Alex Carter surprised by Oaks ease

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 August 2010
Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Alex Carter admits his return to 'Hollyoaks' as Lee Hunter was ''surprisingly easy''

Alex Carter was surprised at how easily he found his 'Hollyoaks' return.

The actor - who played cheeky chappy Lee Hunter in the show from 2001 until 2005, before moving to 'Emmerdale' a year later - admits it didn't take much to tempt him back to the Channel 4 compound and he was happy to make the move this summer because the scripts were so brilliant.

He said: "It was surprisingly easy - I couldn't believe it. I actually didn't really think about it. A couple of people asked me whether I was nervous about going back, and I said no - and that's because of the scripts. Some of the scripts that I've got are some of the best that I've ever seen, regardless of what show they've been on. They're just absolutely brilliant. So as long as you've got good scripts, you can't go wrong. Well, fingers crossed you can't go wrong!"

After spending such a long time at 'Hollyoaks', the 28-year-old funnyman admitted it wasn't easy for him to settle into his village idiot character Jamie Hope in the rural ITV1 soap and he started to feel unsure about his acting.

Discussing why he decided to make the move back to 'Hollyoaks', he told Digital Spy: "I just wanted to get back on form, I suppose. I felt like the last 18 months of my time at 'Emmerdale' had been really quiet. When you're performing, you want to feel confident in what you're doing, and in the last 18 months there I hadn't really been too sure. 'Hollyoaks' just seemed like the right thing to do, really - get me back, get me busy, get me working and doing what I want to do."

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