Hollyoaks Later (series 3)

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Hollyoaks Later series 3
Hollyoaks Later series 3.jpg
Hollyoaks Later series 3 opening title
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 5
Original network E4
Original release 25 October – 29 October 2010
Season chronology
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The third series of Hollyoaks Later is a British television series and late night spin-off of Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. The series ran on E4 and began on 25 October 2010.[1]


Following the success of the first two series, Hollyoaks producer Paul Marquess announced in April 2010 that the late-night show would return for a third series in October 2010, after being commissioned by Channel 4.[1] Speaking about the series, Marquess said: "This commission is a huge vote of confidence in Hollyoaks from Channel 4. Seamlessly integrated with the 6.30pm shows, Hollyoaks Later 2010 will be the most exciting series so far. Prepare to be blown away."[1]

Roberto Troni, the commissioning editor for Channel 4 also commented on the announcement, saying: "Hollyoaks is a hit with E4 audiences and we always look for opportunities to extend the brand and give fans something extra. The Hollyoaks Later spin-off provides a unique opportunity to experiment in a late night slot while staying true to the series. The late-night storylines will be a cocktail of fun, glamour and grown-up drama."[1]

Cage fighter Michael Bisping, who was cast as "sinister" gangster Nathan,[2] told Sky Sports that viewers should expect "powerful" scenes from his guest appearance in the series. He said: "Some people will laugh at it, but the storyline is fantastic and I'm proud to be a part of it. I can't say too much about the plot, but it comes on our screens on October 25. I play a bit of a bad guy in it and get involved in a spot of kidnapping and whatnot. It's pretty powerful stuff in places and I'm sure people will get a kick out of it. I really enjoyed doing it and I'm pleased I took the opportunity when it came my way. I seemed to have a natural flair for acting and it's something I enjoy. There are a couple of other projects in the pipeline now and I'm interested in doing more."[3]

In October 2010, Channel 4 decided to axe the Hollyoaks 'First Look' episodes, which broadcast the next day's episode on E4 straight after the Channel 4 show ended, for one week during the broadcast of Hollyoaks Later. This was in order to make sure the series was not spoiled, as it would connect with the main Hollyoaks show.[4]

Rachel Shenton, who portrays Mitzeee Minniver commented on the series, saying: "It felt a lot different [to Hollyoaks] because we were on location so it felt like we were doing a completely different show for a lot of it. You could push the boundaries a little bit more and we touched on subjects that Hollyoaks couldn't cover properly. We had a great time, it was really good."[5]

The official trailer of the series was released and broadcast in mid October 2010, two weeks before the series started.[6][7]


The series follows four stories. Riley and Seth Costello as they are invited to a party at a footballer's house and the McAllisters plot their revenge. Jason Costello who is confronted by Fern and admits her gender dysphoria, only to have Fern threaten to tell her family and Bart McQueen. Mercedes Fisher upset over Malachy Fisher and Lynsey Nolan's relationship, lie that she has been infected with HIV by Malachy. Mitzeee as she teaches Nancy Hayton and a heavily pregnant Theresa McQueen how to become a WAG.


The cast were confirmed in April 2010, with several of the Hollyoaks series regulars returning.[1][8] Actress Hollie-Jay Bowes, who portrays Michaela McQueen, was originally signed to appear in the series. However, Bowes was later axed from Hollyoaks and the character was replaced.[9]

Character Actor
Mitzeee Minniver Rachel Shenton
Carl Costello Paul Opacic
Jasmine Costello Victoria Atkin
Riley Costello Rob Norbury
Seth Costello Miles Higson
Mercedes Fisher Jennifer Metcalfe
Malachy Fisher Glen Wallace
Nancy Hayton Jessica Fox
Bart McQueen Jonny Clarke
Theresa McQueen Jorgie Porter
Elliot Bevan Garnon Davies
Cheryl Brady Bronagh Waugh
Jamil Fadel Sikander Malik
Lynsey Nolan Karen Hassan
Anita Roy Saira Choudhry
Carmel Valentine Gemma Merna
Logan Fairhurst Thomas Sean Hughes
Liam McAllister Chris Overton
Nathan McAllister Michael Bisping
Fern Amy Gavin
Chanterelle Leanne Urey
Mark Daniel Gallagher
Sami Candy McCulloch
Terry Vincent Ian Munzberger
Dean Sol Heras


Episode # Airdate E4 E4+1
Viewersa Share
Viewersa Share
1 25 October 2010 447[10] 1.8 N/A N/A
2 26 October 2010 438[11] 1.8 N/A N/A
3 27 October 2010 309[12] 1.2 N/A N/A
4 28 October 2010 553[13] N/A 125 N/A
5 29 October 2010 368[14] 1.6 173 0.9

aViewers in thousands.
All viewer figures are from BARB.[15]


  1. ^ a b c d e Green, Kris (19 April 2010). "C4 commissions third Hollyoaks Later". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Mike Bisping joins UK soap opera Hollyoaks". Fighters Only Magazine.co.uk. (Fighters Only Magazine). 16 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  3. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (4 October 2010). "'Oaks guest promises "powerful" scenes". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  4. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (10 October 2010). "Schedule shake up for Hollyoaks Later". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ Daniels, Colin (10 October 2010). "Hollyoaks stars love Later episodes". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  6. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (14 October 2010). "Watch the Hollyoaks Later trailer". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Hollyoaks Later 2010 Teaser". E4. Channel 4. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (11 October 2010). "Gossip and teasers from Hollyoaks press day". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  9. ^ Green, Kris (24 June 2010). "Hollie-Jay Bowes sacked from Hollyoaks". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  10. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s12/emmerdale/news/a284666/77m-for-mondays-emmerdale.html
  11. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s12/emmerdale/news/a284679/emmerdale-ryan-verdict-draws-72m.html
  12. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s12/emmerdale/news/a284707/emmerdale-wylde-climax-peaks-at-79m.html
  13. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s182/hollyoaks-later/news/a284909/hollyoaks-later-nabs-553k-for-e4.html
  14. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s182/hollyoaks-later/news/a285452/hollyoaks-later-ends-on-368k.html
  15. ^ Digital spy, scroll to relevant Day.

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