It was reported that the British-Nigerian actress took the decision to leave the show last year and her exit was filmed shortly before lockdown.
Lisa's exit from the village will air in the next two months. A spokesperson of Hollyoaks said,
"Rachel made the decision to leave Hollyoaks to pursue other opportunities earlier last year which saddened us at Hollyoaks as she is one of the leading cast members in the show.
However, the notice period did allow the writers time to give Lisa Loveday an extremely gripping exit storyline. Viewers will see this story play out later this year as her final scenes were filmed shortly before lockdown.”
Rachel's spokesman added:
"It had always been our intention for Rachel to leave the show after a period of time. She loved her time on Hollyoaks and the exit storyline was openly discussed with the producers and her together, in a collaborative format."