It's sun, sea and sangria as the McQueen family reunite in Spain for Mercedes's hen party. But what's Mercedes doing back together with her ex Russ Owen?

As Hollyoaks fans will already know, the McQueen family are flying off to Magaluf for some sun, sea and sangria…and a long-awaited reunion with mum Myra’s daughter Mercedes who has announced she is getting hitched.

But it’s sure to all kick-off when Myra, Nana McQueen and co discover Mercedes’s new man is her ex, Russ Owen, the same fella who ran off with the late Tina McQueen’s baby son Max and has been living in Spain ever since!

Hollyoaks, Mercedes McQueen, Russ Owen

(Picture: Lime Pictures)

Stuart Manning, who plays Russ, joined the Loose Women ladies today (Thursday) to talk about returning to Hollyoaks nine years after he originally quit the Channel 4 soap. He discussed how lucky he was to film his first scenes back in Magaluf, and how happy he is to return. On fliming for Hollyoaks, Stuart said, “You’ve got to do the hard graft, and its tough, but its great fun.”

Hollyoaks: The McQueens Take Magaluf airs Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August at 6.30pm on Channel 4.But if you can’t wait, the first episode of the Spanish special airs tomorrow night from 7:00pm on E4!