Hollyoaks spoilers: Omar Maalik joins the cast as Sami’s step cousin Shaqeel Qureshi

Shaq will ruffle more than a few feathers with his chaotic arrival in Hollyoaks as he shows up in the village in his wedding Sherwani, after supposedly ditching his fiancé on their wedding day…

With Sami still blissfully unaware that his girlfriend has been lying about her pregnancy, will straight-talking Shaq be the one to find out the truth…

Shaq is a charming new resident of Hollyoaks village and wastes no time getting to know the single ladies in town, could be a new romance on the cards?

Omar will first appear as Shaq on Hollyoaks on Friday 5th March (E4).

(Picture: Lime Pictures)

Talking about his upcoming role, Omar said “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Maaliks as Shaq – bringing energy, charm and mischief to the Hollyoaks village!

“The brilliant cast and crew went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and relaxed. I love coming to work here at Hollyoaks, a proper family vibe. I hope everyone enjoys watching Shaq, just as much as I enjoy playing him!”

Hollyoaks continues at 7pm on E4.

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