Scarred Hollyoaks beauty, Carmel Valentine, finally starts to smile again as an upcoming storyline sees her swept off her feet by none other than posh student, Barney Harper-McBride!
Of course, in Hollyoaks, the path of true love never did run smoothly, and it seems this particular relationship has the voice of Nana McQueen as it’s sat nav!
Carmel (Gemma Merna) has felt lonely and insecure ever since the tanning machine accident which left her with an irreparable scar on her right cheek. Things get worse for the unlucky in love McQueen when newcomer Liam Gilmore (James Farrar) tries to chat her up at Atwells, only to then recoil in horror when he sees her scar.
After spending most of the summer trying to rebuild her granddaughter’s confidence, Nana McQueen (Dianne Langton) pays her clan a visit, and after seeing that Carmel is still not herself, enlists the help of Barney to help raise her confidence.
Barney (Tom Scurr) obliges and is pleased as punch when Carmel agrees to go out with him, but then feels a bit treacherous when Nana gives him money to make the date special.
However, Carmel prefers a few quiet drinks in the pub, and the pair get on so well that a second date is quickly arranged. This time the pair head to the SU bar, where they take part in, and win a drinking competition – their prize? The lovely Lederhosen they can be seen sporting in these pictures!
After two wonderful dates it seems that the couple have genuinely enjoyed each other’s company, and sparks begin to fly, but how will Carmel react when she finds out Nana’s part in proceedings?
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Monday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 28 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
Watch Barney explaining the process of Facebook in the clip below:
Hollyoaks can be seen week nights at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD.