Hollyoaks star reveals all on Finn's exciting return

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Hollyoaks star James Redmond has spoken about his return to the show for the first time.

Next week's nostalgic episodes see the actor reappear as Tony Hutchinson's friend Finn for the first time in two years.

As Tony's wife Diane is struggling with his strange behaviour, she asks Finn to return to the village to talk to him – just in time for a 'come as you were' throwback party that he's arranged at The Loft.

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Speaking about the storyline, James revealed: "Tony is in a bit of a mess and Diane rings Finn to try and sort him out. However, it doesn't really go well, because Finn just arrives and kind of takes the mickey out of Tony.

"Finn and Tony have often had a bit of a love/hate relationship. They'd both be devastated if anything happened to one another, but they are very different.

"Tony is very serious and Finn is very laid back and a bit of a joker, but they do care about each other, so it'll be nice to see them helping each other out.

"I think some of your best friends are the ones who can say quite brutal, blunt stuff, and Finn is kind of one of those friends to Tony and vice versa."

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He added: "Finn has aged a bit and is a bit more self-aware, but he's always been laid back and a bit of a ladies' man and a joker. So I think definitely expect bit more of that and a bit of fun.

"It's great to return because it's not only coming back into the show with new characters, I have scenes with cast members I worked with 18 years ago. It's amazing."

Finn was a Hollyoaks regular between 1997 and 2002, before returning for guest appearances in Hollyoaks Later in 2013 and the main show in 2015.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.

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