Linda Gray has crush on her Hollyoaks co-stars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2016
Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Linda Gray has confessed she has developed a soft spot for her 'Hollyoaks' co-stars

Linda Gray has a crush on all her male co-stars in 'Hollyoaks'.

The 'Dallas' beauty has just joined the Channel 4 soap as feisty mother Tabitha Maxwell-Brown and, although she's only just started shooting her scenes, she's already developed a soft spot for the majority male cast and can't resist staring at them when she's meant to be working.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Linda explained: "All the men on 'Hollyoaks' are just yummy. They're delicious. It was like going to an art gallery.

"I could appreciate what was in front of me, but I didn't take it home. I've relaxed into life. This is the best time of my life and I have more fun now."

And, although she's settled in already, the 76-year-old actress had no idea what 'Hollyoaks' was when she was dished out the script from producers and had to rely on her British friends to explain.

She said: "I love England, I read the script, she's feisty, I love the feisty ones.

"I asked all my British friends 'What is 'Hollyoaks'?' and they all said it was a great idea.

"I'm 76 and I feel amazing - Maybe better than I did when I was younger. My motto is 'choose wisely' - and I think I've chosen wisely."

Linda - known for portraying long-suffering wife Sue Ellen Ewing in 'Dallas' between 1978 and 1989 - announced she had joined 'Hollyoaks' last month and was "thrilled" she had been chose by bosses.

She said at the time: "I'm thrilled to be going from one iconic series to another and can't wait to work with the fantastic cast.

"'Hollyoaks' viewers are going to love it when Tabby whips up a storm just like Sue Ellen did."

Although Linda's appearance in the show will only last a week, bosses have left the door open for a future return.

'Hollyoaks' Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood explained: "When we came to discuss who could possibly play Marnie's [Lysette Anthony] mother the list was very small.

"Lysette Anthony has fast become a fabulous soap bitch so having Linda Gray play her mother Tabitha is the perfect fit.We can't wait to have an international TV icon arrive in Chester and become part of the 'Hollyoaks' family."

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