Hollyoaks star Craig Vye has bid a fond farewell to viewers after his character Ethan Scott’s shock exit.

Ethan’s final scenes in the Channel 4 show screened on Tuesday after he handed himself in for his hit-and-run crime against Rob Edwards.

Craig tweeted: “In response to all your tweets, I’m afraid to say that Ethan has left Hollyoaks. I feel very sad, I love the show and everyone involved.

“I wanna thank all at Lime Pictures and Hollyoaks for an amazing year. I will never forget my time on the show. It’s the best job ever.”

He added: “Most of all I’m gonna miss my lovely friends at Lime Pictures, the staff, the cast and the crew. You guys and Liverpool rock.”

But the soap star hinted he may return to Hollyoaks as his character has not been killed off and he believes there is potential for him to make a comeback.

He said: “I believe there was a lot more to explore with Ethan and the door is always open in my mind, but it was just my time to move on. I wanna say a massive, massive thank you to all my followers and supporters, you’ve been incredible and you’ve made me feel really valued.

“I have BIG love for all of you who have followed me over this journey and watch this space because there will be some exciting stuff coming up for me next year!”