Stephanie Davis is returning to Hollyoaks after a scandalous incident led to her sacking in 2015
She will be returning to the drama as Sinead O'Connor, the role that she earlier lost thanks to her wild ways.
Stephanie Davis has been officially reinstated as a cast member of 'Hollyoaks' again. The actress was earlier fired from the show in 2015 after problematic reports of her being late to the sets and alcohol abuse. She will be returning to the drama as Sinead O'Connor, the role that she earlier lost thanks to her wild ways.
The drama, that has been on since 1995 has had various spinoffs over the years and is critically acclaimed for talking about issues like sexual abuse, homicide, substance abuse and mental health. It is based in the town of Hollyoaks in Chester.
Davis' return can be considered quite lucky. On the day she was fired, she had stirred up a tabloid storm. It was one of those days when she was partying and drinking but this time she took it a step further - she ended up being so drunk that she flashed her genitals at photographers outside a Manchester bar.
To make matters worse, on the next day when she turned up to work, she was still very intoxicated. Stephanie Davis' contract was terminated with immediate effect.
Speaking about her comeback, she told Mirror, "I’m over the moon to be given this amazing opportunity and so excited to bring feisty Sinead back to Hollyoaks. I can’t wait to see all the cast and crew there, many that I have known for years. I just want to get stuck into learning my first scripts I can’t wait to be on set and back acting again, which is my passion."
The actress also tweeted about her return thanking fans for "sticking" with her and that it "never" went "unnoticed.
The show also appears to be happy with the addition. Brian Kirkwood, who is the producer of 'Hollyoaks,' echoed similar emotions as Davis.
He said, "I am delighted that Stephanie is returning, she’s a hugely talented actress who has worked hard to overcome some personal issues. We welcome her return to Hollyoaks to reprise her role as Sinead O’Connor, a brilliant and vibrant character who the audience love. Sinead will make a return to the Hutchinson’s family in autumn, no doubt bringing drama in tow."
No shred of doubt there. Filming starts in August.