Did not see that coming.
Andre, played by David Joshua-Anthony, will cause quite the stir when he arrives in the eponymous village with the goal of reuniting with estranged half-sister Vicky, who has no idea that she even has a brother.
Vicky, who recently returned to the village after some time away, takes quite the shine to the newcomer, which proves rather awkward at first, as she gets the wrong end of the stick.
But just how will she react to the news that she’s got a sibling she never knew anything about? And will the two get along?
That remains to be seen but Andre is certainly going to make his mark on the village, proving himself to be a fun, charismatic and quick-witted guy, who swiftly becomes friends with Dillon Ray (Nathaniel Dass).
After learning of his troubled home life, Dillon offers Andre a place to stay at the Maaliks.
Discussing his casting, actor David said: ‘Being welcomed into the Hollyoaks family has been amazing and I’m enjoying the process of playing Andre.
‘He is a kid who always thinks one step ahead of everyone else and is filled with so many thoughts and ideas.
‘I can’t wait to see what life in the village has in store for him.’
Here's how to watch Hollyoaks after the schedule change
Hollyoaks has a brand new schedule to better reflect viewing habits of TV audiences today.
The show will no longer air on Channel 4. Instead, viewers can get their daily fix on the station’s online platform, formerly known as 4OD and All4, weeknights at 7:30pm on Channel 4 streaming.
If streaming isn’t your thing or maybe you simply prefer to watch on TV then you can catch the show weeknights at 7pm on E4.
Andre will make his Hollyoaks debut on Wednesday December 6, with the episode available to watch from 7:30pm on Channel 4 streaming on the day in question. Alternatively, you can watch it on TV on Thursday December 7 at 7pm on E4.
If you can’t wait until then, you can get your first look at Andre in Hollyoaks’ Winter Trailer.
Metro.co.uk can confirm that Hollyoaks’ Winter Trailer will drop on Monday (November 27) at 4pm on the serial drama’s socials, so be sure to check back then for all the latest spoilers and news.
Dillon, meanwhile, will find himself caught up in Lucas Hay’s (Oscar Curtis) storyline next week after Lucas claims that he’s bullying him. Horrified by the accusation, Dillon defends himself, but just why has Lucas lied?
Hollyoaks streams weeknights at 7:30pm on Channel 4’s streaming platform, or catch episodes on TV at 7pm on E4.
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