Whilst all the dust seems to have settled at home for Hollyoaks bully Ruby Button following her part in the torment that lead her common-law sister, Esther Bloom, to try and take her own life, it would seem that her fellow sixth-former students are far from forgiving!
Fans of the hit Channel 4 soap will know how Ruby (Anna Shaffer) along with her partner in crime, Sinead O’Connor (Stephanie Davis) took over the relentless torture of Esther (Jazmine Franks) after the main instigator of the horrendous campaign, Maddie Morrison (Scarlet Bowman) was killed during the epic Enjoy The Ride wedding day bus crash last November.
However, when Esther took the drastic measure to try and kill herself resulting in her nearly dying whilst waiting for a liver transplant, Ruby finally found her conscience and admitted to her guardians, Esther’s grandmother, Frankie (Helen Pearson), step-grandfather Jack (Jimmy McKenna) and the rest of the Osborne family that is was her who had made Esther’s life so unbearable that she felt she could no longer go on.
Ruby’s admission and remorseful apology earned her a suspension from college, whilst Sinead was excluded completely, and since Esther’s recovery has managed to rebuild bridges with her surrogate family.
However, there are some people who are not quite so forgetful or forgiving, which Ruby is about to learn when she makes her return to Hollyoaks Sixth Form college!
Upon her return to college Ruby is confronted by Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill) who proves her McQueen status fully by warning the bully that nobody has forgotten what she has done and that life at college from now on would not be a happy one for her.
Desperate to put things right, Ruby turns to new teacher John-Paul McQueen (James Sutton) who advises her to organise a bake sale. However, the posters she puts up advertising it are soon defaced with abuse aimed at her plastered all over them.
To make matters even worse on the day of the sale Ruby burns all the cakes, which spurs John-Paul to turn to his new potential love interest, Doug Carter (PJ Brennan) to save the day, but will Ruby be able to win everyone round?
Find out in Hollyoaks on Monday 4th March at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD.
Watch Ruby’s heartfelt DocYou video after her fiancée, Jono, was killed during the bus crash in the clip below:
Hollyoaks can be seen week nights at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD