Hollyoaks actress Zoe Lister has revealed that the exit of former co-star Loui Batley has left “a hole” in her life.

Loui – who played Sarah Barnes for four years – left the Channel 4 soap in October 23 after her character was killed off in a skydive, and Zoe, who plays wannabe filmmaker Zoe Carpenter, said: “There’s definitely been a hole left in my working life.

“But it’s been so busy that it’s quite hard to digest that I’ve been working with different people a lot more, which has been nice because you get in a new little bubble.”

On-screen, the duo were best friends and shared a drunken encounter, as well as laughs and rows.

Zoe added: “I really miss her actually. We were just in such a bubble for months working together and obviously the Late Night episodes were really great fun to work on, particularly because we do all sorts of funny stunts.”

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