Newcomer Joseph will cause chaos and trouble (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Hollyoaks will explore a new harrowing and impactful issue-led storyline, it has been revealed, as actor Olly Rhodes joins the show.

Ollie, who appeared in Netflix’s The Last Kingdom, will play newcomer Joseph, the dangerous boyfriend of Vicky, Scott Drinkwell’s foster daughter.

Vicky arrived in the eponymous village last month when she moved in with Scott. Despite some initial tension, the two characters found common ground, and have started to bond.

Joseph, however, feels abandoned by her, and thus he tracks her down, hoping for a heartfelt reunion.

Cunning and hot-tempered, the character will make his debut on Wednesday June 1 on E4, and will cause trouble as part of an impactful and harrowing issue-led storyline.

Before all that, however, his explosive nature is introduced to viewers when a case of unfounded jealousy starts him off on the wrong foot with one of Hollyoaks’ most-loved teens.

Vicky arrived in the village last month when she moved in with Scott (Picture: Lime Pictures)

But who?

You’ll just have to wait and see! Olly, meanwhile, revealed that he is ‘excited’ to join the cast of the Channel 4 soap.

‘I’m so excited about joining Hollyoaks, it’s been a great experience,’ exclaimed the actor.

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‘Everyone is so welcoming and friendly!

‘My character Joseph has a lot in store for the village. He’s a very interesting character to be playing, and will keep you guessing his next move at every turn.’

Consider us intrigued already!

One to watch: Wednesday June 1 at 7pm on E4.

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