Emmett Scanlan quits Hollyoaks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 January 2013
Emmett Scanlan

Emmett Scanlan

Emmett Scanlan has announced he is leaving his 'Hollyoaks' role of Brendan Brady

Emmett Scanlan has quit 'Hollyoaks'.

The Irish actor will bow out of his role as gay villain Brendan Brady after two-and-a-half years around Easter, and show bosses have promised "fireworks" for his exit storyline.

Emmett tweeted: "To the greatest fans I could ever wish for. The time has come for me to sign out of #Hollyoaks to bow out as Double B aka Brendan motherf**king Brady. It has been the greatest honour to share the stage with you & I could think of no better company to spend my evenings with.

"Thank you for your love and loyalty, and please, let's dance again another time, another role.

"To the channel and Lime pictures Thank you...A success built on surrounding myself with people who are better than me in every department, thank you. (sic)"

Emmett - who became the first 'Hollyoaks' actor since 2008 to be nominated for a Serial Drama Performance prize at the National Television awards (NTAs) yesterday (08.01.13) - admits he never wanted to stay in the role too long, and said he is relieved he can finally shave off Brendan's trademark moustache.

He said: "There is a fear that staying too long you could start to repeat storylines - and that is not fair on yourself or the audience...

"I am the only 33-year-old man in the world who still has a YMCA 'tache on my face."

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