Hollyoaks has been training its staff to help them understand the needs of artists from a variety of different backgrounds.
The Liverpool- based production which is also filmed in Chester is the first to introduce an actor with autism.
It's hoped that other media outlets will now follow their lead. Talia Grant who plays Brooke Hathaway explains how important it is.
The Head of Drama at Lime Pictures says she rarely sees disabled actors when auditioning for new roles and pledged to change that.
Stephanie Waring, 40, spent four days away from filming the Channel 4 soap delivering essential supplies to women and children in Iraq.
Former Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt has signed up to star in Hollyoaks.
Pregnant Hollyoaks character Myra McQueen has channeled her ‘hero’ by replicating the iconic image announcing Beyonce is expecting twins.
Former Waterloo Road star Chelsee Healey is joining the soap Hollyoaks this autumn as new character Goldie McQueen.