"Dylan" redirects here, for the deceased student, see Dylan Royle.

Dylan Shaw

Dylan shaw

First Appearance
9 May 2012
Last Appearance
21 February 2013
Portrayed By

Dylan Shaw, played by Mikey Riddington-Smith debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 9 May 2012. The character was announced on 29 January 2012 by Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy and was then named "Mikey". Hollyoaks put out a casting call for deaf actors over the age of sixteen to audition for the role. Their requirements were are that all candidates must be fully or partially deaf and have the ability to communicate in sign language.

Characterisation Edit

The role was described as a "brilliant role for a young deaf actor". The character was planned to be a guest role; with the potential of becoming a series regular. In June 2012, Kilkelly reported that Mikey's name was changed to Dylan after the casting stage. He is confirmed that the character would return to the series.

Arrival Edit

Dylan arrives at an open day at Hollyoaks Sixth Form College. He meets Lacey Kane (Georgia Bourke) and they spend the day together. He explains to her that he is deaf, but after she has an argument with Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill), Dylan quickly leaves. Lacey fails to get his contact details. Dylan returns for the start of sixth form. He sees Lacey again and they chat.

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