Hollyoaks SPOILER: Duncan James confirms he has left the soap

Is this really the end for Ryan Knight?

Duncan James has confirmed he has left Hollyoaks.

The Blue star played serial killer Ryan Knight on the teen soap for two years but has now decided to leave the show.

Duncan has confirmed we’ve seen the last of Ryan in Hollyoaks (Credit: Lime Pictures)

He confirmed the news on Instagram, writing: “Thankyou to every single person who I’ve worked with, and hung out with during my 2 years @hollyoaksofficial.

“It’s honesty the BEST soap of them all with amazing storylines and a wonderful cast and crew.

“You guys all made me feel so welcome and I will never forget the love and support from you all.

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“I will miss you dearly but happy #RyanKnight finally got his comeuppance!!

“Hope you all enjoyed his final scene.

“Thanks to all the #hollyoaks#fans for embracing me and putting up with #ryry 💖 u all. Duncan x”

Ryan fought with Harry before plunging into the river (Credit: Lime Pictures)

Viewers watched Ryan plunge to his death into a river after a brutal fight with Harry Thompson on Friday.

They fought on a riverside as Harry tried to get Ryan to turn himself in.

But as they battled Ryan’s strength overwhelmed him and as he pushed Harry away, he himself fell into the river.

He was left to die by Harry (Credit: Lime Pictures)

Briefly managing to cling on to life, he begged Harry for help but instead he chose to walk away leaving Ryan to his death.

And while Ryan’s fate was left up in the air, Duncan has confirmed they were his final scenes.

Of course, this being Hollyoaks, Duncan could just be teasing fans in anticipation of a surprise return.

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The show has frequently brought back its characters once they are presumed dead to the delight of fans.

Fellow serial killer Silas Blissett has returned previously to put an end to other serial killers like Gloved Hand Killer Lindsay Roscoe.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.

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