Jeremy Edwards returning to Hollyoaks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 September 2020
Jeremy Edwards

Jeremy Edwards

'Hollyoaks' legend Jeremy Edwards is returning to the Channel 4 soap to reprise his role as Kurt Benson, despite the character being killed off in 1999

Jeremy Edwards is returning to 'Hollyoaks' for the show's 25th anniversary.

The 49-year-old star played original character Kurt Benson on the Channel 4 soap from 1995 to 1999 when he was believed to have died in a jet ski accident, but he will ride back into the village on his signature motorbike later this year to catch up with old friend Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard), who appears to have seen a ghost.

Tony has never got over losing his best pal and needs him more than ever now as he is under the manipulation of his own father Edward Hutchinson (Joe McGann) and has been left dishevelled, living in a caravan and is on the brink of divorce from wife Diane Hutchinson (Alex Fletcher).

But this wouldn't be the first time Kurt has been a figment of Tony's imagination.

In 2013, Jeremy reprised his role in 'Hollyoaks Later' when Kurt appeared as a vision of Tony's mind, protecting his son Harry Thompson (Parry Glasspool) from danger.

Jeremy admitted shortly before his re-appearance it would be "easy" to write his character back into the main programme.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I didn't die on screen so yeah it would be easy for Kurt to come back.

"I could make up a story in about half an hour and I'm not even a script writer.

"If people on the internet go, 'Oh, I wish he was there,' then the bosses may well take that onboard. I will cross that bridge when I come to it though."

Jeremy's character appeared in the first-ever 'Hollyoaks' episode in 1995 on his motorbike and shared his first scenes with best pal Tony.

One of his biggest storylines saw Kurt marry Ruth Osborne – who was played by Terri Dwyer – but he later had an affair with Katie Patrick (Natasha Symms), and he departed the village on his bike.

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