08/08/2016 10:58 BST

‘Hollyoaks’ Spoilers: Lisa Maxwell Signs Up To Play Grace Black’s Mother

She previously starred on 'The Bill'.

‘Hollyoaks’ have announced another high profile signing, revealing that Lisa Maxwell has signed up to play Grace Black’s mother.

According to reports, the former ‘Loose Women’ panellist and star of ‘The Bill’ will arrive in the village with a shock secret to share, and as well as being the mother of Grace, she’s also Fraser Black’s former wife.

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Lisa Maxwell

The casting is the latest in a series of high profile sign-ups, and comes following the recent announcement that ‘Waterloo Road’ star Chelsee Healey is set to play a McQueen.

This week, viewers will also see Blue’s Duncan James make his soap debut, playing the boyfriend of returning favourite Amy Barnes.

Duncan’s big moment got off to a shaky start though, as a health scare delayed his first filming sessions back in June.

Over the weekend, he discussed the injury, revealing that complications from emergency spinal surgery could have left him permanently paralysed. 

“They said if they didn’t operate that same day I’d be paralysed because a nerve that was trapped would die,” he said.

“I’d also lost control of my bladder. They said I might have to be catheterised permanently.”

‘Hollyoaks’ airs weekdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4.  

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