Axed Hollyoaks star lands job on Soap rival Coronation Street

A former Hollyoaks star has landed a new role on Coronation Street, according to reports. Actor Jacob Reports is said to be joining the cast of the ITV soap in an undisclosed role.

Jacob, 33, previously starred in E4 soap Hollyoaks as Damon Kinsella from 2017 until 2023. His character suddenly departed the show last year, alongside Zara Morgan, played by Kelly Condron. He's since appeared in the film Cara as Paul Ashton, which was released last year.

He's now said to have been cast in a new role on ITV's Corrie, but specific details of his character are being kept under wraps by show bosses. It's said that Jacob's character will be crossing paths with missing teen Lauren Bolton (Cait Fitton) as well as police officers Craig Tinker (Colson Smith) and DS Lisa Swan (Vicky Myers).

Jacob Roberts
Jacob Roberts is making a return to soapland -Credit:Karwai Tang/WireImage

A source has claimed ITV bosses were "really impressed" with Jacob's audition and didn't hesitate about giving him the role. He's reportedly due to appear on TV screens in a "few weeks".

A source told The Sun: "Corrie bosses were really impressed with Jacob in his audition and he landed the part straight away. He's getting along really well with the cast, and will make quite the impact with viewers when he hits screens in a few weeks."

Neither Jacob nor Coronation Street have publicly announced the news, as of 23 April. OK! has contacted Coronation Street for comment.

Lauren's disappearance has hugely rocked Weatherfield over recent months. The teen has been missing since February, with multiple residents becoming the prime suspect, from Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) to, currently, Roy Cropper (David Neilson).

Fan-favourite Corrie character Roy was initially a helping hand to Lauren, trying to get the young girl back on her feet after she fell on rough times. However, when she disappeared, Roy’s kindness was met with suspicion by the police, resulting in his arrest by DS Swain. He's since been charged with Lauren's murder, despite police not finding a body.

Thing are soon set to get worse, as villain Nathan Curtis, played by Christopher Harper, is reportedly set to return to the cobbles, according to Digital Spy.

Coronation Street's Lauren Bolton, played by Cait Fitton
Jacob played Damon Kinsella in Hollyoaks -Credit: Lime Pictures

Nathan last appeared on Corrie in 2017 as part of a sex trafficking storyline, in which Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) was groomed. It has not been confirmed if Nathan is returning as part of Lauren's storyline, yet the timing of his reappearance hints he could have something to do with her disappearance.