Three years after her ‘Hollyoaks’ contract was famously terminated, it was announced earlier this week that Stephanie would be returning to the Channel 4 soap, to reprise her role as Sinead O’Connor.
It’s been an eventful three years for Stephanie, filled with an ill-fated appearance on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, high-profile disputes with her ex-boyfriend and father of her son, Jeremy McConnell Cooke and a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, so many were surprised to learn that the actress was returning to the soap on which she made her name.
However, in a statement released by her spokesperson in response to claims some of her co-stars are feeling uneasy about her return, Stephanie vowed to prove any naysayers wrong,
Her representative told The Sun: “Stephanie has worked hard to get back to a good place and she doesn’t know anything about any of the cast members having these feelings but she will prove them all wrong.”
She previously said of her soap comeback: “I’m so so excited to be going back and overwhelmed with all your support. Thank you everyone for sticking with me – it never goes unnoticed.”
Since leaving ‘Hollyoaks’, Stephanie has become best known for her personal life than her work as an actress, having not landed a role since leaving the ‘CBB’ house in 2015.
A year after leaving the Channel 5 reality show, she welcomed a son, Caben-Albie.