Lucy-Jo Hudson announces she’s quit Hollyoaks after one year

She said it's been a "pleasure"

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Lucy-Jo Hudson has announced she’s left Hollyoaks after a year of playing the role of prostitute Donna-Marie Quinn.

The actress shared the news on Instagram on Friday, sharing a photo with co-star Gregory Finnegan on her last day on set.

Alongside the pic, the actress said it’s been a “real pleasure” playing “skanky” Donna-Marie.

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She wrote: “Goodbye @hollyoaksofficial, it has been a real pleasure playing skanky Donna-Marie for the past 12 months.

“Not gonna miss the teeth that’s for sure… but thank you for making me feel welcome… wonderful cast and crew!!! Good luck with the @thebritishsoapawards.”

Fans were gutted and shared their thoughts in the comment section.

One person said: “Gutted you’re leaving, best wishes for the future.”

Lucy-Jo playing the role as Donna-Marie
Lucy-Jo has left the soap after playing prostitute Donna-Marie for a year (Credit: Channel 4)

Another wrote: “Loved you as Donna Marie all the best with your future projects,” while a third added: “You were brilliant Lucy – such a talented actress.”

Lucy-Jo also revealed that she’d already filmed her final scenes in January by sharing a filming slate along with the caption: “Goodbye @hollyoaksofficial.”

Lucy-Jo’s co-star Gregory, who plays James Nightingale, also paid tribute to her with a sweet message on Instagram.

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Goodbye @hollyoaksofficial 💜 xxx

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He said: “On a snowy day in January we said au revoir to Donna-Marie…

“Loved working with the wonderful @lucyjo_hudson – here’s hoping she gets out of prison soon! Gx.”

Lucy-Jo commented on the post: “Ahhhh mate… gonna miss working with you! Thanks for all the entertainment, now go win best actor please!”

The star announced she was joining Hollyoaks last year.

Lucy-Jo Hudson
Lucy-Jo as her role in the soap (Credit: Instagram)

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She had previously played Coronation Street character Katy Harris for three years, from 2002 to 2005.

Lucy-Jo was also known for her role as Rosie Trevanion in the ITV drama Wild at Heart, from 2006 to  2009.

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