Anthony is 'real trash'

'At war': cast would be 'at war' after Rachel's (pictured in 2019) recent accusations of racism on set claiming co-star Lysette Anthony is 'real trash'

‘At war’: cast would be ‘at war’ after Rachel’s (pictured in 2019) recent accusations of racism on set claiming co-star Lysette Anthony is ‘real trash’

A source said The sun: ‘They have a series of meetings because it is one thing after another. The cast is at war, there is a lot of tension over Lysette’s recent comments. Some casts have threatened to quit if left unchecked.

“And with Stephanie and Rachel quitting work, the bosses fear others will follow them out. It is total chaos – there is a new problem every week. ‘

The source added that the cast has “freedom” over their social media channels, but breaking lockdown rules and laws is “not OK.”

Chaos: Malique Thompson-Dwyer (pictured) faced backlash for attending an illegal rave at Daisy Nook Park, Failsworth, while Stephanie revealed she had left the show

Chaos: Malique Thompson-Dwyer (pictured) faced backlash for attending an illegal rave at Daisy Nook Park, Failsworth, while Stephanie revealed she had left the show

Chaos: Malique Thompson-Dwyer (pictured) faced backlash for attending an illegal rave at Daisy Nook Park, Failsworth, while Stephanie revealed she had left the show

While the stars are said to be ‘anxious’ to return to filming, as some members are unaware that they have ‘wronged’ or ‘upset’ others.

Earlier this month, Lysette Anthony stop Twitter after facing backlash amid the show’s racist feud, accused by Rachel of being ‘real trash’ alleging that those who supported her were ‘traitors’.

Rachel accused the show of behind-the-scenes racism after criticizing their reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, prompting soap bosses to apologize and announce a plan to “ eradicate discrimination. ”

Hollyoaks continues on channel 4 on Monday at 6:30 pm It airs a First Look episode at 7:00 pm on E4.

Upset: Lysette Anthony also quit Twitter last month after facing backlash amid the show's racist feud

Upset: Lysette Anthony also quit Twitter last month after facing backlash amid the show's racist feud

Upset: Lysette Anthony also quit Twitter last month after facing backlash amid the show’s racist feud

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