Leanne Savage
First Appearance
10 September 2010
Last Appearance
21 October 2013
Charles S'Avage (Father-in-Law)
Dennis Savage (Husband)
Portrayed By
Current Home
Killed By
Trevor Royle (Repsonsible)
Clare Devine (Reason)
Sinead O'Connor (Accidental)
Date of Birth
February 20th, 1992
Date of Death
October 21st, 2013 (age 21)

Leanne Marie Savage (Neé Holiday)  is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and its Internet spin-off Hollyoaks: Freshers, played by Jessica Forrest. Forrest's casting was announced in July 2010 and she began filming her scenes in June. The actress originally commuted from Manchester to Liverpool for filming, before relocating there. Forrest was a drama and film studies student when she gained the role of Leanne. She made her first appearance in Hollyoaks: Freshers on 26 August 2010 before appearing in the main show. Leanne departed the show in 2013, dying as part of the show's eighteenth anniversary celebrations.

Characterisation Edit

Leanne is described as a "gorgeous babe" who is bubbly. Channel Five's Holy Soap website described her as a "sexy, sassy blonde". Channel 4 describe Leanne as "bright-eyed and bushy tailed". She is "really excited" about starting a new life. The Sun called Leanne "pushy".

Arrival Edit

Leanne learns that she has passed her A-level examinations and is able to study at university. Leanne and her boyfriend, Lee Hunter (Alex Carter), plan to move to Hollyoaks village. Leanne and Lee go to a music festival. Leanne leaves after Lee tells her they have to work at the festival to stay for free. Lee takes Leanne to stay at a hotel where he plans to propose marriage. However, his attempts fail after Leanne is unimpressed by the hotel room and they leave. Leanne goes to the village alone when she thinks that Lee has ended their relationship. She calls Lee's best friend, Bombhead (Lee Otway), and explains that the incident was a misunderstanding. Bombhead asks Leanne if Lee has proposed yet, leaving her shocked. Lee propose to Leanne and she accepts.

Departure Edit

Leanne is a victim of the council flat explosion, she is discovered to have internal bleeding. Before she dies, she and Dennis wed, and Leanne dies peacefully in hospital.

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