Hollyoaks casts EastEnders star Jonny Labey for Ste story

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Hollyoaks has officially confirmed the casting of former EastEnders star Jonny Labey.

The actor has landed the role of newcomer Rex, who'll make his first appearance on the Channel 4 soap next week.

Rex will be involved in dodgy dealings with Ste Hay and Warren Fox in upcoming episodes.

Viewers have seen Warren force Ste to do criminal jobs on his behalf over the past few weeks.

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Ste has felt compelled to go along with Warren's demands, still struggling with his guilt after accidentally killing the bad boy's daughter Ella Richardson.

He's also hoping that the dodgy jobs will help him to provide for his family ahead of his upcoming sentencing for Ella's death.

Next week, Ste and Warren meet up to plan their next beer smuggling job.

Warren then mentions Rex to Ste, explaining that they can potentially team up to do some business together.

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How will Ste get along with Rex – and can the village newcomer be trusted? Plus, with Warren due to leave Hollyoaks later this year, could Rex play a role in his exit plot?

Jonny's casting in Hollyoaks was first revealed last month when he was spotted in an on-set photo shared by Jamie Lomas, who plays Warren.

Jamie gave fans a sneak peek at life in the cast's green room, with Jonny among the co-stars pictured.

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Jonny previously played the role of Paul Coker on EastEnders in 2015 and 2016.

Since leaving the Walford soap, he has appeared on ITV talent shows Dance Dance Dance and The X Factor: Celebrity. He has also filmed guest roles on Shakespeare & Hathaway and Doctors.

Hollyoaks streams first online via Channel 4 each weekday at 7.30pm. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

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