Two blonde bombshells are about to join the cast of Hollyoaks.

Characters Loretta (played by Melissa Walton) and Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) were first seen in Hollyoaks Later, shown in November on E4, but they will now become regulars of the Channel 4 teen soap.

Dom has been unable to get lap dancer Loretta (pictured left) out of his head since he met her. Ste decides to play matchmaker and soon Loretta and Dom bond over their shared love of… bird-watching.

Meanwhile, bubbly and brash Cheryl decides to follow in her ex-boyfriend Malachy’s footsteps and make the move from Belfast to Chester. But her presence is soon felt by Malachy and his new wife Mercedes.

Lucy Allan, Hollyoaks producer, said: “Cheryl and Loretta will bring an energy and a sense of fun to the show. Both Melissa and Bronagh impressed me with their performances in Hollyoaks Later and I’m sure viewers will warm to them quickly.

“There will be more new faces arriving in Hollyoaks shortly so viewers should watch this space! There’s an exciting year ahead in Hollyoaks.”

Loretta’s first scenes will be screened on Friday February 6, while Cheryl will appear in May.

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