Stephanie Davies moves to Hollyoaks
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 June 2010
'Over The Rainbow' contestant Stephanie Davies has landed a part in 'Hollyoaks', and will move into the village as teenager Sinead O'Connor
'Over The Rainbow's Stephanie Davies has landed a part in 'Hollyoaks'.
The Liverpudlian singer - who came seventh in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical theatre show - is to join the Channel 4 soap as the 15-year-old daughter of Hollyoaks High School's new deputy headmaster.
Stephanie will play schoolgirl Sinead O'Connor, and will be joined by Gary Cargill, who will portray her father Rob, and Connor Wilkinson as her 12-year-old brother Finn.
When they arrive in the village later this summer, it is revealed how Sinead and Finn were brought up by their dad single-handedly after their mother left them.
However, the pair have been living with their broody new step-mother Diane - played by former 'Brookside' star Alex Fletcher - as well for the past few years.
New producer Paul Marquess - who worked with Alex on the former Channel 4 soap - has said: "We're very excited about the arrival of the O'Connors who burst onto screens in August with a very dramatic story-line. And I'm personally very excited to work with the fantastic Alex Fletcher again."
The blonde actress is set to cause a stir on screen with her desperate attempts to have a baby of her own.
After undergoing two unsuccessful rounds of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, Diane is determined to extend their brood - regardless of how her step-children feel.
Alex added: "I'm also really looking forward to working with Gary, Stephanie and Connor. We've already connected as a family and my real daughter was a huge fan of 'Over The Rainbow' so she'll be delighted when I tell her that Stephanie is playing my daughter in 'Hollyoaks'."