Hollyoaks favourite Jamie Lomas will bow out of the Channel 4 soap as Warren Fox in deadly upcoming scenes, with new pictures from filming teasing heartache for Mercedes McQueen

Hollyoaks’ Jamie Lomas will depart the show with a bang, with new pictures teasing deadly scenes ahead.

His character and village legend Warren Fox is seen bloodied and in grave peril in a heart-wrenching final goodbye with on/off lover Mercedes McQueen. Pregnant Mercedes shares a final smooch with bad boy Warren, as she screams out in emotional turmoil as he leaves for good.

It might be the end of Warren too judging by the snaps exclusively obtained by The Mirror, with him covered in blood and holding a wound on his stomach. Mercedes is shown aiding him as he flees from somewhere, having been attacked.

It’s thought Warren will be stabbed, while it’s not clear by who. That said Warren has made plenty of enemies in the village, only recently being shot by one of them.

Hollyoaks’ Jamie Lomas will depart the show with a bang (
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His character and village legend Warren Fox is seen bloodied and in grave peril in a heart-wrenching final goodbye (
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Warren looks in a bad way as he staggers through the edge of a woodland, before he apparently shoves a bag of cash to baby mama Mercedes who is left distraught. Mercedes sobs as the duo appear to share an emotional farewell, torn apart by Warren’s latest drama.

As they both weep, they share one last passionate kiss before he makes his exit as she tries to grab onto him. Actor Jamie is also seen in the back of a van while it’s not clear if this is part of the exit, or if the actor is just chilling between takes.

In the final moments from filming, pictures show a devastated Mercedes hugging him, before screaming out as she holds the bag of cash – and it appears he gets into a flashy red car. But does Warren make it out of the show alive, or will we see the character killed off yet again with Jamie leaving for good?

It might be the end of Warren (
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Warren looks in a bad way as he staggers through the edge of a woodland (
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    It follows a number of Hollyoaks favourites leaving the show, with some quitting their roles as others were axed amid the cast cull. Stephanie Waring, Ross Adams and Emma Rigby are some of the big names set to leave the show, while other departures have seen Owen Warner, Jamelia and Theo Graham all leave in recent months, as well as others.

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    It was reported earlier this year that due to cuts at Channel 4, a number of changes were on the way including less episodes per week, all at a shorter time. With the changes came the sad news that jobs would be cut, with cast and crew axed.

    The soap has planned a dramatic time jump a year into the future to apparently explain some of the exits, after reports up to 20 characters would be leaving the village. It’s also been teased a massive stunt will air prior to the time jump, and before the new era of the show begins.

    In the final moments from filming, pictures show a devastated Mercedes hugging him (
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    As they both sob, they share one last passionate kiss (
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    Aaron Parfitt / SplashNews.com)
    Jamie had confirmed earlier this year he was leaving the show again, prior to the cast news. Other exits are yet to be confirmed, with it also not known who will be staying with the series from September.

    It has been teased further characters are at risk though, amid reports new character Martha Blake will be the next soap serial killer. Sherrie Hewson’s character will reportedly strike in the village in scenes later in the year, while details are yet to be confirmed.

    Hollyoaks boss Hannah Cheers said of the changes earlier this year: “When we started talking about the move to three episodes a week, we realised we needed a mechanism through which to transition our stories and characters and we kept coming back to this one. It’s bold, daring and is a first for a UK soap; it sums Hollyoaks up perfectly.

    Mercedes is shown aiding him as he flees from somewhere (
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    Aaron Parfitt / SplashNews.com)

    Warren shoves a bag of cash at Mercedes (
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    “The new three episode pattern offers us a different model of storytelling, which means we’ll see characters on screen for much longer. Our viewers are really smart; in order to serve them well we need to kick off this new structure in a meaningful way.

    “Fast-forwarding the show permanently by a year presents us with unlimited story possibilities. Very sadly, we are going to have to say goodbye to some much-loved Hollyoaks villagers – and some earlier than we would have expected to.

    “It’s not kind to our characters or our audience to have a drawn-out stream of goodbyes on screen and a heightened stunt didn’t feel like the right approach. We also want the flexibility to see favourite characters again and we got really excited about how this would work.”

    Hollyoaks is available to stream on Channel 4’s streaming service now, while it also airs Mondays to Fridays on E4 at 7PM.* Follow Mirror Celebs and TV on TikTok , Snapchat , Instagram , Twitter , Facebook , YouTube and Threads .