Anthony Quinlan to return to Hollyoaks after Emmerdale exit?

The Gilly Roache actor left Hollyoaks in 2011

Anthony Quinlan, who played Gilly Roach in Hollyoaks, has sparked rumours he’s returning to the channel 4 soap after he his recent departure from Emmerdale.

The actor posted a picture to his Instagram account with Hollyoaks stars Jamie Lomas and Jacob Roberts, as the three of them went out for dinner.

He captioned the post: “Top night out with the lads at @fireflymcr @foodwellmcr food was spot on too.”

One fan wrote: “Come back to Hollyoaks.”

A second commented: “My three favourite lads, gutted you’re not in Hollyoaks anymore.”

Former Emmerdale actor Mike Parr, who played Pete Barton’s brother Ross wrote: “TV boys… and their mate.”

Anthony replied to Mike saying: “Nice one Hollywood.”

Jamie also posted a picture from their meal out together.

Could we see Anthony make a return to Hollyoaks soon?

Anthony played Gilly from 2005 until his character’s departure 2011.

Gilly left Hollyoaks in 2011 (Credit: Channel 4)

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Before his exit, Gilly was part of a hard-hitting consent storyline with Jacqui McQueen, with a real-life jury audience deciding whether it was rape or not.

After leaving the soap, Anthony joined Emmerdale as Pete Barton in 2013 and played the character until February of this year.

Pete left Emmerdale last month (Credit: ITV)

Despite leaving Hollyoaks nearly nine years ago, it seems Anthony still keeps in contact with his former co-stars and has even worked with them since leaving the show.

Recently Anthony made a cameo a in short film called Lead Belly which starred Jamie Lomas, former Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward and Jamie’s daughter, who he shares with actress Kym Marsh, Polly Lomas.

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The film is a moving portrayal of a man’s battle with mental health issues and homelessness.

The Manchester-based film stars Jamie as a former soldier living on the streets with PTSD.

Written by Ian Armer and Amanda Webster, the drama focuses on themes surrounding homelessness and the armed forces and is inspired by actual events.

It’s also Jamie’s first attempt at producing.

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