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Hollyoaks brings gay storyline to Dublin this week

The Channel 4 soap’s Irish character Brendan is back on home soil.

Irish actor Emmett Scanlan plays the character Brendan Brady
Irish actor Emmett Scanlan plays the character Brendan Brady

FILMING FOR THE Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks has moved to Dublin this week, with some of the show’s main characters already spotted on the capital’s streets.

Irish actor Emmett J Scanlan, who plays Brendan in the soap has arrived in Dublin to film scenes, along with James Sutton, who played John Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks until 2008.

Now the pair look set to hook up in Dublin, signalling a return to the soap for Sutton, and a possible change in direction for Scanlon, who has previously been involved in a domestic violence storyline with his on-screen partner Ste.

If you don’t watch Hollyoaks, none of that will mean anything to you, but the show has a massive following, both here and in the UK, and at least you’ll know what the story is if you see a lot of cameras and carry-on on the streets of the capital.

Filming seems to be concentrated in the Temple Bar and Quays area, with crew members already pictured on the North Quays:

Image: Paul Sturrs/Twitter/Instagram

Residents in Temple Bar have been told that filming will continue until at least Wednesday night in the Cow’s Lane/Essex Street area.

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