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Jeremy Edwards - Hollyoaks

Jeremy Edwards returns to Hollyoaks as Kurt Benson after 20 years for the soap’s 25th Birthday.

The new 25th birthday trailer teases to the dramatic return of original character Kurt Benson as he rides back in to his hometown on his signature motorbike, and reunites with his old friend Tony after all these years. Has Tony seen a ghost…

Kurt Benson appeared in the first ever episode of Hollyoaks in 1995, roaring onto our screens on his iconic motorbike and sharing his first scenes with best friend Tony

During his time in the show Jeremy featured in many huge storylines thanks to Kurt’s turbulent love life, a deadly rivalry with notorious villain Rob Hawthorne and escaped an attempted murder charge.  Kurt went on to marry Ruth Osborne (Tony’s sister) and the pair became icons for all teenagers in love. He eventually had an affair with Katie Patrick prompting Kurt and Ruth to go their separate ways as he left the soap in 1999 in the same way he arrived, by motorbike. But tragedy struck as just six months later, Kurt Benson was believed to have died in a jet ski accident.  A devastated Tony never got over losing his best friend. Now Tony is under the manipulation of his own father, dishevelled, living in a caravan and on the brink of divorce from wife Diane.  A time when he needs his best friend most, but is Kurt really back?

Jeremy said: "Hollyoaks means everything to me, because it was my first proper job, it was the beginning of a brand new exciting show. There were only seven of us and it was a real seminal moment in my life where everything changed and I’m very, very glad for it. I couldn’t be prouder of the show and where it’s come."