During an appearance on Loose Women last month, Lucy revealed that it was the prospect of revisiting the iconic storyline that tempted him back to the role.
"Bryan Kirkwood is the exec now. He's amazing and he's the one who called me up about the job. His idea for the story, I won't go into all of it, but it is incredible", the actor explained.
"Basically having not dealt with it properly and run away, how does that then impact on your life 15 years on? What happens and what sort of state are you in? To show that playing out on screen will be phenomenal."Speaking to DigitalSpy about what fans can expect from Luke's return to the village, Lucy said: "Obviously Luke's rape was a massive thing that happened, which people will remember if they saw it, but the people who haven't seen it might think: 'God, he's not very nice'. "But he's still a lovely guy and it's just the impact of what happened to him."
Lucy, who was just 17 years-old when Luke's ordeal was filmed and broadcast, said that the storyline's legacy continues to follow him to this day.
"I was very young when we did the storyline and it was the first time it had been covered. I think we handled it brilliantly."
He added: "It was so long ago but some people still say 'Hollyoaks' when they talk to me, rather than Footballers' Wives or The Bill. I think it's all down to that story, as it had such an impact."Hollyoaks airs weekdays t 6.30pm on Channel 4. More stories: CBB: Take a look at Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson in the buff Watch the stunning first trailer for gay romantic drama ‘Call Me By Your Name’