New Family For Hollyoaks

March 30, 2010 by  
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A new family is coming to Hollyoaks headed by Footballers’ Wives actress Phina Oruche.

Producer Paul Marquess confirmed the name of the new mixed-race clan as The Sharpes.

They are due to arrive in the fictional Chester suburb in the summer months in “dramatic circumstances? reports Digital Spy.

Oruche, 37, will play the family’s mum Gabby Sharpe alongside a yet-unnamed screen husband and two teenage kids Taylor and Amber.

Marquess said: “We will meet Gabby Sharpe – and her teenage children Taylor and Amber – in dramatic circumstances. Their arrival in Hollyoaks will change the life of a much loved character forever.?

The new arrivals follow a major cast cull which will see 16 characters depart including the whole Valentine family, Zak Ramsey and Barry ‘Newt’ Newton.

Marquess said the Sharpes will be bringing “glitz, glamour and great stories” to the programme.