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Tuesday 25th June 2019

Linda Robson makes Hollyoaks debut this month

Comedy actress will be joined by Janet Street-Porter

Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson will appear in a soap for the very first time when she makes a cameo on Hollyoaks later this month.

Linda, 60, will make her soap debut alongside fellow Loose Women panelist Janet Street-Porter as part a wedding storyline.

Hollyoaks regular Stuart Manning revealed today the ITV talk show pairing would feature as his character Russ Owen gets hitched to Mercedes McQueen.

It is believed Linda and Janet will play wedding guests at the ceremony - and even though their roles are thought to be brief ones, Linda has promised they will stir things up on the Chester-based soap.

Janet and Linda during filming (Credit: Lime Pictures)

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"We do make an impact!" she said.

Speaking about their performances on a recent episode of Loose Women, Janet joked she wore a fascinator passed to her by a production crew member "to get into character" for the bit part.

We do make an impact!

But cheeky Linda joked her pal had been a right luvvie during filming by turning down costumes and accessories picked out for her.

Linda recalled: "She was going all through the handbags going, 'Is that designer? No, I'm not using that, I'm not wearing that'."

Loose Women pair had a right laugh on Hollyoaks (Credit: ITV)

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Soap favourite Stuart, 39, told The Sun that Russ and Mercedes’ big day will be even more extravagant than would be expected from a bash featuring the McQueens.

But he also warned the wedding will not go according to plan, thanks to both Russ and Mercedes playing away with other people.

He said: "Everything and anything could stand in the way of a Russ Owen and Mercedes McQueen wedding!

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"I think it's so important that everything goes off without a hitch, because they are trying to prove to everyone that they are the perfect couple, but clearly, they are not.

"Mercedes has always been Russ' first true love. Mercedes can't help herself, and doesn't seem to be happy with anyone."

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