Hollyoaks casts award-winning actress Emily Burnett for Prince's return storyline

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BAFTA award-winning actress Emily Burnett has joined the cast of Hollyoaks as a character called Olivia.

Olivia will be a huge part of Prince McQueen's (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) return which has been confirmed for September. Olivia's first appearance will be aired on September 8 on E4.

Emily, who is probably best known for her BAFTA-winning role as Charlie in the popular CBBC series Dumping Ground, said in a statement that she's excited to "hopefully" be a member of the McQueen family – so that gives a huge hint of maybe marriage being on the cards for Prince.

Photo credit: Lime Pictures
Photo credit: Lime Pictures

"I am so excited to be joining the cast of Hollyoaks. Especially working with Malique and Chelsee and getting to (hopefully) be a member of the legendary McQueen family. What to expect from Olivia?

"Well, she's classy, very sassy and knows exactly what she wants. She is probably someone you don't want to get on the wrong side of – but I think she has a good heart deep down – especially when it comes to Prince.

"I can't wait for everyone to meet her in September."

Photo credit: Lime Pictures
Photo credit: Lime Pictures

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The Channel 4 soap has confirmed she's going to cause a bit of a stir with the McQueens with her self-assuredness and fondness for the finer things in life, so that sounds full of drama.

It has also been revealed that she will be working at Hollyoaks High.

Thompson-Dwyer has been teasing fans about his return to the soap by posting selfies on set.

Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.

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