Amanda Clapham teases it might not be the end for Holly Cunningham following Hollyoaks exit

Amanda Clapham has bid farewell to her Hollyoaks character Holly Cunningham in an emotional exit alongside her co-star Sophie Porley.

However, the 27-year-old has teased that her fans might have not seen the last of Holly.

Talking to Metro, Amanda spoke about her future plans and revealed that the door is still open if she ever wanted to come back.

She said: ‘It’s really nice of them to leave the door open. My relationships there have always been really strong and so it is a nice feeling leaving with that.

‘Returning isn’t something I’m thinking about now, but it’s nice of them to leave the door open.’

The actress then went on to joke: ‘Holly Cunningham has been played by other people before, so you never know what might happen, there could be a new Holly and Zack, but it is what it is.’

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Despite her tearful ending, there was some part of Amanda that wishes she had a dramatic death scene.

She revealed: ‘I always think the death scenes look like they’re the most fun ones to film because they might have an exciting stunt.

‘But no it was a nice ending it was a lot of fun to film.’

According to the star, she found it difficult to film her final scenes and ended up crying with her on-screen mum Stephanie Waring.

She said: ‘Filming with Steph on some of my final scenes was difficult. We were doing some of our scenes and when the camera was on me and not on her she couldn’t stop crying.

‘At one point she had a really long speech to say to me and I just had to react. The camera was on me, and she’d already done her bit, and she was trying to get through this speech and she was just blubbering trying to get her words out.’

She added: ‘I was sat there trying to react, my character wasn’t supposed to be crying at this point, and I was like “Right guys, we’re going to have to cut there and let her get this out.”

‘A lot of the last scenes were like that and it can’t be helped but it added something extra to it.’

Despite planning her exit for more than 18 months, Amanda admitted she will be sad to leave the show but is excited for what’s to come.

She said: ‘Five years. It’s an end of an era and yeah it has been incredible I have had the best time there, I’ve grown as an actress there, I’ve grown as a person there, and I’m excited about the next chapter.

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‘It’s definitely sad to say goodbye.’

And the next chapter might even see Amanda overseas as she is not afraid to enter the world of Hollywood.

She said: ‘Who knows where the next role will take me, if it is America then that would be great, but I’m not looking to move there straight away and I’m very happy with where I am at the moment.

‘I would love to work on a British drama, I’d be so excited to do something like Doctor Foster and Bodyguard. There’s so many at the minute, it’s an exciting time.’

As for reality TV, Amanda laughed: ‘It’s not really my bag, I’ll watch bits of reality TV but I just want to play another role.

‘I’m so passionate about acting that I am ready for that next challenge.’

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