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1. In March 2009, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers identified Hollyoaks as one of a number of programmes – including Big Brother and Skins – cited by its members in a survey to be a bad influence on students, manifesting itself in behaviour such as “answering back, storming off, swearing, aggression and sexually inappropriate behaviour.”

2. Hollyoaks was the only soap to be nominated in every category at the 2007 British Soap Awards.

3. In June 2011, the male and female gender symbols were removed from the Os of the logo, and the background was changed to blue and green. The #Hollyoaks was also introduced.

4. In 2003, Pop Idol contestant Darius appeared as himself in an episode, performing Girl in the Moon at a graduation ball.

5. Girl band The Saturdays appeared in the Hollyoaks Later spin-off in 2008

6. In 2001, students from the real Chester College complained they were fed up with being compared to the students in the show. “Students at other universities think we are a bunch of radicals and militants because that’s how the students are portrayed in Hollyoaks,” said student union president Gordon Reay.

7. In 2003 the photoshoot for the Hunks and Babes calendars were done in very different locations - the girls in the cast got to jet off to Majorca, while the lads were left posing in Alton Towers!

8. In 2008, Hollyoaks released its own his and hers fragrances.

9. Total Eclipse of the Heart singer Bonnie Tyler made a cameo appearance in Hollyoaks Later in September 2009, belting out a duet with Gemma Merna’s character Carmel McQueen.

10. Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Before aired on the internet in 2009 as part of a government scheme to tackle the problem of binge drinking in young people.

11. After Brangelina and Tomkat, Hollyoaks spawned its own surname coupling thanks to best friends turned partners John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean who fans christened McDean.

12. Hollyoaks was named Broadcast of the Year at the 2007 Stonewall Awards held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum for the gay storyline.

13. The first baby to be born on Hollyoaks was Holly Cunningham to teenager Cindy Cunningham in 1997.

14. Hollyoaks snogged its way into the Guinness Book of Records in 2002 with the longest ever on-screen kiss - three minutes, 15 seconds - between Ellie and fireman Ben.

15. The first on screen death was Natasha Andersen, played by Shebah Ronay, who died on the dancefloor in 1996 after her drink was spiked.

16. Hollyoaks was once home to a video shop called Got it Taped.

17. It was the first major British soap to focus on an eating disorder storyline in which a character died (Melissa Hurst). The storyline won actress Emma Rigby a Best Actress gong at The British Soap Awards in 2008.

18. Michaela (Hollie-Jay Bowes) was the first of the McQueen clan to make an appearance on screen in Hollyoaks in 2006.

19. The address of the Dog In The Pond pub is 1 Stockton Lane, Hollyoaks, CH12 4LA.

20. In 1994, a year before he joined Hollyoaks, Nick Pickard appeared in EastEnders playing a young homeless boy who was burnt to death when Phil Mitchell torched Frank Butcher’s car lot in an insurance scam.

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Some cool facts

Love the Ben and Ellie kiss fact


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20. In 1994, a year before he joined Hollyoaks, Nick Pickard appeared in EastEnders playing a young homeless boy who was burnt to death when Phil Mitchell torched Frank Butcher’s car lot in an insurance scam.
I've known about that storyline for years, but never knew it was Nick who played the guy who died. That's really surprised me! :shock:


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