Hollyoaks spoilers: Keith Rice set for explosive return as Finn O'Connor

Hollyoaks has confirmed that Keith Rice is set to reprise his role as Finn O’Connor and will be back on our screens next month.

The convicted rapist is set to return to the village when his step-mum Diane (played by Alex Fletcher) reaches out to him for help.

Following Sinead’s (Stephanie Davis) revelation that she has been raped by her husband, Laurie (Kyle Pryor), she makes contact with Finn to try and understand the mind-set of a rapist in order to help her step-daughter to get justice.

Viewers will initially still see Finn caged when Diane visits, but he’ll be released in the months that follow.

It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll be allowed to settle back in the Hollyoaks and whether he is sorry for his crimes.

Villain Finn was put behind bars back in 2014 for sexually assaulting his teacher John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) and attempting to harm Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox).

Audiences have seen glimpses of the character since he was jailed, in prison scenes with Diane and lawyer James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan).

‘I’m really intrigued to see how Finn, following his time in prison, will integrate back into his family and also back into society,’ Keith enthused.

‘I’m looking forward to exploring it, and also still giving the storyline the respect and sensitivity it deserves.’

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