Hollyoaks airdate for episode written by cast member Ross Adams

Hollyoaks spoilers follow.

Hollyoaks star Ross Adams is credited for a new role on the show next week.

The actor, who plays fan favourite Scott Drinkwell, has written an episode of the Channel 4 soap – a rare feat for an existing cast member.

Ross's episode will drop on Channel 4's online streaming service on the morning of Wednesday, September 20 before airing on E4 at 7pm that evening.

In the last week of Channel 4's main channel screening before Hollyoaks' schedule shake-up, the episode will also screen at 6.30pm in the traditional slot the following day.

ross adams as scott drinkwell in hollyoaks
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The episode sees John Paul McQueen take centre stage, as he continues to suffer following the recent homophobic attack.

Mysterious newcomer Carter Shepherd outwardly offers support to John Paul, but he seems to be making matters worse.

Fans can also expect to see more twists and turns in Sienna Blake's ongoing storyline, as Rafe Harcourt offers her help with getting her twin children Sophie and Sebastian into a good school.

Elsewhere, there's awkwardness between Ethan Williams and Dilly Harcourt amid their ongoing romantic chemistry, while Scott himself makes an appearance as he hosts a drag bingo event at The Dog.

scott drinkwell in hollyoaks
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Digital Spy exclusively revealed that Ross was writing an episode of Hollyoaks in June, after he shared the news with us on the red carpet at the British Soap Awards.

Ross told us at the time: "I think my episode is going to go out in September. I'm almost at the shooting script stage.

"I've got a really good episode as well, I can say that! I can't tell you what happens but it's a really good episode."

He added: "I'll give you this – he is in costume as a very famous pop princess. You can guess who that is!"

Ross is no stranger to behind-the-scenes work on the soaps, as he served as a storyliner and script editor on Emmerdale before landing his Hollyoaks acting role in 2015.

From Monday, September 25, Hollyoaks will stream first online via Channel 4 each weekday. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

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