Hollyoaks Spoilers: Ayden Callaghan says of Joe’s ‘death’: “The Roscoes will be torn apart”

by Anna Howell
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Hollyoaks fans everywhere were left open-mouthed last week at the unexpected, apparent killing of one of the show’s most loveable characters, Joe Roscoe.

We had known for some time that, in the show’s first big stunt of the year, a person held dear to Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) would be trapped inside the council flats left derelict from last year’s bomb explosion, as the wrecking ball came to demolish the building.

We, including Freddie, had assumed that the person in question would be either his new wife Sinead (Stephanie Davis), or his secret crush Lindsey Butterfield (Sophie Austin), so we were all surprised when the victim turned out to be none other than Freddie’s older brother, Joe (Aydan Callaghan).

Still, this was Hollyoaks so of course we then went on to assume that Freddie, who had been told by Grace Black (Tamara Wall) that unless he murdered Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) he would not be told of the whereabouts of his captured loved one, would get to his brother in time.

Freddie decided that murdering Mercy was his only option, and went to mow her down with a car. However, he changed his mind at the last minute but when swerving to avoid her slammed straight in to Jim McGinn (Dan Tetsell) who was running to push her away.

With Jim in a very critical state in hospital, Freddie demanded that Grace told him where Joe was – A conversation which was heard by her dad, Fraser (Jesse Birdsall) who finally got it out of her.

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But, when Fraser and Freddie turned up at the demolition site, it seemed that they were too late – But were they?

Viewers had seen Joe desperately trying to get out of the building before it completely collapsed, but apart from seeing what looked like a hand in the rubble, there was no real evidence that Joe was actually dead.

However, Fraser broke the news to Freddie that Joe was indeed dead, and between them they set about making it look like he had left the village after ending his relationship with Lindsey, but STILL we hoped that the truth would actually turn out to be that Fraser has him locked away recovering somewhere until he agrees to keep Grace’s secret.

Whether we are right or not remains to be seen, but we have to say that after a recent interview with Gay Times Aydan Callaghan, who played (or plays) Joe, it’s not looking good as, when asked about the storyline he responded only:

“Let’s just say viewers are going to be pretty shocked by what Joe has got himself caught up in.

“The Roscoes will be torn apart – but I can’t say anymore!”

Do you believe Joe is really dead, or do you think he will show up in a few weeks’ time with a nice tan?

Leave your thoughts and comments below!

Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD – Watch this week’s official trailer in the clip below:


  1. h oakz on January 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    well a lot allways com b frm dead in soaps

  2. Brad on January 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    something always happens there’s always a twist

  3. Jules on January 19, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Why on Earth have they killed off one of the best characters????
    Totally ridiculous, particularly when the more annoying characters have lived well beyond their nine lives.
    He is now missing from the opening credits, so it doesn’t look good….

  4. mandy on January 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    There is no way he is dead, and l will tell you why, that scene just wasnt emotional enough, when ever there is a death, its always a tear jerking scene, but that? it was not emotional, it was too run of the mill, so no, l know he isnt dead

  5. Francine on January 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Joe isn’t dead. One of frazers men took him and locked him somewhere. He will turn up sooner r later. Frazier told Freddie and grace that was dead. I don’t think he is.

  6. ruby on January 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    i bet joe isn’t dead its probaly a huge plot twist to the gansta storyline. I reckon that he is gonna walk in on freddie and lindsey getting together, we all want frindsey to happen, finally!

  7. Fatima on January 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Why didn’t Grace just put Mercedes in the house ?

  8. Jay b on January 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Iv read joe is dead. As how contract is up and was leaving anyway. Hope this is not true was hoping to see joes bad side and take Fraser out. Also read there’s 8 leaving from now till July and Justin coming back into the show don’t not if any truff.

  9. Jay b on January 19, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Sorry about the spellings. Bloody iPhone

  10. sammyjay on January 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I think Freddie will finally dump Sinead, and will get start to get close to Lindsey and then Joe will reappear. Text book love triangle.

  11. Alice on January 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I don’t think he is really dead and Hollyoaks are trying to make us all think he is by taking him out of the titles and stuff like that but Frazier probably has him locked up somewhere so he can find the accounts book…

  12. Karina May on January 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I really really hope freddy don’t go no near lyndsay. They won’t look good together I also don’t think Joe suit her either. Don’t like her attitude either. She’s very full of herself.

    Hope Joe ain’t dead he didn’t have much of a story line. I was hoping to see more of a story line with him.

  13. Jess on January 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I think that joe survives but is to injured and then he dies because of his injures

  14. Mandy on January 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I think Joe is in a secured place beibg nursed by two heavy hair thugs

  15. Billie on January 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I dont think he is dead either. Although they took him out of the title credits, they removed Sienna for a few days too and then she returned to the credit title. I am sure Fraser has him locked up somewhere until he gets the book back.

  16. danjoh91 on January 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Few nights ago joe was taken out the theme sequence. On tonights first look he was back in it….. hmmmm

  17. Jules on January 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Yeah – just seen Joe back in the credits too!!!!!

    And I dance around the room.
    Great news – that’s the end of my tantrum!!!

    Well done all Joe fans for keeping the faith.
    So when’s he back??? x

  18. Adelle on January 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Well I just looked on tonite s first look and hes not on there x

  19. danjoh on January 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    yeah i noticed he wasnt there tonight again! hmm could it be they mixed up the theme or could it be a clue of his return?!?!?! i hope he isnt dead. that would be great. i liked joe and i realy feel for lindsey.

  20. declan on January 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

    he isn’t dead hollyoaks have a youtube channel and they haven’t done a farewell joe but they have done a farewell jim the day of the first look so I’m thinking hes not dead n also he was in the credits on first look last night and we again didn’t get full proof of his body i think that fraser has im somewhere

  21. Jules on January 30, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Aggghhhh….. This is torture,

    Whimpers……. X

  22. Natasha on January 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I say that Joe will definitely return to hollyoaks and will be a shocking and epic return to all viewers – I can’t wait !
    After all it is a soap and anything can happen.
    He must have a lot of unanswered questions…
    What will he do when he returns to find he’s brother freddie is now getting it on with his pregnant wife ?

  23. tracie on January 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    No I don’t think joe his dead I reckon fraiser has him somewhere and he’s keeping it a secret give it a few weeks and I bet joe returns.
    if he was dead they would have said a farewell to him like they did with everybody else that left.

  24. Shane on January 31, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    My predictions are Joe is alive but Fraser isthreatening the family so he is being kept away until he is strong enough and has a plan to do something or as everyone as has said being help captive. He will come back but Freddie is in love with Lyndsey and she has to choose. On her choosing Freddie he will find comfort in Nancy which causes chaos with the Roscoes/Osbournes as Joe is technically Darren’s brother. If im right the show is far to predictable

  25. mrs b on January 31, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Fast forward 8 months lindsey and freddie will have been carrying on behind sineads back, she will go into labour, baby roscoe just about the pop out and daddy joe will walk back through the door….LOVE HOLLYOAKS!

  26. Sally on February 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I thought Justin would be coming back

  27. najah on February 3, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    i think joe is not deaad beacause on wiki it says he not dead

  28. hannah on February 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I doubt he’s dead, usually when someone dies it shows them, look at when jim died recently.

  29. Carice on February 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I don’t believe for a second that Joe is dead because even though they took it off the opening credits, there is no other evidence, like on Wiki. Frazer might have said that Joe died but he would have found the book if he found Joe because Joe didn’t have enough time to hide the book before he was kinapped by Grace. Either way, I hope he isn’t dead because he was my favourite character and it was rather sudden. No warnings or anything

  30. Ellie on February 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    i dont think joe is dead because it wasnt dramatic enough, when someone dies it always makes you shed a tear and the wrecking ball episode just wasnt heart-breaking enoungh!
    on the other hand if you go on the hollyoaks website and there is a list of all the people who have died or left, joe is on there…
    hope he isnt dead

  31. Kam on February 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    i hope he’s alive then it would make it more interesting, i just hope that fraser hasn’t got him involved in all the business that would be a bit boring now!! i hope the storyline is that joe got lost somewhere in the next town and comes back not remembering anything haha

  32. matt on February 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Definatly not dead

  33. rory mckernan on February 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    He is alive, even though they have took him out of the credits, i think they have done that to make people believe he is dead. When i saw the episode when Fraser found Joe’s hand, i thought it could be a twist and the body in the rubble was Jim’s as he had been knocked over by Freddie, the same night Joe was trapped in the council flats


  34. rory mckernan on February 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    However now Jim is dead, i am kind of believing it could have been Joe’s body. However looking back at the scene if Joe does return, i reckon he may have no arm because all we saw was his hand.

    The last shot of Joe was of him, kicking at the door, so i have a feeling he kicked it down and quickly dodged the falling rubble, but something hit his arm and took it off.

    And when Fraser found the body, his face looked more worried than relived if Joe was dead, Fraser’s face would have been more relived


  35. lewis on February 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    it is a bit upsetting that jo is dead and he died on freddies wedding day it is a bit random that everybody seems to be leaving hollyoaks but lindsy is pregnant cindy has just had hilton i wonder who is going to go next ruby has left aswell oh yes carmell and sunny are d8ing ha ha lol carmell is going out with calvins brother i also have no idea why theresa has been going around for a couple of years i thought that carmell would go straight to the police when she knew that theresa had shot down calvin it is really upsetting that everybody seems to be leaving in hollyoaks well any way if you want to know more about hollyoaks then go to http://www.docyou.com it is a website about hollyoaks BYE BYE SEE YOU SOON PEOPLE

  36. natalie on February 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    nobody said goodbye on twitter or wished him luck I think joe is still alive and he will turn up (hopefully) very soon

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