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Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard breaks his silence over Tony Hutchinson's shocking death twist

Long live Tony!

Aisha Nozari
Online Writer
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Tony Hutchinson has been a Hollyoaks regular for 25 years, so needless to say fans were left in a state of shock when he appeared to have been murdered by Breda McQueen on the hit soap. But miraculously, he survived the attack and Nick Pickard – who plays fan favourite Tony – has addressed the "overwhelming" response to his dramatic storyline.

On Monday, Tony unexpectedly appeared alive on a pig farm near the famous Chester town, and fans went into meltdown. When speaking to the Radio Times about his fan's reaction to the plot twist, Nick said: "I'm not really active on social media. I'm not even a big texter, I'm a phone calls man. Although I did have a little look and I was overwhelmed by the reaction it got. It makes you feel nice to know loads of people are watching and enjoying it. There were thousands of comments."

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Hollyoaks made light of the fan backlash on Twitter

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Twitter users were left stunned when Tony was supposedly killed. One user tweeted: "I'm absolutely devastated that Tony has passed away, he was a wonderful character. I'm going to miss you so much Tony Hutchinson, RIP. I'm in tears, my heart is broken," and another added: "I still can't believe that they've killed off Tony. I won't have it!" Could Tony Hutchinson be the most popular soap character ever?

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Nick has been part of the Hollyoaks family for 25 years

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Although Tony is still alive on Hollyoaks, things are still looking bleak for the beloved character – Breda is keeping him in a pig farm after all! As to whether or not she'll finish off the job, well, fans will have to keep watching. But one thing's for sure – if anything else happens to poor Tony fans aren't going to be happy!

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