Soap fans may recognize Hollyoaks newcomer Beau (Jon-Paul Bell) from a recent apperance in Coronation Street where he played troubled bad boy Ben Chancellor. Ben was hired by Imran Habeeb (Charlie De Melo) to dig for dirt on Abi Webster (Sally Carman) and try to scupper her chances of keeping baby Alfie in a custody battle.

“Working on Hollyoaks has been an incredible experience and I’m so honoured to be a part of the passionate, creative, hard-working team here. “I can’t wait for viewers to meet Beau and follow him on his exciting new journey into the village where he is sure to cause a stir for various well-known characters along the way”.

Jon is no stranger to the soapland and has also appeared in Doctors and Emmerdale.

Jon-Paul Bell as Beau (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Hollyoaks airs every weeknight at 7PM on E4, and 6:30PM on Channel 4