Hollyoaks on the Pull
Hollyoaks on the Pull aired in 2000 and 2004 for a UK talent search to find the newest members of the Hollyoaks cast. Roxanne McKee won the role of Louise Summers during the 2004 process and stayed in Hollyoaks until 2008 when her character was killed on her wedding day by on-screen fiancé, Warren Fox (Jamie Lomas). She also won Sexiest Female at The British Soap Awards and Inside Soap Awards for two consecutive years and was nominated for Best Actress in her final year on the show. Since Hollyoaks, Roxanne has gone on to star in HBO’s Game of Thrones, online series EastEnders: E20 and Lip Service on BBC3. Elize Du Toit and Marcus Patric were cast as Izzy and Ben in 2000, with Marcus also going on to star in two Hollyoaks spin offs: Hollyoaks Let Loose and Hollyoaks in the City.
The success of C4’s flagship daily drama Hollyoaks has spawned a number of spin offs and specials for the show’s original home, Channel 4, and younger entertainment brand, E4.