Hollyoaks is reuniting Gary Lucy and Susie Amy.
The pair played on-screen couple, Kyle and Chardonnay Pascoe in the early noughties ITV drama, Footballers’ Wives and will soon be back on set together when Susie starts filming with the soap.
Hollyoaks bosses are keeping tight-lipped about Susie’s role for now, but her and Gary’s character, Luke Morgan are sure to cross paths in the small Chester suburb; could she pose a risk to his on-off relationship with Mandy Richardson (Sarah Jayne Dunn)?
“I’m delighted to be joining Hollyoaks and my friend, Gary Lucy for a brilliant storyline. It’s a character they’ve been planning for a while and I’m thrilled to be involved. It’s always a pleasure to work with a friend – but this in particular is going to be really special.” – Susie Amy
Gary Lucy re-joined the Hollyoaks cast this summer after 15 years away from the show. Sarah Jayne Dunn reprised her role as Mandy at the same time after a shorter absence from the saga. Luke and Mandy returned as a couple – having reunited off-screen – but are currently separated after Luke’s alcoholism lead to Mandy losing custody of her daughter.
Luke’s drink battle is a consequence of being raped by Mark Gibbs in a ground-breaking storyline in 2000. It was recently announced that Colin Parry, who played Mark, will also return to Hollyoaks to revisit their characters’ pasts.
“I love Susie Amy. She’s an absolute joy to work with and such a lovely person. I loved working with her the first time around and I am really looking forward to working with her this time around in Hollyoaks.” – Gary Lucy
Gary and Susie were first reunited on screen in July this year when Susie joined Gary on ITV’s Loose Women where the pair recreated their infamous Footballers Wives wedding. Susie revealed that she would love to work with her former co-star again who was appearing on the show to promote his return to Hollyoaks. She also noted how ‘backstage politics’ had prompted her early exit from Footballers Wives.
Footballers Wives was produced by Shed Media and was aired on ITV between 2002-2006. The series was a “glossy” and “camp” take on the world of ‘WAGS’ and was described as a British version of Dynasty.