THE GOSS - Carley is sucgh an angel

Carley Stenson
Carley Stenson

HOLLYOAKS star Carley Stenson has filmed a one-off return to the soap for a special Christmas episode.

The Billinge actress, who played Steph Roach, is to appear as an angel as Doug Carter teeters on the brink of death this Boxing Day.

Doug, played by PJ Brennan, starts to feel lonely and depressed in the build-up to the festive season and jumps from a bridge. However, he then finds himself back at his flat with the heavenly vision of Steph before him.

Angel Steph soon starts trying to convince Doug of the positive impact he has had in the village over the past year.

Carley bowed out from Hollyoaks late last year, when Steph died in the dramatic Il Gnosh fire. Since then she has been playing the lead role in the West End musical Legally Blonde.

Hollyoaks will air the special episode on Monday, December 26 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.