Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe wants to see train crash on Hollyoaks Favourites

Justin Harp

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Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe has revealed which classic episodes she's hoping to see on Hollyoaks Favourites in the future.

The first week of this new format has flashed back to Doctor Browning and Mercedes McQueen's disastrous wedding day, and next week will feature the Lomax family hostage crisis, the serial killer showdown and Laurie Shelby facing off with Sienna, Sinead and Diane.

Looking ahead towards future weeks, Jennifer and Doctor Browning actor Joseph Thompson have shared their own picks for upcoming Favourites.

"I'd love to see some stuff from way back at the start, the original cast," he teased. "Always good to go back and see characters' first episodes too, like when the McQueens landed.

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"Or maybe a compilation episode of Hollyoaks' best disasters?! Like a Hollyoaks action film! Definitely up for that."

Metcalfe also backed some truly old-school re-airings: "I mean, there has been so many over the years! I remember, before I joined Hollyoaks, watching the teacher storyline with Chris Fountain and Ali Bastian.

"I remember being aware of that storyline. I didn't watch it religiously, but I remember thinking, 'Wow that's like the first time such a daring storyline has been done on screen'. So probably that.

"As for the storylines I've been involved in, I loved the train crash, that was brilliant. I'd loved all of our recent stuff as well, there's been so many over the years, but I'd love to see the train crash, that was pretty dramatic."

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Looking back at one of Mercedes' early weddings also showed Metcalfe how much the character has changed over the years.

"She's supposed to have changed, but I really just don't think she has," she said. "I don't think she'll ever change fundamentally. She's had children since then, and she's lost, and she's gained, and she's been through the mill even more than she did up until the Dr Browning point.

"That has definitely affected her, and her outlook on life, but she's still the exact same person. I think if Dr Browning were here now she'd still be on and off with him, just because they were so similar."

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Hollyoaks airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look episodes airing on E4 at 7pm. Wednesdays through Fridays on E4 will feature classic episodes called Hollyoaks Favourites to compensate for the soap suspending filming in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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