Hollyoaks

Former EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas teases deadly Hollyoaks showdown for newcomer Alex

Hollyoaks spoilers follow.

Former EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas has shared more details of the dramatic scenes ahead in Hollyoaks as he joins the soap for special episodes next week.

As Insertions.us exclusively revealed in April, Matt has been cast in the role of bad boy newcomer Alex for Luke Morgan’s stag storyline.

When Luke heads to Mallorca with family and friends, everyone is eager to have a good time with some traditional stag party activities.

Alex steps in and befriends the group, but they soon discover that there’s much more to him than meets the eye.

Speaking exclusively to Insertions.us, Matt explained: “Alex takes them around, they go on quad bikes, they play football, and they do ‘lads lads’ stuff.

“But then they all end up being mugged by robbers who take everything, including all of our clothes. We’re all going to be pretty much butt naked!

“Later, the group notice some strange things, like Alex has still got his trainers and his phone. They put two and two together and start following him.

“They see Alex meeting up with the lads who robbed them – and them giving Alex all of the things that they robbed.”

When Luke and his friends decide to follow Alex to confront him over his deception, things only get worse.

Matt continued: “They follow Alex to a warehouse and he pulls a gun on them. We’ll see if they get back alive or not.

“I think Alex is dangerous, but it’s to a point where he’s just trying to make a living for himself out in Mallorca. There is a presence of danger to him, but there’s also a nicer flip side to his character.

“He’s very friendly and very approachable, so that’s why the characters will trust him at first.

“I think he uses that to his advantage. He uses that nice presence and the jokiness to get what he needs.”

Matt joined the Hollyoaks cast and crew to film these scenes on location in Mallorca in April.

The actor is best known to soap fans for playing the role of Anthony Moon on EastEnders in 2011 and 2012.

Hollyoaks now streams first on All 4, with new episodes dropping each weekday morning. The show airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, and at 7pm on E4.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video.