Regarding her day on set, Katy said “I have been a lifelong fan of Hollyoaks… from bingeing the omnibus with my university friends to proudly following my husband, Adam Rickitt, in his role as Kyle Kelly. It was an absolute honour to be asked to do a cameo for the soap. Also, how many people get to play themselves in soapland?!
“I spent most of the day with Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren) and Ela-May Demircan ( Leah Barnes). Ashley I know well from working alongside Adam and he looked after me from the moment I arrived. I’ve always loved the humour he brings to Darren’s character but also have incredible respect for the empathy he brings to his role. Ela-May is nothing short of a little diamond, a real pro who’s submerged herself in her role since practically the moment she was born. I was learning from the best.
“As someone who spends most of their time in a three-man band (myself, camera and sound) it was incredible witnessing such a large and smooth operation and everyone was so supportive and friendly. I really hope GMB are called in to report on more newsworthy events in Hollyoaks land, and we all know there are plenty of those!”
“My day on set was amazing… from the minute you pull up you are submerged in the village and it was incredible picking out all the landmarks.
“When I found out I’d be on hand to help the Hollyoaks High students open their GCSE results it also brought a smile to my face. It’s a day I’ve covered every year without fail for Good Morning Britain and remains a highlight witnessing such a life changing event.
The episode is available to stream on All 4 now, airing on first look E4 at 7pm, and again on Thursday at 6:30pm on Channel 4.