As if things couldn’t get any worse for poor (and it isn’t often we use that word to describe her) Cindy Cunningham in Hollyoaks – she is about to find out that she is pregnant by the man who tried to kill her, Doctor Browning.
Fans of the award-winning Channel4 soap will know how Cindy (Stephanie Waring) was like the cat that got the cream when she discovered that Browning (Joseph Thompson) the village’s most eligible man has become a bachelor again after his wife, Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) declared their marriage over after discovering that he had attacked her own mother.
However her plans to seduce and exploit failed catastrophically when, having managed to get Browning in to bed, Cindy’s attempts at blackmailing him resulted in him attempting to kill her last week.
And now, still feeling victimised, frightened and anxious, Cindy’s worst nightmares are about to come true when she discovers that she is carrying her attempted murderer’s baby, the Daily Star reports.
Petrified that the dastardly Doc will use this news as a reason to try and finish her off once and for all, Cindy struggles coming to terms with her new situation, so desperate and alone that she keeps the news to herself, not even confiding in her daughter Holly (Wallis Day).
As the weeks unfold viewers will watch Cindy’s anguish as she eventually takes herself off to an abortion clinic, but whether she decides to go through with it or not will be left to be seen.
However insiders have revealed to the paper that there are many more twists and turns in this story, one of the most prominent being the fact that Doctor browning is leaving the show very soon (read more about this here).
Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD – Watch the clip below for some more summer spoilers still to come: