Hollyoaks' Jeremy Edwards announces he is leaving the soap after being trolled ...

Jeremy Edwards has announced he has quit Hollyoaks and admitted being 'judged' online played a role in his decision.

The actor, 49, portrayed Kurt Benson on the Channel 4 soap, originally from 1995 to 1999 when he was seemingly killed off but then made a shock return last year. 

Jeremy admitted social media trolling was a part of his departure as some fans refusing to accept Kurt's return from the dead as well as his becoming a conman.

Departure: Jeremy Edwards has announced he has quit Hollyoaks and admitted being 'judged' online played a role in his decision

Departure: Jeremy Edwards has announced he has quit Hollyoaks and admitted being 'judged' online played a role in his decision

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Taking to Twitter, he wrote: 'It is with a heavy heart I am announcing I will NOT be returning to #Hollyoaks 

'Many reasons but I’d be lying if I said being judged on here hasn’t influenced my decision. Never say never but for now I’m done. Thank you to those who have supported me for me.'

Many Hollyoaks fans were disappointed to hear Jeremy would not be returning and told him not to pay attention to .

One user wrote: 'I don't understand what gives people the right to bully people they wouldn't like it done to them please ignore the haters dont let them win.'

Role: The actor, 49, portrayed Kurt Benson on the Channel 4 soap, originally from 1995 to 1999 when he was seemingly killed off but then made a shock return last year (pictured in 1995)

Role: The actor, 49, portrayed Kurt Benson on the Channel 4 soap, originally from 1995 to 1999 when he was seemingly killed off but then made a shock return last year (pictured in 1995)

Statement: Jeremy admitted social media trolling was a part of his departure as some fans refusing to accept Kurt's return from the dead as well as his becoming a conman

Statement: Jeremy admitted social media trolling was a part of his departure as some fans refusing to accept Kurt's return from the dead as well as his becoming a conman

Another added: 'I'm sorry to hear this. I've enjoyed your fabulous acting in Hollyoaks. All these haters are not worth it, they have nothing better to do but put others down. I wouldn't tolerate it that's for sure! Hope you're back one day.'

Tamara Wall, who plays Grace Black on the soap, also commented on Jeremy's post and wrote: 'That's such a shame babe'. 

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