18 Reasons Hollyoaks Is The Best Soap

Channel 4’s soap turned 18 this week and to celebrate its coming of age, here are the 18 best things about it.

1. The cast are very, very glam

2. Seriously… seriously glam

3. And they get on really well in real life and go on glam holidays to places like Ibiza

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And look really fab in their bikinis whilst they’re at it

4. And the park…

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5. But some of the acting is actually very, very good…

This is Claire Cooper picking up best actress at the British Soap Awards 2013 for her role as Jacqui McQueen.

And the cast go on to big things

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Emmett J Scanlan now stars in BBC2’s amazing “The Fall”

6. The McQueen family are the sassiest and best family in any soap… and they know it

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R.I.P MYRA (even though she’s not really dead)

7. Although the new Roscoe family are edging closer to stealing the title

Oh HEY Gillian Taylforth!!

Can’t think why… OH WAIT

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8. Murderers are sexy…

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9. … And date each other in real life

Awwwwww <3

10. At some time or another, your favourite character will likely turn gay

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11. Which is 100% a good thing, as this relationship was probably the best and most romantic yet painful thing to be emotionally involved with



Even though it ended in total heartbreak

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There is no hope for love.. for anyone… ever.

12. Danny Mac aka “Dodger” consistently wins sexiest male at pretty much every soap awards

Oh… my… god.

13. Darren Osborne has gone from wearing string vests…


To being a god of the dancefloor


14. Tony is still there, and has been since day 1

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And gave every viewer goosebumps this week when he was freed of cancer

15. It has the nicest student halls of residence in the whole of the country

16. When you giggle at your favourite characters saying “sh*g” and “sh*t” in the late night specials

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17. That scene after the credits

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30 seconds of pointless TV gold

18. And finally… LITTLE TOM!!!

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Soap’s best ever child star.


Here’s to 18 more years!

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