Danny Mac is quitting the role of Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage, Hollyoaks’ most handsome villager.

According to Digital Spy, the 26-year-old actor will depart the village early next year.

As ever, Hollyoaks producers say Dodger will exit the soap in an explosive storyline.

He’s about to discover he’s the father of Nico… his sister’s daughter! But Dodger’s also been deeply involved with Maxine Minniver and Theresa McQueen in recent times and his final storyline will centre around the choice he has to make and the consequences.

Danny joined Hollyoaks in 2011 and has regularly scooped the Sexiest Male title at soap awards ceremonies.