HOLLYOAKS fans are concerned that soap bosses will be getting rid of much-loved character Luke Morgan following his latest storyline.
Viewers have been speculating whether or not actor Gary Lucy will once again be departing from the Channel 4 show.
Taking to a fan forum, many asked if Luke’s dementia diagnosis meant he would be saying farewell to the village.
It comes after Luke dumped his girlfriend Cindy Cunningham just days after proposing to her.
Fans were left in tears at the emotional scenes and started questioning Luke’s future.
“Oh wow. Yeah. Not expecting this at all. I think he’ll die in late 2020,” one person wrote.
A second viewer commented: “Unless its a misdiagnosis or something, I think this must be the end for Luke.”
And a third added: “Soaps do often kill off an iconic character in an anniversary year. But I think Gary is absolutely going to smash this and it will be heart-breaking to watch.”
A fourth fan was really upset at the possibility of Gary leaving, and wrote: “Not happy about it at all, plus they did change his character from when he left to how he was when he came back with Luke saying he’s a loser all the time.
“He was more positive when he first left. I really wanted to see him back to be more like his old self & move forward.”
Gary, 38, first joined Hollyoaks back in 1999 and was a series regular up until 2002.
During this time he received much praise for taking on the male rape storyline and won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2000 British Soap Awards.
He returned to the soap in 2017, and then again earlier this year following his character’s stint behind bars.
Hollyoaks airs weeknights on Channel 4 at 6.30pm with a first look episode following at 7pm on E4