Paul Danan has thrown his support behind a campaign for him to return to 'Hollyoaks'.

Paul Danan

Paul Danan

The former soap star played Sol Patrick in the Channel 4 show between 1997 and 2001, and a group of the 40-year-old actor's super-fans have started a Twitter hashtag, #BringBackSol, to try to convince the programme's bosses to reinstate him.

A message on the Twitter account, entitled Official Paul Danan Fan Page, read: "Thank you to everyone supporting #BringBackSol keep up the good work. He would make an amazing addition to an already great show #Hollyoaks #BringBackSol (sic)"

Paul is clearly supporting the campaign as he retweeted the message, and in response to one fan who said they "need" him back on the soap, he replied: "Much appreciated Xxx (sic)"

And the former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant recently tweeted: "#BringBackSol #Hollyoaks @Channel4 Who's with me!??? Xxx (sic)"

This comes just months after Paul recently admitted he would love to reprise his role as Sol and "cause havoc" in the famous village.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'd love to go back to 'Hollyoaks'. If I came back it'd be awesome because I'd have a bit of a tan and would cause havoc with the Osbornes again.

"I'd love to see it, I loved the character. Fingers crossed."

Paul's latest role saw him star in hit play 'Worth a Flutter' - which was written by Michael Head, and starred model-turned-actress Lucy Pinder - and he was hoping 'Oaks' bosses were on a scouting mission in the audience.

He added: "I think the producers just want to see me do a bit of acting. I'm going to start to build the credits up and they'll hopefully think, 'Oh, yeah, let's get him back on.'

"I hope 'Hollyoaks' will have a spy in the audience when I'm doing 'Worth a Flutter'."