Former Hollyoaks actress Hollie-Jay Bowes to make a soap return as her character Michaela Mc Queen later this year in Hollyoaks spin-off Hollyoaks Later. The actress who was reportedly sacked from the C4 soap last year for arguing with producers has began filming scenes in Ibiza for the late night spin-off.
The character's comeback was being kept under wraps by producers who wanted to keep the return a surprise however it was officially announced today that Michaela will be returning after paparazzi pics were published showing Bowes filming in Ibiza alongside on-screen mother Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra Mc Queen) and on-screen sister Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Mc Queen)
As announced earlier, the cast members were caught filming for the special episodes in the exotic Spanish island. Alongside Michaela, two new faces will also feature in the series. Girls Aloud star Kimberly Walsh's sister Amy Walsh will play a new member of the legendary McQueen family and ex-Eastenders star Chris Coghill (Tony King) will also play a character in the soap spin-off.
The fourth series of Hollyoaks Later is to be produced by series editor for the main show, Claire Fryer and will air for 5 one-hour episodes in Autumn on C4's digital sister channel E4. The storyline for the spin-off and the reasons for the filming in Ibiza are yet to be revealed but soap fans have already started speculating with many viewers suggesting on internet forums that they may be filming a Hen Do for Mercedes Mc Queen (Jennifer Metcalfe)