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Exclusive: 'Hollyoaks': Joseph Thompson leaves Doctor Browning role

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Hollyoaks star Joseph Thompson is leaving the soap, Digital Spy can exclusively confirm.

The actor, who plays twisted Doctor Browning, will soon film his final scenes for the Channel 4 show and bow out on screen in the autumn.

Joseph Thompson as Doctor Browning in Hollyoaks

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Joseph Thompson as Doctor Browning



Show bosses are keeping tight-lipped over how Browning will depart the village, but many fans will be hoping that he gets his comeuppance as his list of crimes grows ever bigger.

Digital Spy understands that it was always the plan for Browning to bow out in the latter half of this year, as Thompson is keen to explore other acting opportunities.

The dangerous character was originally introduced in January 2012 for a brief storyline with Lynsey Nolan (Karen Hassan) and Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) at the hospital. However, Browning's role in the show increased last summer as his growing feelings for Mercedes led to him killing Lynsey.

Dr Browning and Mercedes share a kiss.

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Mercedes and Browning



This year, Browning and Mercedes have been at the centre of many more dramatic storylines - including their outrageous wedding ceremony in June, and Browning's stalker ordeal leading to an explosive feud with his mother-in-law Myra (Nicole Barber-Lane).

Off-screen, Thompson won the 'Best Newcomer' prize at the British Soap Awards in May and was nominated for the same title at the National Television Awards at the beginning of the year.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.

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