HOLLYOAKS star Nadine Mulkerrin has quit the show after eight years.
The actress – who plays Cleo McQueen in the Channel 4 soap – has made the decision to not return to the show after her maternity leave.
Nadine has quit the soap after eight yearsCredit: Lime Pictures
She finished filming earlier this year and will no longer return to the soap.
In a statement released to Metro, Nadine said: “It’s been an amazing eight years at Hollyoaks.
“I’ve had the absolute ride and the best journey ever being in the iconic McQueen family.
“I have been blessed with so many incredible storylines, arriving with the Pete and Cleo storyline, the powerful sexual abuse storyline, and then the impactful bulimia storyline which crescendo’d on my wedding day to my real-life fiancé, meeting Rory, and joining at 21 and leaving eight years later its been an incredibly special job.
“I feel like I will miss everybody so much and it will always have a special place in my heart.
“I’m ready to close the chapter and move on to the next challenge in my career and I’m just grateful for the brilliant time I’ve had at Hollyoaks.”
On screen Cleo will soon take a new job away from her role as a nurse at Dee Valley Hospital.
Viewers watched on Friday as Misbah Maalik told her she was offered a research project in India.
Stunned by the news, Cleo doesn’t know what to think.
But when she’s told that if she wants the opportunity then she needs to make a decision as soon as possible.
And more, she has to move to India almost immediately.
After confiding in Theresa and Olivia, Cleo will make the decision to leave Hollyoaks for a new life in India.
Her final episode will air on Monday.
Nadine is expecting her second child with fiance and co-star Rory Douglas Speed.
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