Fylde coast viewers of popular soap Hollyoaks may have noticed a few familiar scenes this week.
For Blackpool has featured in the Channel 4 programme over the course of the whole week – with the final instalment of scenes filmed in the resort due to air tomorrow.
Filming for the scenes took part on the town’s South Pier and along Central Drive as one of the show’s lead characters, Blessing, played by Modupe Ayeye, runs to the town after having stolen £100,000 of diamonds from a local gangster starting something of a goose chase.
Hot on her heels are Blessing’s love interest Dennis (Joe Tracini – pictured above with Blessing) and the gangster Trevor (Greg Wood).
As the show heads to Blackpool, both men are determined to find the girl, one looking for love and the other looking for the diamonds.
The show will feature a climax between Dennis and Blessing on the South Shore pier as they try and make a decision about their future together.
The episodes have featured a cameo from Paris Lees, a campaigner and journalist who has worked with the Hollyoaks team for Blessing’s storylines, in particular those concerning Blessing’s coming out as a transgender woman.
The final episode featuring Blackpool airs tomorrow at 6.30pm. Previous episodes are available on Channel 4’s on-demand service 4OD.