Hollyoaks is celebrating its 25th birthday in style as every single character ever seen on the soap will appear in an emotional "love letter" video.

The best loved cast members will include Jennifer Metcalfe, Nick Pickard, Kelle Bryan, Jamie Lomas, Stephanie Waring, Richard Blackwood, Jorgie Porter and Ashley Taylor Dawson among many, many more.

As Yasmine Maalik prepares to propose to Tom Cunningham, an emotional letter, narrated by Hollyoaks' adult cast, will air as she hopes to win the heart of one of the show’s most iconic characters.

However, as Tom fears that both he and Yazz want very different futures, will he accept her proposal or ‘set her free’ to follow her dreams of being an award-winning journalist?

Jennifer Metcalfe as Mercedes McQueen

In order to create the iconic moment, cast had to be filmed separately but the video message mirrors the birthday celebrations that many people have experienced this year.

While addressed to Tom, the message may also resonate with the audience, the soap has teased.

During the birthday celebration episode, viewers will get a first look at Kurt Benson’s (played by Jeremy Edwards) return, Yazz will propose to Tom and the McQueen’s gothic blackmail plot thickens.

Will Tom accept Yazz's emotional proposal?
Nick Pickard as Tony Hutchinson

The soap recently announced that Loose Women star Denise Welch would be joining the cast as Maxine Minniver's mum, Trish.

Denise said: "I am thrilled to be joining the cast of Hollyoaks in this, their 25th year.

“I’m looking forward to working with some old friends and making new ones. The character of Trish Minniver is an actor’s dream and I can’t wait to introduce her to you.”

The soap also revealed it will be dealing with a tragic county lines storyline as Sid Sumner is set to face devastating consequences after a horror drug overdose leaves him with life changing injuries.

Ellis Hollins has played Tom Cunningham since he was just three years old

Troubled teen Sid, who is played by Billy Price, is suffering from extreme depression after his heartbreak, and turns to drugs to try to numb his pain.

But when he takes too much ketamine and loses awareness of his surroundings, he will find his life has changed forever.

He and his friend Juliet Quinn (Niamh Blackshaw) have been involved in a county lines drugs ring that has left them attempting more and more desperate measures to stay on the good side of their boss, Jordan Price (Connor Calland).

* Hollyoaks' birthday episode airs Wednesday on E4 at 7pm