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Spike to make brief 'Hollyoaks' return

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Spike to make brief 'Hollyoaks' return
Hollyoaks actor Tom Vaughan is to make a brief return to the Channel 4 soap with the hope of a more permanent role thereafter, Digital Spy can confirm.

The 23-year-old, who plays Spike, first appeared in the Chester-based soap in March last year as a plot device when he became involved with John Paul McQueen (James Sutton).

After a brief fling, John Paul embarked on a relationship with best friend Craig Dean (Guy Burnet), leaving Spike high and dry without revealing the truth to him.

The pair remained friends, but when Spike rumbled John Paul and Craig's affair, John Paul persuaded him to keep quiet. Following the exposure of 'McDean' to the rest of the village, Spike has neither been seen nor mentioned in scripts.

Since his departure, DS forum members have campaigned for his return.

A spokeswoman today confirmed: "Tom is back for just a few episodes at this stage. We know he's a real favourite with Digital Spy, so watch this space to see if his return becomes more permanent."

A source added: "He's back for some scenes in which there's a gay night being at The Dog." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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