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Exclusive: Hollie-Jay Bowes sacked from 'Hollyoaks'

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Hollie-Jay Bowes as Michaela McQueen

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Hollyoaks actress Hollie-Jay Bowes has been speedily written out of the Channel 4 soap following a string of rows with show bosses.

The 21-year-old, who plays wannabe journalist Michaela McQueen, is due to film her last scenes on Monday after receiving her final script at the end of last week.

Earlier this month, Bowes broadcast her decision to quit her four-year role on Twitter following a heated exchange with new producer Paul Marquess.

During the meeting, she allegedly questioned various aspects of her story with co-star Kent Riley (Zak Ramsey) and was subsequently told that she would be dropped from this year's series of Hollyoaks Later.

After the argument, Bowes is said to have stormed out of the office and tweeted: "This past 4 years have been incredible but I think its time to find myself again! I'm officially leaving hollyoaks in the next 6 months!x (sic)"

Programme bosses, however, were so enraged by her behaviour that they asked storyliners to bring her time with the show to an abrupt and early end.

A Hollyoaks source told DS: "Hollie overstepped the mark - Paul didn't even know that she wanted to leave, so everybody was stunned when she announced her intentions on the internet."

They added: "She also annoyed storyliners by confirming tabloid reports of an alien storyline on Twitter, too."

Bowes is due to make her screen departure in August. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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