Stephanie Davis quits Hollyoaks 'with a heavy heart'
Stephanie Davis has quit Hollyoaks ‘with a heavy heart’.
The 27-year-old actress, who played Sinead O’Connor in the Channel 4 soap, decided to step down and admitted it was ‘not on what she wanted but what she knew was right’.
Sharing a statement alongside an image that read ‘goals: be happy’, Stephanie penned: ‘Sometimes we make decisions based not on what we want but what we know is right!
‘I have loved bringing Sinead into your homes for the past ten years but it’s with a heavy heart I have decided to leave Hollyoaks and now looking forward to working on new and exciting projects. Excited!’
Back in December 2019, Stephanie admitted she hasn’t returned to Hollyoaks because she ‘relapsed’ and tried to take her own life and she slowly felt her body was ‘giving up’.
She wrote at the time: ‘I haven’t been back to work because the real truth is I relapsed & tried to kill my self.
‘This was a suicide video I was leaving behind saying I’m sorry and cannot continue. I can still feel the pain in my chest when I watch this, it’s really hard to watch.
‘I relapsed after a long time sober, I did so well and I am proud of my self for that.’
Stephanie’s exit comes just days after Rachel Adedeji quit Hollyoaks.
Rachel made the decision to leave the show last year, and her exit scenes were filmed prior to lockdown.
A Hollyoaks spokeswoman said: ‘Rachel made the decision to leave Hollyoaks to pursue other opportunities earlier last year which saddened us at Hollyoaks as she is one of the leading cast members in the show.
‘However, the notice period did allow the writers time to give Lisa Loveday an extremely gripping exit storyline.
‘Viewers will see this story play out later this year as her final scenes were filmed shortly before lockdown.’
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