EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas joins Hollyoaks as major new villain


HOLLYOAKS has signed up ex EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas as a new villain.

The Tony Moon hunk is filming scenes in Mallorca for Luke Morgan’s tragic stag do.

Matt Lapinskas has joined Hollyoaks as a hunky new villain
The actor stripped off to film scenes in Mallorca for the Channel 4 soap

And it’s set to be a saucy storyline with Matt stripping off for filming this week.

Matt told the Daily Star Sunday: “I love the scripts. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into it.

“I’ll be causing some trouble – the storyline is very intense.”

It comes after it was revealed EastEnders legend Glynis Barber is joining the Channel 4 soap as a new supervillain.

The Glenda Mitchell actress – who also appeared in Emmerdale as DCI Grace Barraclough – will play gangster grandma Norma.

And to prove just how deadly she is – she will arrive in the village at the helm of a hearse.

A source said: “Trouble is heading to Hollyoaks. 

“Norma is out for blood and she arrives in the village driving a hearse and demanding to know who has been stealing her money.”

Glynis added in a statement: “I’m really excited to be playing Norma as she’s an amazing character. 

“Formidable, complex and taking on the men and leaving them quaking in their boots.

“The team and cast have been incredibly welcoming and I can’t wait to get my teeth into the character”.

The actress joined EastEnders in 2010 as Ronnie and Roxy’s mum Glenda Mitchell.

She stayed until 2017 with her final appearance coming after the deaths of her daughters on Ronnie’s wedding day.

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Meanwhile Hollyoaks has become the first British soap to go online first.

Its episodes now debut on ALL4 in the morning.

It will continue to air episodes on Channel 4 at 6.30pm, and E4 at 7pm.

Matt played Tony Moon in the BBC soap

The EastEnders legend is joining the rival soap