Hollyoaks will run out of new episodes in July amid coronavirus crisis

Hollyoaks bosses have confirmed when they'll stop airing new shows amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Channel 4 has already reduced the number of weekly episodes of the soap during the COVID-19 crisis, but it has now been revealed the series will run out of content by the end of July. 

As the last British soap to broadcast up-to-date episodes, a source told MailOnline that the series will fully switch to vintage episodes - known as Hollyoaks Favourites - in the summer, set to air five nights per week. 

The future of TV: Hollyoaks bosses have confirmed when they'll stop airing new shows amid the coronavirus pandemic (stock photo of the set pictured)

The future of TV: Hollyoaks bosses have confirmed when they'll stop airing new shows amid the coronavirus pandemic (stock photo of the set pictured)

The insider told us: 'Hollyoaks is the last soap to have current episodes and will run until the end of July. 

'If needed it will then air Hollyoaks Favourites, a series with introductions from current cast looking back on classic episodes, focusing mainly on characters that are in the show now. Crucially it means that five nights a week, viewers can still keep in touch as usual.' 

It's a big year for the soap, as the show prepares to celebrate its 25-year anniversary in October.

Actor Jamie Lomas - who recently reprised his role as Warren Fox, who he has played on and off since 2006 - insisted Hollyoaks' cast and crew have 'stepped up their game' as they mark their milestone. 

Upcoming: The series - the last British soap to broadcast up-to-date episodes - will run out of content by the end of July (Jennifer Metcalfe pictured as Mercedes)

Upcoming: The series - the last British soap to broadcast up-to-date episodes - will run out of content by the end of July (Jennifer Metcalfe pictured as Mercedes)

The TV star, 45, told told BANG Showbiz: 'Hollyoaks is always brave and tries different things. This year, especially with it being the 25th anniversary, they've just really stepped up their game. 

'Some of the stuff we're producing is really fantastic. I've always been proud to be part of 'Hollyoaks', and that will always remain.

'It always sets the benchmark in trying stuff, in

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