Hollyoaks are bringing back a 'much-loved' character this festive season.

The Channel 4 soap has decided that Rory 'Finn' Finnigan, played by James Redmond, will return to the village this Christmas.

James, 45, announced on Twitter: "Any Hollyoaks fans remember this guy? No? Ask your mum... okay your gran. Finn is back for Xmas!"

Executive producer, Bryan Kirkwood, confirmed: "We'll be seeing a bit of James Redmond over Christmas and New Year."

"James will be coming and going as the much-loved Finn."

Bryan explained that the decision to bring the character back was due to the successful returns of Luke Morgan and Mandy Richardson's over the summer.

He continued: "We are so thrilled with where we are at the moment, with celebrating our heritage and bringing back legacy characters."

"I think there was a feeling up until our 20th birthday that we should always be looking forward - they were certainly conversations that we had with Channel 4."

"But now that we've reached the ripe old age of 22, it's fantastic to be able to celebrate the loyalty of our audience."

"Some of the people who started watching us as teenagers are now mums themselves, who are maybe watching Hollyoaks with their own teenagers."

"It's fantastic to have Luke and Mandy back in the show. We've got to strike the right balance. We need to move forward with our new, brilliant cast while also having a healthy dose of nostalgia."

James Redmond appeared on the Channel 4 soap from 1997 to 2002.

Source: Mirror Online
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