James Atherton has confirmed he is to bow out of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in November.

His decision to leave will bring an end to his character Will Savage’s murder storyline which has seen him kill girlfriend Texas Longford (Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove) and his mother Anna (Saskia Wickham).

Last week Will was caught up in the flat explosion which killed his girlfriend Ash Kane (Holly Weston) who had just found out about his killing spree. His brother, Dodger (Danny Mac) also discovered what creepy Will had been up to, but has no recollection following the explosion.

Speaking to Digital Spy this week, Atherton said: “There’s only so long he can get away with that sort of caper! He really loses the plot towards the end there.”

The final showdown plays out from 4th November.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights on Channel 4 at 6.30pm

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