Hollyoaks McQueen family now – lads mags, country singer and quitting acting

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The McQueens are one of the most notorious families in soap history, never mind just Hollyoaks – but a new storyline may see them left without a roof over their heads at Christmas.

From their outrageous behaviour, questionable hairstyles and daring outfits, the rowdy bunch are extremely popular with fans of the Channel 4 soap.

While they might struggle to stay on the right side of the law, the McQueens have been entertaining the nation with their epic family feuds since they stepped foot in Chester back in 2006.

With the likes of Mercedes, John Paul and Goldie still representing the family in the village, Daily Star Online have taken a look at the stars who have left the show.

Theresa McQueen (played by Jorgie Porter)

Jorgie Porter shot to fame as Theresa McQueen in Hollyoaks in 2008 and she played the school girl for eight years until 2016.

The actress appeared on the cover of Sugar magazine in 2010 and was ranked 50th in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World the following year.

She was selected among the 10 sexiest Hollyoaks actresses of all time in the soap's 20th anniversary year in 2015 by the Liverpool Echo.

In 2014, Jorgie released her own calendar for 2015, showing some of her modelling shots and photographs.

Jorgie went on to appear in I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, reaching fifth place in 2015, and she released another calendar in 2016.

In 2016, she was cast as Miss Croft in the reboot of Are You Being Served? and she also became the new face of the UK advertising campaign for skincare brand ProActiv.

Jorgie, now 32, appeared as a contestant on E4 reality show Celebs Go Dating in 2017 in a bid to find a boyfriend.

Myra McQueen (played by Nicole Barber-Lane)

Nicole Barber-Lane is best known for her role as Myra McQueen on Hollyoaks, which she played between 2006 and 2019, leaving after her character moved to Spain.

Myra played a part in some of the soap's major storylines such as discovering her son John Paul was gay, faking her own death and dealing with the loss of her daughter Carmel following a tragic train crash.

Nicole, now 50, has also appeared on Emmerdale, Bodies and The Cops during her career.

The actress caused controversy on social media earlier this year after she joked she was pregnant with triplets on April Fool's Day.

She uploaded a video, which has since been deleted, to Instagram and Twitter in which she sported a fake bump.

Many Hollyoaks fans were left unimpressed with Nicole's gag and said it was an insensitive topic to joke about when there are many people who struggle to get pregnant.

However, other social media users defended the star and said people shouldn't take the joke seriously.

Nicole was one of the many celebrities who teamed up with Cancer Research UK to re-release a version of Cyndi Lauper's 1980s classic Girls Just Want to Have Fun on March 27, 2019.

The actress married Emmerdale actor Liam Fox, who played Dan Spencer in the ITV soap, in 1999 and they have two children together.

In February 2015, they announced that they were to divorce.

Jacqui McQueen (played by Claire Cooper)

Claire Cooper made her on-screen debut in Hollyoaks 14 years ago back in September 2006.

Jacqui McQueen was portrayed as a "tough ex-con" and was extremely fiesty and often took on the matriarch role within the family.

Many of Jacqui's storylines revolved her life around crime and her wayward relationship with Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard).

The TV personality won the Best Actress award at the British Soap Awards in 2013.

Claire, now 39, quit her Hollyoaks role the same year, and her character Jacqui currently lives in Spain.

Since leaving the show, Claire has got married to former Hollyoaks actor Emmett J Scanlan.

The actress announced she was pregnant with their first child earlier this year.

Emmett, who is best known for playing Brendan Brady in the soap, announced on July 18 that Claire had given birth to a boy by sharing a sweet snap of their bundle of joy on his Instagram page.

Claire also co-owns a rental boutique called The Closet in Liverpool with her Hollyoaks co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes McQueen, and Leah Hackeett, who is best known for playing Tina McQueen in the show.

She appeared as Amy McAllister in British action/spy-drama Strike Back earlier this year.

Carmel McQueen (played by Gemma Merna)

Carmel McQueen arrived in Hollyoaks village in 2006 and was known for her classic one liners and brilliant comedy timing.

Actress Gemma Merna quit her role on the show eight years later to focus on becoming a yoga teacher.

Carmel was killed off in one of the soap's biggest ever stunts in 2014, with some cast members and telly critics praising her performance in her final scenes.

Reflecting on Carmel's tragic train crash death, Gemma told Whats On TV earlier this year: "It was incredible.

"It was shot like an action film. Graeme Harper, our director, was amazing, and he let me have a lot of input into the episodes.

“There was a shot that I asked if we could put in, of Carmel waving goodbye before she gets on the train."

She continued: "I thought it was a way of her saying goodbye. Also, her death scene was very emotional… we all just cried all day! Ha. I am very proud of it."

Since leaving her Hollyoaks days behind, Gemma has become a personal trainer and a yoga guru.

Gemma, now 36, went to Morocco to train for her new job and teaches classes in Liverpool.

The blonde bombshell star often shows off her favourite positions in impressive fitness videos she shares on her Instagram page.

She is also a proud dog mummy to Phoebe, Cole and Paige.

Celine McQueen (played by Sarah George)

Sarah George may have only played nurse Celine McQueen for two years but she made sure her time in Hollyoaks was packed with plenty of drama.

Viewers were devastated when Celine was brutally murdered by Cameron Campbell, after she discovered that he was behind the Halloween Spooktacular fire that ended the lives of Nico Blake (or so fans thought at the time) and Joe Roscoe.

Speaking about leaving the soap at the time, Sarah told Digital Spy: "I'm feeling quite sad to be leaving after two and a bit years.

"I have absolutely loved playing Celine, but I've loved being a McQueen even more."

Sarah took a stand for women who are victimised by body shaming back in 2016.

The small-screen star hit out at trolls who targeted her own body by speculating she was pregnant.

"No wonder so many people have eating disorders and body shaming," she wrote.

"Put a bit of weight on over Christmas while on holiday (we're all guilty of it), come back to work, wear a typical McQueen dress and get tweets asking if you're pregnant or just fat when it airs in April. To set that straight, no I'm not.

"I was brought up on, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all'," she stressed.

"In this day and age, you'd think people would have learned how important it is to celebrate each other rather than think of ways to bring them down. I'm okay though. Just an idea."

Sarah is currently taking a break from acting to see the sights of Wellington in New Zealand.

She is a now a professional makeup artist and even has her own Instagram page dedicated to her new business venture.

Porsche McQueen (played by Twinnie-Lee Moore)

Porsche McQueen was only in Hollyoaks for a short amount of time compared to most other McQueens, but that doesn't mean she was any less of a character.

At the time of her arrival in 2014, show bosses warned Porsche would be "racier than her four-wheeled namesake Mercedes, but is fiercely loyal and has a good moral compass".

The character highlighted the issues of sexual abuse in children, whilst her other storylines included a failed marriage when her husband had various affairs.

The actress left her role the following year as she decided to leave Hollyoaks to focus on her music career.

Since then the model has proved to be a huge hit on the country music scene in the US.

Not only has she had hits with songs like Cool, but the singer-songwriter has also played at the C2C: Country to Country music festival and was named one of the top 10 acts to see by Rolling Stone Country.

Twinnie, now 32, released her debut album Hollywood Gypsy in April this year and it debuted at No2 on the UK Country albums Chart.

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