Hollyoaks character last seen in 2002 to return to the show

Tom Horton, PA
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Marian McLoughlin has joined the cast of Hollyoaks.

She will play the character of Sue Morgan, mother of Luke Morgan, in the Channel 4 soap.

The character, previously played by Eve White, last appeared in Hollyoaks in 2002.

Discussing joining the programme, McLoughlin, who has also starred in Doctors and Home Time, said: “It’s always a bit like your first day at school.

Marian McLoughlin said her character has no filter (Lime Pictures/PA)
Marian McLoughlin said her character has no filter (Lime Pictures/PA)

“You would think after 40 years or so of acting I would be used to it, but on Hollyoaks, from the moment I arrived, I was made to feel so welcome.

“I love playing Sue. She doesn’t have a filter and thinks she can say whatever she likes.

“She’s sort of passive aggressive, she smiles at you, but then there is a real sting in the tail.

“It is a treat playing Luke’s mum. She is on a mission for Luke to be happy – at least her vision of what that should be.

“She has come back to make her peace with her son, for her neglectful mothering in the past.”

There will be a frosty reunion between Luke and his estranged mother when they meet again, a statement from the makers of the programme said.

McLoughlin’s character will first appear in the programme on May 3.