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Dallas star to make first appearance on Hollyoaks

Linda Gray, AKA Sue Ellen, has joined the cast of the Chester-set soap

Tabby is introduced to Tony in tonight's episode(Image: Channel 4)

Hollywood star Linda Gray will appear to our screens this evening (November 14) as she makes her first appearance on Hollyoaks .

Best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing in the 80s American soap series Dallas, the 76-year-old has joined the Hollyoaks cast as Marnie Nightingale’s mother, Tabitha Maxwell-Brown.

The actress is only due to appear on the show for a week, but if she proves to be a hit with viewers, bosses could bring her back.

Her character joins the show – which follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks – following the death of her husband Charles.

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She has filled her days lunching with friends and going on the occasional date, but has never found anything like the sort of love she had with her husband.

When Tabby’s daughter, Marnie, played by Lysette Anthony, begins to suffer with her finances, doting son James calls his grandmother to help out with some cash.

Linda Gray makes an appearance on Hollyoaks this evening (November 14) as Tabitha Maxwell-Brown(Image: Lime Pictures/PA Wire)

But Marnie is desperate to hide her mothers visit from ex-husband Mac Nightingale after the former married couple have decided to get back together, which Tabby will undoubtedly approve of.

To butter her mother up before she asks for a loan, Marnie asks Tony, played by Nick Pickard, to seduce Tabby.

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Despite his skepticism, he eventually agrees and Marnie bites the bullet and calls Tabby to confess that she’s back with Mac.

But, how will Tabby react?

From Hollywood to Hollyoaks

Linda Gray became world famous during her time playing the long-suffering alcoholic trophy wife of JR Ewing in Dallas.

The actress also appeared opposite Sylvester Stalone in the 1991 film Oscar and starred in several TV movies.

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In 2014, Gray returned to the London stage in the Cinderella Christmas pantomime as the Fairy Godmother and starred in Hallmark’s TV movie, Perfect Match.

Viewers can watch her first appearance this evening on E4 at 6.30pm and on Channel 4 on Tuesday (November 15) at 6.30pm.

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