Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton is to bow out of her role as Mitzeee Minniver on the C4 soap next year!
Shenton, who has played the role of the popular Chester local since 2010 will leave in February 2013 after a plot which sees the return of Carl Costello (Paul Opacic), the father of her former love of her life Riley Costello (Rob Norbury).
Determined to take revenge on bad boy Walker (Neil Newbon) for accidentally shooting his son, Carl ropes Mitzeee into his plan, leading to a special cameo from Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes!
In scenes which were shot last week, Mitzeee is invited onto Eamonn's show by the television presenter himself however what way this television interview leads to Carl taking revenge on Walker remains to be seen.
Talking about her decision to leave the show, Rachel commented: ''
"Mitzeee’s final week is not to be missed, especially when she finds herself chatting to the fabulous Mr. Holmes. I’ve had an amazing two years playing Mitzeee (with three e’s). She’s been on an incredible journey that’s not over yet!"
''It’s been an absolute privilege to work with the cast and crew that make Hollyoaks such a special place. This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve made, but I feel it’s time for Mitzeee and myself to move onto pastures new.''