Gary Lucy has been confirmed to be returning to Hollyoaks.

The 35-year-old hunk is set to reprise his role as Luke Morgan – a role he portrayed from 1999 until 2002 – and a spokesperson has reportedly confirmed the news.

Digital Spy report that a spokesperson told them Gary will return to the soap but no other information was given.

It was previously claimed that he would be rejoining the programme for at least 18 months, with an insider saying: “Producers have some massive storylines planned for Gary. He will be at the centre of the action. They know how talented he is and also how popular he is with viewers. Because he’ll be back for at least 18 months it will be possible for him to have some really meaty storylines.”

Gary also appeared in Footballers’ Wives, The Bill and EastEnders and has been touring the country in hit play Full Monty too.

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