Channel 4 Hollyoaks legends make sudden exit from soap in double departure

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In a shocking twist, two Hollyoaks stalwarts have bid farewell to the village. Mercedes McQueen, played by Jennifer Metcalfe, and Warren Fox, portrayed by Jamie Lomas, decided to take a break from the Channel 4 soap.

It comes after Warren narrowly escaped death at the hands of an unknown shooter. In Monday's episode, Norma Crow (Glynis Barber) urged her son Warren to retreat to a safe house, taking with him Mercedes, who is carrying his unborn child.

Norma insisted that Mercedes had no other option but to leave. Later, Warren and Mercedes set off for the Lake District to evade the threat to Warren's life, hinting at a possible reunion and shared future.

Warren has been in the crosshairs recently due to his involvement in distributing a batch of dangerous pills, leading to the tragic deaths of Lizzie Chen-Williams and Hunter McQueen.

His predicament escalated last week when he was shot by an unidentified attacker. However, he survived unscathed thanks to a bulletproof vest he was wearing, reports the Mirror.

As Warren sought information about his assailant, it was later disclosed that his adversary Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) had concealed a gun in his bag.

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After warning Mercedes of the danger she was in, Norma persuaded her to pack her bags and leave the village to ensure the safety of her children.

As Mercedes was gearing up for their jaunt to the Lake District, Warren gave her his word: "Norma is going to deal with things while we're away, and then when we get back, we are going to move into our new home with our family."

Questions loom as to whether Norma can suss out who attacked Warren during his absence. Although Jamie Lomas' exit from Hollyoaks has been confirmed, the suspense hangs thick in the airwill Warren's retreat to the Lake District be a lasting one, or will he return to settle scores with the mystery shooter?

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