18 December 2020 12:41
HOLLYOAKS' Seth Costello made a shocking return to the village as the secret boyfriend of Theresa McQueen. He was also revealed as the mysterious helper to Silas in blackmailing the McQueens and the trio soon hope to have all the family's money. 4 Seth Costello is back on Hollyoaks after nine years away Credit: Twitter Who is Seth Costello? Seth Costello is the son of Heidi and Carl Costello and the twin brother of Jasmine, later known as Jason. He is also grandson of psychopathic serial killer, Silas Blissett, who is terrorising the McQueen family with his blackmail doll.
Described as a cocky and self-assured schoolboy when he first appeared on the soap, Seth was involved some major plot lines during his first stint on the Channel 4 serial drama. He struggled with his body image and turned to steroids, was left broken after discovering his father's affair with his brother's fiancé, and was emotionally blackmailed by Warren Fox. 4 He is the mysterious helper to Silas in blackmailing the McQueen family Credit: Twitter When did Seth Costello leave Hollyoaks? After joining Hollyoaks in July 2010, Seth left the village just over a year later in December 2011. Silas killed Seth's mum Heidi by mistake, after he thought it was Lynsey Nolan. Seth's bother Riley was at loggerheads with Mercedes over their son Bobby, but after he gets a job offer in Leeds, he says he's staying so he can see his son.
However, Mercedes says to Riley that he can have Bobby, but only if he leaves the town forever, to which he agreed and Seth left with him. 4 Seth is the grandson of psychopathic serial killer Silas Blissett Credit: Twitter Why is Seth back? Seth made a shock return to Hollyoaks after nine years away, when he was revealed as a mysterious helper to Silas in blackmailing the McQueens. Theresa told Seth she loved him and that she hoped her family would eventually understand and forgive her. Once their evil plan is complete, Seth hopes to flee the country with Theresa and her two daughters. 4 Miles Higson plays the role of Seth Costello Credit: Twitter Who plays Seth on Hollyoaks? Miles Higson plays the role of Seth Costello. Most read in Celebrity 'GETTING RID OF US' This Morning's Eamonn in on-air outburst about him and Ruth being axed 'all my love' Barbara Windsor's husband says he 'can't believe' she's gone house paynements Cheryl's ex Liam Payne helped her buy £3.7m Buckinghamshire mansion BELLY UP Katie Price has belly-button ring pierced into EARS after language barrier mix-up kate's agony Kate Garraway's 'dream' is to visit husband Derek Draper on Christmas Day BUMPING ALONG Laura Whitmore shows off her baby bump for the first time in VERY glam shoot The actor, 27, took to Instagram to comment on his return to the soap. He shared: "The Christmas gift you've all been yearning for - My face back on the tele." Seth also starred in comedy drama Cucumber and made a guest appearance in Coronation Street in 2019. Hollyoaks spoilers follow from Thursday's E4 first look episode (December 17). Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter has opened up about the new Theresa McQueen twist following the return of Seth Costello, admitting she was "shocked". Miles Higson made his return to the soap after nine years this week, helping out evil grandfather Silas Blissett (Jeff Rawle) to pursue a vendetta against the McQueens. Theresa and Seth, who are in a relationship, are extorting money from her family – though she's unaware that Seth is actually working with Silas. Related: Hollyoaks – who is Seth Costello and why is he back? Speaking about his return, Jorgie told The Mirror: "I was actually shocked that Seth was coming back because he was hidden as a massive secret, even to me, so when I read the storylines I was like, 'Wow, blast from the past'. On viewers learning about Theresa's involvement in the blackmail plot, she added: "I think the twist of it is amazing. Theresa loves love, she's really loved up with Seth, and she'd do anything for a man – even go behind her family's back!" Lime Pictures However, problems could arise if Theresa finds out about Silas' involvement, with the actress explaining: "She hates Silas, she knows everything that he's done to her family and everyone, so she is distraught. "Seth is a man that she trusted and she's in love with, so it puts her in two minds and makes her question certain choices she's made." Digital Spy recently caught up with Miles about his big return – read the full interview here. Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4. Classic episodes, titled Hollyoaks Favourites, air on Fridays at 7pm on E4. Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox. Read more Hollyoaks spoilers on our dedicated homepage Want up-to-the-minute soaps news, spoilers and gossip on your social feeds? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Soaps Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @soapscoop Twitter account. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io