Jennifer Metcalfe announces Hollyoaks exit: "Mercedes is leaving"

Published Tuesday, Aug 26 2014, 17:02 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe has announced that Mercedes McQueen is hanging up her heels as she quits the Channel 4 soap.

Taking to Twitter today, the brunette beauty told her followers that her time on Hollyoaks has come to an end, but urged fans to keep watching the show as there is more to come for the McQueen family following her exit.

Jennifer Metcalfe at The British Soap Awards 2014 held at Hackney Empire, London
24 May

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Without revealing exactly what will happen to her character and whether the door will be left open for her to return to the Chester village, Jennifer confirmed she is quitting the soap after eight years.

She tweeted: "Mercedes is leaving the village, she needs to give her high heels a rest- my feet are knackered. Read all your lovely messages....

"Looking forward to welcoming the new McQueens (they're ace) lots of love and keep watching."

Shortly after her tweets, fans were quick to send their messages to the actress. One user said, "NOOOOO PLEASE RETURN YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF HOLLYOAKS", while another said, "NO, can you please change your mind and stay? Please, please, please...".

Desperate for Mercedes to stay put, one fan even offered a solution to Jennifer's shoe issues, they said: "Can she not just stay and wear flats?"

Since joining the show back in 2006, Jennifer has seen her character involved in some major storylines including countless affairs, two marriages, a kidnapping and a murder - phew!

Now moving onto new things, the 30-year-old isn't the only McQueen to be bowing out from the show as Gemma Merna, who plays Carmel McQueen, also announced she will be leaving Hollyoaks over the weekend (24 August).

Tweeting about her exit, Gemma said: "I have loved working at @Hollyoaks for the past 8 years. I have met some great people and have some of the best friends I could ask for... I have some great story lines ahead of me and can't wait to get stuck into them."

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