Actress Davinia Taylor reprises Jude Cunningham role in Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks - Davinia Taylor

Lime Pictures has announced that Davinia Taylor is to return to Hollyoaks as brazen party girl Jude Cunningham after eighteen years away from the saga.

“I’m thrilled to be going back into Hollyoaks and bringing Jude back. I am desperate to see what on earth she has been doing for the past 18 years and what trouble she will no doubt cause!” – Davinia Taylor

The actress will resume her role as Cindy Cunningham’s devious older sister, who she previously played between 1996-1998, this autumn. However viewers will have to wait to see whether Jude’s scheming shenanigans are a thing of the past.

The character was last seen absconding from the village after taking part in a foiled jewellery robbery.

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A spokesperson for Hollyoaks said “The residents of Hollyoaks are in for a shock when a familiar face returns in style to bring a touch of class to the village – Jude Cunningham. She’s the girl with a heart of gold whose luxurious lifestyle dazzled Cindy, who’s always put her big sister on a pedestal. To Cindy’s delight, Jude is more than a match for her arch-nemesis Marnie but just like Cindy, Jude always had a knack for causing chaos wherever she goes. Is her return really all it seems?”

“Davinia’s portrayal of Jude Cunningham made her one of my favourite ever Hollyoaks characters; the original bad girl, Cindy’s big sister and a bona fide star. Jude has been on the run in Spain and Davinia has kept an equally low profile so I am delighted that both are going to be back in the spotlight. Long-standing viewers and new ones alike are in for a real treat.” – Executive Producer, Bryan Kirkwood

Hollyoaks airs weeknights on Channel 4 at 6.30pm with a ‘first look’ episode weeknights at 7pm on E4.

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