Lizzie Roper 'devastated' about Hollyoaks axe

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 August 2014
Lizzie Roper

Lizzie Roper

Lizzie Roper admits she was distraught when she learnt her character Sam Lomax was being killed off in 'Hollyoaks' after a year on the soap

Lizzie Roper was "absolutely devastated" when she learnt she was being axed from 'Hollyoaks'.

The blonde beauty - who played detective Sam Lomax in the Channel 4 soap - felt crushed when she was told her character was being killed off in a nasty car crash.

Speaking to, she said: "I was absolutely devastated, I'd completely fallen in love with Liverpool, I was totally enamoured with 'Hollyoaks' and how organic it is. It was entirely shocking."

However, Lizzie admits she was glad bosses decided to kill her off along with her co-star Stephen Billington - who played her husband Danny Lomax - because it added even more shock to their heartbreaking exits.

When asked if it was nice to leave at the same time as Stephen, she said: "Yeah, absolutely. It's been great. What's been lovely is how shocked the cast and the directors were when they discovered we were going. A couple said, 'I don't understand it because you're the heart of the show'.

"But that's what big shows are about, they have to constantly be shocking and turning it on it's head."

Meanwhile, Lizzie - who joined 'Hollyoaks' last August - is now planning to return to comedy, but admits she'd like to try her hand at a role in rival shows 'Coronation Street' or 'Emmerdale' in the future.

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