Hollyoaks has re-cast Liam Donovan as the character makes a surprising return in Magaluf.
Actor Jude Monk McGowan will be introduced as Liam when Courtney Campbell comes face to face with him during Mercedes McQueens hen party.
Liam left Hollyoaks after being unable to cope with the grief of losing his girlfriend Eva, who was shot by his sister, Grace. Liam has been living a life of luxury in Magaluf, after escaping his grief.
He decided to deal with his loss by hiding, not dealing with it, and burying it in drugs, alcohol and women, explains Jude.
He hasnt properly dealt with his pain, and as a result, is in a destructive and dark place.
Liam was previously played by Maxim Baldry.
Liam and Courtney had a one night stand just before he left, which resulted in a pregnancy and the birth of their daughter, Iona. Courtney has since coupled up with Liams brother – and Ionas uncle – Jesse, who has stood in for many a fatherly duty.
Courtney is stunned when she runs into Liam. The meeting is just a tad awkward. But it doesnt look like Liam will immediately want to bond with his daughter.
Its very difficult for Liam to accept responsibility for Iona, because it was an unintentional pregnancy from a one-night stand, Jude said but mostly that part of his life (having a baby with a partner he loved) is dead.
I guess well need to see if he ever steps up, but at the moment it looks unlikely, said Amy Conachan, who plays Courtney.
Courtney and Jesse are experiencing tough times with the salon. Will Courtney be tempted back to her old flame? And what will prompt Liam to return to Hollyoaks after all this time?