JEREMY Edwards has QUIT Hollyoaks after being trolled on Twitter about Kurt's return from the dead.
Jeremy, 49, had reprised the role after being killed off 21 years ago.
Kurt Benson made his amazing return for the soap's 25th anniversary episodes with pal Tony believing he'd seen a ghost, after Kurt was killed off-screen in a jet ski accident in 1999.
But many viewers refused to accept he had since transformed into a conman and they hounded Jeremy on Twitter, with the actor deciding he no longer wants to play the role.
He announced his decision on Twitter and said: "It is with a heavy heart I am announcing I will NOT be returning to #Hollyoaks
"Many reasons but I’d be lying if I said being judged on here hasn’t influenced my decision. Never say never but for now I’m done.
"Thank you to those who have supported me for me."
However the star's supporters immediately rallied around him and begged him to ignore "nasty" comments.
One replied and said: "From someone who’s watched since day one ( yes, that makes me feel old) it’s such a shame as has been amazing to have you back x – ignore the bs of idiotic, nasty, people that hide behind the social barrier – you are better than that but deserve your happiness end of!x"
Another penned: "This is very sad to read. You were fab and I was looking forwards to seeing the Kurt and Tony bromance again. Hope you change your mind and I hope @Hollyoaks try to change your mind. X"
The actor, who was once engaged to Rachel Stevens, was in the first-ever episode of the soap alongside best friend Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard).
His original stint on Hollyoaks saw Kurt married as a teenager to sweetheart Ruth Osbourne, being accused of the attempted murder of Spike, and cheating on Ruth with Kate Patrick.
Jeremy did briefly return to the Chester show in 2013 as a hallucination protecting Tony’s son during Hollyoaks later.
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