The Hollyoaks ensemble have big changes to come (Picture: Lime Pictures)
Channel 4 has announced major changes to the schedule, with the most prominent news being the removal of Hollyoaks from the main channel.
But fear not, there is absolutely no indication that the soap is being axed, or even in any trouble.
With a demographic of young people, who are more likely to watch E4 and binge online, the focus of the show will be alongside that strategy.
In 2023 64% of viewers have watched the soap via streaming or E4, resulting in 556 million minutes of the show being streamed in the first half of the year.
As a result, Hollyoaks will continue to air as normal on E4, and episodes will now debut 24 hours earlier online, making that the main platform to go to if you want a very quick Hollyoaks fix.
To clarify, this will be a 7:30pm first look online, followed by an E4 airing of 7pm. The weekend omnibus will still air on Channel 4, as well as episodes being uploaded to YouTube the following week for the first time.
It’s going to kick off in stunt week! (Picture: Lime Pictures)
Don’t spoil it for your friends though, that won’t make you popular. Actually, does that make us hypocrites? Maybe.
The change will launch on the big stunt week on September 25, where Hollyoaks is going all out with action packed spectacle, and a visit to a mansion led by The Traitors star Maddy Smedley, who is playing Faye Fuller.
Faye Fuller. Get it?
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