Jamie Lomas is to return to Hollyoaks as bad boy Warren Fox in a shocking twist.

Notorious gangster Warren was last seen on screen in May 2009 when he was seemingly killed in the Loft fire, started by the crazed Clare Devine (Gemma Bissix).

But Warren makes a shock return to Hollyoaks Village in the coming weeks and, in special flashback scenes, viewers will get to see how he managed to escape the blaze and flee Hollyoaks, allowing everyone to think he was dead.

Warren’s reasons for returning remain unclear and viewers will have to watch to find out why he’s back… and what he wants.

Bosses at the Channel 4 soap had hoped to keep Warren’s return a secret – but when Jamie turned up on set, it proved impossible.

Hollyoaks series producer Paul Marquess commented: “When Warren Fox died in the Loft fire we all thought that was the end of the dangerous gangster that terrorised the residents of Hollyoaks village.

“But when our writer’s made the shocking suggestion to bring back Warren in a juicy plot it was just too irresistible to ignore as they not only made it feasible that Warren could have escaped the fire and fled the village, they created an explosive and very clever plot with lots of twists and turns that guaranteed to have the audience hooked.

“When the idea was pitched to Jamie he knew it was too good an opportunity to miss. Warren Fox was one of soap’s most memorable villains and we’re very excited about his return.”

Jamie returns to Hollyoaks as Warren on Friday, October 29.

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