Stephanie Davis announces Hollyoaks comeback

The actress has had a tumultuous few years


Stephanie Davis has announced that she’s making a comeback to Hollyoaks.

Three years after being written out of the Channel Four soap, the 25-year-old is set to reprise her role as Sinead O’Connor.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Stephanie posted a picture of herself and a Hollyoaks script.

She wrote, “So I can finally share with you all that I am going back to @hollyoaksofficial ..‬
‪I’m so so excited to be going back and overwhelmed with all your support.”

“THANK YOU everyone for sticking with me – it never goes unnoticed #sineadisback‬,” she added.

Speaking to the UK Mirror, Steph said, “I’m over the moon to be given this amazing opportunity and so excited to bring feisty Sinead back to Hollyoaks.”

“I just want to get stuck into learning my first scripts I can’t wait to be on set and back acting again, which is my passion.”

Stephanie was famously axed from Hollyoaks following a series of incidents, which included arriving on set while intoxicated.

In a statement at the time, her spokesperson said, “Stephanie’s contract was terminated following warnings for lateness, attendance and after a final incident in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption.”

Despite being axed by show bosses, there’s no bad blood between Steph and Hollyoaks executive producer Brian Kirkwood.

Speaking about Stephanie’s return, Brian said, “She’s a hugely talented actress who has worked hard to overcome some personal issues. We welcome her return to Hollyoaks to reprise her role as Sinead O’Connor, a brilliant and vibrant character who the audience love.”


The news comes after a turbulent few years for Stephanie, after she met Irish reality star Jeremy McConnell during her stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

The former couple, who share their 18-month-old son Caben, hit headlines for their rollercoaster relationship, which led to Jeremy being charged for assaulting Stephanie at her home in Liverpool.