We reported a few weeks ago how the McQueen’s were set for maximum drama this Christmas in Hollyoaks with the arrival of baby Jesus and a revelation over the turkey that will destroy lives, and now we have a few more details for you.
This Christmas Jacqui (Claire Cooper) decides to make it a day to remember in a bid to put her grief over her husband, Rhys’ death and betrayal finally behind her. However, it was always going to get messy, especially when she invites Tony (Nick Pickard) and his wife Cindy (Stephanie Waring), who happens to be the woman that Rhys had been having the affair with, over to celebrate the festive season with her, and the truth finally comes out.
The details of the affair are discovered when Jacqui finally decides to go through Rhys’ phone and sees a video of him in bed with Cindy, and all hell breaks loose.
Speaking to TV Times about the discovery, Claire Cooper, who plays Jacqui said this:
“She let Cindy into her life – she even helped Jacqui with the funeral. She wants justice and she doesn’t care if Cindy is dead.”
The situation turns very sinister indeed and Tony and Jacqui’s mum, Myra (Nicole Barber-Lane) find Cindy unconscious in the front garden, Cooper explains:
“Jacqui has attacked her. She clobbers her over the head with a big Santa Claus statue.”
Cindy is rushed to hospital, and Jacqui considers handing herself in to police until Tony steps in and tells her how much she means to him, and the pair end up kissing again!
Elsewhere and Brendan (Emmett J Scanlan) is also feeling the strain when he is railroaded by his sister Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) into having Christmas dinner with his abusive father, Seamus.
And if that isn’t stressful enough Ste (Keiron Richardson) and his daughter Leah are also invited, and when Brendan loses his cool over the cranberry sauce, he ends up shouting at Leah proving that the old Brendan Brady is well and truly back. The question remains as to whether he will divulge the reason for his darker side returning and admit what his father did to him before he loses everyone he loves again.
Finally, the Osborne’s are also in for a rocky road this Yuletide as Nancy (Jessica Fox) and her husband Darren (Ashley Taylor Dawson) have to come to terms with the possibility that their premature baby son, Oscar, may be left deaf by his early arrival.
And if that isn’t bad enough, they are set for more heartache in the New year when Nancy’s nephew, Charlie, runs away and lands himself in a whole world of danger!
Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4/Channel 4 HD