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The Holiday fans go wild as they spot beloved EastEnders and Coronation Street star in murder plot

THE Holiday fans went wild tonight after they spotted a beloved EastEnders and Coronation Street star in the thriller.

The new four-part Channel 5 drama follows a policewoman called Kate who heads off on an idyllic family holiday to Malta with her husband Sean, teenage daughter Lucy and her young son Daniel.

The Holiday viewers were delighted to see a soap favourite in the Channel 5 drama

The four-part series follows four uni friends and their families as they reunite for a trip in Malta

She is joined by her old university friends Rowan and Jenny along with their husbands and their cool singleton friend Izzy.

However, the holiday is turned on its head when Kate sees texts on Sean’s phone from “CoralGirl” and suspects him of having an affair.

As Kate’s imagination runs wild over the true identity of “CoralGirl” and her husband’s betrayal she fails to notice that Lucy is raveled up in a mysterious situation with Jenny’s dysfunctional son, Jake.

To top it all off, the episode ends with the holidaymakers caught up in a wild fire before Kate is seen at the edge of a cliff looking down at a dead body below.

Fans were intrigued by the complex dynamics between the friends and their partners, while also delighted to see actress Jill Halfpenny in the role of Kate.

Jill played Rebecca Hopkins in Coronation Street from 1999 to 2000 before moving over to BBC soap EastEnders in 2002 to play Kate Mitchell until 2005.

Taking to Twitter to discuss Jill’s latest drama, one viewer wrote: “Right let’s see what #TheHoliday is all about. Jill Halfpenny is in it so should be decent.”

Another added: “Love me some Jill Halfpenny. #TheHoliday”

A third tweeted: “Well into it already. #TheHoliday. Always loved watching Jill Halfpenny on the box.”

Jill Halfpenny plays policewoman Kate who suspects her husband is having an affair with one of her friends