Scanlan has recently been flying to and from the set of Hollyoaks to Belfast in order to film BBC crime drama The Fall, alongside his soap co-stars Karen Hassan and Bronaugh Waugh.
He spoke of the challenges of working on two shows at once, saying: "For the first time in a long time I've been cast as a good guy. I'm going from hunting a serial killer to being hunted myself when I'm back on Hollyoaks. It's a massive change."
Hollyoaks Later will be shown across five nights on E4 this autumn.
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